African-American – News

African-American – News July 13, 2011

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Bounce TV hits airwaves Sept. 26 (Business Journal)
26 at noon. Bounce TV will target African-Americans primarily between the ages of 25-54 with a programming mix of theatrical motion pictures, live sporting events, documentaries, specials, inspirational faith-based programs, off-net series and original programming.

APNewsBreak: Romney rejects gay marriage pledge – AP (Guardian Unlimited)
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s campaign said Tuesday that he will not sign a conservative Iowa Christian group’s far-reaching pledge opposing gay marriage, making him the first Republican presidential candidate to reject it.

Irvin appears in gay magazine for equality (ESPN)
Michael Irvin appears on the latest cover of Out Magazine. He tells the publication that he would support any athlete who comes out.

Local NAACP Alleges ‘Disparate Treatment’ by County Schools (Patch)
Anne Arundel County Public Schools thought a meeting with community leaders to be held on Tuesday was a step in the right direction toward addressing concerns about the discipline and achievement of African-American students.

Michele Bachmann on slavery: We are all Kunta Kinte now
Michele Bachmann on slavery: We are all Kunta Kinte now (City Pages)
Michele Bachmann watched Roots and is now an expert on the slave experience. A Michele Bachmann’s campaign is trying to back away from signing a pledge claiming African Americans were better off during slavery than under the Obama presidency.

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