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Working-age adults comprise record share of poor

September 18, 2011

Working-age America is the new face of poverty. Counting adults 18-64 who were laid off in the recent recession as well as single twenty-somethings still looking for jobs, the new working-age poor represent nearly three out of five poor people…

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9/11: Remembering three lives lost

September 12, 2011

On the night of Sept. 10, 2001, in Columbia, Md., middle-school teacher Sarah Clark and her fiancé, John Milton Wesley, discussed places: where they’d hold their impending wedding reception, his next-day meeting to secure locations for the HBO series The Wire…

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Black pro-lifers outraged

September 4, 2011

A new report issued by the Black pro-life group Life Dynamics claims that Planned Parenthood and the abortion industry in the United States target Black and Hispanic Americans by placing abortion facilities in communities with high minority populations.

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Author’s letter is focal point in ‘The Help’ suit

August 28, 2011

A handwritten letter from author Kathryn Stockett has become the focal point of a lawsuit over her bestselling novel “The Help,” which has been made into a box office hit. A housekeeper who works for Stockett’s brother claims her likeness was used in the book without permission.

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Rev. Al Sharpton officially tapped as MSNBC host

August 28, 2011

After several weeks in a tryout role, the Rev. Al Sharpton has officially been named host of a weeknight hour on MSNBC. The program, now called “PoliticsNation,” will air at 6 PM Eastern and premieres next Monday, the network announced Tuesday.

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Minority student bullying rises

August 28, 2011

New research presented today at the 106th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association says victims of bullying often suffer academically, and this is particularly true for high achieving Black and Latino students.

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