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FAMU head keeps job during hazing death probe

December 26, 2011

Florida A&M’s president will keep his job after the university board of trustees last Monday rejected a call from Gov. Rick Scott that James Ammons be suspended while the hazing death of a band member is investigated.

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Eric Holder vows to use Justice Department to enforce voting rights

December 16, 2011

Attorney General Eric Holder vowed last Tuesday to fully enforce civil rights protections in next year’s elections amid a flurry of activity by states to redraw political boundaries and impose requirements that could reduce voting by minorities who enthusiastically supported Barack Obama in the 2008 election.

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Ohio landlord fights ‘white only’ pool sign ruling

December 16, 2011

A landlord found to have discriminated against a black girl by posting a “White Only” sign at a swimming pool wants a state civil rights commission to reconsider its decision. The Ohio Civil Rights Commission found on Sept. 29 that Jamie Hein, who’s white, violated the Ohio Civil Rights Act by…

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Too few minorities occupy the nation’s media jobs

December 11, 2011

Minorities are appearing a lot less in the media as journalists, newsroom managers, experts, commentators and actors despite the U.S. surging toward majority-minority demographics. Those were key points of an American Prospect magazine article and a National Association of Black Journalists 2011 diversity census report.

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Kentucky church overturns ban on interracial couples

December 11, 2011

Stacy Stepp, pastor of the Gulnare Free Will Baptist Church in Pike County, told The Associated Press that the vote by nine people last week was declared null and void after it was determined that new bylaws can’t run contrary to local, state or national laws.

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Eddie Long taking time off from US megachurch

December 11, 2011

Long’s spokesman, Art Franklin, said the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church leader told his congregation during church services that he will continue to serve as senior pastor at the church in Lithonia just outside Atlanta. But Long said he needs a sabbatical.

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How much crazier can Black Friday’s madness get?

December 2, 2011

As reports of shopping-related violence rolled in this week from Los Angeles to New York, experts say a volatile mix of desperate retailers and cutthroat marketing has hyped the traditional post-Thanksgiving sales to increasingly frenzied levels.

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Assessing the State of the Black Press with Troy Johnson (part two)

December 2, 2011

Troy Johnson is the President of AALBC.com, LLC, for which Troy is the founder and webmaster. AALBC.com (African American Literature Book Club) was launched in March of 1998 and has grown to become the largest and most frequently visited site dedicated to books and films by or about people of African Descent.

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Racial discrimination action against Wal-Mart trial date set

November 28, 2011

Jerry Poole, an entrepreneur with eight years experience in the health care field and owner of the “30 Minute Health Clinic”™ for which he had a contract with Wal-Mart Stores, arrived on the morning of May 28 last year with the doctor who headed the clinic’s…

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