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Maryland County Steps up Trade Ties with Asia

Asian Fortune, News Feature, Winyan Soo Hoo , Aug 22, 2007

Maryland may reap real economic rewards from Montgomery Countys efforts to capitalize on diversity and expand trade relations with India.

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Two Muslim Charities Raided

Muslim Observer, News Feature, Adil James, Aug 21, 2007

The warrants to raid Shi'a-oriented charities in Dearborn, Mich., may be legitimate, but the timing -- on the opening day of the Holy Land Foundation trial -- has the community on edge.

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Scholar of Africa Asa Hilliard Dies in Egypt

Washington Afro American, News Feature, Valencia Mohammed and Bunnie Jackson Ransom, Aug 20, 2007

If an African American was searching for identity, odds are that they used Asa Hilliard's work on the disapora as a road map.

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Let's Cease Saving Africa

Black Press International, Commentary, William Reed, Aug 16, 2007

Rep. Maxine Waters(D-CA) has stepped out in front of the 'save' Darfur initatives by calling for President Bush to issue a resolution boycotting the 2008 'Genocide Olympics' in Beijing, China.

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Black Women Needed for Breast Cancer Study

Washington Afro American, News Feature, Alafaka Opuiyo, Aug 16, 2007

The 'Sister Study' brings in women whose sisters have cancer to participate in research about the disease. Still, despite the high rates among them, African-American women are among the least involved.

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Former D.C. Mayor Calls New Mayor 'Crazy'

Washington Afro-American, News Feature, Valencia Mohammed, Aug 11, 2007

Political promises are often fragile things, particularly when development deals can remake neighborhoods. A proposed soccer stadium for Washington, D.C. is forcing an examination of just who comprises the surrounding community -- and which politicians are to be believed.

Obama Cannot Become President with Right-Wing Military Rhetoric

Black News Journal, Commentary, Robert N. Taylor, Aug 11, 2007

Obama's struggle to position himself as an electable candidate for the U.S. presidency, one who is 'strong on defense,' is beginning to generate concern among his African American base.

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English Speakers Desired: Americas ESL Challenge

New America Media, News Feature, Khalil Abdullah, Aug 08, 2007

A newly released report challenges America to rethink English-as-a-second-language programs as an absolute necessity for the country's future rather than as the charitable after-thought they now tend to be.

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The Tower that Slaves Built

Muslim Observer, Commentary, Rafia Zakaria, Aug 05, 2007

Drawing from a Human Rights Watch Report, the author adeptly carves out the heart of the issue -- whether the oppressive labor conditions used by companies in 'Muslim' countries are in sync with the tenets of with Islam.

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115 Years of Black History Goes Digital

Baltimore Afro American, News Feature, Afro Staff, Aug 04, 2007

An almost half-million dollar grant will enable Johns Hopkins University and Morgan State University to move the now-endangered print archive of the Afro-American Newspapers to a digital format.

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