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One student editor fired, another suspended following protests at Grambling State Univ.

By Tracie Powell UPDATING The online editor was fired and the opinions page editor is under a two-week suspension at Grambling State University's student newspaper, The Gramblinite, following growing tensions there between students and administrators. David Lankster Sr. said he's been fired after tweeting statements from anonymous sources and photos of dilapidated facilities (here and here) using the newspa ...

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Nobody Ever Called Einstein A ‘Whore’

UPDATE 2: ABC News now reporting that the editor accused of referring to Dr. Danielle Lee as an "urban whore" has been fired. UPDATE 1: Scientific American's Editor-in-Chief, Mariette DiChristina, responds to 'urban whore' controversy in open letter to readers. Says Expresses commitment to covering "real and important issues regarding the treatment of women in science and women of color in science," apologi ...

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Black Media’s Hits & Misses In Government Shutdown Coverage

By Tracie Powell Since African Americans are disproportionately represented in public sector jobs -- in other words they disproportionately work for the government -- allDigitocracy took a cursory check around the Web to see how black news organizations are covering the U.S. government shutdown. Unfortunately, we didn't find a whole lot specific to black folks. Of particular interest, however, is the fact t ...

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