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2 hrs ago | EDGE

Obama Ties LBJ's Civil Rights Legacy to LGBT Americans

President Barack Obama embraced Lyndon B. Johnson's civil rights legacy Thursday in a speech that credited the former president with helping to open the doors to equality for countless Americans, including those who are LGBT.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Gay/Lesbian, us Travel, Travel, Barnard College, California

4 hrs ago | The Miami Herald

4 bids made for debt-ridden August Wilson Center

Four buyers have submitted bids for the city's debt-ridden August Wilson Center, a court-appointed receiver said Thursday.


9 hrs ago | News Times

Play honors the life of Martin Luther King

Education and entertainment come together at the Ridgefield Playhouse, when Theatre IV presents their dramatic portrayal of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Education and entertainment come together at the Ridgefield Playhouse, when Theatre IV presents its dramatic portrayal of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The play "I Have A Dream" ... (more)


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13 hrs ago | Weekend

Urban Business Roundtable Spotlight On Financial Education Champion Ryan C. Mack

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable , UBR Contributor Samantha Pass sits down with the President and CEO of Optimum Capital Management and founder of the Optimum Institute of Economic Empowerment Inc., Ryan C. Mack.


Related Topix: Princeton University, Harvard University, Boardman, OH

17 hrs ago | Spin

Sky Ferreira Hits Back at Racism Claims Over 'I Blame Myself' Video

Sky Ferreira's new "I Blame Myself" video , where '90s gangsta-rap imagery gives way to choreographed dancing, has already turned out to be polarizing, and now the singer herself has addressed detractors who say the clip is racist.


21 hrs ago | Silver City Sun-News

Airwaves: Remembering Karyn Washington

In her short life, she helped lead thousands of young girls to a sense of self-worth.


Related Topix: Blog News, Depression, Health

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Congressional Black Caucus asks Army to rethink hair rules targeting black women

Under the new Army hair guidelines, most twists, dreadlocks, and large cornrows--all styles predominantly worn by black women with natural hairstyles--are banned.


Related Topix: US House of Representatives, US Politics, Democrat, US News, Representative Marcia Fudge


Michigan unveils steps to boost black enrollment

The University of Michigan says it's working to boost black enrollment, which has dropped to 4.7 percent since state residents voted to ban consideration of race in admissions.


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WSNX-FM Grand Rapids

Janelle Monae honored at Harvard College

Janelle Mone filled Harvard College with her electric soul energy during a performance Monday then graciously accepted awards for both Women's Center Award for Achievement in Arts and Media by The Women's Center of Harvard College and 2014 Women of the Year by the Black Man's Forum of Harvard College.


WLBT-TV Jackson

African American Moments

Considered by many to be the pre-eminent civil rights leader in American History, this is a tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blair Underwood is an American television and film actor.


Related Topix: L.A. Law, Entertainment, Drama, Television, LAX, In Treatment, City of Angels, Soap Opera

WTVF Nashville

Mural Of Vanderbilt Coach Derek Mason Retouched

A Nashville artist has finished retouching a mural of Vanderbilt football coach Derek Mason after the school's NAACP chapter complained about the original one.


Related Topix: Nashville, TN

Daily Kos

African Americans hold key to Senate

The headline may be overstating things a little, but probably not: in a Senate chamber that may be decided by one or two seats, African-American voters could prove decisive in Democratic hopes to maintain control.


Related Topix: US News, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, Mary Landrieu, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Saxby Chambliss

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Wall Street Journal

Coalition of the Disappointed

You can tell it's an election year because so many noncrises are suddenly urgent priorities.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform


Certain Thyroid-Related Diseases May Vary by Race

Race appears to be a factor in determining a person's risk of developing autoimmune thyroid conditions such as Graves' disease or Hashimoto's thyroiditis, a new study says.


Related Topix: Thyroid (generic), Armour Thyroid, Medicine, Endocrinology, Australia, World News, Hypothyroidism, Health, Genetics

East Bay Express

Vegan Recipes of the African Diaspora

Bryant Terry opens the introduction to his new cookbook, Afro-Vegan , by recounting a search-engine query for "African-American beans" - a search whose first page of results, he explains, yielded not one article about the types of beans that have historically occupied a place of honor in African-American cooking.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Vegan, Vegetarian, Vega, TX, Recipes, Internet, Science / Technology


Dubuque, Iowa Officials Admit To Housing Discrimination Against Blacks

On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced an agreement with the city of Dubuque, Iowa , that effectively settles allegations that the city discriminated against African Americans applying for the Housing Choice Voucher Program.


Related Topix: Dubuque, IA, Law, Employment / Labor Law

WDBZ-AM Cincinnati

'NewsOne Now' Panelists Suggests Black Agenda For Obama

After getting into a heated debate Monday over the President, race and what Obama should do for his black constituents, the "NewsOne Now" panel was ready to finish the conversation Tuesday.

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CBS Local

Congressional Black Caucus Joins Fight Against Army's New...

The regulations went into effect March 31 and have been criticized by people, soldiers and civilians alike, who have called them racially biased.


WTVR Richmond

GOLDMAN: Mayor Jones' racist attack against white Richmonders debunked

As Doug Wilder and Henry Howell taught me, there is only one place to go to debunk Mayor Jones' claim my being white has anything to do with opposition to his Shockoe Stadium baloney: that's right, right in front of the Richmond Crusade for Voters.


Related Topix: Richmond, VA

Ingraham Lists the Ways Dems Failed Blacks: 'Do We Call That Racist?'

On Tuesday, conservative radio host Laura Ingraham said that the number of Democratic officials and officeholders accusing conservatives of appealing to racism against minorities is only indicative of the party's electoral challenges.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Nancy Pelosi, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Eric Holder, Steve Israel, Television


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