Book Club booted from wine train for #LaughingWhileBlack

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KTVU – SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The annual train trip on the Napa Valley wine train was supposed to be an opportunity for the members of a mostly black women’s book club to enjoy themselves and discuss their latest read. Instead, they say they were kicked off the train because of their race. The 11 […]

Number of businesses owned by minority women are soaring

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(AP) – The number of U.S. businesses owned by minority women is soaring, and outstripping U.S. business growth in general. The number of companies owned by Hispanic women rose 87 percent between 2007 and 2012, while the number of companies owned by Black women rose nearly 68 percent, according to preliminary figures released last week […]

No digital divide among Black, white millennials

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A new poll finds African-American millennials say they are just as engaged in getting news online as their white counterparts, further debunking a long-held belief that people of color are at risk of being left behind technologically. In general, 64 percent of millennials say they read and watch news online regularly, including […]

Former President Jimmy Carter to undergo radiation for cancer on his brain

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ATLANTA (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter announced Thursday that his cancer is on four small spots on his brain and he will immediately begin radiation treatment, saying he is “at ease with whatever comes.” “I’m ready for anything and looking forward to a new adventure,” said Carter, appearing upbeat and making jokes as he […]

Up to 305 Clinton emails might have classified data

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department review of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s emails so far has found as many as 305 messages that could contain classified information and require further scrutiny by federal agencies, the department said Monday. In a court filing that was part of a lawsuit against the State Department, officials told a federal […]

Firm mulls suit over allegations Blacks excluded from juries

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A civil rights law firm has put a Louisiana District Attorney’s Office on notice of a possible lawsuit over allegations the office excludes Black people from juries because of their race. The MacArthur Justice Foundation on Monday released a copy of a letter it sent to Caddo Parish Acting District Attorney […]

Mayweather-Pacquiao lawsuits sent to California court

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Plaintiffs who say the May 2 Las Vegas fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. was a fraud and they deserve their pay-per-view money back will argue their cases in front of a federal judge in California. Judge R. Gary Klausner, the same judge hearing arguments in cases filed against […]

Ruling to allow college athletes to unionize is thrown out

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CHICAGO (AP) — The National Labor Relations Board on Monday threw out a historic ruling that gave Northwestern University football players the go-ahead to form the nation’s first college athletes’ union, saying the prospect of union and nonunion teams could throw off the competitive balance in college football. The decision dismissed a March 2014 decision […]

Julian Bond, former NAACP chairman and activist, dies at 75

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ATLANTA (AP) — Julian Bond’s life traced the arc of the civil rights movement, from his efforts as a militant young man to start a student protest group all the way to the top leadership post at the NAACP. Year after year, the calm, telegenic Bond was one of the nation’s most poetic voices for […]

Clinton giving up server amid concerns about classified data

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton’s presidential campaign casts her decision to turn over her personal email server to the Justice Department as cooperating with investigators. Her Republican critics suggest that the move and new revelations about classified information points to her malfeasance as secretary of state. Two emails that traversed Clinton’s personal system were […]