African-American – News August 20, 2011
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Box office hit ‘The Help’ catches heat (Contra Costa Times)
In this film publicity image released by Disney, from left, Emma Stone, Octavia Spencer and Viola Davis are shown in a scene from “The Help.” “The Help,” a feel-good movie about the daily hardships of black maids in the 1960s-era South, has struck box-office gold and is generating Oscar buzz.
Gov. Wilder: Black people have not yet “arrived” (WTKR-TV Norfolk)
Former Virginia governor L. Douglas Wilder is known around the United States as the first African-American to be elected governor of a state.
Confederate flag that hangs high in Tampa is smaller, but the hurt is still there (Creative Loafing Tampa)
It was somewhat of a deal in the Tampa Bay news media market three years, but only somewhat, and except for the hurt feelings in the black community, it didn’t go very far.
Miss. Judge asked to reconsider ‘The Help’ lawsuit (Log Cabin Democrat)
In this Aug. 16, 2011 file photo, Ablene Cooper, a woman who works for the brother of author Kathryn Stockett, and her son Antonio Cooper, leave the Hinds County Courthouse in Jackson, Miss., expressesing her disappointment that a circuit judge dismissed her lawsuit against the author of “The Help” because a statute of limitations issue.
African-American Churches Craft New Outreach Strategies (EDGE)
For former elected and longtime activist C. Virginia Fields, 6:30 a.m. On a rainy and miserable Sunday morning was likely not her first pick for a prime time to be discussing HIV.
100K expected at Black Family Reunion (Kypost.Com)
You and your family are invited to a big weekend party at Sawyer Point for the 23rd annual Midwest Regional Black Family Reunion.
Continue reading Mayor Lee Snubs African-American Community for Pub Crawl (Fog City Journal)
San Francisco interim Mayor Ed Lee snubbed the African-American community in the Fillmore last eve, opting instead to go on a “pub-crawl.” “As we sat up here, we got a Tweet,” announced former Supervisor and mayoral candidate Michela Alioto-Pier to an audience of 200 during a mayoral debate sponsored by the San Francisco African-American Democratic … (more)