African-American – News

African-American – News September 3, 2011

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D.C. school chief discusses white enrollment
D.C. School chief discusses white enrollment (The Washington Post)
D.C. Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson told a roomful of African American community leaders and educators this week that growing white enrollment in city schools brings the system closer to what she called “the promise of a good public education.” “There are white families that are choosing DCPS.
Looking back – Local civil rights icon says never give up (Central Kitsap Reporter)
“You can’t overcome anything by giving up,” she said. “And I don’t go into anything expecting to lose.” Being African-American and living in Bremerton since the early 1940s, Walker has seen the community change and evolve from within – she was at the center of it.

Sexuality affects impressions of others: Study (Canoe)
A parade participant waves a rainbow flag during the Toronto Gay Pride Parade held in downtown Toronto, July 3, 2011.

Black Unemployment: Highest In 27 Years
Black Unemployment: Highest In 27 Years (10News)
The August jobs report was dismal for plenty of reasons, but perhaps most striking was the picture it painted of racial inequality in the job market.
Georgia redistricting battle may turn fiercer in courts (Walker County Messenger)
Georgia lawmakers sped through the work of redrawing the state’s political boundaries in three contentious weeks, but the fiercest fight over redistricting likely is just beginning and could take years to resolve.

When the past isn’t even past (Oxford Eagle Online Edition)
The legacy of the Civil War, the struggle of African Americans – for a Mississippi history professor in the late-1960s, the topics were as timely as it gets.