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1 hr ago | 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.


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Should the U.S. Capitol Have a POW/MIA Memorial?

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Police Fatally Shoot Another Black Male Near Ferguson

5 hrs ago | Switched

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.

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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

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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.


Former MLK aide donates papers to Alabama St.

Martin Luther King, Jr.'s secretary, Maude Ballou would put in long hours despite the threats to her safety.


Related Topix: Alabama State University

Democracy Now

Institutional Racism in Ferguson? First Black School Chief Speaks Out After Forced Resignation

Art McCoy , first African-American Superintendent of the Ferguson-Florissant School District.


Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, Education Etc., University of Missouri, US News, Liberal Political News

Medical News Today

Black women less likely than black men to consider receiving living donor kidney transplants

Among black kidney failure patients undergoing dialysis, women are much less likely than men to want to receive kidney transplants from living donors, despite more offers from family and friends.


Related Topix: Kidney Cancer, Health, Nephrology, Medicine

WTLC-AM Indianapolis

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity To Pay Full Cost Of Michael Brown's Memorial And Funeral Services

Standing in their tradition of service and social justice, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. has offered to pay the entire costs for the memorial and funeral services of Michael Brown, the 18 year old teen who was shot to death by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson on August 9. Al Sharpton and Kimora Lee Simmons are among other notables who ... (more)


Related Topix: Student Society, Alpha Phi Alpha, Fraternities, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Sun Aug 17, 2014

WSJ Media and Advertising

'Masters of Sex' TV Recap: Season 2, Episode 6, 'Blackbird'

"Blackbird" opens with Virginia and Bill in the heat of it. Bill's tempted to kiss Virginia, the one thing they have ordained off limits a la Pretty Woman, but Virginia doesn't let him.


Related Topix: Nursing, Medicine, Journalism, Advertising


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