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Campaign Rhetoric Gets Rough, Racial As South Carolina Primary Nears
Barack Obama (American president); 1961- (Presidential campaign, 2008), Hillary Rodham Clinton (American Secretary of state); 1947- (Presidential campaign, 2008), Democratic Party (U.S.), Presidential primaries (2008, South Carolina), Presidential campaigns (Racial aspects, 2008), Blacks (Political activities)
Lawmakers' Pay In Congress Gets Bump To $169,300
Congressmen (Salaries)
King Sister's Tenacity Inspires Family Of Leaders
Willie Christine King Farris (American educator and sister of Martin Luther King, Jr.); 1927- (Family), Martin Luther King (Jr.); 1929-1968
CNN Host O'Brien Wins Freedom's Voice Award
Soledad O'Brien (American television news anchor); 1966- (Awards), Soledad O'Brien Freedom's Voice Award
New Jersey Becomes 1st Northern State To Apologize For 'Wrongs Inflicted By Slavery'.
Slavery, Apologies, New Jersey (Race relations)
Federal Lawsuit Accuses Rapper 'Birdman' In Sampling Artists' Songs Without Permission, Payment
Birdman (American rapper and recording industry executive); 1973- (Trials, litigation, etc), Copyright (Music), Royalties
Kadir Nelson: Award-Winning Illustrator Debuts As Author
Kadir Nelson (American illustrator.), Illustrators as authors
Black Star Power Tours In 'Vagina Monologues' Play
Eve Ensler (American dramatist), Star Jones (American lawyer, reporter and talk show host.); 1962-, Sherri Shepherd (American comedienne.); 1967-, Women (Crimes against), Black women in drama
Genarlow Wilson, Freed From Jail After Georgia Sex Case, Gets Scholarship To Morehouse College From Radio Host
Genarlow Wilson (American teenager convicted of child molestation.), Tom Joyner (American radio talk show host); 1942- (Charitable contributions), Tom Joyner Foundation, Morehouse College
More Kenya Protests Urged After Rival Leaders Reject Talks
Mwai Kibaki (Kenyan president.); 1931-, Raila Odinga (Kenyan member of Parliament and presidential candidate.); 1945-, Elections (Corrupt practices, Kenya), Kenya (Politics and government)

This Week In Black History
Carl Thomas Rowan (American newspaper columnist); 1925-2000 (Selection and appointment), Leontyne Price (American opera singer.)
Hollywood Award Season Reeling From Writers Strike
Writers Guild of America, Strikes (Television writers, Screenwriters), Motion pictures (Awards), Television awards
Autopsy Report Inconclusive On How Kanye West's Mother Died
Donda West (mother of American rapper and record producer Kanye West) (Death and burial), Kanye West (American rapper and record producer) (Family), Plastic surgery (Complications)
No Big Payday For Originator Of 'Cheetah Girls'.
Deborah Gregory (American journalist and young adult author) (Adaptations, Television), Cheetah Girls 2 (Television program), Cheetah Girls (Television program), Television programs (Adaptations from fiction), Profit sharing
Where Is . . . The Cast Of 'Good Times'?
Janet Jackson (American singer.), Good times (Television program)
Gone But Not Forgotten
Esther Rolle (American actress); 1920-1998 (Death and burial), Good times (Television program)
A Look At The Creators Of 'Good Times'.
Eric Monte (American television scriptwriter.); 1944-, Mike Evans (American actor and television scriptwriter.); 1949-2006, Good times (Television program)
The Death Of James Evans Sr
John Amos (American actor.); 1939-, Good times (Television program)
Suspect In Atlanta Courthouse Killings Allegedly Plots New Escape
Brian Nichols (American murderer) (Trials, litigation, etc), Fugitives from justice, Trials (Murder), Atlanta (Ga.) (Crime)
Obama's Family In Kenya Watches U.S. Election
Barack Obama (American president); 1961- (Family), Presidential elections (2008)
Ex-Liberia Leader's War Crimes Trial Reopens
Charles Taylor (Liberian president) (Trials, litigation, etc), Criminal justice, Administration of (International aspects), Liberia (History, Atrocities, Civil War, 1989-2003, Foreign relations, Sierra Leone), Sierra Leone (Foreign relations, Liberia)
Football Awards Go To Rookie, Defensive Players
Bob Sanders (American football player); 1981- (Awards), Adrian Peterson (American football player) (Awards), Patrick Willis (American football player); 1985- (Awards), Football, Professional (Awards)
Track's Jones Gets Prison In Federal Doping Probe
Marion Jones (American sprinter, long jumper and basketball player); 1975- (Drug use), Anabolic steroids, Olympic athletes (Drug use), Government investigations
Sportscaster Suspended After 'Lynch' Remark About Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods (American golfer.); 1975-, Kelly Tilghman (American golfer and sportscaster.), Golf Channel, Journalistic ethics, Race relations in television
Soccer Star Looks To Defend Gold Medal In Beijing Olympics
Briana Scurry (American soccer player.); 1971-, Olympic Games, 2008 (Beijing, China), Soccer (Women, Tournaments)
Will Jordan's 'XX3' Be His Last?
Michael Jordan (American basketball player.); 1963-, Nike Inc, Sneakers (Marketing), Trademarks
Steve Harvey 'It's a New Me'.
Steve Harvey (American comedian and actor.)

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