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Wagatwe Wanjuki: How to fail a rape victim

Wagatwe Wanjuki: How to fail a rape victim
After reading “Colleges Become the Victims of Progressivism,” where Washington Post columnist, conservative, and consistent curmudgeon George Will argued that there is no campus rape epidemic and that

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  • Written by Michael Arceneaux-NewsOne
  • Category: National

We can make the future come faster in the South

We can make the future come faster in the South
We have the antidote to voter suppression: massive voter registration.
We proved it 50 years ago during Freedom Summer. We proved it again in Florida in 2012, when NAACP activists registered 115,000 people in a year when the legislature had effectively made traditional voter registration strategies illegal.
 
We need to prove it again this summer. As we prepare for November’s midterm elections – and look forward to 2016 – our focus should be on the stretch of heavily black states and counties below the Mason-Dixon Line that make up the “Black Belt.”

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  • Written by Tri-State Defender Newsroom
  • Category: National

Americans fess up to dangerous driving behaviors

Americans fess up to dangerous driving behaviors
(PRNewswire) – All over the country, grills are heating, drinks cooling and long-ago-planned vacations are fast approaching. For those reading these annual touchstones like so many iced tea leaves, all signs point to summer – even if its official start date isn’t until June 21.
 
While summer brings with it many things to celebrate, it's a time to be on alert as well. All those summer road trips add up to a whole lot of cars on the road. Couple  that with summer being the most dangerous time of year for teen car accidents, and you realize the importance of keeping both eyes on the road. So how are Americans doing? When it comes to knowing what behaviors are dangerous behind the wheel, Americans have most of their facts straight. When it comes to actually avoiding those behaviors though, a clear disconnect continues to exist between the dangers Americans acknowledge and what they do anyway.

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  • Written by Tri-State Defender Newsroom
  • Category: National

Wanda Coleman: Legendary Poet Dies At 67

 

LOS ANGELES—With her dark skin and “unconkable kinky hair,” Wanda Coleman found growing up in Los Angeles in the 1950s often felt like torture.

“The stultifying intellectual loneliness of my 1950s and ’60s upbringing was dictated by my looks,” she wrote years later. “Boys gawked at me, and girls tittered behind my back. Black teachers shook their he

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  • Written by NewsOne
  • Category: National

Women of color urge Obama to ‘re-align’ My Brother’s Keeper

Women of color urge Obama to ‘re-align’ My Brother’s Keeper
WASHINGTON – More than 1,000 women of color released a letter to President Obama Tuesday asking him to expand his White House initiative aimed at African American and Latino males to include women and girls of color.
 
Those who signed the letter include Mary Frances Berry, former chair of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights; Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Alice Walker; actress Rosie Perez; political activist Angela Davis; Anita Hill, a law professor best known for testifying that she had been sexually harassed by future Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and economist Julianne Malveaux.

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  • Written by George E. Curry-NNPA News Service
  • Category: National

White, Anti-Gay Republican Wins Local Election Pretending To Be Black!

White, Anti-Gay Republican Wins Local Election Pretending To Be Black!

Dave Wilson (pictured) is a Houston electrician by trade who has a rep for crusading against anything pro-gay.  Now the staunch Republican with Tea Party makings, who has won a seat on his city’s Community Board of Trustees, is being accused of employing deceitful tactics to win voters in his predominantly Black district by pretending to be Africa

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  • Written by NewsOne
  • Category: National

Perceptions of equality

Perceptions of equality
A recent interview of Morgan Freeman by CNN host Don Lemon lit a firestorm of conversation. Freeman argued that his personal success, and that of Lemon’s, made it clear that racism was not a factor in closing America’s growing problem of inequality.
 
Freeman argued that inequality was a crisis because a vibrant middle class was needed for the growth of the economy and stability of society, and the current chasm between the 1 percent and the 99 percent was unhealthy. Clearly, Freeman’s views on inequality are incontrovertible, so why the storm about his statement on the role of race?

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  • Written by William Spriggs
  • Category: National

Richard Overton Is Nation’s Oldest Living Veteran At 107


Richard Overton
 (pictured) must have done quite a number of right things in his very long life because at 107 years young, he still has a sober mind, walks without a cane, drives a car, and is so healthy, he doesn’t even need to take one pill! Last Thursday, the World War II Army veteran was honored at an Austin, Texas, pre-Veteran’s Day event hono

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  • Written by NewsOne
  • Category: National