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'Power': When Starz Began Targeting African-American Viewers, It Paid Off With More Ratings and Subscribers - IndieWire
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IndieWire'Power': When Starz Began Targeting African-American Viewers, It Paid Off With More Ratings and SubscribersIndieWireAfrican-American audiences consume more television on average, and networks such as OWN and VH1 have also found success by targeting that demographic. “Power” is a phenomenon even as its audience skews heavily African-American– around 75 ...Omari Hardwick
 
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Conference draws hundreds of African-American teen leaders to Anchorage - Alaska Dispatch News
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Alaska Dispatch NewsConference draws hundreds of African-American teen leaders to AnchorageAlaska Dispatch NewsThis week, UAA is hosting the 63rd annual teen conference of Jack and Jill of America Inc., a nationwide organization that aims to foster African-American leadership skills and instill a sense of civic duty. This is the first time the teen chapters of ...
 
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Top 2 picks in MLB draft are African-American - Richmond Free Press
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Richmond Free PressTop 2 picks in MLB draft are African-AmericanRichmond Free PressThe top two overall picks in the June 12 draft were African-Americans from private Catholic high schools in California. Picking first, the Minnesota Twins selected shortstop/centerfielder Royce Lewis from JSerra Catholic High School in San Juan ...and more »
 
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International African American Museum still on track to break ground ... - Charleston Post Courier
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Charleston Post CourierInternational African American Museum still on track to break ground ...Charleston Post CourierCharleston's International African American Museum is still expected to open by the end of 2019 in time to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the first ...and more »
 
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Houston's Emancipation Park Has Been Renovated but Are African Americans Really Free? - Houston Press
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Houston PressHouston's Emancipation Park Has Been Renovated but Are African Americans Really Free?Houston PressAll of the “free” African American males in the past three years have been lynched in the same manner in which countless others were during that time period. Most of the rhetoric is exactly the same too: “He must have been a thug,” “What did he do ...
 
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History Matters: Diversifying the story of our past - Bradenton Herald
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Bradenton HeraldHistory Matters: Diversifying the story of our pastBradenton HeraldFavorite noticed that African-Americans made up a disproportionate percentage of those in the service compared to the population: while blacks only made up about 10 percent of the national population, they accounted for 13 percent of inductees in the ...
 
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African American students thrive with high graduation rates at UC Riverside - Los Angeles Times
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Los Angeles TimesAfrican American students thrive with high graduation rates at UC RiversideLos Angeles TimesThe 76 participants in the recent Black Graduation ceremony at UC Riverside exemplified a striking achievement: The campus has one of the smallest racial achievement gaps in the nation. African Americans at Riverside graduate at rates similar to those ...
 
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Do African Americans Have a Right to Bear Arms? - The Atlantic
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The AtlanticDo African Americans Have a Right to Bear Arms?The AtlanticAs I wrote at the time, Castile's killing raised the question of whether African Americans truly have a right to bear arms in practice. Even setting aside the questionable grounds under which Yanez had pulled Castile over (a malfunctioning taillight is ...Prominent black NRA defender criticizes ruling in Philando Castile ca
 
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As Lakewood grows, African-American population declines | Di Ionno - NJ.com
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NJ.comAs Lakewood grows, African-American population declines | Di IonnoNJ.comFor years, men with a proposition have been knocking on the door of the Intercessory Tabernacle of Lakewood. "I keep telling them the church is not for sale," said Thomas E. Simpson, the pastor. "I ask them, 'Would you have sold Solomon's Temple in ...
 
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African Americans hold top academic job at city's three major universities - Philly.com
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Philly.comAfrican Americans hold top academic job at city's three major universitiesPhilly.comIt's no small fact, considering that a 2014 survey by the American Council on Education, the most recent available, showed that only 3.9 percent of provosts were African American. Another council survey released this month found that nearly 8 percent ...
 
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