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African-American – News July 9, 2011

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Darryl Owens: Shuttle program opened doors for minorities, women (NW32)
In 1972, President Nixon gave his blessing to ramp up Apollo’s successor, the Space Transportation System .

The FAMiLY Leader's Marriage Pledge Says Unwed Slaves Preferable Parents For African-Americans
The FAMiLY Leader’s Marriage Pledge Says Unwed Slaves Preferable Parents For African-Americans (Think Progress)
The FAMiLY LEADER’s 14-point marriage pledge for presidential candidates references various historic anecdotes to contextualize its principles.
Bachmann signs anti-porn, anti-sharia pledge (Salon)
Rep. Michele Bachmann, who in the latest Iowa poll is in a virtual tie with Mitt Romney, used her first TV ad the other day to promise that she will under no circumstances vote to raise the debt ceiling, thus setting the ideological bar that much higher for the rest of the presidential field.

Medicine beyond race (CNN)
No matter what race you consider yourself to be, you have a unique genetic makeup.

Exposing Education Reform's Big Lie: The Atlanta Test Scores Scandal
Exposing Education Reform’s Big Lie: The Atlanta Test Scores Scandal (NewBlackMan)
Followers – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Friday, July 8, 2011 by Mark Naison special to NewBlackMan Once again, a major cheating scandal has been uncovered in an urban school district.
Tennessee’s obesity rate doubled in 15 years (The Jackson Sun)
It’s no surprise that a report released Thursday ranks Tennessee among the most obese states in the nation, a distinction the state has earned for years.

Study Shows Some Students Are Left Behind (KEZI-TV Eugene)
A new federal report shows minority students largely aren’t participating in higher level math and science courses in Oregon.

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