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Trayvon Martin's friend Rachel Jeantel: 'I'm still standing'

Trayvon Martin's friend Rachel Jeantel: 'I'm still standing'WASHINGTON (NNPA) – As Rachel Jeantel inched toward a high school diploma, she tried to keep in mind that she had a promise to keep. Her slain friend, Trayvon Martin, would have wanted her to finish school, and she had promised his parents and other supporters that she would.
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Jackson praises Google for releasing equal-employment data

Jackson praises Google for releasing equal-employment dataThe Rev. Jesse Jackson said Internet search engine giant Google has done the right thing by releasing data of how many minorities and women it employs.
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Ray Boone, crusading editor, champion journalist, dead at 76

Ray Boone, crusading editor, champion journalist, dead at 76(Richmond Free Press) - Raymond Harold "Ray" Boone had a snappy response when the infuriated commander at an Army outpost in South Carolina threatened to lock him in the stockade for staying seated when the band played the Southern anthem "Dixie."
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DJ Snuggles: National Beatbox Champion Presents "That Beat" Music Series

DJ Snuggles: National Beatbox Champion Presents Ask any fan of Hip-Hop culture what the "basic elements" are and most will tell you MCing (rapping), DJing, Graffiti, and Breakdancing (B-Boying/B-Girling).
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New tobacco 'apology' ads plan still excludes most Black media

New tobacco 'apology' ads plan still excludes most Black mediaWASHINGTON (NNPA) – A revised plan for major tobacco companies to purchase court-ordered ads to admit that they deliberately misled the public about the dangers of smoking would add nine White-owned newspapers to the list of publications carrying tobacco 'apology' ads but shut out more than 90 percent of Black newspapers and all Black-owned radio and television stations, according to documents filed in federal court.
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The State of Black America

The State of Black AmericaNew York – The National Urban League released its 38th edition of "State of Black America – One Nation Underemployed: Jobs Rebuild America," which explores how un- and under-employment have widened the divide between the nation's richest and poorest and transformed the dream of upward mobility into a reality of diminishing prospects.
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MUL commemorates Civil Rights Act of 1964

MUL commemorates Civil Rights Act of 1964This year marks the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the landmark legislation that set the stage for the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and the Fair Housing Act of 1968.
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Reatha Clark King to receive MUL Trailblazer Award

Reatha Clark King to receive MUL Trailblazer AwardThe Minneapolis Urban League (MUL) will award retired corporate executive Dr. Reatha Clark King with the 2014 Trailblazer award at its annual Gateway to Opportunity Gala. The MUL Gala will be held Thursday, June 19th at the Hilton, located in downtown Minneapolis. King is well known for pioneering services in education, business and community outreach. Her career activities include philanthropy, chemical research, teaching and academic administration.
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New NAACP president says protest in his DNA

New NAACP president says protest in his DNA(SECOND OF TWO ARTICLES)

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – When Rev. Frederick D. Haynes III of Dallas, Texas learned that the NAACP Board of Directors had chosen Cornell William Brooks over him, Attorney Barbara R. Arnwine and several other better known candidates to succeed outgoing president Benjamin Todd Jealous, his response was "Who?"
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Hayden explains legislation impact

Hayden explains legislation impactFollowing the conclusion of the 2014 Legislative Session last month, Minneapolis Senator and Deputy Majority Leader Jeff Hayden has spent recent weeks reaching out to constituents and discussing the impact his legislative agenda will have in the community. He discussed legislative successes and priorities last Tuesday on the Conversations with Al McFarlane weekly radio broadcast.
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More than 200 Send Letter to White House: Men want 'My Brother's Keeper' expanded to include Black females

More than 200 Send Letter to White House: Men want 'My Brother's Keeper' expanded to include Black femalesWASHINGTON, D.C. (NNPA) – More than 200 African American men, ranging from a taxi driver to university professors, sent a letter to President Obama on Tuesday, May 27 urging him to expand his Black male initiative to include Black girls and women, saying they were "surprised and disappointed" that the president had sought to include only half of the race to tackle community-wide issues.
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