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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers on Tuesday sent the governor a bill that would make the state the first requiring public schools to include the contributions of gays and lesbians in social studies curriculum. The bill, passed on a...
Tags: Jerry Brown, Government, Mark Leno, Schools, Arts and Culture
Associated Press ReportersWASHINGTON (AP) — The ranks of America's poorest poor have climbed to a record high — 1 in 15 people — spread widely across metropolitan areas as the housing bust pushed many inner-city poor into suburbs and other outlying places and...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The wealth gaps between whites and minorities have grown to their widest levels in a quarter-century. The recession and uneven recovery have erased decades of minority gains, leaving whites on average with 20 times the net worth of...
WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time, minorities make up a majority of babies in the U.S., part of a sweeping race change and a growing age divide between mostly white, older Americans and predominantly minority youths that could reshape...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Civil War commemorations planned for the next several years have revived an unsettling debate that lingers 150 years after the conflict: how to view the role of African Americans in the Confederacy. Confederate law...
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico state employee has been placed on leave for a website posting the secretary of state says was "deeply offensive" toward two African-American legislators. Secretary of State Dianna Duran made the announcement...
Tags: Social Issues, Elections, Politics, Minority Groups, New Mexico
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted an Indianapolis woman accused of threatening to burn down a house to keep African-Americans from moving into her neighborhood. The U.S. attorney's office says the home was set on fire about six...
Tags: Trials, Lawyers, Arson, Justice System, Crime, Law and Justice
WASHINGTON (AP) — The government is launching an assault on salt. It's telling half of the U.S. population to drastically cut their daily salt intake. That warning goes for people who are 51 and older, all African-Americans and anyone suffering...
SOUTH BEND — Once again, local groups are offering a large menu of live music, drama, dance, food and discussions to honor the birthday of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. The national holiday will be observed Monday. All events are...
Though Algie Oldham may have never been on Facebook himself, a memorial page started in his memory had more than 700 members within a day of his death. The well-known and beloved educator and high-ranking Mason died in Indianapolis on Thursday. He was...
NEW YORK (AP) — The Huffington Post and BET co-founder Sheila Johnson are launching a HuffPost section devoted to African-Americans. The section, "HuffPost GlobalBlack," is expected to debut in early March. The Huffington Post is set to make an...
This morning, as hundreds gathered for a breakfast for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, two educators and four people who serve hospitals received honors for being — in King’s words — "drum majors" for community service. South Bend Mayor...
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