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Mixed-raced woman named Miss Japan
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Apparently black is also beautiful in Japan, despite the nation’s reputation for a lack of diversity. Ariana Miyamoto, daughter of a Japanese mother and African-American father, recently became the first multiracial contestant to be crowned Miss Universe Japan, according to news reports. The former Miss Nagasaki will represent Japan in the 2015 Miss
 
My Sisterís Keeper launched at Howard & Spelman
Monday, March 23, 2015
Black Women’s Health Imperative, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit, has launched the first chapter of the “My Sister’s Keeper” initiative at Howard University and Spelman College. The program is intended to provide information on a variety of topics including sexual violence, reproductive health and sexually transmitted diseases
 
Impact of Roe v. Wade on black community ongoing debate
Friday, March 20, 2015
In 1967, Dr. Dorothy Lavinia Brown, the first black woman surgeon in the South and a Tennessee state representative, was the first American lawmaker to sponsor a proposed bill to fully legalize abortion. The proposal failed. But in 1970, pregnant Dallas-area resident Norma L. McCorvey (Jane Roe) sued then-District Attorney Henry Wade, claiming that a Texas
 
HBCU presidents seek next chapters
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Are historically black colleges and universities still a viable enterprise? Of course, and more than ever, HBCU presidents – past and present – said last week at a presidential panel at Bowie State. Such a question detracts from the real question, which is how to bring them along in the 21st century with the greatest amount of success. The
 
School districts anxiously await word on driverís education
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Phil McGirt has run Cumberland County’s driver’s education program for around 40 years and believes it is to thank for keeping North Carolina’s roads safer. But on June 30, money will run out for the state-mandated program unless lawmakers act to restore funding for local districts to continue its operation. If they don’t, school
 
Hall wants college IDs accepted, earlier vote days in NC
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
RALEIGH – The Democratic leader in the North Carolina House says bills to make college student identification cards acceptable in voting and restore one week of early voting are to ensure all eligible citizens can vote. Minority Leader Larry Hall held a news conference Tuesday to discuss his proposals to retool the 2013 elections overhaul law
 
McConnell says AG nomination could be delayed
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
WASHINGTON – Majority Leader Mitch McConnell warned Sunday that he won't hold a confirmation vote for North Carolina native Loretta Lynch as attorney general before the Senate completes work on a bill designed to curb human trafficking. The Kentucky Republican's comments prompted immediate protests from Democratic lawmakers who view her confirmation
 
The loud silence of rape survivors
Friday, March 13, 2015
WASHINGTON – An online survey of sexual assault survivors conduced as part of this series vividly captures the fear and reluctance black women rape survivors exhibit about sharing their ordeal with others. From a young woman, drugged and raped by a man she met at a party at age 21: “I told someone, but I never gave specifics because I felt
 
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