Wednesday, May 11, 2011

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African-American - News May 11, 2011

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Death to high school English
Death to high school English (Salon)
Like so many depressive, creative, extremely lazy high-school students, I was saved by English class.

Employment rate for black men at record low (Free Republic)
If the election of America's first African-American president was expected to give blacks an economic boost, it hasn't emerged yet.

Your view: Thanks for the memories, from all of us (SouthCoastToday)
Gerard R. Bourassa lives in New Bedford. May 10, 2011 12:00 AM I have long been a huge admirer of the New Bedford Historical Society and its president, Lee Blake.

Obama to address Memphis grad. class
Obama to address Memphis grad. Class (WISH-TV Indianapolis)
An academic turnaround at an urban high school with a rich tradition of educating African-Americans has earned graduating seniors a commencement address from President Barack Obama.

Low sodium may not be so good (Floridatoday)
The American Heart Association advises people to consume no more than 1,500 milligrams a day of sodium to reduce their risk of high blood pressure, heart attacks, stroke and kidney disease.

White women more likely to be childless, Census says (USA Today)
Childless women are more likely to be white than any other racial group, new Census data show.

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