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What Has Changed Since Kerner Commission Report?
Kerner Commission, Blacks (Civil rights, History), United States (Race relations, History)
John Lewis Drops Support For Clinton In Favor Of Obama
John Lewis (American congressman.); 1940-, Barack Obama (American president); 1961- (Presidential campaign, 2008), Hillary Rodham Clinton (American Secretary of state); 1947- (Presidential campaign, 2008), Presidential elections (2008), Presidential candidates (2008)
Tavis Smiley's State Of The Black Union 2008 Examines The Role Of Blacks In The Presidential Elections
Tavis Smiley (American radio talk show host.); 1964-, Blacks (Political activities), Presidential elections (2008)
U.S. Lawmakers Consider Official Slavery Apology
Slavery, Apologies, United States (Race relations)
1 In 29 Adults Behind Bars Is Black, Study Shows
Black prisoners (Statistics), Prisoners (Statistics)
Illinois Man Wins More Than $12 Million In Quick Pick 3 Lottery
Edward K. Jones (American machinist and lottery winner.), Black lottery winners, Lotteries (Illinois)
'Philly Sound' Producers Gamble And Huff Inducted Into Rock Hall Of Fame
Kenny Gamble (American singer, songwriter and recording executive.), Leon Huff (American pianist, songwriter and recording executive.); 1942-, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
Farrah Gray: Acclaimed Entrepreneur Shows How to Chart Your Own Path To Financial Freedom
Farrah Gray (American entrepreneur.)
Where Is . . . Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs?
Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs (American actor.); 1953-
Proposed 'Donda West Law' In California Would Require Medical Check Before Cosmetic Surgery
Donda West (mother of American rapper and record producer Kanye West) (Death and burial), Plastic surgery (Complications), Medical policy (California)

Sean Bell Shooting Trial Begins For 3 NYPD Officers
Sean Bell (American aspiring baseball player shot by police); d. 2006 (Death and burial), Gescard F. Isnora (American police officer) (Trials, litigation, etc), Michael Oliver (American police officer) (Trials, litigation, etc), Marc Cooper (American police officer) (Trials, litigation, etc), Trials (Murder), Queens (New York, N.Y.) (Criminal justice, Administration of, Police shootings)
Ohio Jury Spares Bobby Cutts Death Penalty; Life Sentence Given
Bobby Cutts (Jr., American police officer and murder suspect) (Trials, litigation, etc), Jessie Marie Davis (American murder victim); d. 2007 (Murder), Canton (Ohio) (Crime)
This Week In Black History
Jean Baptiste Pointe de Sable (Haitian founder of Chicago.); 1745?-1818, John B. Russwurm (American newspaper publisher and civil rights leader.); 1799-1851, Samuel E. Cornish (American clergyman, newspaper editor and reformer.); 1795-1858
Brown University Drops Tuition Loans For Less Affluent Students
Brown University, College education (Costs), Student aid, College students (Economic conditions)
BET Founder's Real Estate Investment Company Sells 22 Hotels In Major Cities For About $900 Million
Robert Louis Johnson (American television and basketball executive.), RLJ Development, LLC
Rutgers Coach Stringer Joins Elite Basketball Club With 800th Win
C. Vivian Stringer (American basketball coach.); 1948-, Rutgers University (Basketball, Women)
Kenya Approves Power-Sharing Agreement
Mwai Kibaki (Kenyan president.); 1931-, Raila Odinga (Kenyan member of Parliament and presidential candidate.); 1945-, Kenya (Politics and government)
The Evolution of Snoop Dogg
Snoop Dogg (American rapper) (Family)
Judith Jamison Announces Plan To Retire As Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Artistic Director
Judith Jamison (American dancer, director and choreographer) (Retirement), Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

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