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African-American – News September 1, 2011

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Moms Talk: Beyonce’s Example (Patch)
I love award shows. I like to see what the stars are wearing, I like to see who wins what award, and when it’s a music-award show, there are performances by some of the world’s most famous artists.

Grand Rapids Black Chamber of Commerce makes its debut (Flint Township/Swartz Creek Advance)
Of the nearly 2 million black-owned businesses in the U.S., more than 72,000 are in Michigan.

Crowds Line Up Early for South LA Job Fair
Crowds Line Up Early for South LA Job Fair (KABC-AM Los Angeles)
As many as 4,000 people are expected to attend a job fair in South Los Angeles Wednesday, organized by the Congressional Black Caucus.

Jefferson, Lincoln memorials also have mistakes (The Washington Post)
The monument wasn’t sculpted by a black artist, and the stones were shaped in China .

Sophia Nelson defines black women (CNN)
Editor’s note: Sophia Nelson is a journalist, blogger and author of ” Black Woman Redefined: Dispelling Myths and Discovering Fulfillment in the Age of Michelle Obama.

Rep. Andre Carson, D-Ind., is critical of the Tea Party movement.
Rep. Andre Carson, D-Ind., is critical of the Tea Party movement. (WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg)
Rep. Andre Carson, a member of the Congressional Black Caucus leadership, said Tea Party-aligned lawmakers view blacks as “second-class citizens” and would like to see African Americans “hanging on a tree.” The Indiana Democrat, speaking at a recent caucus event in Miami, charged that the Tea Party is working through its allies in Congress to block … (more)
Prejudice Linked To Depression, Anxiety In Gay And Bisexual Black Men (Medical News Today)
The harassment, discrimination and negative feelings about homosexuality that black gay and bisexual men often experience can contribute significantly to mental health disorders such as depression and anxiety , a small new study finds.