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Parren Mitchell to End 16 Years of Service as a U.S. Congressman
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Parren J. Mitchell (American congressman.); 1922-2007, Congressmen (Retirement), Black business enterprises (Federal aid)
Lagos, Nigeria to Host Confab on Sickle Cell
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Sickle cell anemia
Black Business Jump Cited by Commerce Dept. Census
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Black business enterprises
Pierce Starts Plan to Aid Single-parent Families
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Samuel R. Pierce (Jr.), United States Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (Appropriations and expenditures), Single parent families
Registration Drives Lack Voter Education: Report
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Voter registration
Judge Dismisses Law Suit by Wayne Williams' Parents
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Wayne B. Williams; 1958-., Murder, Black children (Crimes against), Atlanta (Ga.) (Crime)
Ex-Augusta Mayor Released from Atlanta Halfway House
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Edward M. McIntyre (American mayor.), Extortion, Augusta (Ga.) (Political corruption)
'Life' Without Parole for First Teen Convicted in Alexander Slayings in L.A.
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Kermit Alexander, Horace Burns, Trials (Murder), Los Angeles (Calif.) (Juvenile justice, Administration of)
Acid-rapist Sentenced in Teen Assault Trial
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Cheryl Bess, Jack Oscar King, Acid burns, Trials (California)
State Dept. Announces Massive Hiring Program
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United States Dept. of State Foreign Service

Court Rejects Appeal to Ban 'Learning Tree,' Will Hear Cleveland Quota Case
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Gordon Parks (American film director, photographer and novelist.); 1912-2006, United States Supreme Court (Decisions), Censorship, Church and state, Blacks (Employment), Black firefighters, Cleveland (Ohio) (Firefighters)
Jerry Butler Makes Bid for Political Office
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Jerry Butler (American soul singer.), Black musicians (Political activities), Chicago (Ill.) (Politics and government)
Rangel, Edelman Rap Reagan Report that Blacks are Now Escaping from Poverty
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Blacks (Economic conditions)
Disabled More Advantaged Than Minorities: Study
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Minorities (Civil rights), Handicapped (Civil rights)
Obituary
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Albert W. Williams; d. 1985
Ark. Woman Found Dead, 2 White Teenagers Held
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Debbie Venise Watts, Juvenile delinquents and delinquency, Murder, Dumas (Ark.) (Crime)
Bishops Make Strong Plea for Aid for Nation's Poor
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Catholic Church National Conference of Catholic Bishops, Church and economics, Church and social problems (Catholic Church)
Says Miss America Should Give Up Pageant Crown If Family Has Ties to KKK.
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Susan Akin, Ku Klux Klan, Miss America Pageant, Murder, Blacks (Civil rights, History), Mississippi (Race relations)
Gen. Becton Nominated for New Fed. Emergency Post
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Julius W. Becton (Jr., American general.), United States Federal Emergency Management Agency
Marchbanks, Gregory are Lauded by Air Force Assn
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Vance Marchbanks (air force officer and surgeon.); 1905-1988, Frederick Drew Gregory (American astronaut and NASA official.), United States Air Force (Blacks)
Bishop Tutu Plans Visit for Dr. King Ceremonies
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Desmond Tutu (South African archbishop.), Martin Luther King Day
Judge Orders Black Tot Into White Parent's Care
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Child welfare (Michigan), Interracial adoption
Three Family Members Study Engineering at N.C. A&T.
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Drew family, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Engineering (Study and teaching)
More Minority Students Take College Prep Programs
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Minorities (Education), American College Test
Study Notes the Benefits to Blacks Schooled in Suburbia
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Public schools (Desegregation), Hartford (Conn.) (Education)
Unwed Births Down Among Blacks But Up Nationwide
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Illegitimacy, Birth rate
Food Choices, Eating Habits Key to Helping Kids Reduce
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Food, Childhood obesity
All-white Jury Chosen in Ala. Vote Fraud Case
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United States Dept. of Justice Civil Rights Division, Political corruption (Alabama), Elections (Corrupt practices), Blacks (Political activities), Jury selection
Whites Change Attitudes Toward Blacks, Study Says
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United States (Race relations)
Black Youths Have Lowest Employment Rates: Study
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Black young men (Employment)
Black Call for More Pressure on News Media
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Blacks (Press coverage)
N.Y. Times Reporter Bids for Norfolk Journal & Guide
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Winston Williams, Norfolk journal & guide (Newspaper), Blacks in newspaper publishing
South African Trip Reminds Gault of U.S. 20 Years Ago
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Charlayne Hunter-Gault (American television newscaster.), Apartheid
Bullets Say Bol Starting to Build Up His Muscles
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Manute Bol (Sudanese basketball player.); 1962-2010
Lakers Give Kareem Time to Consider 2 More Years
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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar; 1947-.
3 Ex-Oiler Cheerleaders Sue Team for $23.5 Million
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Libel and slander, Cheerleading
Public Auction Sells Property of Boxing Champ who Earned Millions
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Leon Spinks (American boxer.), Auctions
Robinson Now Winningest Coach in College Football: Seeks Two Other Grid Titles
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Eddie Robinson (American football coach.), Football, College
Sheila DeWindt Combines Successful Career with Motherhood
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Sheila DeWindt
Olivia Brown Participates in 'Chocolate Festival'.
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Olivia Brown (American actress.)
Millie Jackson Still Playing SRO Crowds Without New LP.
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Millie Jackson (American singer.)
Diahann Carroll Reveals Plans for New TV Romance
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Diahann Carroll (American singer and actress.)
Negro Ensemble Company Marks 19th Anniversary
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Negro Ensemble Company
Coors Holds Annual 'Bill Pickett Rodeo' Finals in Denver
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Adolph Coors Co, Black cowboys, Rodeos
Pam Grier Makes Debut in Stage Production
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Pam Grier
Ella Fitzgerald Plans to Write Her Autobiography
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Ella Fitzgerald (American singer.)

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