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Sat, 30 Aug 2014 10:02:28 -0700

In May 1942, as America charged into World War II, an instructor at Booker T. Washington Technical, the city's vocational high school for blacks, wrote this letter to the Post-Dispatch: “We'd like to help win the war because we are Americans too. We ...
Washington Post (blog)
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 03:30:00 -0700

Nearly half (46 percent) of African Americans say they have "very little" confidence in the police to treat blacks and whites equally, according to a new USA Today/Pew Research Center poll. As one might expect, that's higher than the number of whites ...

Counsel & Heal

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:51:26 -0700

At the same time, maternity wards in areas with more African-Americans were less than half as likely to limit the use of breastfeeding supplements, such as formula. A 2006 report from the Government Accountability Office showed that when hospitals hand ...
Washington Post
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:10:41 -0700

African Americans experience not only more police stops than whites but also a completely different kind of stop. For many African Americans, the stop of Michael Brown on a Ferguson street was all too reminiscent of ones they have experienced ...
Marietta Daily Journal
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:37:30 -0700

The sad spectacle in Ferguson, Mo. reminds us bad politicians are elected by good people who don't vote. Ferguson is 67 percent African-American. The mayor is a white Republican. Of the 50 officers on the town's police force, only three are black ...

Christian Post

Christian Post
Sun, 24 Aug 2014 07:26:15 -0700

Considering the social conflict between cops and protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, the terrorist group commonly known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is using the strategic moment in American history to recruit African-Americans to join ...

New York Times

Washington Post (blog)
Mon, 25 Aug 2014 03:31:21 -0700

The vast majority of Americans are keeping an open mind when it comes to whether the shooting of Michael Brown was justified, according to a new poll from CBS News and the New York Times. But when it comes to African Americans, the verdict is basically ...

Roll Call (blog)

Roll Call (blog)
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 07:37:30 -0700

A young African-American girl sat on the winding stair case at Busboys and Poets on K Street Wednesday, peering through the railing at the crowd gathered below. She might have been wondering what all the fuss was about. She might not have realized it ...

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