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HIV/AIDS activists push for funding to address stigma

In an ongoing effort to combat the HIV/AIDS epidemic, physicians, health care workers and human rights activists want the government and the public to place more emphasis on the stigma associated with the deadly disease that continues to plague the Black community.

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Forever – Home for the Holidays

Families offer foster children a new home, stability and love

Jennie, a mom who has two biological daughters of her own, has been waiting 19 months to adopt a young toddler named Elijah.

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ACA: It’s about quality, affordable health care

“Six hundred thousand people,” Mike Rawlings declared inside Parkland Memorial Hospital, revealing the number of uninsured people living in the county.

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Dallas ISD issues progress report

“… But my daddy said if you can’t count they can cheat you. If you can’t read they can beat you.” – Toni Morrison, Beloved.

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Around the State

The city of Lancaster is collecting new, unwrapped toys and non-perishable food items to support the families served by the Lancaster Outreach Center.

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Blacks irate by grand jury decision not to indict

Long after the St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert M. McCulloch announced Officer Darren Wilson will not be prosecuted in connection with the killing of unarmed Ferguson, Missouri, teenager Michael Brown and burning tempers and flames had subsided, African American leaders were still expressing their disappointment in a criminal justice system that failed Brown.

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Black people are angry

There have been protests all over the United States from the West Coast to the East Coast

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Perverted view of Black on Black crime

In the aftermath of a Black teen being killed in Ferguson, Missouri, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani was asked a simple question on NBC television’s Meet the Press

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Will larger CBC translate into greater clout?

Even though the next Congress, which starts on Jan. 6, 2015, will feature 48 African Americans, the largest number in history, the question is:

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Oh yes, Lord. Nobody knows the trouble we have seen

Oh yes, Lord. Nobody knows the trouble we have seen Nobody knows the trouble I’ve seen Nobody knows my sorrow Nobody knows the trouble I’ve seen Glory hallelujah!

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Recycling the same failed education policies

Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander will likely become chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee.

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‘Friends’ desert Bill Cosby when he needs them most

“Hey, hey, hey (in my best Fat Albert’s voice), please listen to what I have to say. My friend Bill Cosby is in trouble today.”

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Striving to develop an attitude of gratitude

Now that Thanksgiving is over, I can sigh a deep, well-deserved sigh of relief. Being thankful for everything is very hard work

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Marion Barry, D.C.’s ‘mayor for life,’ dead at 78

D.C. Councilmember Marion S. Barry, the venerable former four-time mayor and civil rights activist, died early Sunday at the District’s United Medical Center, just hours after he was discharged from Howard University Hospital

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The Color Purple musical

Stage Play Review

“Now none of us know what the Lord’s got planned for us,” the preacher sang in “Mysteries Ways,” an early number of The Color Purple at The Music Hall at Fair Park on Nov. 22 and Nov. 23.

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Moto Theatre WORKS comes to Dallas

Moto Theatre WORKS, initiated in 2007 in New York City by Kene Holliday, added its second location in Dallas during the spring. It takes pride in making sure all of its actors are well-rounded and extremely encourages literacy.

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Black college students: We need Minister Farrakhan

After a 29-year absence from appearing at Morgan State University, the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan returned to the campus Nov. 22 with fiery words and encouragement for the young people at Morgan State and at all Historically Black Colleges and Universities, to do what their generation is called at this time to do.

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Obama urges school districts to get ‘ConnectED to the Future’

President Barack Obama gathered school leaders and educators from across the country at the White House on Nov. 19 to host “ConnectED to the Future,”

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Ferguson: Activists unite for change

As the world waits to see if the jury will indict police Officer Darren Wilson for the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, activist organizations and coalitions have joined forces in the city and across the nation to reveal a deeper issue – the need to improve legislation and the legal system for citizens of color.

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Harvard, UNC sued over their admission policies

Lawsuits filed Nov. 17 against Harvard University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill argue that affirmative action policies should be banned at colleges across the nation.

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