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Houston's One-Bin Recycling Program: Path to Zero Waste or Environmental Racism?

When you think of zero waste, you might picture towering compost heaps or overflowing recycling carts - but what about one bin for all of your household waste, from carrot peels and chicken bones to junk mail and soda bottles? That's the idea behind Houston's " One Bin for All " program, which aims to boost the city's dismal recycling rate of 19 ... (more)


Related Topix: Texas

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Fact checking Herman Cain Show caller's claims about NAACP leadership

Nationally syndicated talk show host Herman Cain , during his Jul. 22 program, fielded a call from a listener named "Anwar" who made the contention the NAACP 's leadership was comprised, by and large, of white Jews up until the 1960s.


Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, Conspiracy Theory


Black leaders worry about low turnout in November

Civil rights leaders at the NAACP annual convention in Las Vegas on Tuesday worried that dwindling African-American turnout in November could lead to the expansion of voter-identification laws that make it harder for that community to vote in subsequent contests.


Black leaders worry about low turnout in November

Civil rights leaders at the NAACP's annual convention worry that black voters won't show up at voting booths in November this year.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

WZVN-TV Fort Myers

Seeking the limelight, Biden courts key Dem groups

Caught in Hillary Rodham Clinton's perpetual shadow, Joe Biden is working to boost his political profile among key Democratic voting blocs, a move that could help the vice president fashion himself as a more liberal alternative in the 2016 presidential race.


Related Topix: Hillary Clinton, US Politics, US News, Joe Biden, Barack Obama, Senator Elizabeth Warren, US Senate

The Bennington Banner

Black colleges face hard choices on $25M Koch gift

Enter a $25 million gift to the United Negro College Fund from the conservative Koch brothers, which has pitted the needs of black students against liberals' insistence that the Kochs are pursuing a racist political agenda.


Related Topix: Life, Charity , US News

First African-American to shuttle into space talks to audience at Da...

Bluford became the first African-American to shuttle into space in 1983 as a member of the Space Shuttle Challenger on the mission STS-8.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Space, US Military, US Air Force, Drama Movies, Apollo 11, Buzz Aldrin

The Times

Blabbermouths may wake Dems

It is often said, believed and undoubtedly right that the Republicans' ace in midterm elections is apathetic Democrats not showing up at the polls.


Related Topix: US News, Thad Cochran, US Politics, US Senate, Republican

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Cybercast News Service

Working-class whites lose voting dominance in Ohio

For the first time, working-class whites make up less than half of Ohio's eligible voters, part of a demographic shift in a key Midwestern swing state that is pushing political parties to widen their appeal beyond the once-dominant bloc.


Related Topix: Ohio, US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, US House of Representatives, Democrat

WVEC-TV Norfolk

Doctors hope to increase awareness of skin cancer risks for African-Americans

Doctors emphasize more than ever how important it is for people to protect their skin from the sun's damaging rays.


Related Topix: Skin Cancer, Health, Paris, VA

My FOX Chicago

Kanye West: Celebrities treated like 1960's African-Americans

Rapper Kanye West is making news again for a comment he made during an interview with GQ, according to a report .


WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

Obama offers rules for success as he expands program for young minority men

Those were a few pieces of advice President Barack Obama offered young men of color on Monday as he announced an expansion of his program meant to improve the future prospects of African-American and Hispanic boys.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

Sun, sand, adoptions: Florida's surprising growth industry

SEPTEMBER 22: Frank Martin Gill holds hands with his foster son, known as N.R.G., six years old, after the Third District Court of Appeal in Miami ruled earlier today that Florida's ban on gays adopting is unconstitutional on September 22, 2010 in Miami, Florida.


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, North America, Canada, World News, Life, Interracial,Multiracial, Multiethnic, and Multicultural

Northern Michigan News

'The Fantasticks' breaks a color barrier

Not long ago, Kevin R. Free went to an audition for a part in the longest running musical in history.


Related Topix: Theater, The Fantasticks , Arts

Lucille B. Smith blazed trails as black culinary entrepreneur

Lucille Bishop Smith was a chef, educator, entrepreneur and food corporation president who has been called the first African-American businesswoman in Texas.

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Related Topix: Texas, Huston-Tillotson University, Fort Worth, TX

WNYC-AM New York

The Youth Unemployment Crisis Hits African-Americans Hardest

Young people are being chased out of the labor market. Though the national unemployment rate has fallen steadily in recent months, youth unemployment remains stubbornly high, and the jobless rate is even higher among young minorities.


Related Topix: Howard University

Alabama Live

'Queen Georgia' Parker Snodgrass completes dignified life of learning and teaching

'Her home was like a sit-com on TV,' says long-time friend, the Rev. Earla Lockhart, of Georgia Snodgrass, who died at 90 in Huntsville, Ala., on June 6, 2014.


Related Topix: Huntsville, AL, Redstone Arsenal, AL

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Hispanic Business

Former segregated library now a Portsmouth museum

The 900-square-foot structure was a from 1945 until 1962. "We've finally reached the end of the tunnel and come out the other side," said , historical society president and project visionary.



Common thinks Captain America's change is 'a beautiful thing'

Rapper Common expressed his complete support of Marvel's decision to change Captain America to African American character Sam Wilson, previously known as the Falcon, who has been Captain America's partner for more than a decade.


New Hampshire Public Radio -

When Defending Your Writing Becomes Defending Yourself

In the past year, my first in a prestigious Ph.D. program in creative writing and literature, I have often felt conspicuous as a writer of color.


Related Topix: New York


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