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African-American – News August 4, 2011

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Where are the people of color in national parks?
Where are the people of color in national parks? (MSNBC)
The National Park system is often called “America’s Best Idea,” but according to a new report, it remains more like terra incognita for many people of color.
Obama turns the big 5-0 (USA Today)
Millions have done it, but only six U.S. Presidents. On Thursday, Barack Obama becomes the seventh.

Marvel Reveals New Multi-Racial Spider-Man (WBAL-TV Baltimore)
In the Ultimate Universe of Marvel Comics, Peter Parker — the original alter ego of Spider-Man — is dead, and his replacement is a half-African-American, half-Latino teenager named Miles Morales.

HIV infections in U.S. Stable but disparities exist (WNED)
The number of Americans newly infected with HIV remained stable between 2006 and 2009, but infections rose nearly 50 percent among young black gay and bisexual men, U.S. Experts said on Wednesday.

Why do they call it that? The school that wouldn't quit
Why do they call it that? The school that wouldn’t quit (WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg)
This school was burned to the ground just days after it opened. But the teachers wouldn’t quit, and the rebuilt school has been running for more than 100 years.
HAMMOND: Behind The Scenes Of Tuesday Night’s Honorary Oscar Voting (Deadline Hollywood Daily)
Shortly after Tuesday night’sA all-important Board of Governors meeting of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, I spoke to newly re-elected president Tom Sherak, who was obviously thrilled about the opportunity to lead the organization for a third straight year.

Give Fantasia a Break (Essence Magazine)
Why do we care so much about celebs’ private lives? Fantasia Burrino recently announced she was pregnant with her second child.