Monday, December 26, 2011

African-American - News

African-American - News December 26, 2011


Kwanzaa parade set for Crenshaw Boulevard
Kwanzaa parade set for Crenshaw Boulevard (Wave Newspapers)
A parade will be held along Crenshaw Boulevard on Monday to mark the start of the seven-day African American festival of Kwanzaa.

Knowing Kwanzaa (Burlington Times News)
Kwanza, with one "a," literally means "first fruit." Many African countries have celebrations of the first harvest of the year.

The Black Mennonite (Philly)
African American children born to incarcerated mothers and raised in white Mennonite homes grow up in overwhelmingly white communities and insular cultures in Central Pennsylvania.

Artists building, designing first pieces of public art for African-American Music Trail (Kinston Free Press)
Sandi Landis, director of the Community Council for the Arts, shows a mock-up of the proposed Neuseway Park bandstand canopy, designed by Hanna and Jodi Jubran of J&H Studios in Grimesland.

North Central to honor Martin Luther King (Naperville Sun)
North Central College has announced that it plans a number of events to celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

Voter ID law faces scrutiny from feds (Hattiesburg American)
Mississippi officials are confident the state's new voter ID constitutional amendment will pass muster despite the Justice Department's rejection of a similar South Carolina law requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls

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