Wednesday, October 26, 2011

African-American - News


African-American - News October 26, 2011

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Pioneering black Marines get their badge of courage (USA Today)
Congress voted Tuesday to grant the first black fighters of the last military branch to accept them the Congressional Gold Medal , the nation's highest civilian honor.

Congressional Black Caucus targets state voter laws as hostile (The Island Packet)
Minority voters have long had problems simply exercising their right to vote in certain parts of the country - and minority lawmakers fear the situation will become worse in 2012.

Tenn. Black Caucus raises redistricting concerns (WAFF-TV Huntsville)
Members of the Legislative Black Caucus are raising concerns about the lack of input in redistricting discussions in the Republican-controlled General Assembly and say they are preparing for legal action if that doesn't change.

Powell speaker at local NAACP Freedom Fund banquet
Powell speaker at local NAACP Freedom Fund banquet (The Sampson Independent)
Dr. Staccato Powell, senior pastor of Grace AME Zion Church in Raleigh, will be guest speaker at Saturday night's annual Sampson County NAACP Freedom Fund banquet.

BBJ celebrates Leaders in Diversity (Business Journal)
The Boston Business Journal held its annual Leaders in Diversity event, Friday, at the Westin Copley, with Emmett G. Price III , chair of the African American Studies Department at Northeastern University , giving the keynote address.

Herman Cain said Social Security was racist in 2008 radio ad (The Raw Story)
Presidential candidate Herman Cain served as the spokesman and donated at least $1 million to a radio ad campaign that Republicans condemned as racist.

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