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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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Once Obama’s, younger voters in play this election

April 29, 2012

Once thought to be solidly behind President Barack Obama, younger voters burdened by a bleak employment picture, high gas prices and student loan debt are being aggressively wooed by the Democrat and his likely Republican challenger, Mitt Romney.

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Rodney King reflects on an up and down life since riot

April 29, 2012

We saw his face a bloody, pulpy mess. And in 1992, when the four Los Angeles police officers who beat him after a traffic stop were acquitted, it touched off anger that affected an entire generation. Now, 20 years later, this is the face of Rodney King, and this is what has happened to him in the interim.

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Police handcuff Ga. kindergartner for tantrum

April 22, 2012

Police in Georgia handcuffed a kindergartner after the girl threw a tantrum and the police chief defended the action. The girl’s family demanded Tuesday that this central Georgia city change policy so that other children aren’t treated the same way. 

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Newark’s Cory Booker rescues neighbor from burning house

April 22, 2012

The mayor of New Jersey’s largest city said Friday he thought he might die when he dashed through a burning, smoky kitchen to find and rescue a neighbor from her second-floor bedroom. “I felt fear. I really didn’t think we were going to get out of there,” said Mayor Cory Booker.

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2 suspects confessed in Tulsa shootings

April 15, 2012

The two suspects arrested in a shooting rampage that terrorized Tulsa’s black community and left three people dead have confessed. The documents given to the AP on Monday say Jake England, 19, confessed to shooting three people and Alvin Watts, who turned 33 on Monday, confessed to shooting two.

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Sculptor Elizabeth Catlett dies in Mexico

April 9, 2012

Sculptor and printmaker Elizabeth Catlett, a U.S. expatriate renowned for her dignified portrayals of African-American and Mexican women and who was barred from her home country for political activism during the McCarthy era, has died. She was 96.

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