Wednesday, April 13, 2011

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African-American - News April 13, 2011

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Allegations of voter intimidation in Lake Wales election
Allegations of voter intimidation in Lake Wales election (WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg)
Just one week after a controversial election in Lake Wales involving John Paul Rogers, a former Klansman, and now there are allegations that some voters may have been intimidated into voting for him.

NAACP Lecture: Slavery catalyst for Civil War (WCIV)
On Tuesday, the NAACP held a three hour lecture at the College of Charleston to talk candidly about slavery during the war between the states.

African-American Gaming Pioneer Gerald A. Lawson Dies (WTLC-AM Indianapolis)
One of the founding fathers of video games, Gerald A. Lawson, passed away on April 9 at the age of 70.

Black Students 'Sold' at Mock Slave Auction (WJCW-AM Gray)
Trying to bring a Civil War lesson to life, history teacher Jessica Boyle turned her Norfolk, Va., fourth-grade classroom into a slave auction April 1. Black and mixed-race students at Sewells Point Elementary School, who make up 40 percent of the class, were separated from the rest of the students and auctioned as part of an instructional unit on ...

Black men encouraged to get prostate test (Edmonton Sun)
It is a below-the-belt issue Dr. Winston Issac wants black men to know about. Statistics show the likelihood of developing prostate cancer is 60% higher among the black male population, something the Ryerson University health professor knows first hand.

Sylvia Poitier, Deerfield City Commissioner, facing criminal charges (Examiner)
Deerfield Beach City Commissioner Sylvia Poitier , 75, who has been in Broward county politics for the past 40 years and currently serves as Deerfield Beach's City Commissioner, has done a lot for the African American women's movement.

African American firefighters in Milwaukee fight to keep residency requirement (FOX6Now - WITI)
A coalition of African American firefighters, politicians and the NAACP vow to fight to keep Milwaukee's residency requirement.

Harvard admits record numbers of African-American and Latino students
Harvard admits record numbers of African-American and Latino students (Guardian Unlimited)
As Oxford attracts criticism for intake, its Ivy League counterpart reaps rewards of outreach work with ethnic minorities Harvard's outreach work actively pursues high-achieving students from ethnic minorities.

BET puts more original players on 'Game' field (The Leaf-Chronicle)
BET is playing The Game, riding the success of its football-themed comedy into a new wave of scripted programming.

The Root: Blacks Should Care About The Civil War (National Public Radio)
The Yankees attack Fort Wagner, Charleston, during the American Civil War. The fort was under attack from July 18th to Sept 7th, 1863, by soldiers including the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, the first African-American regiment in the U.S. Army.

The WilliesCHANGE, and Tears, at Last (American Reporter)
You would have thought I was a lunatic, the way I went walking down the street shouting into the air that Jesse Jackson was running for President.

Lee County School District accused of racism (News Press)
The Lee County NAACP has filed a federal civil rights discrimination complaint against the Lee County School District, alleging six longtime minority maintenance workers were bypassed for promotions because of entrenched, racially discriminatory hiring practices.

S.C. Marks The Day Cannons Roared At Fort Sumter
S.C. Marks The Day Cannons Roared At Fort Sumter (National Public Radio)
A Confederate re-enactor readies an authentic cannon used during the Civil War at Fort Moultrie, April 9, 2011.

Reminding African-Americans Why the Civil War Was Fought (TheDailyBeast)
David Graham is a reporter for Newsweek covering politics, national affairs, and business.

Civil rights icon Andrew Young to speak in Nyack (The Journal News)
Civil rights activist Andrew Young will speak at a fundraiser for the Nyack branch of the NAACP.

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