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Racial tension divides Pa. town after first black, gay mayor is elected

Some days, just for a moment, Mark Barbee thinks about stepping aside as mayor of Bridgeport, Pa., and extricating himself from the divisiveness of first nine months in office. Since Mr. Barbee took over in January as the first African-American and the first openly gay mayor of a town in ...

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Breaking Bread Project

A central goal of Breaking Bread is education, affirmation, healing and legacy building, or nurturing it toward changing the tide or tendencies that keep leading the SGL and bisexual Black community – year after year, decade after decade, into not having much.  Not having “change or thrive infrastructure,” organizations and/or ...

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The City of Love Could Lead the Way Toward Ending HIV Transmission

As we enter our fourth decade without a cure for HIV, public interest in ending new infections has seemed to wane. Now’s not the time to stop talking about AIDS. With important new treatment and prevention tools in our arsenal, San Francisco — known as the City of Love — ...

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From Guinea to the U.S.: Timeline of first Ebola patient in New York City

A doctor who recently returned from Guinea has tested positive for Ebola — the first case of the deadly virus in New York City and the fourth diagnosed in the United States. Here is a timeline of Craig Spencer’s movements since he got back from the West African nation: When ...

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Obama Moves Into Campaign Mode

Marching onto the campaign trail for the first time this year, President Barack Obama cast Democrats’ success in this year’s midterm elections as a chance to further the policies he’s fought for in the White House. “Don’t give up now,” he said. “Not after we’ve made this much progress.” Returning ...

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Study Links Stop And Frisk To Trauma And Anxiety In Young New York City Men

A new study suggests that aggressive policing likely has an adverse effect on the mental health of young men in New York City — particularly young men who are black. The study, released Thursday by the American Journal of Public Health, appears to show higher rates of feelings of stress, ...

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17 Arrested In Latest Ferguson Protests

Officers arrested 17 protesters and used pepper spray to subdue some of them Sunday in a St. Louis neighborhood not far from the suburb where violence erupted this summer after the shooting of a black man by a white policeman. The arrests were the only incident in an otherwise peaceful ...

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Ferguson Protesters Outfitted In Orange Jumpsuits And Jailed With High Bail

More than a dozen people arrested during protests outside the Ferguson Police Department early Friday were outfitted with orange prison jumpsuits, slapped with high bail and locked behind bars for hours longer than most others arrested in earlier demonstrations against the police shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown. The 13 ...

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This Cop Oversaw The Torture Of More Than 100 Black Men. Now He’s Out After Less Than 4 Years In Jail.

An ex-police commander who oversaw the torture of more than 100 black men in Chicago police custody walked out of federal prison Thursday, after serving just three and a half years of his sentence. Jon Burge left the minimum-security prison in North Carolina to report to a halfway house in ...

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Black Voters’ Disenchantment Could Mean Trouble For Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Rahm Emanuel won election as mayor of Chicago three years ago in part because of his strength in the African-American community, but enough black voters have since soured on him that a black labor leader is emerging as a potential rival in the city’s February election. Emanuel easily won the ...

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