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African-American – News June 9, 2011

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City Looking For Fresh Faces (The Post-Journal, Jamestown New York)
A recent call has come from John Merino, Gebbie Foundation executive director, who encouraged the city’s Strategic Planning and Partnerships Commission to reach out to the local minorities of every distinction.

China Warns U.S. Debt-Default Idea is “Playing With Fire” (news.yahoo)
Republican lawmakers are “playing with fire” by contemplating even a brief debt default as a means to force deeper government spending cuts, an adviser to China’s central bank said on Wednesday. The idea of a technical default — essentially delaying interest payments for a few days — has gained backing from a growing number of mainstream Republicans who see it as a price worth paying if it forces the White House to slash spending, Reuters reported on Tuesday. But any form of default could destabilize the global economy and sour already tense relations with big U.S. Creditors such as China, government officials and investors warn. Li Daokui, an adviser to the People’s Bank of China, said a default could undermine the U.S. Dollar, and Beijing needed to dissuade Washington from pursuing this course of action. “I think there is a risk that the U.S. Debt default may happen,” Li told reporters on the sidelines of a forum in Beijing. “The result will be very serious and I really hope that they would stop playing with fire.”

Jazz, history and dance meld in ambitious work
Jazz, history and dance meld in ambitious work (EDGE)
A scene from “The Spirits Break to Freedom.” The Spirits Break To Freedom is an ambitious dance-theater work created by jazz composer Bobby Zankel, visual artist John Dowell and choreographer-dancer Germaine Ingram .
The Argument Against Double Standards in Education (The Afro American Newspaper)
Benjamin Todd Jealous New York City has become the latest battleground in the national fight for education equality.

Opinion: Don’t let up on AIDS research (CNN)
In 1998, a little over 10 years into the AIDS epidemic, a Department of Health medical technologist tests blood samples for HIV Phill Wilson and Seth Berkeley say AIDS first identified 30 years ago this month They say black men and women far more likely than general population to contract HIV New vaccine research, prevention steps give hope of …

10 Highest-Paying College Degrees For African-Americans
10 Highest-Paying College Degrees For African-Americans (WDBZ-AM Cincinnati)
Black Enterprise has compiled a list of the top ten college degrees that can really pay off for African-American job-seekers. The list is based on a recent study from Georgetown University that investigates the economic value of 171 college majors, providing a breakdown of the highest and lowest-paying degrees by sex and race.
Racist Army?! Black Soldier Says Noose Strung Outside Barracks (WTLC-AM Indianapolis)
An African-American soldier alleges that he experienced racial harassment while serving in Afghanistan.

Consider This: NAACP Lawsuit (WMBF News)
MYRTLE BEACH, SC The NAACP has filed suit against two area businesses for discrimination, but the lawsuits create a lot of questions.

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