Friday, April 29, 2011

African-American - News

African-American - News April 292011

 Portland Racism and Rental Housing Report: BlackLatino Families Charged MoreTurned Away (The Skanner)
Black and Latino Portlanders are treated differently than White residents when searching for rental housinga recent report foundand city officials say they're putting together a wide-scale plan to address the issue.
Okla. Legislator slights blackswomen in debate (Santa Cruz Sentinel)
An Oklahoma lawmaker who gained national notoriety with an anti-homosexual rant in 2008 disparaged blacks and women during a debate this week on an affirmative action billprompting the head of the state NAACP chapter to demand her resignation.
Top County Republican to Ask for Two Minority Council Districts (Patch)
Partly sunny with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 70s.

 Some blacks see racism in questions over Obama's birth (Hackettstown Weekly News)
Shortly after President Barack Obama declared himself an American-born citizen with papers to prove itBaratunde Thurston declared himself a disgusted black man.
Newspaperswebsites lacking diversity in sports (Myrtle Beach Online)
Some 320 websites and newspapers that belong to Associated Press Sports Editors slightly improved their racial hiring practices last yearaccording to a study released Wednesdaythough they failed again to make any strides in gender hiring for key newsroom positions.
Voice of the People for Apr. 282011 (NY Daily News)
President Obama's certificate of live birthwhich he released on Wednesday. Still a birther? Then you're a racist Kew Gardens : As an African-American maleI am going to try to provide a possible answer to all the Voicers who continue to ask"If he really was born in Americathen why does President Obama keep having to fight the allegations ...

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