Tuesday, March 29, 2011

African-American - News

African-American - News March 29, 2011

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Practical Limit To 2nd Black US House District (WRIC-TV Richmond)
Almost one in five Virginians is black, yet only one of its 11 congressmen is, and many of the state's leading African-American policymakers would like to change that ratio.

Man sleeps in slave cabins to highlight their history (WTTV Indianapolis)
This week, Joseph McGill will take a sleeping bag, whistle, flashlight and journal to spend the night in a former slave dwelling in Egypt, Texas.

NAACP asks for 'positive energy' from council
NAACP asks for 'positive energy' from council (Topeka Capital-Journal)
The Topeka branch of the NAACP is accusing city Councilman John Alcala of badgering city manager Norton Bonaparte and is asking him to stop.

Embattled Wisconsin Veterans Secretary Black Resigns (WMTV Madison)
Wisconsin's embattled Veterans Affairs Secretary Ken Black is resigning. Black announced on Monday that he is resigning effective Friday.

Spanburgh: Historic African-American Home Might Be Saved from Demolition (Patch)
In a rare preservationist success story, a home in Sagaponack Village - the only house ever historically occupied by an African-American family in Sagaponack - may be saved from demolition.

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