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December 23, 1995 | BOB SIPCHEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Even before folks started line-dancing to country and western tunes, no one would have confused the Republican National Committee's recent Las Vegas hoedown with the "Million Man March." And even in his cowboy hat, James L. Flournoy stuck out at the GOP affair like Charlie Pride at the Grand Ole Opry.
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December 12, 1995 | SAM FULWOOD III and DAVID WILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Rep. Kweisi Mfume (D-Md.) declared Monday that he will revitalize the NAACP, despite the conclusions of some that the organization is almost beyond salvation. "I have the management skills to lead the NAACP," he said during a news conference called to outline his vision and plans for the group. "It's not dead, nor is it near death. It is where I think a lot of organizations and sometimes individuals find themselves--at the edge of their own existence.
NEWS
December 2, 1995 | From Associated Press
A federal panel redrawing Georgia's congressional districts formally declared a second majority-black district unconstitutional Friday. The three judges had stated in October that they intended to declare the 2nd District illegal but did not issue an official ruling at the time. The ruling was filed in Augusta, where the panel is working on a new congressional map.
NEWS
November 19, 1995 | From Associated Press
Organizers of last month's "Million Man March" issued a National Strategic Action Agenda on Saturday that calls for creating an economic development trust, a national health plan and an international black communications network, among other ambitious goals. At a news conference that was part religious revival, former NAACP leader Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. and Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan outlined how they hope to maintain the momentum from the rally of black men.
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October 24, 1995 | EDWARD J. BOYER, LOS ANGELES TIMES
It is not a question of if it will happen. The only question now is when will Los Angeles' shrinking African American population result in fewer black elected officials? "A lot of us have been handicapping this one for a long time," said veteran political consultant Chris Hammond. "The assumption is that somewhere down the road--I don't know if it will be the year 2000--we're going to lose a council seat."
NEWS
October 19, 1995 | From Associated Press
A drive begun at this week's huge rally of black men will seek to register millions of black voters for "a third political power" not bound to any party, Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan said Wednesday. "We intend to be a force in the next election," Farrakhan said. "We intend never again that our vote and our presence will be taken for granted by anyone." Farrakhan said he personally will never seek office.
NEWS
October 18, 1995 | SAM FULWOOD III, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After rallying in Washington to change destructive attitudes and behavior in the black community, an army of African American men are returning to their homes across the country to face the challenge of giving concrete meaning to their historic day of atonement. But how do they do that? The answer, judging from the comments and reactions of many who attended Monday's "Million Man March," is not simple.
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October 18, 1995 | SAM FULWOOD III, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After rallying in Washington to change destructive attitudes and behavior in the black community, an army of African American men are returning to their homes across the country to face the challenge of giving concrete meaning to their historic day of atonement. But how do they do that? The answer, judging from the comments and reactions of many who attended Monday's "Million Man March," is not simple.
NEWS
October 14, 1995 | JOHN M. BRODER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Less than three days before a planned massive demonstration by black men here, debate is raging nationwide over whether those participating in the "Million Man March" will be endorsing organizer Louis Farrakhan's separatist vision of American race relations. March co-sponsor Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. and Leonard F. Muhammad, Farrakhan's chief of staff, insist that the rally and the Nation of Islam leader's message are inseparable.
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August 6, 1995 | GREGG ZOROYA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Congressman Gary A. Franks remembers taking a road trip through Ithaca, N.Y., with the Yale basket ball team. He and teammate Leroy Watkins stopped at a diner there, found seats and waited. Four white players walked in and were served. But it wasn't until Franks upended a salt shaker, spilling its contents on the floor, that the waitress rushed over. Franks--then a bushy-haired, bushy-bearded sociology student and starting guard--told her, "Now, we're ready to place our order."
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