A Black Billionaire's Plan for Black Jobs

In today's link roundup: The first African-American billionaire has a plan to curb unemployment. Plus: Hank Williams explains himself. 

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First African-American billionaire has a plan for black unemployment: RLJ Companies CEO Robert Johnson says the "RLJ Plan" marshals the capacity of the nation's biggest companies to significantly reduce black unemployment.

Video: Hank Williams explains himself on The View: He says he was not specifically comparing Obama to Hitler; he was simply drawing an analogy of opposites.

Maryland rep opposes redistricting map: "I have been one of the strongest proponents as a Democrat of drawing a seventh district for Democrats," Rep. Donna Edwards said in an interview Tuesday. "But we can accomplish that in a different way ... Where I have a real disagreement is in making the political interests [superior] to the minority voting rights interests."

African-American remake of Steel Magnolias in the works: Deadline reports that Lifetime is developing an original movie based on the hit feature, which will be produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron and Sony Pictures TV, where the duo's Storyline Entertainment has an exclusive deal for long-form programming.

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