Saturday, October 15, 2011

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African-American - News October 15, 2011

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Atlanta students' inspirational journey to MLK Jr. Monument (USA Today)
Rev. Bernice King and Rep. John Lewis pose with a group of 10 students from the Coretta Scott King Young Women's Leadership Academy in Atlanta after their arrival in DC's Union Station.

Black women more likely to die from breast cancer, but number of cases decrease (Middletown Journal)
But for the 59-year-old woman, being diagnosed and now treated for breast cancer has been more of a roadblock, a short detour, but not a redirection of her faith.

Breast Cancer Month: Breast Cancer Walk Targets Minority Women (WTMJ-AM Milwaukee)
A local group of black women who are breast cancer survivors will be out on Milwaukee's north side tomorrow.

The "Two" Martin Luther Kings (The Huffington Post)
The controversy over the paraphrasing of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "drum major for peace" quotation, which is etched in stone on his new memorial in Washington, D.C., raises the larger issue of how the iconic civil rights leader will be remembered in history.

The Changing Face Of Seeing Race (National Public Radio)
In 1968, a year after the release of the film Guess Who's Coming To Dinner, a Gallup Poll revealed that just 20 percent of Americans thought it was OK for a white person to marry a black person.

Herman Cain is President Obama's worst nightmare (NY Daily News)
Though he's been a GOP candidate for President for months, it wasn't until he won the Florida straw poll last month and performed adeptly at the Fox News / Google debate in Orlando that Herman Cain caught the eye of millions and started surging in most polls.

2012 Election: Race Less Of An Issue
2012 Election: Race Less Of An Issue (WPXI)
Three years after the nation elected its first African-American president, the Republican Party could make its own history -- given his rising poll numbers and raised awareness among voters and in the press, Herman Cain is the first African-American to have a real shot at becoming the Republican presidential nominee.

Film helps African-Americans remember a lively Carr's Beach (The Baltimore Sun)
Decades ago, a trip to segregated Ocean City presented far too many challenges for African-American families.

Funny : Wendy Williams Questions Beyonce's Pregnancy (eurweb)
*Ok, so now that the whole gossip world is debating whether or not Beyonce is faking her pregnancy, talk show host Wendy Williams posed the question on her show as only she could do and boy was it a hoot. She conducted a not so scientific experiment to demonstrate that Beyonce's pancaked belly could not be done. Wendy asked two of her pregnant staffers to dress up and sit down. Watch it HERE.

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