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African-American – News September 28, 2011

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Putting on a Black Face
Putting on a Black Face (Auburn Journal)
He enjoyed performing in blackface makeup – a theatrical convention since the mid-19th century.
Judge says Cherokees violate voting rights, extends election (WHNT-TV Huntsville)
A federal judge ruled that the Cherokees violated the voting rights of African-American members of the nation’s second-largest Indian tribe, and he ordered an extension to the voting for chief.

A cupcake sellout at ‘inherently racist’ bake sale by UC Berkeley Republicans (WFMZ-TV Allentown)
A provocative bake sale designed to satirize affirmative action resulted in no fisticuffs Tuesday, but it did prompt a sellout of 300 cupcakes and some heated debate at the University of California at Berkeley, the bake sale organizer said.

Whites no healthier than blacks in Canada: Study (Regina Leader Post)
Black people in Canada are at least as healthy as whites, hints a study that is a stark contrast to U.S. Statistics.

Obama Promotes Jobs Bill, Attacks Republican Policies
Obama Promotes Jobs Bill, Attacks Republican Policies (Voice of America)
President Barack Obama speaks at the 41st Annual Legislative Conference Phoenix Awards Dinner sponsored by the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc.
Van Andel Institute researchers join fight against breast cancer that targets black women (MLive)
Van Andel Research Institute is taking part in a team effort targeting an aggressive form of breast cancer that strikes African Americans disproportionately.

Community united at gala (Mississauga)
On stage. Internationally-known jazz diva and Mississauga resident Liberty Silver was part of the entertainment on Saturday during the United Way of Peel Region’s Black Community Advisory Council gala dinner.

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