Wednesday, September 7, 2011

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African-American - News September 7, 2011

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Protecting adolescent girls from unwanted unprotected sex (Science Blog)
Partner abuse leads to HIV infection, and black women are most at risk. A new study at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing has found that 46 percent of African-American adolescent girls report that their partner did not use a condom the last time they had sex - often because of partner abuse.

NAACP Representative Calls for Diversity on Downtown Mall
NAACP Representative Calls for Diversity on Downtown Mall (WCAV)
The director of the local chapter of the NAACP, Dr. Rick Turner, said there is not enough equality in downtown Charlottesville during the Charlottesville City Council meeting Tuesday night.

HUD Charges Windsor Locks Couple With Discrimination (The Hartford Courant)
A Windsor Locks couple has been charged by federal officials with discrimination after they refused to allow their tenants to sublease a house to an African American woman and her two children.

Soul food disappearing in Chicago as blacks leave (KWQC-TV Davenport)
Soul food has been a big part of the restaurant scene in Chicago since waves of African Americans moved here from the South after World War II, but it's now getting harder to find now.

Postal job cuts would weigh on minorities, vets
Postal job cuts would weigh on minorities, vets (WFMZ-TV Allentown)
Should the Postal Service get its way on laying off thousands of workers, the cuts would weigh heavily on two segments of the population hard hit in recent years: minorities and veterans.

Sharpton's group condemns detainment of councilman (Newsday)
The Rev. Al Sharpton 's group condemned the "forceful arrests" of Councilman Jumaane Williams and Kirsten John Foy, an aide to Public Advocate Bill de Blasio.

Cleveland RTA's adult fare jumpers could avoid criminal fines, under latest proposal (The Plain Dealer)
Adults caught not paying fares on two of RTA's rapid-transit lines would pay only a $25 fine and avoid criminal prosecution under a proposed policy.

Navarrette: Comic's unfunny racism
Navarrette: Comic's unfunny racism (CNN)
Williams started a riff about what he tells his "Mexican friends" and singled out as his foil a Hispanic-looking man in the audience.

Independent Probe Sought in Miss. Patrol Exams (WKRG-TV Mobile)
A group of state troopers is calling for an independent investigation into promotions exams given by the Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol.

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