Wednesday, February 1, 2012

African-American - News

African-American - News February 1, 2012


Remembering a oeRootsa : The Series that Inspired a Nation
Remembering a oeRootsa : The Series that Inspired a Nation (Sag Harbor Online)
Thirty five years ago last week, ABC aired a groundbreaking mini-series that kept millions of Americans glued to their television sets over eight consecutive nights.

Black leaders criticize Va GOP voter bills (The Daily Times)
RICHMOND, Va. - A bitter partisan dispute over Republican bills that place new burdens on voters is taking on passionate references from black leaders to Jim Crow, poll taxes and alleged conservative efforts to "lynch democracy." About 300 people on the Capitol lawn applauded passionate speeches Tuesday.

Black History Month fun facts 2012 (WXIX-TV Cincinnati)
To commemorate and celebrate the contributions to our nation made by people of African descent, American historian Carter G. Woodson established Black History Week.

The Racialist Dog and Pony Show (Moonbattery)
The Obama family took in an art exhibit on Sunday at a museum that is practically in their backyard: The Corcoran Gallery of Art.

Segregation Hits Historic Low (Wall Street Journal)
An exodus of African-Americans from struggling industrial cities such as Detroit and the growth of Sunbelt states have pushed racial segregation in U.S. Metropolitan areas to its lowest level in a century, according to a new study.

NJ Governor Chris Christie, in Hot Water Over Civil Rights Remarks, Calls Gay Lawmaker 'Numbnuts' (Towleroad)
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, facing criticism over remarks he made last week after calling for a voter referendum on same-sex marriage, in which he suggested African-Americans pursuing their civil rights would have wanted a voter referendum, sought to clarify those remarks in a press conference today.

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