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Trayvon Martin autopsy released

May 28, 2012

The official report, prepared by the medical examiner in Volusia County, Fla., also found that the 17-year-old had one other fresh injury – a small abrasion, no more than a quarter-inch in size – on his left ring finger below the knuckle.

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Many blacks shrug off Obama’s view on gay marriage

May 20, 2012

Like many black Americans, Dorsey Jackson does not believe in gay marriage, but he wasn’t disillusioned when Barack Obama became the first president to support it. The windows of his suburban Philadelphia barbershop still display an “Obama 2012 placard and another that reads “We’ve Got His Back.”

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New generation challenges Congressional Black Caucus Members

May 20, 2012

For two decades, Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson has been an outspoken voice for Democrats in her signature bright blazer and multicolored scarf. Now the first black woman to represent North Texas in Congress faces serious opposition in the May 29 primary election, and the effort to unseat her is…

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Black moms are the bedrock for their families

May 20, 2012

Mother’s Day 2012 honored the complex, exquisite love between African-American mothers and their children. This love is similar to the love of all mothers and children except that more African-American mothers are both primary caregivers and primary breadwinners in their families.

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In 2008 it was “Hope” and “Change”–now what?

May 14, 2012

In 2008 Senator Barack Obama(D-IL) was elected president by defeating Senator John McCain (R-AZ) by 6 points (52 percent to 46 percent) of the popular vote and carrying the electoral college (364 votes to 174). Senator Obama campaigned against the failed domestic and foreign policies…

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Black-owned NC radio station reaches milestone

May 14, 2012

For such a small blip on the dial, WVOE-AM holds a large space in radio history. Folks barreling along Interstate 95 in air-conditioned comfort through the sticky lowlands of North Carolina have likely never heard the 1,000-watt outpost about 20 miles to the south.

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Black surgeon’s claim details racism among UCLA doctors

May 6, 2012

A highly regarded African American surgeon and UCLA associate professor recently filed a lawsuit against the University of California Board of Regents and the administrators of the UCLA Medical Center for implementing a decade-long campaign of discriminatory acts against him —

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Race, religion collide in presidential campaign

May 6, 2012

How unthinkable it was, not so long ago, that a presidential election would pit a candidate fathered by an African against another condemned as un-Christian. How much progress has America made against bigotry? By November, we should have some idea.

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Essence’s white male managing editor leaves after social mishap

April 29, 2012

Essence magazine and its white male managing editor — whom the leading magazine for black women has emphasized had a production, not an editorial role — are parting ways, a spokeswoman told Journal-isms Friday, after right-wing material on his Facebook page was brought to the editors’ attention.

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