African-American – News

African-American – News August 7, 2011

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A Thriving Growth Area in a Weak Economy: Hair (HendersonvilleNews)
In low-slung suburban strip malls, nestled among fast-food restaurants and auto supply stores, hair salons are sprouting like mushrooms.

Legislative Black Caucus will not challenge new Louisiana congressional map
Legislative Black Caucus will not challenge new Louisiana congressional map (The Times-Picayune)
The head of the Legislative Black Caucus said last week that she does not foresee a lawsuit being filed to challenge a new congressional redistricting plan that reduces seven districts to six, based on the 2010 census counts.
Photos: African American Family Day (Albany Times Union)
The traditions and contributions of the African American community were celebrated Saturday through music, art and community and musical guests, speakers and family-oriented activities.

Women describe sex harassment in military (UPI)
A University of South Carolina instructor says her 30-minute documentary provides a glimpse of the lives of female soldiers who served in U.S. Military.

Getting ‘Help’: Best-selling novel, awards-contender movie (WHO-TV)
Viola Davis didn’t want to wear the uniform. The Oscar-nominated actress was thrilled at the chance to star in “The Help,” the film based on the best-selling novel by Kathryn Stockett.

States' rights redux: Voting Act + 46
States’ rights redux: Voting Act + 46 (Politico)
As 2008 demonstrated, a new electoral majority is emerging, the authors write. Close By REV.