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Charges Dropped Against Martese Johnson, UVA Student Bloodied During Arrest By Alcohol Agents

By Larry O’Dell Charges have been dropped against a University of Virginia student whose bloody arrest sparked a public uproar and a state police investigation, a prosecutor said Thursday. Charlottesville Commonwealth’s Attorney David Chapman said he made the decision after … Continue reading

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The 10 most dangerous places to be a woman in America

By Katie McDonough Lately, the preferred strategy for reproductive rights opponents in the United States seems to be: If you can’t beat Roe v. Wade, then simply regulate around it. Whether it’s the newly imposed 72-hour waiting period for women … Continue reading

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Backlash greets Cheerios ad with interracial family

By Mary C. Curtis Here we go again, with more proof, if anyone needed it, that the post-racial American society some hoped the election of an African American president signified is far from here. Who would have thought that breakfast cereal … Continue reading

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How Racism Turned an Interracial Family’s Trip to Walmart into a Kidnapping Investigation

By Kristen Gwynne A Virginia father’s trip to Walmart last week took an unexpected turn when he was accused of kidnapping his three young daughters because their skin color did not match his. Joseph, a white father in an interracial marriage who … Continue reading

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Kemba Smith Interview: Voting Rights Advocacy

By Jenée Desmond-Harris In 1994 Kemba Smith was sentenced to 24 1/2 years in prison after she pleaded guilty to conspiracy in a cocaine ring. The story of the harsh punishment dealt to a minor player — who admitted to lying and … Continue reading

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At Fort Lee, Bingham becomes first female commandant of the Quartermaster School

Congratulations to Col. Gwen Bingham (soon to be Brigadier Gen. Bingham) on her historic accomplishment. At Fort Lee, Bingham becomes first female commandant of the Quartermaster School | Richmond Times-Dispatch.

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Webb calls for end to most affirmative action programs, criticizes ‘myth’ of white dominance

This was a disturbingly interesting article for me to read. Affirmative action programs has attempted to level the playing field for ALL minorities not just race related minorities. Affirmative action programs and laws have helped women, physically & mentally challenged persons-white, black and … Continue reading

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US religious leaders send more than 300 homes to Haiti

I will always update everyone on new news items on Haiti and the rebuilding efforts. This is much-needed and appreciated by our brothers and sisters in Haiti. This is an inspiring effort and I am going to find out how I can help them too! … Continue reading

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