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African-American – News September 16, 2011

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Calif. group seeks to interest blacks in farming
Calif. Group seeks to interest blacks in farming (KansasCity)
As the sun rises on tilled soil on the outskirts of Fresno, Calif., Mori Vance bends to pick black eyed peas, then disappears among towering okra bushes.
Class warfare may reignite Civil Rights effort, Michigan Rainbow Coalition president says (Flint Township/Swartz Creek Advance)
What many believe is class warfare launched by conservative Republicans against the poor may help spark a renewed Civil Rights effort, according to the Rev.

The Long, Vicious Assault on Voting Rights in America (Black Voice News)
The attack on voting rights for people of color in the United States of America is as old as the Republic itself.

Cincinnati Council Candidates Square Off
Cincinnati Council Candidates Square Off (WLWT-TV Cincinnati)
All nine incumbents are trying to hold on to their seats, but 13 others are challenging them.
NC probes flier attacking Wake school candidates (The Rooster 106.1)
Elections in North Carolina’s largest school district are getting hotter with the state elections board investigating a campaign flier.

Celebrate 145 years with Central Chapel A.M.E. (Yellow Springs News Online)
In 1886, as the area’s educational opportunities continued to attract African Americans 23 years after the Emancipation Proclamation, 13 families from Yellow Springs and Miami Township formed a local chapter of the African Methodist Episcopal Church in a schoolhouse on what is now Ohio 370 near John Bryan State Park, according to church history.

Travis County Border Conflict Smoulders On
Travis County Border Conflict Smoulders On (The Austin Chronicle)
Alfred Stanley is a well-known local Democratic activist and political consultant who’s worked on campaigns for a host of area candidates, including numerous judges and former Austin mayor and now state Sen.
Genetics, Lifestyle Provide Clues To Racial Differences In Head & Neck Cancer (MediLexicon)
Why are African Americans more likely than Caucasians to be not only diagnosed with head and neck cancer, but also die from the disease? While the answer isn’t a simple one, differences in lifestyle, access to care and tumor genetics may, in part, be to blame, according to a new study from Henry Ford Hospital.