logo20.jpgamd_pedrollanos.jpgHarlem rezoning plan faces opposition
Aplan torezone 125th St. that would bring thousands of new apartments to Harlem’s business and entertainment hub faced detailed opposition at a public hearing Wednesday. Hundreds of people filled a City College auditorium for the City Planning Commission hearing, many voicing criticism that the plan would change the character of an iconic African-American locale with chain stores, luxury housing and out-of-scale high-rises. (Continue Reading…)

Feud over black, white MBA programs rages on
The battle over whether duplicate MBA programs create racial segregation raged on Wednesday, with presidents from historically black Morgan and mostly white Towson clashing over a bill that would allow universities to sue to dismantle programs. (Continue Reading…)

The Unusual Profit Motive Behind WaPo’s New Site for Blacks
Seeing Slate’s continued success and the purchasing power of blacks, the Washington Post Co. has launched TheRoot.com, a news and entertainment site for people of color. Henry Louis Gates Jr., an African-American Studies professor at Harvard, comes on board as editor-in-chief, with folks like Malcolm Gladwell signing on to contribute. (Continue Reading…)

Kilpatrick reports to work after public apology
Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick reported for work at City Hall Thursday, the morning after his televised apology. Speaking about the text message scandal for the first time publicly Wednesday, Kilpatrick apologized repeatedly to residents, supporters, opponents, his wife and his three sons for what he called “the embarrassment and disappointment” of the past few days. (Continue Reading…)

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