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By BLOOMBERG NEWS | November 18, 2005
CHICAGO -- Conrad Black, the former press magnate who built Hollinger International Inc. into the world's third-largest publisher of English-language newspapers, was charged yesterday with helping steal $51.8 million from the company. The 61-year-old former chairman and chief executive officer of Hollinger International and three former company executives were accused of wire fraud and mail fraud in an 11-count indictment unsealed in U.S. District Court in Chicago. Prosecutors issued an arrest warrant for Black, who has been a British lord since 2001.
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June 9, 1991
Because amendments to the Voting Rights Act and court rulings suggest that states that can create new congressional districts with a majority of minority voters should do so, there is pressure in Maryland and elsewhere to search for ways to accomplish it. Here it would be the Fifth District, largely Prince George's County, that would be recontoured to elect a black candidate. In its present boundaries, the Fifth is about 44 percent black.The Maryland Republican Party has produced a redistricting map in which the Fifth would be 56 percent black.
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By Starita Smith | February 19, 2001
DURING THIS Black History Month, there is much to be done to recapture and reclaim our black heritage. One major undertaking lies right under our feet -- the reclamation and preservation of thousands of African-American cemeteries. I was recently reminded of the need for this work when I went home to Cincinnati. As part of a weekend of racial reconciliation, members of local Unitarian churches placed handsome headstones on the graves of my great-grandparents in a small black cemetery there.
NEWS
May 18, 1992
One outgrowth of the Los Angeles riots has been public awareness of tensions that for years have smoldered just below the surface between blacks and Korean merchants. This lesson should not be lost. Baltimore officials ought to be working hard right now to heal the rifts that exist here before they erupt in violence.Both Koreans and blacks see themselves as persecuted minorities. But over the years a wall of misunderstanding has built up, owing to differing cultural and historical experiences.
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By CARL T. ROWAN | October 28, 1994
Nashville, Tennessee. -- Ayoung news executive asked me for my reaction to that ''Bell Curve'' book about the genetic &L inferiority of black people.I laughed. Confused, he said, ''I thought you'd be angry and call it a dangerous book.''''It is useless, damaging and dangerous in these times of deep racial troubles in America,'' I said.I was laughing because I was reminded of the funny ways in which claims of black inferiority have graduated from the crude and comical to elitist pseudo-scientific.
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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,Staff Writer | December 30, 1992
Terrance Stowes set out to design a calendar that would teach people about famous black men and woman who were first in their fields.The result has been a calendar that not only teaches people, especially children, about historic black figures, but also spotlights the achievements of men and women long out of the limelight.Mr. Stowes left out such famous figures as Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X, so he could include people like Madame C. J. Walker and Ralph Johnson Bunche."I wanted to put in people who maybe others didn't know that much about," said Mr. Stowes, a staff sergeant who lives at Fort Meade and works in the Pentagon.
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By RASHOD D. OLLISON and RASHOD D. OLLISON,SUN POP MUSIC CRITIC | December 15, 2005
Please don't make a big deal of it, OK? Danielia Cotton is a black chick from New Jersey: pretty, svelte, the camera loves her. But she isn't trying to be the next Mariah or Beyonce. Armed with her guitar, a take-no-mess attitude and a blues-rich voice, Cotton is an AC/DC-loving rocker determined to make her presence felt in a melanin-challenged arena. Besides, the singer-songwriter-musician isn't the first black woman to rock out - and do it well. Surely, you've heard of a force of nature named Tina Turner.
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By Douglas Lamborne and Douglas Lamborne,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | February 14, 2000
A LONG OVERDUE spotlight is about to be cast on a largely ignored aspect of Annapolis life -- the African-American community in Eastport, which is the subject and title of an exhibit opening Sundayat Mount Zion United Methodist Church at 612 Second St. The exhibit is the result of two years of work by a committee of about 20 members under the direction of Peg Wallace, chairwoman of the Eastport Historical Committee, who likes to make sure everyone gets...
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By Derrick Jackson | October 19, 2004
MILWAUKEE, Wis. - There were about 100 middle-aged and elderly men and women, mostly African-American, in the auditorium at the Wisconsin Black Historical Society on a recent Sunday. They came to remember their stories of the 1950s, '60s, and '70s for the Voices of Civil Rights tour, a 70-day national effort by the American Association of Retired Persons, the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights and the Library of Congress. Compared with Watts, Newark, and the Boston busing crisis, Milwaukee was a less well known but powerful fulcrum of civil rights activities in the '60s, including a school boycott and a riot.
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By CLARENCE PAGE | January 11, 1994
Washington -- Jesse Jackson was looking very much like a has-been as recently as two months ago.After building up hopes, then ducking out of running for mayor of the District of Columbia, his stellar career as a tree-shaker and headline grabber seemed to slide to the brink of oblivion.After two unsuccessful campaigns for president, his campaign for District of Columbia statehood, a stillborn issue that he single-handedly reignited, was going nowhere fast. His opposition to NAFTA left his image almost as battered as Ross Perot's opposition left his. Mr. Jackson was marching tirelessly for various causes, but was anyone listening?
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