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Columnist William Raspberry Dies at 76

July 17, 2012 Cancer claims pioneer among mainstream pundits (7/17/12); NAHJ candidate quits Contreras ticket; race has no obvious role in Obama's foreign policy; South Asian journalists joke that...

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Brandon Resident Considers Race a Hindrance to Sales

Mallory Pickering July 5, 2012 Dilliondria Robinson recently quit her job. The Brandon resident had been working for a home security company and she found herself having a difficult time generating...

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I Want to Talk About Racism

Delana Jackson July 4, 2012 Racism is defined in Webster’s Dictionary as the idea that one’s own race is superior, and  the policy and practice based on such an idea. Racism has been a growing part of...

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You Should Know Your Voting Rights

Stephen White July 12, 2012 There’s a widespread misconception that once you become a convicted felon, your voting rights are automatically terminated. In Mississippi, that only applies to a handful...

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All Bullying in Schools Must End

Darein Spann July 3, 2012 I was livid after I read about the bus driver who was bullied. How can children think it’s acceptable to taunt and disrespect adults?  If this is what our school system has...

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Review of ‘Fear of a Black Republican’

Catoria Parker July 11, 2012 Jackson State University’s Department of Mass Communication recently sponsored a viewing of “Fear of a Black Republican.” It is a documentary by Kevin Williams with the...

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Rent-To-Own Is Not The Only Option

Jacqueline Lott July 2, 2012 Last summer, I leased a new washer and dryer from a national rent-to-own company against my better judgement. With my family’s strapped budget, it was a decision made out...

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George Lopez’s HBO Routine Didn’t Go Over Well with Sheriff Arpaio

Author:  Jean Marie Brown July 17, 2012 The mainstream’s primary focus today is on sports and celebrity, as George Lopez, Jeremy Lin, Victor Cruz, Nicki Minaj and J. read more

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Action on Racial Disparity in Pardons

July 18, 2012 U.S. to review the record after ProPublica stories; William Raspberry service planned for National Cathedral; conference call with members stokes NAHJ campaign; journalists of color...

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Style Trumps Substance, with Focus on Ricky Martin, Jeremy Lin and Other Celebs

Author:  Jean Marie Brown July 18, 2012 The mainstream has style and substance today, though it doesn’t venture from the expected in either case, as coverage is still focused on politicians,...

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The Media and the N-Word

Author:  Nadra Kareem Nittle July 19, 2012 One of the quickest ways for celebrities to make headlines is to use the N-word. Gwyneth Paltrow, John Mayer and Laura Schlessinger, aka “Dr. Laura,” have...

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Maynard Grad Teresa Frontado Named Senior Editor

July 20, 2012 Maynard Grad Teresa Frontado promoted to Senior Editor for Online and Production at El Nuevo Herald. Announcement from Manny Garcia, Executive Editor/General Manager of El Nuevo Herald:...

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Bachmann’s Crusade and Zimmerman’s Comments Take Center Stage

Author:  Jean Marie Brown July 19, 2012 People of color are framed through stories about controversy and celebrity, and in many ways they are secondary players in the news. Consider the criticism of...

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KQED Forum: Journalistic Embarrassments - MIJE Joins the Conversation

July 20, 2012 Maynard Institute president Dori J. Maynard phoned in to KQED's Forum program with reporter Joshua Johnson on Friday to present another perspective on the topic of journalistic...

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First, We Knew Aurora Killer Was White

July 20, 2012 Racial ID presaged suspension of other media rules; Gumbel surprised at Curry's treatment as "martyr"; Roy S. Johnson lands at History Channel Magazine; firing shows "race is third rail...

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Columbine Haunts Aurora Reporting

July 23, 2012 Denver Post Editor Greg Moore says, "We will be covering this tragedy forever"; pundit admits opining on Paterno statue too soon; Ifill, Woodruff to be first all-female convention team;...

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Colorado Shootings and Penn State Penalties Consume Sites

Author:  Jean Marie Brown July 23, 2012 The mainstream sites start the week with posts that will appeal across racial and ethnic lines, but people of color aren’t clearly represented in them. Here’s a...

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UNITY Lunch Panel | Decision 2012: What Media Need to Know About Voters of...

Event Date(s):  08/02/2012 (All day) read more

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Guns, Voters, Mariah Carey and the Jacksons Get Attention Across Sites

Author:  Jean Marie Brown July 24, 2012 The mainstream and ethnic sites take on gun control, Pennsylvania voter ID laws, Mariah Carey and the Jackson family.  read more

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Discrimination Cases Dominate Headlines, Along with the Jackson Family Conflict

Author:  Jean Marie Brown July 25, 2012 Along with the usual fare featuring celebrities, athletes and politicians, posts about discrimination and civil rights represent people of color on the...

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