African-American – News August 16, 2011
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Work Stoppage Threat Over New Bridge Eases (KPLR-11)
While activists have suspended their threat to shut down construction work on the new Mississippi River Bridge on Tuesday, dissidents and unemployed African-American construction workers say they may go ahead and attempt to stop construction Tuesday on the Illinois portion of the $630 million dollar project.
NAACP Fights New Redistricting Maps (WLOS)
The North Carolina NAACP is preparing to fight the state’s new redistricting maps in court.
E.W. Pearson, founder of the agricultural fair in the Burton Street… (The Asheville Citizen-Times)
Darin Waters, completing his Ph.D. Thesis in history at UNC Chapel Hill, presents the talk ‘Uplifting the Race: E.W. Pearson and the Colored Agricultural Fair’ at 7 p.m., Thursday 18 at West Asheville Library.
Citizens Urged to Get Involved with Redistricting (Patch)
County residents recently gathered to hear and see 2010 Census Data regarding the growth of White, Hispanic-Latino, Asian and Black-African American populations and how population changes will affect redistricting.
NAACP vows to fight NC’s redrawn political maps (Clover Herald)
North Carolina’s NAACP chapter says it will fight the General Assembly’s plan to redraw legislative and congressional boundaries in court and within the Obama administration.
Trenton African American Pride Festival coming this summer to Cadwalader Park (Trenton Downtowner)
For the first time, New Jersey’s capital city will host the first annual Trenton African American Pride Festival.
Sen. Fort holds rally on redistricting and Aftrican-American voter strength (CBS Atlanta)
Senator Vincent Fort is hosting a rally Monday morning to talk about redistricting and African-American voting strength.