Tuesday, July 26, 2011

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African-American - News July 26, 2011

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Study Shows Racial Wealth Gap Grows Wider (National Public Radio)
There's long been a big gap between the wealth of white families and the wealth of African-Americans and Hispanics.

NAACP head likens voter ID measures to Jim Crow (WSBT)
The head of the nation's oldest and largest civil rights group on Monday condemned state laws requiring photo identification of voters as an attempt to disenfranchise minorities through some "of the last existing legal pillars of Jim Crow." NAACP President Benjamin Jealous said a wave of newly enacted photo-ID requirements stemmed from what he saw ...

Wealth gap widens between whites, minorities
Wealth gap widens between whites, minorities (KMOV-TV Saint Louis)
The wealth gaps between whites and minorities have grown to their widest levels in a quarter-century. The recession and uneven recovery have erased decades of minority gains, leaving whites on average with 20 times the net worth of blacks and 18 times that of Hispanics, according to an analysis of new Census data.

The Critical Partnership (City News Ohio)
Now, more than ever, a strong partnership is needed between The National Newspaper Publishers Association and the National Association of Black Journalists - this strategic alliance will help to ensure our independence as we pursue our common goals.

NAACP chief focuses on voting laws (Las Cruces Sun-News)
NAACP President Benjamin Todd Jealous says the black community must mobilize to fight restrictive voting laws that have surged since the election of Barack Obama to the White House.

Aging and HIV
Aging and HIV (EDGE)
The NIH, under the leadership of Dr. Anthony Fauci, is funding significant research into HIV and aging As we enter the fourth decade of AIDS, the crisis continues largely unabated.

Fascination with natural, African American hair (CNN)
Tamara Winfrey Harris tells a story of being in a chain restaurant with her husband when their names were called for a table.

Crouch: A victory for all of our children (New York Daily News)
United Federation of Teachers President Michael Mulgrew lost in court in an unjustified suit.

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