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  1. Life In A Bloody Cell... Author LM Dougherty Releases A Memoir with...Read the original story

    14 min ago | PressReleasePoint

    This book is an intimate, transparent look into the life of a young African-American female navigating through life with Sickle Cell Anemia who happens to be Dougherty's biological sister. ST. LOUIS, MO - September 1, 2015 - Author L.M. Dougherty, a Saint Louis native, is releasing her latest gem of literary art entitled M y Sickle Shaped Life: Sandy's Memoir.


  2. Morning Roundup 9/1/15Read the original story w/Photo

    16 min ago | Christianity Today

    ... abortion"), but the apparent disparity was intriguing. I didn't know what to think, so I asked three African-American friends. James Roberson III is a church planter in Brooklyn where he leads Bridge Church NYC . After a couple of social media ...


  3. LISTEN: MoCo Schools Put Focus on Latino Outreach, Bilingual OptionsRead the original story w/Photo

    17 min ago | WMAL-AM Washington

    Amid pleading with the Governor for more state funding, and tackling a long list of agenda items, the Montgomery County School Board will also be focusing on Hispanic and Latino parent outreach. "Our Latino population is the fastest growing segment of our school-aged population," said School Board President Patricia O'Neill.


  4. Genetic Ancestry Partially Explains A Racial Sleep DifferenceRead the original story

    45 min ago | Scientific Blogging

    A new study clearly establishes a partial genetic basis underlying racial differences in slow-wave sleep, suggesting that it may be possible to develop sleep-related therapies that target specific genetic variants. Using a panel of 1,698 ancestry informative genetic markers, the study found that greater African genetic ancestry was associated with lower amounts of slow-wave sleep in African-American adults.


  5. Public services respond less and are ruder to people with 'black-sounding' namesRead the original story w/Photo

    53 min ago | Daily Mail

    Are you a victim of email racism? Public services respond less and are ruder to people with 'black-sounding' names Sheriffs' offices were the worst offenders and were seven per cent less likely to respond to emails that appeared to come from a black person The internet is often hailed for helping to break down boundaries that exist in conventional society, but a new study has shown it can still perpetuate prejudice. Researchers have found that people using emails with black-sounding names are less likely to get a response from public authorities than those with white sounding names.


  6. The importance of being FrankRead the original story w/Photo

    58 min ago | The Baltimore Sun

    ... over with the Montreal Expos and was the Nats' first manager in Washington. Of course, he was the first African-American manager in major league history and he also came back to manage the Orioles from 1988-1991. He currently works as an assistant ...


  7. Speakers return flag issue to council meetingRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago |

    While the City Council has taken no action on the Mississippi state flag, people continue to line up to speak. Four prominent members of the black community are scheduled to speak at tonight's meeting at City Hall.


  8. MomentumNEWS We Can't UseRead the original story

    1 hr ago | American Reporter

    I was disappointed to learn that I had missed Men's History Month this January, also known as MANuary. I blame it on the fact that I thought I knew when it was, and I just didn't look at the calendar or ask for directions.


  9. Twitter promises to hire more women, minorities by end of 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Business Journal

    Twitter promises it will do slightly better by the close of 2016 when it comes to gender and ethnic diversity. "We considered simply setting company-wide hiring goals, but we don't want to stop at that," Janet Van Huysse , Twitter's vice president of diversity and inclusion, wrote in a blog post Friday.


  10. On Native GroundDO Conservatives Hate Obama More Than they Love America?Read the original story

    1 hr ago | American Reporter

    When we finally get far enough down the road on health care reform, it will become clear that a driving force in the intensity of the fight was a heart attack. Not the medical kind.


  11. Racial Gap Closes in Kidney TransplantRead the original story

    1 hr ago | Health News Digest

    African American patients now have the same access to kidney transplants from deceased donors as white patients, according to a study by researchers at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. "This is promising news, but we should continue to strive to improve the rate of kidney donation overall," says Aksay Sood, lead author of the study published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine.


  12. You May Not Know These Black Millennials, But They're Helping Detroit Make Its ComebackRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | The Huffington Post

    Stories of Detroit's revival have continually left out the black residents working to improve the city they've called home for decades. Young black Detroiters have chosen to stay in the majority African-American city or have returned from other places to take part in revitalization efforts -- they're working in the large organizations and foundations steering the ship, starting the new businesses, educating the generation following them, participating in the vibrant art scene and drinking the pour-over coffees.


  13. Action Demanded In "Black Cincinnati" ReportRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | 700WLW Cincinnati

    Cincinnati leaders are promising action after a new report shed a sobering light on the city's African-American community. The Urban League's "State of Black Cincinnati" report calls for more opportunities to find good paying jobs, citing low incomes as the root of many African-American families' problems.


  14. On Native GroundREPUBLICANS Fought the Wrong War - and LostRead the original story

    3 hrs ago | American Reporter

    ... most historic moment in the long and bloody 143 years since the end of the Civil War and the liberation of African-American slaves. We have paused to admire Booker T. Washington, Jackie Robinson, Langston Hughes, Paul Robeson, Tom Bradley, Bill ...


  15. Kasich displays grasp of foreign policy issuesRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | Toledo Blade

    ... minority community that we have something to offer them," Mr. Kasich said. He said he won 26 percent of the African-American vote in Ohio in his 2014 re-election, "which is a good start. We've been engaged in making sure no one is left behind in the ...


  16. Your history, unveiledRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 29 | The Gaston Gazette

    Cynthia Simpson and Mamie Stokes never thought of their father as a trailblazer in Mount Holly while they were growing up. "Daddy was a barber.


  17. Barack Obama offended by attacks on Jews who back Iran dealRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | DNA India

    ... of my administration who themselves are Jewish being attacked. You saw this historically sometimes in the African-American community, where there's a difference on policy and somebody starts talking about, 'Well, you're not black enough,' or 'You're ...


  18. 74% of African-American children poverty stricken in CincinnatiRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | WXIX-TV Cincinnati

    A city report revealed that 74% of African-American children under the age of six are living in poverty in Cincinnati. This is just one of many troubling statistics on race and economic inequality published in a new port from the Greater Cincinnati Urban League. 2 comments

  19. Remembering the West Coast's ugly anti-immigrant eraRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago |

    Led by Donald Trump, the GOP presidential candidates are putting immigration at the top of the list of 2016 campaign issues. Almost every day, one of them tries to top the others in cracking down.


  20. Brown/My Turn: Trump's all about ego, powerRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | The Recorder

    Although some people knew he was an uncouth boor, he was a master of spectacle and moved crowds with his charismatic voice.