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African-American - News May 1, 2011

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NAACP looks to strengthen presence
NAACP looks to strengthen presence (Herald Star Online)
The new president of the Steubenville branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People said he happened to be in the Cleveland area on business when he tuned in to a local television public affairs program hosted by Cleveland Councilmen Eugene Miller and T.J. Dow.

Crowd salutes pioneering black women aviators (The SouthtownStar)
Copy photo of Bessie Coleman, the first African-American female aviator....MANDATORY CREDIT--photo courtesy of the DuSable Museum of African American History.....production note--border area of photo is white.

They're Heeeere! Mariah & Nick Have Boy and Girl (eurweb)
*It seemed like it was taking forever to happen, but today, Saturday, April 30, 2011 Mariah Carey delivered two babies, a son and daughter. Mariah, 42, gave birth at 12:07 p.m., according to

James E. Causey: Off the couch, halfway home
James E. Causey: Off the couch, halfway home (Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal)
James E. Causey flips a 300-pound tire a dozen times. He has lost 15 pounds since Jan.

Black Unemployment Rate In Michigan Doubles That Of Whites (WDBZ-AM Cincinnati)
A study from the Economic Policy Institute shows that the African-American unemployment rate in Michigan in 2010 was 47 percent higher than the 15.9 percent national average of unemployment for African-Americans. reports: African Americans in Michigan have experienced unemployment rates of 20 percent or higher in virtually every quarter ...

SR 46 may be named for Moores (Floridatoday)
Generations ago, civil rights pioneer Harry Moore commuted along State Road 46 to organize NAACP branches and black voter-registration drives across Florida.

NAACP job fair draws more than 3,000 people (Detroit Free Press)
The folder containing Danielle Thompson's resumes featured a cartoon of Disney's Princess Tiana, saying, "I'm making my own fairy tales." The 24-year-old from Detroit's west side was hoping to do exactly that at the Jobs! Jobs! Jobs! Super Career Expo at Cobo Center on Friday by finding employment.

Beyonce, 'Move Your Body,' The Obamas, And The Body Politic
Beyonce, 'Move Your Body,' The Obamas, And The Body Politic (The Village Voice)
It was popular, for a while, to talk about African-Americans born after the civil rights movement as "the hip-hop generation," which implied that the swath of people being discussed was tied together more by a shared culture than by a shared political purpose.

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