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    Modeling Agent: Milan and Paris Don’t Want Black Girls

    The founder of a London-based model management company says it’s hard to find commercial modeling work for dark-skinned women because designers in fashion capitals Milan and Paris “absolutely don’t want Black girls.” Carole White, founder...

    FEMA Weathers Storms both Natural and Political

    Summer has not yet begun and it’s already been an alarming weather year for the United States. A reported 1,384 tornadoes and floods have torn across, upended and destroyed many communities in Arkansas, Alabama,...

    NNPA Holds Annual Summer Convention

    The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) will hold its annual summer convention next week in Chicago, Ill. This year’s celebration will take place June 22-25, at the Drake Hotel in Chicago. Established 69 years ago,...

    Julian Bond Leads Tour through Civil Rights History

    Touring the major sites of the Civil Rights Movement with Julian Bond is a little like touring England with a Beatle. Celebrities do him favors, young people flock to take his picture, and women sometimes...

    Jury Convicts Two Men in Killing of Black Oakland Journalist

    An Alameda (Calif.) Circuit Court jury June 9 convicted two men of first-degree murder in the shooting death of Oakland Black journalist Chauncey Bailey, as he walked to work. Bailey, editor-in chief of the Oakland...

    Study Examines Millennials View: Is Race Still a Big Issue

    When Barack Obama ascended to the White House in 2009 as the nation’s first Black president with the help of millions of first time voters, some pundits and commentators were quick to declare America,...

    Shrinking Government Means Fewer Jobs for Blacks, Labor Dept. Figures Show

    Black workers may be hit hardest as the lingering recession and the political drive to shrink federal and state spending are resulting in a dwindling number of government jobs, according to recently released Labor...

    CBC Chairman Presses for Jobs

    Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Emmanuel Cleaver II (D-Mo.) has vowed to fight for a jobs bill given the high unemployment rate among African Americans. Cleaver lays at least part of the blame for slow job...

    Return of the ‘Do-Nothing Congress’

    When Republican lawmakers swept to power last November, they promised voters that the 112th Congress would be noted for the quality of legislation that passed the House, not the quantity. However, weeks of seemingly unquenchable...

    30 Years of HIV/AIDS

    (NNPA) — The past few weeks have seen a flurry of activity around new and exciting potential HIV-vaccine concepts, just in time for the 30-year anniversary of the discovery of the HIV virus. In Kenya,...

    Battle Continues for Fairer Retroactive Sentences for Crack Offenders

    The U.S. Sentencing Commission met June 1 to consider applying revised sentencing guidelines retroactively that would reduce the sentences of some of those convicted for violating federal laws against crack cocaine. The commission is a...

    Health Care Reform Battle Rages in Ohio

    The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) faced another courtroom assault, this time at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in Cincinnati a battle to strike down all or part...

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