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African-American – News August 24, 2011

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For sleeping babies, softer isn’t safer (Manila Bulletin)
Lots of African American moms put soft bedding such as pillows and blankets where babies sleep, despite warnings that the cushioning increases the risk of infant death, according to a new study.

Local Internet talk show targets Black youths (daytondailynews)
The show gives young people an outlet to express their views on issues that affect them, Muhammad said, and the Internet talk show will inform and educate young people. Encourage them to be successful and to highlight positive, creative and intelligent youth. The first show will air from 11 a.m. To 2 p.m. On Aug. 27 on Boss Mag Radio and will feature two students from Thurgood Marshall High School, Maia Brooks and Quran Lee, both 14. The students will do telephone interviews with the shows first guest, Wise Intelligent, member of the rap group Poor Righteous Teachers, who hit the mainstream rap scene in the 1990s. Wise Intelligent will speak to the students about his book, The Manufacturing of a Dumbed Down Rapper. He is still putting out music and hes an activist educating young people on the rap industry, Muhammad said. The students will interview Nisa Muhammad, founder of Wedded Bliss Foundation in Washington, D.C., and Sacha Muhammad, author of The Science of Getting Rich in Marriage, on Aug. 27 on the subject of dating.

It’s Official: Rev. Al Sharpton Named Permanent 6PM Host On MSNBC (Mediaite)
Well that was quick. Just after a few weeks of what seemed like a trial period , Reverend Al Sharpton has been named the permanent host of PoliticsNation , the new 6PM weeknight show on MSNBC.

Groups prepare for voter ID law (Chattanooga Times Free Press)
Local election commissions and advocacy groups are rolling out campaigns to educate people about a new Tennessee law that will require registered voters to present photo identification at the polls.

Connect to African American Heritage in Fairfax County, VA (WICU12 Erie)
“We are fortunate to have access to a wealth of heritage sites and museums for visitors and residents to experience in order to gain knowledge and appreciation of the journey African Americans have made from slavery to the realization of one man’s dream.” is a small hamlet of 2,500 residents established in 1833 by West Ford, a freed slave who lived … (more)

Author’s letter is focal point in ‘The Help’ suit (Daily Journal)
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.

Political Blotter: Barbara Lee responds to ‘plantation’ claim (Inside Bay Area)
This is a sampling from Bay Area News Group’s Political Blotter blog. Read more and post comments at IBAbuzz.com/politics . Rep.

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