African-American Newswire (Page 4)

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  1. Alaska salutes black soldiers' work on highway connecting state with CanadaRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | Brandon Sun

    Leonard Larkins and nearly 4,000 other segregated black soldiers helped build a highway across Alaska and Canada during the Second World War, a contribution largely ignored for decades but drawing attention as the 75th anniversary approaches. In harsh conditions and tough terrain, it took the soldiers working from the north just over eight months to meet up with white soldiers coming from the south to connect the two segments on Oct. 25, 1942.

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  2. NAACP reports claims of discriminatory work environment at Southwest Airlines in St. LouisRead the original story

    15 hrs ago | Business Journal

    The St. Louis City NAACP said Tuesday that black employees and customers of Southwest Airlines at St. Louis Lambert International Airport have filed complaints of discriminatory treatment.

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  3. Letters: The Baker Who Refused to Serve a Gay CoupleRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | The New York Times

    Re " Cake Case Takes Court Back to the Culture Wars " : As a prominent wedding cake maker based in New York, we do not discriminate among our customers. We are happy to celebrate our clients' joy, regardless of race, religion, sex or religious persuasion.

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  4. A United Community Iftar At Mosque MaryamRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | Final Call

    Muslims from various communities gathered for an Iftar at the invitation of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan on June 20 Over 800 Muslims, visitors and guests packed Muhammad University of Islam with additional overflow in a covered tent on the grounds of the National Center during a United Community Iftar during Ramadan. CHICAGO- Muslims from diverse communities and schools of thought from around the Chicagoland area gathered on the grounds of the National Center, international headquarters of the Nation of Islam at the invitation of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan for an evening of worship, fellowship and cultural exchange during the month of Ramadan.

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  5. 'Be Free or Die' tells the amazing story of a man who was a hero of the Civil War a " and beyondRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Dallas Morning News

    In writing Be Free or Die: The Amazing Story of Robert Smalls' Escape from Slavery to Union Hero , journalist Cate Lineberry has done readers and history a good turn by chronicling the life of a man who led one of the most daring escapes from American slavery during the Civil War. The cunning scheme required extensive planning, not thought possible of slaves by their masters, and a dose of good luck.

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  6. When auto insurance becomes a social-justice questionRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Christian Science Monitor

    On a recent Friday morning Diana Jordan was on her way to the hospital, driving an elderly friend who had fallen and hurt her leg, but she still stopped for a few minutes at Uncle Rob's Auto Repair, on Seven Mile Road in northeast Detroit. A brake light in her 1998 Pontiac Bonneville was out, and Jordan was wary of getting pulled over and fined.

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  7. View Press ReleaseRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Business Wire

    National Black MBA Association A Hosted The Leaders of Tomorrow A Summit and 16 th Annual National Business Case Competition in Chicago )--High school students from across the country traveled to participate in the 2017 National Black MBA Association A Leaders of Tomorrow A Leadership Summit A . The summit which was held in Chicago, IL June 21 - 25, 2017 , included the 16th Annual National Business Case Competition where students competed for a combined total of $30K in scholarship awards.

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  8. How African Americans Use DNA Testing to Connect With Their PastRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | The Atlantic

    Before genetic testing, the writer Alex Haley's 1977 television miniseries "Roots" inspired many African Americans to start tracing their own ancestries. In 1977, Alondra Nelson remembers lying stomach-down, head-in-hands, in front of the television, watching Alex Haley's miniseries Roots with her parents.

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  9. Twitter hires new head of diversityRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | CNN

    ... criticized the company's decision to choose a white man to lead diversity efforts. Castleberry-Singleton is African-American.

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  10. Ap Photos: Segregated soldiers toiled on highway during WwiiRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | NewsOK.com

    ... (Bert Larkins via AP) In this 1942 photo provided by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Office of History, an African-American soldier leans over to peer through surveyor's transit during construction of the Alaska Highway in the Northern Sector of ...

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  11. "It's Everything You Don't Hear About Portland That Makes Me Hate It...Read the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Willamette Week

    This white flag, which flew May 13 in downtown Portland, is a symbol of the Christian Identity movement, a white supremacist theology that has been associated with the Ku Klux Klan as well as right-wing "patriot" militia groups. Portland writer Masimbaashe Zvovushe, who also writes under the name Jagger Blaec, penned a Perspective essay for The Washington Post about her hatred of Portland.

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  12. Trump's energy week looks a lot like his health care bill. Disastrous.Read the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Oil Change

    It's an unfortunate coincidence that this week is the Trump administration's so-called "energy week" and at the same time, a disastrous health care bill is being pushed by Trump's allies in the Senate. These initiatives have a lot in common.

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  13. United Way Names Michael Neidorff and Mark Burkhart co-chairs of 2017 fundraising campaignRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | RiverBender.com

    United Way of Greater St. Louis announced today that Michael Neidorff, chairman, president and CEO of Centene Corporation, and Mark Burkhart, managing principal of Burkhill Real Estate, LLC, will serve as co-chairs of its 2017 community campaign. "The pulse of a thriving community is in the education, health and stability of its people.

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  14. Salt Lake Bees: African-Americans in major, minor leagues are at a...Read the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Salt Lake Tribune

    The Salt Lake Tribune) Outfielder Eric Young Jr. Salt Lake Bees' annual media day, a prelude to the start of the season, kicks off at Smith's Ballpark on Tuesday, April 4, 2017. The Salt Lake Tribune) Outfielder Eric Young Jr. Salt Lake Bees' annual media day, a prelude to the start of the season, kicks off at Smith's Ballpark on Tuesday, April 4, 2017.

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  15. Bet Ceo Talks Programming, Competition and Her Complicated Feelings on Binge WatchingRead the original story

    17 hrs ago | The New York Observer

    With a presence in more than 75% of households with a television, BET, or as it's formally known, Black Entertainment Television, is a prominent television network with programming geared toward an African-American audience. That programming consists of original and acquired television series as well as theatrically and direct-to-video-released films.

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  16. New Works Playwright Competition Winner Workshops the Green Book Wine Club Train Trip at OctaRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | BroadwayWorld.com

    Local playwright Michelle Tyrene Johnson, winner of Olathe Civic Theatre Association's inaugural New Works Playwright Competition, returns for the Winner Workshop of the competition's wildly popular script, The Green Book Wine Club Train Trip. Last fall, local playwrights were invited to submit teasers of never-before-seen scripts, with the top five performed as script-in-hand readings during the March semi-finals.

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  17. Last year, June was National Pride Month. This year, it isn't.Read the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | Washington Post

    Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events Motorcyclists participate in the Capital Gay Pride Parade in Washington, D.C., on June 10. When Barack Obama took office in 2009, he inherited regular traditions from George W. Bush. February was African-American History Month under Bush; it was the same under Obama.

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  18. It's Official: 'Woke' Is Being Added To The Oxford English DictionaryRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | Essence Magazine

    ... interest that the earliest citation for , adj. in the figurative sense comes from a 1962 article by the African-American novelist William Melvin Kelley in the , entitled 'If you're woke, you dig it', which describes how white beatniks were ...

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  19. New Theatre Study Finds Women, Minorities Get Hired Less, Paid LessRead the original story

    17 hrs ago | BroadwayWorld.com

    ... ) and chorus (57 percent of contracts). Caucasians are generally hired with higher contractual salaries. African-American members report Ed Sala ries 10 percent lower than the average in principal in a play roles, for example. A stunning 77 percent ...

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  20. Today's quotableRead the original story

    18 hrs ago | The Capitol Fax Blog

    I'm speaking at African American churches every Sunday morning, and I judge myself by how many standing ovations I get. The ease with which he lies is disturbing.

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