Friday, October 28, 2011

African-American - News

African-American - News October 28, 2011

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Judge approves settlement for black farmers (Reuters)
A federal judge on Thursday approved a $1.25 billion settlement in a decades-old discrimination case by black farmers, clearing the way for them to seek compensation from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for being left out of farm aid programs.

Downtown Writer's Center to host readings by two poets tonight and...
Downtown Writer's Center to host readings by two poets tonight and... (The Post-Standard)
The Downtown Writer's Center is hosting two poets in conjunction with the Syracuse University Humanities Center.

African-American Genealogy: The Best No-Cost Websites (Booker Rising) publicizes its list , which includes AfriGeneas, Christine's Genealogy Website, lists of free black Americans before the Civil War, the Freedman's Bureau Online, HeritageQuest Online, and LowCountry Africana.

Peta attacked for 'insulting' lawsuit for 'slave' whales (The First Post)
CONTROVERSIAL animal rights group Peta is in deep water again. By bringing a lawsuit against marine park Seaworld San Diego for 'enslaving' five killer whales, Peta risks the ire of African-Americans offended that the group is using the 13th amendment - designed to prevent slavery - to justify demands for animal rights.

Smithsonian Hosts 'The Black List' Portraits
Smithsonian Hosts 'The Black List' Portraits (OfficialWire)
Whoopi Goldberg, John Legend, Sean Combs and Serena Williams now have a place in the National Portrait Gallery in a new show featuring leading black figures from entertainment, politics, sports and business.

Parkway program stresses self-checks for breast cancer (The Decatur Daily)
There was a common thread that linked the crowd of more than 200 women who came to Parkway Medical Center's "How to put the squeeze on breast cancer" event on Wednesday.

Tennessee Agency Charges 86-Year Old Veteran An Unconstitutional Poll Tax To Obtain Voter ID (ThinkProgress)
Pointing to a problem that doesn't exist , Tennessee Republicans created a voter ID law this year which, they say, will ensure that only those eligible to vote can do so.

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