African-American – News

African-American – News August 22, 2011

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Maxine Waters: ‘The Tea Party Can Go Straight to Hell’ (NewsBusters)
Yesterday, at a high school gym in Inglewwood, California, at what was billed as a “Kitchen Table Summit,” as seen in a video currently showing at both MRC-TV and Breitbart , Congresswoman Maxine Waters said, “As far as I’m concerned, the Tea Party can go straight to hell.” The crowd, reportedly “more than 2,000 people,” cheered her statement.

King Park celebration scheduled Sunday
King Park celebration scheduled Sunday (Star Tribune)
A celebration scheduled Sunday at Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park in south Minneapolis is not only a rededication of a monument to the slain civil rights leader.
The ballot and black women (Daily Kos)
One of the most solid Democratic Party voting blocs we have today is composed of African-American women.

‘Fight’ Whom, Congressman? (The Other McCain)
Rep. Elijah Cummings said Sunday that African-Americans want President Obama to “fight harder” to create jobs in the struggling U.S. Economy.

NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet Promotes Unity, Education
NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet Promotes Unity, Education (Tyler Morning Telegraph)
By JACQUE HILBURN-SIMMONS Staff Writer Unity and hard work were recurring messages in Saturday’s Tyler NAACP’s 65th Freedom Fund Banquet, which included a silent auction and a sudden, random act of kindness to help a children’s program hard-hit by the tough economy.
Douglas E. Schoen: Thoughts From Martha’s Vineyard — Blacks, Whites and … (Fox News)
Thursday night the Harvard University Department of African American Studies held an extraordinarily interesting event here with a wide diversity of speakers about the education gap between African-Americans and the broader white society.

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