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3 hrs ago | The Jackson Sun

Community worship at African Street Festival

Historic First Baptist Church held its service at the Jackson fairgrounds to kick off the final day of the festival.

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7 hrs ago | The Progressive

Bad Labor News for Wisconsin

The national labor market has only recently recovered enough to reach pre-2007 jobs numbers.

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Related Topix: Scott Walker, US Governors, Dane County, WI, University of Wisconsin Madison, US News, Liberal Political News

10 hrs ago | Medical News Today

Half of African-Americans may need increased dose of HIV drug: simple ...

Many African-Americans may not be getting effective doses of the HIV drug maraviroc, a new study from Johns Hopkins suggests.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Pharmacology

14 hrs ago | New Hampshire Public Radio -

How 'Sassy' Came To Mean Something Both Sweet And Sour

In our semi-regular Word Watch feature , we take a look at a word or phrase that's caught our attention, whether for its history, usage, etymology, or just because it has an interesting story.

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17 hrs ago | Post and Courier

Reports of diversity's death at C of C were greatly exaggerated

That's good news, and probably comes as a surprise to all those folks who stood around protesting the college earlier this year.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Charleston, SC, College of Charleston

Yesterday | Mt. Airy News

Effort planned to restore historic school

The deteriorating condition of the former Ridge Westfield School on N.C. 89 east of Mount Airy is prompting former students to launch a fundraising campaign for its preservation.

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Related Topix: Mount Airy, NC, Westfield, NC

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Examiner.com

Organization to only prep Black children for success

For more than 40 years, the National Black Child Development Institute has engaged leaders, policymakers, professionals, and parents around critical and timely issues that directly impact Black children and their families.

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Related Topix: Life, Nutrition, Food, Medicine

NewsBusters.org

Charles Pierce: He's 'Not Very Good' as a TV Host, But 'The...

Some politicians have the same public image throughout their careers. Others at least try to give themselves a makeover .

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Related Topix: Documentary Movies, Malcolm X, Drama Movies, Biography Movies, Crown Heights, NY

NewsOne

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

Weekend

Black Women Are At Risk For Osteoporosis, Too

It should go without saying that Black women have bones that can become thin with age like any other women, but there is a widely held misconception that Black women don't need to be concerned about osteoporosis.

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Related Topix: Supplement, Calcium, Lactose Intolerance, Drink, Milk

Politico

No escaping Clinton, Obama in Ark.

Bill Clinton hasn't called Arkansas home in over 20 years, and Barack Obama has never lived here.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Mike Ross, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Arkansas, Arkansas Government, Bill Clinton, History in the News, Barack Obama

Daily Kos

Russel Brand Hilariously Destroys Fox 'News' Coverage In Ongoing Feud

Basically, the comedian/actor/activist, Russell Brand, is vocal about his problem with the Fox News coverage of the Ferguson protests, the Middle East conflict, the Climate Crisis, the of the definition of 'Conservative,.

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Related Topix: Activism, US News, Liberal Political News

Press-Telegram

Exclusive: Press-Telegram reports prompt a name change for Burnett Elementary School

LONG BEACH >> Reports by the Press-Telegram prompted Long Beach Unified School District district staff to recommend a new name for Peter H. Burnett Elementary School - named after a state governor who pushed for legislation to keep free slaves out of California and advocated for the extermination of Native Americans.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Long Beach, CA

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Switched

'Through A Lens Darkly' Explores Black Photographers & Social Emergence Of African-Americans

"A picture is worth a thousand words" is quite a popular saying. And now, a new film explores how black photographers and communities used the power of photography for social change.

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Related Topix: Arts, Photography

Click Orlando

Judge dismisses Chris McDaniel challenge

A Mississippi judge has tossed out state Sen. Chris McDaniel's challenge to that state's June 24 GOP primary runoff results, ending another chapter in one of the most bitterly contested U.S. Senate primaries in recent memory and bringing longtime Sen. Thad Cochran one step closer to another term in Washington.

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Related Topix: US Senate, Republican, Thad Cochran, US Politics, US News

Universal Hub

Black infant-mortality rate in Boston falls; still higher than white rate

The Boston Public Health Commission reported today that black infant mortality rates in the city decreased from 13.1 deaths per 1,000 live births in 2001-2004 to 7.4 in 2009-2012.

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WBAL-AM Baltimore

Baltimore County Schools Superintendent Appointed To Obama's Advisory Commission

President Barack Obama has announced his intention to appoint Baltimore County Schools Superintendent S. Dallas Dance to the president's Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for African Americans.

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Related Topix: Baltimore County, MD, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

Medical News Today

An unequal burden: prostate cancer in black men is a global concern

How much cancer risk is unacceptable within a community? One in four black men in the UK will develop prostate cancer in their lifetime.

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Related Topix: Prostate Cancer, Health

KRAV-FM Tulsa

Marquel Martin on Bachelor 2015 Pick: "I Feel Like Race Played a Large Factor"

But while the ladies of the land turned to their computers to Google “Iowa” and “overalls,”   took to his blog to tell us why picking the farmer as Bachelor was bad form.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

WYFF-TV Greenville

This day in history: "I have a dream" speech

On this date in 1963, the phrase "I have a dream" echoed through \Washington, D.C. Dr. Martin Luther King Junior delivered this famous speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, and in front of 200,000 people.

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Related Topix: Lincoln Memorial, US National Parks

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