Tuesday, December 6, 2011

African-American - News

African-American - News December 6, 2011

African-American lawmakers don't like legislative maps (Houston Chronicle)
Contending that African Americans have been an afterthought during the contentious yearlong redistricting process, four Houston lawmakers on Monday voiced their objections to the interim House map a three-judge panel drew recently.

NAACP warns Black and Hispanic Americans Could Lose Right To Vote
NAACP warns Black and Hispanic Americans Could Lose Right To Vote (Free Republic)
NAACP warns Black and Hispanic Americans Could Lose Right To Vote Civil rights group petitions UN over 'massive voter suppression' after apparent effort to disenfranchise black and Hispanic people The NAACP called the move the 'most vicious, co-ordinated and sinister attack to narrow participation in our democracy since the early 20th century'. The ... (more)

Government jobs are jobs, too (SFBG Politics Blog)
The New York Times weighed in Dec. 4 on an economic fact of life that I've been harping about for years now: Jobs in the public sector are ... Jobs.

Computer glitch leads to challenge before Michigan Supreme Court (Michigan Radio)
The Michigan Supreme Court will hear a case tomorrow where an African-American man claims he was denied a fair trial because of a computer error.

NAACP calls racist slur on Bay City's Vets Park sledding hill 'terrorism' (MLive)
Local NAACP leaders said they were shocked and dismayed by the racial slur that marred the first accumulating snow in Bay City.

Ellison Calls For Unemployment Benefit Extension (Patch)
Rep. Keith Ellison has joined members of the Congressional Black Caucus to call on House Speaker John Boehner and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to support an extension of federal unemployment benefits through 2012.A "Needing unemployment assistance is about being unable to find work in a weak economy with limited job opportunities," caucus ... (more)

NAACP: Don't 'block the vote' (Politico)
Some states across the country that saw unprecedented levels of electoral participation by blacks and Hispanics in the 2008 presidential election are being targeted for voting restrictions, according to a new report Monday by the NAACP.

Leader of Atlanta mega-church quits after sex claims (The Sydney Morning Herald)
Bishop Eddie Long with Coretta Scott King and Laura Bush at a service to honour Martin Luther King in 2002.

Cultural events planned around town for Kwanzaa
Cultural events planned around town for Kwanzaa (The Courier-Journal)
Women drummers at Catholic Enrichment Center Kwanzaa observance 2010. Left to right, Yetunde Adeyinka-De'Leon, Lolita Ewing, Geraldine Weathers, Dr.

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