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Ninety-nine years after it was founded to serve the needs of poor blacks in the nation's cities, the National Urban League's work is as relevant as ever, its President and CEO Marc Morial said.


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Let's do what the "mainstream media" have not done: factually and legally analyze Harvard professor Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr.'s arrest by Cambridge, Mass. Police Department Sgt. James Crowley.


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In the tradition of the Black Press working as an opponent of racial injustice, we as Chairmen of the California Black Media, West Coast Black Publishers Association and the National Newspaper Publishers Association stand with President Obama in his original assessment of the arrest of Dr. Henry Louis Gates.


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Reading and Math scores have increased for both Black and White students but the hope of closing the racial achievement gap is still a strenuous work-in-progress.


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On behalf of the Boston Family, in memory of Louis J. Boston, we express our deepest gratitude to the Skanner Newspaper and Bernie and Bobbie Foster for their remembrance of our dear community friend. We also thank ...


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The House of Representatives acknowledged Tuesday the use of Black slaves in the construction of the U.S. Capitol, ordering officials to place a marker inside the new Capitol Visitor Center using some of the original stone quarried by those slaves for the building. "This physical and permanent marker will pay tribute to the blood, sweat and tears of the African-American slaves who helped build this magnificent building and ensure that their story is told and never, never, ever forgotten,'' said Democratic Rep. John Lewis, a noted civil rights activist during the 1960s. The vote was 399-1 ...


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WASHINGTON (NNPA) – The recent outrage in response to the Cambridge Police Department's arrest of prominent Harvard Professor Henry Louis "Skip" Gates was not the first time that the Cambridge Police Department was nationally embarrassed amidst a racial incident.


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RALEIGH (NNPA) - On July 14, 2008, when then-Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama addressed the NAACP Convention in Cincinnati, Ohio, he reminded all of his former days as a community organizer on the desperate streets of Southside Chicago, setting up job training, "after-school programs to help keep kids off the streets, and block by block, we helped turn those neighborhoods around."


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RICHMOND (NNPA) - Can you imagine being arrested and jailed for trespassing on private property you own or control? That's what happened to Otis Smith Jr., according to Richmond General District Court records.


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A new Internet data map offers a first-of-its-kind, county-level look at HIV cases in the U.S. and finds the infection rates tend to be highest in the South. The highest numbers of HIV cases are in population centers like New York and California. However, many of the areas with the highest rates of HIV -- that is, the highest proportion of people with the AIDS-causing virus -- are in the South, according to the data map, which has information for more than 90 percent of the nation's counties and Washington, D.C. ....


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