Wednesday, April 27, 2011

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African-American - News April 27, 2011

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Race complaints in La. gov's plan to merge schools
Race complaints in La. Gov's' plan to merge schools (Kansas City Star)
Eye-level watermarks, gutted buildings and rows of mobile classrooms linger as reminders of the flooding from Hurricane Katrina that nearly wiped out Southern University at New Orleans in 2005.Now the predominantly African-American university faces what students and administrators view as a new threat: Gov.

Girl's mom sues over NYC anti-abortion billboard (KSL-TV)
A New Jersey mother is suing an anti-abortion organization that used her 6-year-old daughter's image on a massive billboard in New York City that some people denounced as racist and offensive.

State holiday doesn't come without controversy (WLBT-TV Jackson)
Most state government buildings in the Magnolia State were locked up Monday morning thanks to a state law known as Confederate Memorial Day.

California Studies Rise In Maternal Mortality
California Studies Rise In Maternal Mortality (CBS 13)
Maternal mortality is on the rise in California, with African-American mothers roughly four times more likely to die from pregnancy-related causes than women in any other racial or ethnic groups, state health officials reported Tuesday.

Caesarean sections are a major factor in pregnancy-related deaths, report finds (Los Angeles Times)
Deaths from pregnancy-related causes, which usually occur around the time of childbirth, have risen dramatically in the United States in the last decade.

Original Plays Find Homes in Uptown Landmarks (DNAInfo)
The People's Theatre Project is launching a Spring Reading Festival that focuses on the uptown community's rich history by tying the company's plays thematically to the area's local landmarks.

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