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Archive for January, 2014

Tobacco marketing targeted Blacks with ‘devastating effects’

Tobacco marketing targeted Blacks with ‘devastating effects’

Jan. 24 | Black media now seeks inclusion in tobacco settlement  News Analysis By George E. Curry Contributing Writer   The National Association of Newspaper Publishers (NNPA) and the National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters (NABOB), two industry...

Race discrimination persists in school discipline practices

Race discrimination persists in school discipline practices

Jan. 23 | By Mary Turck Contributing Writer   In early January, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Attorney General Eric Holder jointly announced new federal guidelines on school discipline. Why? “Racial discrimination in school discipline is a real...

This Week’s Cartoon

This Week’s Cartoon

Jan. 22 | Share:Share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on StumbleUpon (Opens in new window)Click to email...

Modeling agency offers positive images of women of color

Modeling agency offers positive images of women of color

Jan. 22 | “No one,” highly-skilled veteran actor Lisa Gay Hamilton (Honeydripper, Jackie Brown) told my MSR colleague Charles Hallman for an article on the scarcity of work for Black women, ”is making millions of dollars — maybe one or two…are...

Financial disaster for Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority

Financial disaster for Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority

Jan. 22 | When Douglass Mann filed his motion with the Minnesota Supreme Court, early Friday morning, January 10, 2014, no one knew his motion was being sent to the State Supreme Court, raising serious constitutional issues with regard to the funding of the...

Holder and Duncan reform outdated school discipline policies

Holder and Duncan reform outdated school discipline policies

Jan. 22 |     By Marc H. Morial Guest Commentator “A routine school disciplinary infraction should land a student in the principal’s office, not in a police precinct.” — Eric Holder, United States Attorney General   On January 8, U.S....

Over 100,000 Black parents are now homeschooling  their children

Over 100,000 Black parents are now homeschooling their children

Jan. 22 |       By Dr. Jawanza Kunjufu Guest Commentator We hear so much about the plight of Black children and their low test scores. We have not heard that African American children who are homeschooled are scoring at the 82 percent in reading...

What are skin tags?

What are skin tags?

Jan. 22 |               Skin tags are extremely common. In fact, they likely affect 25-50 percent of people over the age of 40. They occur as small, soft bumps located most commonly under the arms, around the neck, on the...

New Year’s resolutions: a catalyst for change?

New Year’s resolutions: a catalyst for change?

Jan. 22 |             “I will lose weight, I will exercise more, and I will spend less, stop smoking, stop drinking, get organized and so on and so on.” Holidays have passed, the decorations are packed away, and this is the...

Keith meets Butch and Sundance

Keith meets Butch and Sundance

Jan. 22 |             Keith was so absorbed in his reveries that it surprised him when he found himself outside his apartment building. He greeted Jesse at the desk and was headed to the elevator. “Mr. Jackson?” Keith turned....
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