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  1. Netflix's 'Luke Cage' sets new role modelRead the original story w/Photo

    6 min ago | USA Today

    ... seen, in various forms, a hundred times. What makes this latest Marvel TV series new is that the hero is an African-American man, living his life in modern day Harlem. The social message being sent by the show is not lost on star Mike Colter. "It's ...


  2. 150th Anniversary of the Buffalo SoldiersRead the original story

    16 min ago | Houston Press

    If you prefer to see your history as a living thing and not as some dusty chapter in a book, the 150th Anniversary of the Buffalo Soldiers honors the former slaves, free men and African-Americans who fought for our country with a week-long reunion in Houston that culminates with a ceremonial ride and a parade.


  3. 'Luke Cage' star Mike Colter on Marvel's first black lead: 'It's important'Read the original story w/Photo

    27 min ago | Mashable

    "It's important in the landscape of television and globally as far as symbols," Mike Colter, who plays the titular character, told reporters at Netflix's Television Critics Association presentation Wednesday. The new series follows Marvel's comic book hero-for-hire Luke Cage, a Marvel character known for his strength and gang-busting.


  4. Greenberg Traurig Shareholder Nikki Lewis Simon Installed as...Read the original story

    39 min ago | PRWeb

    Nikki Lewis Simon, shareholder at global law firm Greenberg Traurig LLP's Miami office, is now president-elect of the Gwen S. Cherry Black Women Lawyers Association. Nikki-Lewis-Simon shareholder at global law firm Greenberg Traurig LLP's Miami office is now president-elect of the Gwen S. Cherry Black Women Lawyers Association.


  5. ARRAY(0x1119d1e8)Read the original story

    40 min ago | My Mother Lode

    Oklahoma's first black state senator, one of the state's most prominent civil rights leaders, died at his home in Oklahoma City, his daughter said. E. Melvin Porter, who held protests with civil rights icon Clara Luper and fought to keep the state's only historically black university open, died Tuesday after contracting a fever while in hospice care, daughter Sonya Porter said.


  6. 'Luke Cage's' Mike Colter: 'I Hope the Black Community Can Feel Good About It'Read the original story w/Photo

    46 min ago | Hollywood Reporter

    Marvel's next Netflix series could not be more timely. Luke Cage follows a bulletproof African-American superhero living in Harlem, and the cast and creator understood the responsibility they had in bringing the series to life.


  7. Writer James Alan McPherson, Winner Of Pulitzer, MacArthur And Guggenheim, Dies At 72Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | National Public Radio

    ... Monthly magazine. In 1972, he was awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship. In 1978, he became the first African-American writer to win a Pulitzer Prize for fiction, for his collection Elbow Room . That same year, he talked to The Atlantic about ...


  8. Jill Stein to Sanders Activists: Go Green With a VengeanceRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | News Max

    Jill Stein told unhappy Bernie Sanders activists on Tuesday to go green with a vengeance -- as in go over to her Green Party -- while participating at a rally in Philadelphia on the second day of the Democratic National Convention. Stein, a Massachusetts physician, activist and presumptive Green Party presidential candidate, was addressing staunch Sanders supporters who haven't either been swayed by calls to unify behind Hillary Clinton or been misled that voting for the Green Party could help Donald Trump, according to .


  9. Anthony Anderson sings in 'Doc McStuffins' season premiereRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Entertainment Weekly

    ... above, of Anderson belting out Stanley's anthem. "It's great to have a show like Doc McStuffins with an African-American family in it," Anderson said. "And that's one thing that attracted me to it. I'm glad to be a part of it." Anderson joins ...


  10. There is power in a unionRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Almanac

    ... someone the bosses want to keep an eye on. He's also consumed with desire for his co-worker, Roach, an African-American woman who's a decade his senior and world-weary, tired of being passed over and mistreated in work and life due to both her race ...


  11. "What Difference Does It Make!" Response by "Successful BusinessWomen ...Read the original story

    1 hr ago | Switched

    ... help us with a 2-year-old who has been sodomized?" I went and learned it was the boyfriend of a despairing African-American mother who was repeatedly beaten by the evil-perpetrator, with no sustainable help from the government system.


  12. Black music matters: Caribana weekend is bursting with showsRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Now Toronto

    The Toronto Caribbean Carnival sits alongside Afrofest as one of the few public events in the 6ix where Black lives matter, but in an arty, bacchanalian kind of way. However, the organization itself and its marquee event, the parade, feel like they're on life support, for a plethora of reasons: new paid parade admission schemes, a shaky sponsorship situation, chronic Festival Management Committee and black community disconnect, parade floats running on CST when fest attendees are on EST.


  13. The Rev. Jesse Jackson speaks at the Democratic National ConventionRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago |

    Veteran civil rights leader the Rev. Jesse Jackson speaks Wednesday at the Democratic National Convention. "There's a tug-of-war for America's soul," he said. "It's healing time. It's hope time. It's Hillary time," said the founder of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition.


  14. Letter: Center for African-American History an educational facilityRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | The Star

    ... students and others who may want to grow in their appreciation of Aiken's history. It will also encompass African-American history, generally and specific to Aiken County. We all will have incentive to seek out the true history of our nation via the ...


  15. Here's Why Luke Cage Probably Won't Make It Into a Marvel Movie Any Time SoonRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | E! Online

    We've seen plenty of crossovers in the Marvel Cinematic Universe when characters from the movies visit the TV shows. But why haven't we seen it the other way around? Jeph Loeb , executive vice president of Marvel Television, has a very simple answer: logistics.


  16. Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by The Congressional Black CaucusRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | PR Newswire

    ... has come at the expense of other people. We know you have no plan to address issues directly affecting African-American communities such as gun violence, voting rights, preserving Historically Black Colleges and Universities, raising the minimum ...


  17. In Maryland, one community is taking a stand against environmental racismRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Grist Magazine

    ... a federal civil rights complaint against the state for permitting a new gas-fired power plant in a largely African-American community that is already subjected to high levels of pollution. In response, there will be a federal investigation . "For ...


  18. Bruce homers in 5th straight game, Reds beat GiantsRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | The Galveston County Daily News

    ... the facts ("Court: Voter ID law discriminates, orders fix before November," The Daily News, July 21). The African-American Historic Preservation Committee, honoring the black cowboys and our four founding fathers of the 1867 Settlement, has ...


  19. DNC set to highlight diversity with new song, filmRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | The Hill

    The Democratic National Convention plans to celebrate U.S. diversity with an original Robert Rodriguez short film and an original song by Gloria and Emilio Estefan. A spoken-word appearance by Americans representative of different groups will also be featured at the Philadelphia event Wednesday, convention sources said.


  20. UGA won't change admissions policies to allow race as a factorRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Athens Banner-Herald

    A recent U.S. Supreme Court decision affirmed the limited use of race in college admission decisions, but that won't change the University of Georgia's admissions policies, which do not include race as a factor. "The university's current admission decision practices and procedures enroll an academically strong and diverse class and is working well as indicated by our first-year retention rate of 95 percent," said Jan Gleason, UGA's executive director for strategic marketing.