African-American – News

African-American – News September 10, 2011

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Why we need the postal service
Why we need the postal service (CNN)
Editor’s note: Philip F. Rubio is assistant professor of history at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, and the author of “There’s Always Work at the Post Office: African American Postal Workers and the Fight for Jobs, Justice, and Equality” . — What would we lose if we lost 220,000 postal jobs , 3,700 post offices, 300 … (more)
Jackie Kennedy cannot look at an image of Martin Luther King after his sex party claims (Daily Mail)
In interviews taped in 1964 but only just released, she said the black civil rights leader was a ‘terrible man’ and a ‘phoney’. She claimed King bragged of being drunk at her husband John F Kennedy’s funeral and had been caught trying to set up an orgy.

African-American activists to speak at leadership summit (Detroit News)
Noted African-American community activists such as the Revs. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton are among the scheduled speakers at the Leadership Summit for the State of the Black Family conference Friday.

US judge upholds Fla. redistricting amendment
US judge upholds Fla. Redistricting amendment (WSVN-TV Miami Beach)
A federal judge on Friday upheld a Florida constitutional amendment imposing new rules restricting how congressional districts are drawn, rejecting a lawsuit by two members of Congress and the state House of Representatives claiming it violates the U.S. Constitution.
Youth Pulse Radio Topic: The Importance & Value of Black Media & How to become an Entrepreneur (youthexposhow.blogspot)
According to a recent Press TV report: “Only a quarter of nearly 17 million Americans between 16 and 19 years of age held jobs this summer, the least since World War II. What that translates to — is a slower start to gaining job experience and potential for more than 12 million young people to earn lower saleries throughout an entire lifetime.” Tune in to Youth Pulse radio this Saturday, Sept. 10th from 11am – 1pm EST for a power-filled program. Topics of discussion: The Importance & Value of Black Media and How to Become an Entrepreneur!

First African-American woman on 6th Circuit (L.A. Watts Times)
The Senate has confirmed Bernice Donald as a judge on the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.