Wednesday, October 5, 2011

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African-American - News October 5, 2011

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Hairstons Have Produced More Big Leaguers Than Any Other Family
Hairstons Have Produced More Big Leaguers Than Any Other Family (Patch)
None of the baseball playing Hairstons ever set any records except one that has everything to do with their close-knit family.

Michael Brown: Is it Racist to Criticize Your Own Race? (TownHall)
After Herman Cain told Wolf Blitzer that many African Americans have been "brainwashed" into not being open-minded or even considering "a conservative point of view," he was criticized by Democratic strategist Cornell Belcher on the Anderson Cooper show.

Exhibit will highlight NYC in African-American literature (University of Kansas)
On Thursday, Oct. 6, The Project on the History of Black Writing at the University of Kansas will present selections from its 100 Novels project that highlight the significance of "place" for African-American writers.

Blacks suing Iowa over job policies to rest case (WOI)
Lawyers for African Americans who were passed over for state jobs and promotions are expected to rest their case in a class-action lawsuit accusing state government of discriminatory hiring practices.

The View Heats Up with Sherri and Barbara on the N-Word (eurthisnthat)
The N-word sparks debates with all sorts of people. One of the most ironic conversations is the black person who chooses to use the word, but doesn't like it when white people use it…even when singing along to rap songs. The gripe is understandable, but wouldn't it be solved if the word disappeared from the universe? Well Sherri Shepard admits to using the word with friends and family, but became indignant when Barbara Walters used it. If you missed it. Click HERE to watch it.

Herman Cain denies GOP's horrible history with blacks (FOX59)
You would think that a black man born and raised in Georgia, who was a teenager during the civil rights movement, would understand the transition of African-Americans from voting overwhelmingly Republican to strongly supporting the Democratic Party.

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