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3 hrs ago | KBOI-AM Boise

Holder: Palin Wasn't a Good VP Candidate, Worse Judge of Who Should Be Impeached

Attorney General Eric Holder is challenging Republicans who are calling for his and President Obama's impeachment, and denouncing what he calls a "gridlocked Washington" stalled by what he says is a Republican Party bent on blocking any of the administration's efforts.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Washington, Washington Government, US Politics, US News, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Governors, Sarah Palin

4 hrs ago | WANE-TV Fort Wayne

Ind. man recalls Freedom Summer lessons 50 years later

In 1964 West Lafayette resident Don Nead was working as a clergyman for the Presbyterian Church, USA, in Texas.

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8 hrs ago | CFRA

Debate over dog park in Africville stirs anger in Halifax black community

Halifax's refusal to immediately close an off-leash dog park in Africville has stirred up indignation among some members of the black community who say the decision reflects the city's continuing struggles to make amends with African-Nova Scotians.

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12 hrs ago | Philly.com

Museum celebrates African Americans' ties to the land

Shirley Dumas and Ruby Little, sisters in their 70s, circled the exhibit at the African American Museum in Philadelphia, recognizing symbols of their youth.

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Related Topix: Philadelphia, PA, Potatoes, Life, Food, Vegetables, University of Toledo, Agriculture, Science

Sat Jul 12, 2014

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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Truthdig

Stop Saying 'If X Fired Rockets at U.S.': It's Racist, and 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 U.S. 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 ... (more)

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

Milwaukee Courier Online

Brain Brawn and Body: Study Suggests Metformin Controls Blood Sugar...

African Americans taking the diabetes drug Metformin saw greater improvements in their blood sugar control than white individuals who were prescribed the same medication, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism .

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Related Topix: Medicine, Metformin (generic), Glucophage, Diabetes, Health, Detroit, MI

WAND-TV Decatur

Decatur's NAACP Pushes for Policy Change in Public Schools

According to the U.S. Department of Education, black students are suspended or expelled at three times the rate of their white peers.

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Gateway Pundit

Forget the IRS Scandal - Holder DOJ to Investigate Obama Outhouse Float

The U.S. Department of Justice has joined the discussions over a controversial float in the Norfolk Independence Day parade.

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Related Topix: US News, Conservative Political News

Milwaukee Courier Online

Brain Brawn and Body: Study Suggests Metformin Controls Blood Sugar...

African Americans taking the diabetes drug Metformin saw greater improvements in their blood sugar control than white individuals who were prescribed the same medication, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism .

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Related Topix: Medicine, Metformin (generic), Glucophage, Diabetes, Health, Detroit, MI

Truthdig

Stop Saying 'If X Fired Rockets at U.S.': It's Racist, and 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 U.S. 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 ... (more)

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

West Australian

Acquisition talks show Reynolds' taste for menthol

The enduring popularity of menthol may be a big motivator behind Reynolds American Inc's interest in buying smaller rival Lorillard Inc, which has the best-selling U.S. cigarette brand with the additive.

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Related Topix: Smoking, Medicine, Health, Healthcare Law, Food and Drug Administration, Law

The Daily Beast

The Hidden War on Black RepublicansBy Keli Goff

There has been much written about the racial rhetoric that has permeated political discourse since President Obama took office, and the media often highlights the racially inflammatory language used by some of his opponents.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Black Voice News

What is the Future of Pan African, Black Nationalist Movements?

By Saaed Shabazz Special to the NNPA from The Final Call The deaths of Chokwe Lumumba, Amiri Baraka, Jitu Weusi and most recently, Elombe Brath raises critical issues and questions on the status, direction and future of Pan African and Black Nationalist movements inside the United States.

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Related Topix: Long Beach, CA, Cal State Long Beach

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.

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Related Topix: North Carolina, US News

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.

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

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.

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Related Topix: Johns Hopkins University, Drugs, Opinion

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.

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

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)

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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.

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