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Civil Rights Groups: Why They're Essential Today
Marc Morial (American civil rights activist and former mayor.), Julian Bond (American civil rights leader.); 1940-, Jesse L. Jackson (American clergyman and civil rights activist.); 1941-, Al Sharpton (American clergyman and political activist.); 1954-, National Urban League, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Southern Christian Leadership Conference, National Rainbow\PUSH Coalition, National Action Network (Organization), Race discrimination
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Reputed Klansman Set To Stand Trial For 1964 Murders
Edgar Ray Killen (American preacher convicted of manslaughter of civil rights workers) (Trials, litigation, etc), James Earl Chaney (American civil rights activist); 1943-1964 (Murder), Andrew Goodman (American civil rights activist); 1943-1964 (Murder), Michael Henry Schwerner (American civil rights activist); 1939-1964 (Murder), Blacks (Civil rights, History, Mississippi), Philadelphia (Miss.) (Race relations)
Bethune-Cookman College Names Dr. Trudie Kibbe Reed As New President
Trudie Kibbe Reed (American college president) (Selection and appointment), Bethune-Cookman College (Officials)
Patti LaBelle Honored At UNCF's Masked Ball In Atlanta
Patti LaBelle (American singer) (Awards)
Armstrong Williams Dropped By Syndication Company Over $240,000 Payment From Education Department
Armstrong Williams (American newspaper columnist and radio talk show host); 1959- (Ethics), United States Dept. of Education (Public relations), No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, Conflict of interests (Mass media industry), Government publicity, Education and state, Public relations consultants (Fees)
Rita Marley To Rebury Husband Bob Marley In Ethiopia
Rita Marley (Jamaican reggae singer and wife of Bob Marley.), Bob Marley (Jamaican reggae singer) (Death and burial), Exhumation, Ras Tafari movement, Ethiopia (Religion)
Million Dollar Baby
Million dollar baby (Motion picture: 2004)
Don King Suing ESPN for $2.5 Billion
Don King (American boxing promoter); 1931- (Trials, litigation, etc), ESPNEWS (Television channel) (Suits and claims)
WNBA Star Named As Head Coach Of Men's ABA Team
DeLisha Milton-Jones (American basketball player and coach); 1974- (Selection and appointment), American Basketball Association, Los Angeles Stars (Basketball team)

This Week in Black History
Elaine C. Weddington (American lawyer and baseball executive.), Franklin A. Thomas (American lawyer and foundation official.); 1934-
Winterizing Your Skin For The Cold Weather Months
Skin (Care), Cold weather
Ex-Crematory Operator Gets 12 Years In Jail
Ray Brent Marsh (American crematory operator convicted of fraud) (Trials, litigation, etc), Tri-State Crematory (Firm) (Suits and claims), Crematoriums (Ethical aspects)
Georgia Sheriff Fires Workers, But Judge Orders Call Back
Clayton County (Ga.) (Police, Race relations)
Ron Isley Pleads Not Guilty To Tax Evasion Charges
Ronald Isley (American singer); 1941- (Trials, litigation, etc), Income tax, Tax evasion
Nas And Kelis Tie The Knot In Private Ceremony
Nas (Musician) (American rapper) (Marriage), Kelis (American rhythm and blues singer and songwriter) (Marriage)
Black U.S. Speedskater Breaks Two World Records
Shani Davis (American speed skater.), Speed skating records
James Forman, 76, Key Activist Among Youth During Civil Rights Movement In '60s Dies
James Forman (American civil rights leader.); 1928-2005
Veteran Songwriter Norman Whitfield Pleads Guilty To Not Reporting Income
Norman Whitfield (American composer); 1943- (Trials, litigation, etc), Income tax, Tax evasion
Kanye West
Kanye West (American rapper and record producer.)
Yolanda King (American actress, motivational speaker and daughter of Martin Luther King, Jr.); 1955-2007, Oscar Peterson (Canadian pianist and composer); 1925-2007 (Charitable contributions), Martin Luther King Day, Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami, 2004

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