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3 hrs ago | The Raw Story

Justice Dept. asks judge to block North Carolina's stiff voting restrictions

North Carolina's overhauled election law should be halted before the midterm elections in November to avoid discrimination against African Americans and young voters, lawyers for the Justice Department and civil rights groups said on Thursday.


Related Topix: North Carolina, US News

7 hrs ago | The Raw Story

Black voters skeptical of Republican's $10 million campaign to win them over

After losing the 2012 presidential election, Republicans vowed to expand their appeal beyond their shrinking base of white males.


Related Topix: US News, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, Senator Kay Hagan, US Senate, Democrat, North Carolina Government, North Carolina

11 hrs ago | CNN

Opinion: Urban poverty, in black and white

Discoveries revealed from a 25-year study in Baltimore may hold truths for other urban areas, such as the South Bronx.


Related Topix: Johns Hopkins University, Drugs, Opinion

16 hrs ago | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Commission to recognize East Lubbock's historical Mary & Mac school

On the corner of 28th Street and Ivory Avenue in East Lubbock stands an old schoolhouse.


Related Topix: Lubbock, TX, Lubbock County, TX, Texas Tech

20 hrs ago | Juan Cole

Stop Saying 'If X fired Rockets at U.S.': It's Racist, & assumes we're Colonial

Is anyone else disgusted by the propaganda trick of trying to get Americans to sympathize with Israel's massive attack on the civilian habitations of Gaza by saying "if the US was subjected to rocket fire by X [usually Mexicans], what would it do?" This hope that Americans are racists and that their racism can be incited against the Palestinians is ... (more)


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Washington Post, Publishing, Canada, US Military, US Air Force, Alabama

Thu Jul 10, 2014

CBS Local

Suspect Sought In Friendship Sexual Assault

According to Pittsburgh Public Safety officials, the victim was returning home after going for a run when she said she was confronted at knifepoint.


Related Topix: Sports

Sister Toldjah

Shock: Democrats ramping up election-year race-baiting tactics

"You turn out voters by demonstrating your past performance and what you're promising to do for a constituent in the future," said Rep. G.K. Butterfield , a member of the Congressional Black Caucus.


Related Topix: US News, Representative Tim Scott, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics

The Washington Post

Labor union cuts ties with United Negro College Fund over Koch connection

A major labor union is cutting ties with the United Negro College Fund because of the group's connections to the billionaire industrialist Koch Brothers, who have put their wealth behind supporting conservative causes and candidates for office.


Related Topix: Sports

Cybercast News Service

Quest for Medal of Honor for Ny Wwi hero continues

Nearly 100 years after he single-handedly fought off a German attack and saved a comrade from capture despite suffering serious wounds, Sgt.


Related Topix: US Politics, John McHugh, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Charles Schumer, US Senate, Democrat, Barack Obama, History in the News, New York

The Post-Standard

U.S. Senate establishes Harriet Tubman national park in Auburn, first for African-American woman

The U.S. Senate voted unanimously Wednesday night to establish a national historical park at Harriet Tubman's former home and related properties in Auburn, culminating a six-year effort by Central New York's members of Congress.


Related Topix: Auburn, NY, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Representative Dan Maffei, Democrat, Charles Schumer, US Senate, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Maryland, NY

JD Supra

U.S. Census Bureau Down for the Count after Certification Ruling in Criminal Background Check Case

Last Tuesday, a Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York granted partial class certification in a case where plaintiffs allege that the United States Census Bureau used arrest records to screen out job applicants, thereby transferring disparities in arrest and conviction rates for African-Americans ... (more)

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Related Topix: Prison, Law, Employment / Labor Law


Re: Minneapolis Bar Louie Sparks Controversy With Dress Code Policy | News One

Bar Louie in Minneapolis is causing quite an unwelcomed stir with its stringent dress policy that many have likened to the Jim Crow era, which is allegedly keeping out African-American patrons, according to Fox 9 .

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Re: #YouOKSis: Black Men Need To Help Black Women Fight Street Harassment | News One

Feminista Jones, a popular blogger and Black feminist and creator of the #YouOKSis? hashtag, is a victim of sexual assault and says the street harassment she experiences set off triggers.


Related Topix: iPod touch App, iPad App, Twitter, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Detroit News

Detroit's maternal death rate triple the nation's

Experts blame the same combination of medical conditions and social toxins that kills Detroit babies at a frequency that is the worst of America's big cities, and even some Third World countries.


The Skanner

We Are Black Will Celebrate Portland's African American Community

The Portland African American Leadership Forum is building a new project to counter the geographic scattering of the African American community caused by gentrification.


Related Topix: Montavilla (Portland, OR)

Daily Kos

Porno Pete Urges Michael Sam To Get Ex-Gay Therapy; Cites HIV/AIDS Rate Among African Americans

Americans For Truth About Homosexuality's Peter LaBarbera never ceases to amaze in his efforts to reach new lows in his anti-gay bigotry and crusade.


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Epidemic, Natural Disasters


Tackling the Racial Diversity Challenge in Tech

I have a lot in common with many smart and talented inner-city youth. I grew up in the Baruch Housing Projects in Manhattan.

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Related Topix: Robots, Science / Technology, Family, Kids

Daily Herald

Gary to rename portion of road for late Mayor Clay

The city of Gary is planning a ceremony to rename a portion of U.S. Route 20 the Mayor Rudolph "Rudy" Clay Memorial Highway.


Off the Kuff

Students against voter ID

Civil rights groups have spent a decade fighting requirements that voters show photo identification, arguing that this discriminates against African-Americans, Hispanics and the poor.

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Related Topix: North Carolina Government, North Carolina, US News

Juan Cole

The Return of Jim Crow in North Carolina

Hundreds of people were turned away outside of a packed courtroom in Winston-Salem, North Carolina on Monday where inside voting rights activists demanded a halt to what they said was the most restrictive voter suppression legislation since the Jim Crow era, local news reports.


Related Topix: Winston-Salem, NC, Salem, NC, US News, US Supreme Court, Pat McCrory, US Governors, Liberal Political News


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