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African-American – News June 16, 2011

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Juneteenth celebrates African-American freedom, roots
Juneteenth celebrates African-American freedom, roots (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
“I do order and declare that all persons held as slaves within said designated States, and parts of states, are, and henceforward shall be free” Celebrations began almost as soon as word got out on New Year’s Day in 1863 that President Abraham Lincoln had signed the Emancipation Proclamation, which contained those words.
Farrakhan defends Libya, lambasts UN, US, NATO (KTHV-TV)
Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan is lambasting the U.N., the U.S., and the “coalition of demons” that he says makes up NATO, accusing them of trying to assassinate Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi and promote regime change.

Nielsen: Online Video Viewers Watch Less TV (WMAZ-TV Macon)
Americans who watch the most video online tend to watch less TV. The finding released by The Nielsen Co.

Cosatu: Youth live in bad conditions (Daily News)
Young people in SA live in terrible socioeconomic conditions, the Congress of SA Trade Unions said on Wednesday, as it released a statement to commemorate Youth Day on Thursday.

Re-airing Farrakhan’s press conf. On US/NATO war on Libya and its dire consequences (
Knowledge for LIFE’s Internet radio station will be re-airing The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan’s press conference, held Wednesday, June 15. The conference addressed the U.S.-sponsored, NATO-led bombing of Libya, UN-sanctioned military strikes and operations against the North African nation. The press conference was held at 11 a.m. EST, in the Landmark View Room of the Millennium UN Plaza Hotel One United Nations Plaza (44th Street between 1st and 2nd) in Manhattan. Former U.S. Attorney general Ramsey Clark and Former Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, who is on her second fact finding mission to Libya, will address the conference live from Tripoli on the NATO bombings’ Hear answers to why the US is sponsoring the NATO-led assault on Libya. Listen NOW!

NAACP comes together to celebrate heritage (Southern Maryland Newspapers Online)
Photo by ANNIE EMBERLAND Ifakoya and December Brown of Crofton sit with their son at their booth for PANGAEA Wellness at African-American Family Community Day on Saturday.

McDonald’s racist Twitter message was hoax (CBS News)
A copy of the hoax image. The photo was initially published online in July 2010, but it became viral recently on Twitter when people thought the photo was official.

Despite anger of black parents, NAACP is right (The Daily Times)
The NAACP is being attacked by parents of New York City schoolchildren who are angered by the civil rights group’s support for a lawsuit that seeks to keep 20 charter schools out of buildings that already are occupied by traditional public schools.