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African-American – News June 17, 2011

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Annapolis finds illuminate 1800s African-American life (The Baltimore Sun)
When James Holliday, an African-American who was born a slave but died an Annapolis homeowner, gathered for meals with his family in their brick home just off State Circle in the late 19th century, they dined on fine dishware – each plate with its own ornate pattern or crisp white finish.

HISD Has More Grads, Fewer Dropouts
HISD Has More Grads, Fewer Dropouts (Houstonpress)
In a hurry-up afternoon press conference, Houston ISD Superintendent Terry Grier was able to say today that more of the district’s students are graduating on time, fewer are dropping out — and the improvements include every racial and ethnic student group.
Survey Shows 38% Of Blacks Have Lost Job In Last Three Years (WDBZ-AM Cincinnati)
NewsOne’s contributing blogger Dr. Boyce Watkins recently wrote a story revealing that 38.3 percent of African Americans say they’ve lost their job at some point in the last three years.

The Rev. Fred Luter Jr. Is considered likely to become the next… (NOLA)
The historically white Southern Baptist Convention has elected the Rev. Fred Luter Jr.

City Hall Hustle: Down the Long Road to SMDs (The Austin Chronicle)
The firestorm over the Place 3 run-off and its stalking horse in Formula One is making the Hustle pine for simpler, less controversial issues.

Opinion: Stop black church homophobia (CNN)
Homophobia is hardly unique to the African-American community. It’s a social maladyA that’s due largely to the influence of fear based-theologies, particularly fundamentalist Christianity, Islam and Judaism, all of which grow out of the Abrahamic tradition.

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