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African-American – News September 15, 2011

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ArtsBeat Blog: Producer Hopes to Send 'Vera Stark' to Broadway
ArtsBeat Blog: Producer Hopes to Send ‘Vera Stark’ to Broadway (The New York Times)
Updated Elizabeth I. McCann said that Jo Bonney, who directed “By the Way, Vera Stark” off Broadway, was attached to a possible Broadway transfer.
Carolina Chocolate Drops to hit ’em up with vintage style at Tip’s (NOLA)
In the Blues Tent during the 2008 Jazz Fest, the Carolina Chocolate Drop, a revivalist African-American string band specializing in the traditional fiddle and banjo music of rural black communities in the South, demonstrated that they are no novelty act.

Student leader censured over tweets (MSNBC)
Social media and politics collided at a small South Carolina college on Tuesday evening as students censured their student body president over his Twitter postings bashing women, gays and African-Americans. But they stopped short of impeaching student body president Ross Kressel, a 21-year-old from Marietta, Georgia, who posted profane and … (more)

Nashville Museum On African-American Music Planned
Nashville Museum On African-American Music Planned (Booker Rising)
From the Associated Press : “A new museum in the works for Nashville will aim to expand the public’s idea of what makes the town Music City.
Owner appeals DeLand fines on historic J.W. Wright building (Daytona Beach News-Journal Online)
Since May 26, Wright has racked up more than $26,000 in fines because a building he owns in DeLand’s historically black neighborhood is in violation of building codes.

Spider-man, Hispanic, African-American, marvel comics, diversity (Hispanic Business)
On August 3, Marvel Comics introduced a new version of Spider-Man to its “Ultimate Universe” line, which reimagines Marvel’s popular catalog of heroes but eliminates much of the baggage of the “regular” Marvel Universe, which has built up decades of stories and histories.

Hidden History Saves African-American Schoolhouse
Hidden History Saves African-American Schoolhouse (Voice of America)
Rosenwald one-room schools had a standard floor plan, featuring high ceilings to keep the building cool, large windows to let in the light, and chalk boards along one wall of the classroom.