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Clarence Page, Chicago Tribune Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist, speaks at Ohio University in Athens.

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Former CNN journalist Soledad O'Brien speaks to students, faculty and the public as part of her "Black in America" tour, sponsored by the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism.

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African-American Issues
Wrought in Rhimes’s image

By Alessandra Stanley
(Sept. 18, 2014 | The New York Times) - When Shonda Rhimes writes her autobiography, it should be called “How to Get Away With Being an Angry Black Woman.” On Thursday, Ms. Rhimes will introduce “How to Get Away With Murder,” yet another network series from her production company to showcase a powerful, intimidating black woman. Read more

- Shonda Rhimes Educates The New York Times On Their ‘Angry Black Woman’ Label (Source: BlackAmericaWeb.Com | Sept. 19, 2014)

Is corporal punishment abuse? Why that's A loaded question

By Gene Demby
(Sept. 20, 2014 | WRKF89.3) - Over the past week, Adrian Peterson, the Minnesota Vikings' all-world running back and one of the NFL's biggest stars, has become the face of corporal punishment in America. Peterson turned himself in to police over the weekend on charges of child abuse after he allegedly hit his son with a switch that left welts on his body. Read more

Latino/Hispanic Issues

U.S. Latinos And Blacks Don't Trust How Mainstream Media Portrays Them, Study Finds

(Sept. 17, 2014 | Source: Fox News Latino) - A new study shows a large majority of African-American and Hispanic news consumers don't fully trust the media to portray their communities accurately, a statistic that could be troubling for the news industry as the minority population of the United States grows. Read more

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