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Lewis Says He Will Rule On Districts 'As Quickly As I Can'

Lawmakers did everything they were required to do in response to a Leon County judge's decision last month to strike down two congressional districts, attorneys for the Legislature told the judge Wednesday in the latest round in a long-running legal fight about the state's political lines.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Corrine Brown, US House of Representatives, Democrat

Wed Aug 20, 2014

The News

Second interpretive panel in works for Africentric Heritage Park

Planning has started for the second interpretive panel at the Africentric Heritage Park.


Related Topix: Canada, World News,

Black Enterprise

NAACP and McDonald's Launch Project H.E.L.P.

The NAACP and McDonald's announced a year-long commitment toward addressing health disparities and providing health education in communities of color throughout the nation.



CMS faces challenge finding African-American male teachers

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools still have dozens of teaching positions to fill before school starts Monday as teacher recruitment continues to be an ongoing challenge, especially for African-American men.


Related Topix: Johnson C. Smith University

Bluffton Today

Savannah HistoryMakers preserved in Library of Congress

During her sophomore year at Brandeis University in New York, Richardson conducted independent research on the Harlem Renaissance.


Related Topix: Brandeis University

National Public Radio

Chicago's All-Black Little League Team Enhances City's Image

An all African-American Little League team from Chicago is drawing lots of attention and making a big impression.



ACT Scores Paint Troubling Picture For Students Of Color

As American students return to classes in a public education system projected to be majority minority for the first time this fall, new test scores provide alarming evidence that students of color remain far behind their white counterparts.


Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Education, Duke University, Georgetown University

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Insight News

Tobacco use and the African American community

We are youth leaders for WE WIN Institute, which is an organization that is dedicated to the academic and social success of all children.


Related Topix: Kids, Family, Minneapolis, MN

Daily Herald

U-46 minority parent leadership program under fire Updated Aug 19,...

A program that helps develop parent leaders from within the Latino and black communities of Elgin Area School District U-46 has come under fire from some district taxpayers.


Related Topix: Bartlett, IL, Wayne, IL

The Island Packet

Too much delay costs voters shot at change

It is a shame that voters in the city of Beaufort will not get a chance this November to decide on a major change to its municipal governance.


Government Executive

Federal Agencies Are Falling Behind on Hiring Women and Disabled Employees

The percentage of women in the federal workforce is declining, according to the latest data, while the percentage of minority employees has remained stagnant.


Connect Savannah

Talking about... the King-Tisdell Cottage

A historian, tour guide and overall font of knowledge, Goode-Walker has spent the last year and a half not just "renovating" Savannah's only African-American house museum.


Related Topix: Savannah, GA, Chatham County, GA

Ben Carson throws down to gauntlet to Al Sharpton

A Monday story in the Washington Times reports that Dr. Ben Carson , a retired neurosurgeon who has written a number of books on public policy has offered to debate Al Sharpton on various issues of concern to African Americans.


City Pages

St. Paul map shows how I-94 cut through heart of city's African-American neighborhood

Yesterday, we told you about the map cartographer Geoff Maas put together showing how Minneapolis's interstate highways cut through what were some of the city's poorest neighborhoods.



Martin Luther King's Dangerous Friendship

Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated 46 years ago while standing on the balcony outside room 306 of the Lorraine Motel, in Memphis, Tennessee.


Related Topix: Martin Luther King, Jr., Memphis, TN, J. Edgar, Israel, World News, Middle East, Palestinian Territories

The Jewish Journal

Where Jews of color go to 'feel normal' at summer camp

On a cool Sunday evening, Jewish campers with nervous smiles took to the stage one by one to perform poems they had composed on the theme of identity.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, Arts, Poetry

Mon Aug 18, 2014

The Macon Telegraph

Many African-Americans are unaware of a lethal skin cancer that primarily affects dark-skinned people

Betty Jordan, who had a melanoma removed from her left foot five years ago, gets a periodic skin exam at MedStar Washington Hospital Center in Maryland.


Related Topix: Skin Cancer, Health

The Advocate

nine plaintiffs

Advocate staff file photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- The exterior of the East Baton Rouge School Board offices building on South Foster Drive.


Related Topix: Baton Rouge, LA

Mental Help Net

Brisk Walking May Cut Breast Cancer in Black Women

Exercise may be a potentially modifiable risk factor for breast cancer in African-American women, according to a study published online Aug. 7 in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention .


Related Topix: Women's Health, Health

New York Daily News

Gini faces personal loss in 'Masters of Sex'

While Bill takes some drastic steps in support of his study, Gini faces the loss of one of her only real friends.



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