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2 hrs ago | CNN

Michelle Obama's push to fire up the base

Another big challenge facing President Barack Obama and some new twists on key 2014 dynamics and players surfaced during our weekly trip around the "Inside Politics" table. Michelle -- not Barack -- is the Obama who will be racking up some miles in the seven-week sprint to Election Day.


Related Topix: Michelle Obama, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, The Washington Post Company, Washington Post, Publishing, Iowa

2 hrs ago | BBC News

The photographer who rejected racism

At the turn of the 20th Century, life was incredibly difficult for the African-American community in the southern states of the US. But one self-taught photographer used his camera to challenge racial barriers and capture the diversity of the American South.


Related Topix: Cameras, Duke University, Photography, Arts

5 hrs ago | Israellycool

Richard Silverstein Back To Making Racist Slurs

I have not blogged about DouchebloggerTM Richard Silverstein in a while. Not because he has not blogged untruthful, hateful and asinine things, but I have lost much interest.


7 hrs ago | Art Daily

David Kordansky Gallery opens new gallery space with exhibition of new work by Rashid Johnson

David Kordansky Gallery announces Islands, an exhibition of new work by Rashid Johnson. This is the artist's third solo show at the gallery, and the gallery's inaugural exhibition at its new location at 5130 W. Edgewood Place, Los Angeles.


Related Topix: Los Angeles, CA, Drama Movies, Native Son

12 hrs ago | St. Petersburg Times

Florida Gov. Rick Scott seldom appoints black judges

After nearly four years, Gov. Rick Scott has appointed fewer African-Americans to Florida judgeships than either Charlie Crist or Jeb Bush did in the same period of time. Scott has appointed nine black attorneys to judgeships in nearly four years, according to data from his office.


Related Topix: US Governors, Rick Scott, Florida, Florida Government, Charlie Crist, US News

16 hrs ago | The Sampson Independent

NAACP a " a symbol of hope

Founded 105 years ago this year, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People , the oldest and largest civil rights organization, has been one of the key players in advancing democracy through its struggle for equality and justice for all in the U.S. As we prepared to celebrate the Sampson County NAACP Branch 2014 annual Freedom Fund Banquet on Saturday, Oct. 4, at the Sampson County Agri-Exposition Center, starting at 6 p.m., we call on the entire community to join us in this great endeavor. So, call your pastor, a relative, friend and co-worker and let them know about this evening of encouraging words, music, food and recognition.

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Related Topix: Sampson County, NC, Opinion

19 hrs ago | The Nation

A Major Blow For Voting Rights In Wisconsin

Late Friday afternoon, a panel of Democratic-appointed judges on the Sixth Circuit upheld a preliminary injunction from a Democratic-appointed district court judge striking down Ohio's cuts to early voting . Two hours earlier, however, a trio of Republican-appointed judges on the 7th circuit overturned an injunction from a Democratic judge blocking Wisconsin's voter ID law .


Related Topix: Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, US News, Liberal Political News

Sat Sep 13, 2014

WTLC-AM Indianapolis

BET Networks Appoints Pete Danielsen as Executive Vice President

Danielsen, a former Nickelodeon executive, will lead the team responsible for all aspects of program planning, scheduling and acquisitions at BET Networks. He will report to Debra L. Lee, the Chairman and CEO of BET Networks, and will be based in New York.


St. Petersburg Times

PunditFact: Can't compare black America's buying power to countries' GDP

Elder referred us to an annual report by Target Market News called "The Buying Power of Black America," which publishes the only estimate we could find of the total earned income of African-Americans. In 2011, the report he provided us, Target Market News put the income spent by African-Americans at $836 billion.


Daily Dispatch

Henrietta Clark

Vance County Board of Commissioners chairwoman Deborah Brown reads a proclamation as vice-chairman Archie Taylor congratulates Henrietta Clark as she is honored for her 100th birthday. Today Vance County formally celebrates the life of a woman who headed major civic movements over the last 70 years.


Related Topix: Vance County, NC, Kittrell, NC

The Washington Post

A good whuppina ? Adrian Peterson child abuse case raises old debate

Editor's note: On Friday, Vikings running back Adrian Peterson turned himself in on charges of child abuse, accused of injuring his four-year-old son as he whipped him with a small tree branch, commonly called a "switch." Peterson acknowledged that he had spanked the boy because he had misbehaved, but said he did not intend to hurt the child.


Related Topix: Sports

Golden Gate Xpress

Cinema assistant professor's films inspired by richness, social justice and injustice in humanity

When new assistant professor of cinema Cheryl Dunye could not find any archives of African-American lesbians in black film history, she found inspiration to create her own. More than 30 years later, Dunye has made numerous films focusing on different forms of oppression that exist, which she explained as intersectionality to participants of a women and gender studies lecture this Thursday afternoon.


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian


Re: My Big, Gay, 'Greek' Wedding? Fraternity In Uproar Over Same Sex Nuptials [VIDEO]

Homophobia in the Black community is a horribly kept secret and the marriage between Robert Brown and Nathanael Gay has once again brought it to the surface. Gay is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. and social media exploded with vitriolic criticism towards the couple, many stating that it was insulting to the 'Frat' to have a gay, Kappa wedding.


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Wedding


The Wrap editor: SNL has a - diversity deluge' going on

It was nearly 40 years ago when NBC's "Saturday Night Live" cast member Jane Curtin got something off her chest, so to speak, about getting a less-than-warm reception after she replaced Chevy Chase on the "Weekend Update" desk. Cecily Strong, who served as co-anchor on the show for a year, is out.


Related Topix: Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Saturday Night Live, Jane Curtin, Celebrities, Chevy Chase, US Politics, US News

Fri Sep 12, 2014


Sickle Cell Anemia Awareness Groups Mobilize

Jasmine McCray, 12, has her face painted during the 9th Annual Metropolitan Seattle Sickle Cell Task Force Bike/Walk for Sickle Cell Saturday, Sept. 6, at Seward Park.


Related Topix: us Travel, Seattle Travel, North America Travel, Travel

Daily Kos

GA-Sen/Gov: AJC Poll Gives Perdue (R) A Small Lead Over Nunn (D), Carter (D) & Deal (R) Tied

Georgia's race for governor is in a dead heat, while Republican U.S. Senate hopeful David Perdue holds a small lead, according to a new poll of likely voters conducted for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Gov. Nathan Deal, a Republican, garners 43 percent of likely voters, while Democrat Jason Carter holds 42 percent and Libertarian Andrew Hunt brings in 7 percent, including voters who were leaning toward one candidate.


Related Topix: Nathan Deal, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Saxby Chambliss, US Governors, Newt Gingrich


Woman Tests Beauty Standards With Bold Photoshop Experiment

Journalist Ester Honig's photography series, Before and After , explored what it is to be beautiful. By Photoshopping her image using beauty standards in several different countries, Honig showed how many different ways a woman's face can be distorted to fit society's standard of beauty.


Related Topix: Arts, Photography

Al Sharpton -- Meets with NBA ... Over Handling of Racist Atl Hawks Owner

Al Sharpton tells TMZ Sports ... he's been a part of discussions with NBA Commish Adam Silver on how to handle the situation with racist Atlanta Hawks owner Bruce Levenson . Sharpton -- who previously sat down with Adam Silver in the middle of the Donald Sterling crisis -- tells us, "In the discussions we've been having with the Commissioner, they said they were gonna vet everyone out [before allowing a sale of the team]."

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Ga. NAACP challenges Secretary of State Brian Kemp, delivers letter of protest

Even though the Voting Rights Act was passed nearly fifty years ago, the actions by Georgia Republicans have provided a sobering reminder that history is attempting to repeat itself in the Peach State -- two months before the November elections. The prospect of African-Americans turning out in large numbers and casting a ballot in a mid-term election which will decide who will be Georgia's next U.S. Senator and next governor has put this state in the toss-up column.

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Related Topix: Georgia, Georgia Government, US News


Re: Writer Claims Malcolm X Was Bisexual

Peter Tatchell wrote a piece in the UK Guardian, called "Malcolm X Was Bisexual, Get Over It." Tatchell writes that he is disappointed in the lack of recognition for gay and lesbian African Americans for Black History Month .


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Human Sexuality


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