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  • The Stan Simpson Show: Health Care Jobs, Hartford Shelter, Future Of The Media

    In the first segment, Stan talks with Scot X. Esdaile, president of the Connecticut chapter of the NAACP, and Muhammad Ansari, president of the Hartford chapter of the NAACP, about racial disparities in jobs held in the health care field. Next,...
  • Charleston victims' families tell suspect of anguish, forgiveness

    Charleston victims' families tell suspect of anguish, forgiveness
    In an extraordinary emotional display of raw pain and grace, the relatives of those slain in a shooting at a historic black church confronted suspected killer Dylann Roof in court on Friday. Through tears, some reached for forgiveness. “We...
  • Chicago book news: New book explores W.E.B. Du Bois' legacy

    Chicago book news: New book explores W.E.B. Du Bois' legacy
    "The Scholar Denied" by Aldon D. Morris will be published by University of California Aug. 27. Morris looks at the birth of modern sociology and argues W.E.B. Du Bois' work is the founding of the discipline. Morris is the Leon Forrest Professor of...
  • Civil rights groups seek federal review of South Carolina police shootings

    Civil rights groups seek federal review of South Carolina police shootings
    Amid mounting suspicion that police officers in South Carolina attempted to cover up the circumstances of the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man, civil rights leaders are urging the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate all fatal shootings by...
  • Donna Edwards announces for Senate

    Rep. Donna F. Edwards announced Tuesday that she will run for Senate, jumping into a still undefined race to replace retiring Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski. The Prince George's County Democrat, first elected to the House in 2008, would be the first African...
  • Former NAACP president Ben Jealous considering Senate race

    Former NAACP president Ben Jealous considering Senate race
    WASHINGTON -- Benjamin Jealous, the former president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, is considering a run for the Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski -- the latest high-profile figure said to be looking...
  • Ferguson plan for police oversight board is derided as 'insulting'

    Ferguson plan for police oversight board is derided as 'insulting'
    A proposal for greater citizen oversight of the Ferguson Police Department has been criticized as "weak" and "insulting" by police experts and St. Louis-area officials who examined the plan Thursday, while others say it is a positive step forward that...
  • Shonda Rhimes to receive WGA's Paddy Chayefsky Laurel Award

    Shonda Rhimes to receive WGA's Paddy Chayefsky Laurel Award
    Prolific writer-producer Shonda Rhimes will score another win in February when she takes home the Writers Guild of America West's Paddy Chayefsky Laurel Award. Rhimes currently has three shows on the air that have been so successful that ABC's...
  • FBI probing death of black North Carolina teen hanged from swing set

    The hanging death of a black teenager in a small North Carolina town will be probed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the agency said on Friday, after his family questioned a finding by local authorities that it was suicide and his mother pleaded to...
  • Benjamin Crump on 'Face the Nation'

    Benjamin Crump on 'Face the Nation'
    Justice and unrest in Ferguson, Mo., will be topics this weekend on the Sunday morning programs. The guest list: Benjamin Crump, attorney for Michael Brown's family, talks to CBS' "Face the Nation" at 10:30 a.m. on WKMG-Channel 6. Other guests are Ta-...
  • Rush Limbaugh, Bobby Jindal on 'Fox News Sunday'

    Rush Limbaugh, Bobby Jindal on 'Fox News Sunday'
    UPDATED: The Sunday morning guest list this weekend: Radio host Rush Limbaugh and Gov. Bobby Jindal, R-La., visit "Fox News Sunday" at 10 a.m. on WOFL-Channel 35. Fox News says it is Limbaugh's first appearance in more than five years on the show....