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African-American – News August 9, 2011

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Hollywood Superheroes Losing The Fight For Diversity
Hollywood Superheroes Losing The Fight For Diversity (National Public Radio)
Ryan Reynolds plays Hal Jordon in this year’s Green Lantern . Warner Brothers Ryan Reynolds plays Hal Jordon in this year’s Green Lantern .
Black caucus’ jobs tour a message to Obama to do more (TwinCities)
Unemployed for two years and increasingly frustrated, Charet Thomas thinks neither Congress nor the White House is looking out for her or others who make up the nation’s 15.9 percent jobless among African-Americans. “I think people getting off unemployment and getting jobs are middle-class people,” said Thomas, who was laid off from her job at a …

23andMe Offers Free Genetic Tests to African Americans (Tech Review)
To date, research into the genetic cause of disease has been overwhelmingly white.

New exhibit chronicles early African-American culture in McDowell
New exhibit chronicles early African-American culture in McDowell (McDowell News)
An important chapter of local history is highlighted in a new permanent exhibit at Historic Carson House.
White voters to dominate redrawn political districts (The Fresno Bee)
Most of California’s legislators and congressional representatives will be elected over the next decade from districts dominated by white voters, the state’s new political maps show.

Philly mayor takes to pulpit to condemn… (LancasterOnline)
Philadelphia’s mayor is calling out teenagers involved in the violent mobs that have left several people injured in recent weeks.

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