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Report: the attitudes of blacks in America regarding racism, justice and the economy

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Despite experiences of both blatant and subtle racism in American society, Blacks remain somewhat optimistic about their overall well-being. At least that’s the conclusion of a survey commissioned by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and EBONY magazine. 

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Video: Honey Maid responds to criticism of ‘This is Wholesome’ campaign featuring non-traditional families

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Honey Maid graham cracker company has responded to a backlash over last month’s “This is Wholesome” ad campaign by releasing a video. In the ads, non-traditional families such as two fathers, a single dad, a punk rock family and an interracial family can be seen enjoying the treat while living life. 

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White House extends deadline for Obamacare

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The Obama administration announced its plans to extend enrollment for health insurance under Obamacare after next week’s deadline. The extension applies to those who declared that they started the process before the end of the month. 

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Study: Americans don’t care about race relations or climate change

According to a recent Gallup survey released Wednesday, Americans aren’t really concerned with race relations in the country. In fact, the category ranked the lowest on the list of concerns. Climate change ranked just slightly above “race relations.” 

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NSBA adopts curriculum based on ’12 Years a Slave’

The National School Boards Association (NSBA) has partnered with New Regency, Penguin Books and the filmmakers of 12 Years a Slave to distribute copies of the film, book and study guide to public high schools in America. The initiative, headed by Montel Williams will be launched nationwide in September.

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Controversial ‘National White Privilege’ conference set for March

Racial justice advocates want to have an open dialogue about race relations in the country. They’re doing just that by hosting their 15th annual “National White Privilege” conference in March. The conference hopes to highlight race issues locally by examining white privilege in daily living. 

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Despite safety emphasis, no real reduction in school shootings in country

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Despite increased efforts to secure schools in the country, the number of school shootings have virtually remained unchanged. An analysis conducted by the Associated Press found that at least 11 school shootings have occurred this academic school year alone. Those numbers are separate from other cases of gun violence. 

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In latest essay, Richard Sherman reflects on the fallout from his interview with Erin Andrews

Super Bowl contender Richard Sherman is just a few days away from playing in the biggest game of his career. Despite all of the attention Sherman has received, he found time to contribute to Monday Morning Quarterback, where his writing appears regularly. In his latest article, “10 Things I Learned about America after They Learned About Me,” Sherman reflects on the fallout […]

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50 years later: a look at the war on poverty

Fifty years ago today, President Lyndon B. Johnson issued a formal declaration to end poverty in America. The announcement came during his State of the Union address, and sought out to tackle to roots and consequences of being poor in the U.S.  While some credit Johnson’s war on poverty as a success, many feel that […]

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