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This 2013 image released by the Parker Family shows Tiana Parker in Tulsa, Okla. Tiana was at the center of a debate over her hairstyle.  (AP Photo/The Parker Family, Marq Lewis)

Schools criticized for bans on dreadlocks, Afros

“Why are you so sad?” a TV reporter asked the little girl with a bright pink bow in her hair. “Because they didn’t like my dreads,” she sobbed, wiping her tears. “I think that they […]

09/25/2013

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Obama to keynote Black Caucus Foundation dinner

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama is set to deliver the keynote address at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s annual awards dinner Saturday night in Washington. The dinner is paying tribute to the “Spirit of […]

09/21/2013

An emblem on the Szechuan Hunan restaurant in Philadelphia Monday Aug. 19, 2013, indicates its participation in new low sodium initiative in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Philadelphia tries less salt in Chinese takeout

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Amar Jones knows that high-salt Chinese takeout isn’t good for his high blood pressure. But the lure of shrimp with broccoli is hard to resist. So he was heartened recently to hear […]

08/23/2013

President Barack Obama speaks in the Brady Press Briefing room of the White House in Washington, Friday, July 19, 2013, about the verdict in the Trayvon Martin case. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama’s remarks on race resonate with many

MIAMI (AP) — When President Barack Obama told the nation on Friday that slain black teenager Trayvon Martin could have been him 35 years ago, many black Americans across the nation nodded their head in […]

07/19/2013

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DOJ finds 2 LA sheriff’s station discriminating

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department’s civil rights division has found that two Los Angeles County sheriff’s stations in the Antelope Valley have engaged in a pattern or practice unconstitutional stops, searches, seizures […]

06/28/2013

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Winfrey giving $12M to new African-American museum

WASHINGTON (AP) — Oprah Winfrey is giving $12 million to a museum being built on Washington’s National Mall that will document African-American history, officials said Tuesday. The media mogul and former talk-show host previously gave […]

06/11/2013

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ACLU study: Pot arrests more likely for blacks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Black people are arrested for possessing marijuana at a higher rate than white people, even though marijuana use by both races is about the same, the American Civil Liberties Union reports in […]

06/04/2013

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Blacks still face challenges in economic equality

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Urban League says African-Americans are making tremendous gains in education, but have seen little change in economic equality in the last 50 years.

04/10/2013

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Waters adds endorsement to Greuel campaign

Maxine Waters is the latest in a succession of prominent African Americans in L.A. politics to take sides in the May 21 runoff between city controller Wendy Greuel and city councilman Eric Garcetti. Listen as Greuel talks with L.A.’s Morning News about the endorsement.

04/09/2013

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US stopping use of term ‘Negro’ for census surveys

WASHINGTON (AP) — After more than a century, the Census Bureau is dropping its use of the word “Negro” to describe black Americans in surveys.

02/25/2013

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Lawsuit: Hospital granted request for no black nurses

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — An African-American nurse claims a Michigan hospital agreed to a man’s request that no black nurses care for his newborn.

02/19/2013

LA County sees uptick in hate crimes in 2011

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Hate crimes increased in Los Angeles County by 15 percent in 2011 after three years of dramatic decline. The Commission on Human Relations said Wednesday the number of hate crimes jumped […]

10/24/2012

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