Harlem – News

Harlem – News August 31, 2011

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Out of Foster Care — and Into What? (Gotham Gazette)
Anthony Boyd, 22, Armstrong Pelzer, 26, and Joseph Branca, 22, all attend college, have part-time jobs and live at Schafer Hall, a supportive housing facility for former foster children in East Harlem.

Morehouse College Glee Club celebrates 100 Years at Lincoln Center (Frost Illustrated)
The Maroon & White Fund, a 501 support organization, is scheduled host a national tribute to the Morehouse College Glee Club’s “100 Years in Song” with a weekend celebration to include the launch of the “Power of Ten” scholarship fundraising initiative, The Maroon & White Gala “A Salute to Excellence in Education at Morehouse College” at The New … (more)

In Wake of Hurricane Irene, Mayor Bloomberg Calls On New Yorkers to Donate Blood (Patch)
The trains and buses are back up and running, but many New Yorkers remain in need in the aftermath of the weekend of Hurricane Irene’s tropical storm destruction.



African-American – News

African-American – News August 31, 2011

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Buyer surfaces for Moo & Oink (The Southtown Star)
Moo & Oink, the 150-year-old iconic meat retailer in the African-American community, has attracted a potential buyer.

The Racist History of The Republican Party
The Racist History of The Republican Party (Free Republic)
Before you start swearing and spitting nails, the title is a misnomer. It’s a play on the revisionist history the liberal Dems have been selling for over half a century.
Obama: US economy had a ‘heart attack’ (The Straits Times)
US President Barack Obama on Tuesday said that the US economy had suffered a ‘heart attack’ and survived but is not recuperating quickly enough, as he geared up to unveil a major jobs plan.

Marian Anderson’s Long Overdue Operatic Moment (National Public Radio)
Marian Anderson broke the color barrier at the Metropolitan Opera in 1955 when she starred in Verdi’s Un Ballo in Maschera .

Has Washington D.C.'s Black Middle Class Given Up On Neighborhood Schools?
Has Washington D.C.’s Black Middle Class Given Up On Neighborhood Schools? (Booker Rising)
If U.S. President Barack Obama doesn’t even send his own daughters to a neighborhood school just steps from the White House because of sub-par standards, then it’s unrealistic to expect Mr.
Differences In Cell Response Could Explain Higher Rates Of Hypertension In African Americans (Medical News Today)
A key difference in the way that cells from African-Americans respond to inflammation could be an answer to why this group is disproportionately affected by hypertension , something that has eluded scientists for many years.

Rev. Al Sharpton on starting his new MSNBC anchor job tonight: “I don’t think it was that big a leap” (Home Page tampabay)
Given that I suggested MSNBC may have made a mistake in employing him, I was prepared for newly-hired anchor Al Sharpton to try tearing me a new one when we finally talked about his latest gig.