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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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Documentary on slavery spurs racial healing

August 13, 2011

“Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North,” is helping Americans talk more openly and honestly about race and race relations. The film is a well-researched account of the filmaker’s New England ancestors’ status as the largest slave-trading family in U.S. history.

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Historic gathering of presidents in nation’s capital

August 13, 2011

President Barack Obama is the scheduled keynote speaker at a black -tie gala horing the leaders of more than a dozen African American religious organizations. The August 10 banquet is the highlight event of the 50th anniversary celebration of the Progressive National Baptist Convention.

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The Philadelphia Sunday Sun Staff