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African-American – News August 25, 2011

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Ruben Navarrette Jr: Where are the Latinos in the media? (Pasadena Star-News)
But that’s what happened. The company is NBCUniversal, which recently merged with Comcast.

Lewis, Republicans spar over map (Business Journal)
A legislative committee approved a new congressional map for Georgia Wednesday, rejecting criticism from U.S. Rep.

Low Light and Blue Smoke: A Primer to Bluesman Big Bill Broonzy,...
Low Light and Blue Smoke: A Primer to Bluesman Big Bill Broonzy,… (NEWCITYCHICAGO.COM)
Ostensibly a Chicago bluesman steeped in the southern traditions of Jefferson County, Arkansas, William “Big Bill” Broonzy’s recordings stretch genres-from folk music to hokum, ragtime to country.

King’s Son And Friend Moved By Memorial Dedication (National Public Radio)
The new monument honoring civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. Is the only one on the National Mall to commemorate an African-American, and the only one on that side of the Mall honoring a nonpresidential figure.

Black lawmakers call on Obama to do more for job creation (The State)
Obama is still immensely popular with African Americans. But at a town hall-style meeting held in Miami Gardens this week, some black leaders and Democratic members of the Congressional Black Caucus said they are exasperated that the countrys first black president has not done more to address the needs of the black community – particularly … (more)

Hansen Clarke on MSNBC: African Americans must fight high unemployment, 'victim's mentality'
Hansen Clarke on MSNBC: African Americans must fight high unemployment, ‘victim’s mentality’ (MLive)
U.S. Rep. Hansen Clarke says African Americans must embrace education and aggressively fight for the future in order to reverse troubling unemployment trends.
DuPree will face Bryant in the fall general election (Newms360)
Democratic Mississippi gubernatorial candidate, Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny DuPree receives a hug from Jeff Clark in Hattiesburg Miss., Tuesday Aug.

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