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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

The McDuffie Progress

NAACP holds second annual Freedom Fund banquet to raise money

African Americans, people of color and anyone who cares about justice and equality answered the call to be unmovable in being the voice to those who cannot speak for themselves on Friday, June 20. Three-hundred people from across the CSRA and Aiken, S.C. came together for a 'freedom' dinner to help raise funds that will enable them, through the ... (more)

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Related Topix: Aiken, SC

Milwaukee Courier Online

All Students Benefit from Minority Teachers

Despite the cry from people of color for more teachers who look like them, both Whites and Blacks benefit from a more diverse teaching force, according to a study by Center of American Progress.

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Related Topix: Life, Interracial,Multiracial, Multiethnic, and Multicultural, Education Etc.

Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph

The Flawed Progressive Scheme to 'Reclaim the Constitution'

"reclaim the Constitution." The modern right, Balkin contends, has hoodwinked much of the country into believing that the American constitutional tradition is the exclusive property of conservatives.

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Related Topix: US News, Antonin Scalia

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Roy Exum: This Joke Is On Me

When I arrived to do my "early voting" for the Aug. 7 election on Saturday I knew the ballot was two full pages so I allowed myself some extra time.


Related Topix: Chattanooga, TN, Hamilton County, TN

Embattled Former 'Opie and Anthony' Host to Launch New Show

Embattled radio host Anthony Cumia - fired earlier this month from the unfiltered "Opie and Anthony" show after a Twitter rant that was called "racist," "misogynistic," and "hate-filled" - is launching a new show.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News

Milwaukee Courier Online

African American women's book club supports sisterhood, love of reading and giving back

The Renaissance Room was the host site on July 13, 2014 for a beautiful sun glowed afternoon celebration of the Sista Girls Book Club.

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Related Topix: Port Washington, WI, Milwaukee, WI


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.


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