African-American – News

African-American – News August 8, 2011

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Stately Oaks Plantation is in “mourning” (The Macon Telegraph)
Stately Oaks Plantation is in “mourning” this month as Historical Jonesboro/Clayton County, Inc.

Festival encourages peace and cr...
Festival encourages peace and cr… (Herald Star Online)
In its seventh year, the African-American Heritage Festival reflects efforts by the Brothers and Sisters Intelligentsia Crew Circle’s efforts to encourage local youth to engage in productive activities and promote peace among all peoples.
Debt deal won’t help close wealth gap (North Korea News.Net)
North Korea News.Net Sunday 7th August, 2011 By Julianne Malveaux The wealth gap between African-American households and white ones has always been high, but by 2009 it was at its highest level since data have been collected in 1984.

CNN’s Reliable Sources Guest Prefers MSNBC Hire A Black Journalist, Not Al Sharpton (Mediaite)
Howard Kurtz spoke with Eric Deggans , a media critic from the St. Petersburg Times about the likely hiring of Al Sharpton to be MSNBC’s newest host of a nightly show.

Black Foreign-Born Workers Have Highest Jobless Rate
Black Foreign-Born Workers Have Highest Jobless Rate (AFL-CIO)
A new study dispels the myth that immigrant workers A areA takingA good-paying jobs away from American-born workers.A According toA ” The Low Wages of Black Immigrants ” released last week by the Economic Policy Institute , black workers, whether they were born in the United States or in a foreign country,A have the highest unemployment rate, …
The Mag Interview | Filmmaker Rodney Thompson ponders the role of black women’s clubs (The Kansas City Star)
Independent filmmaker Rodney Thompson of Kansas City is a graduate of Central High School, the University of Missouri and San Francisco State University, where he earned a masters degree in film arts.Thompsons company, Vine Street Films, http://www.vinestreetfilms.com, will move into offices near 18th and Vine streets next month.You are …

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