African-American – News

African-American – News September 29, 2011

City where Civil War began to get King memorial
City where Civil War began to get King memorial (Rome News)
Tourists walk through Liberty Square in Charleston, S.C., on Wednesday. The city and the National Park Service are planning a memorial to Dr.
Fire Captain’s Racist Text (KLFY-TV Lafayette)
The Morgan City Fire Department is dealing with some community backlash after one of their Captains sent a racist text in which he makes fun of a carload of African Americans being run over by a semi then sends it to the former fire chief who is black.

Cain: Black Community ‘Brainwashed’ Into Voting For Dems (WAPT-TV Jackson)
The one African-American running for the GOP presidential nomination said Wednesday the black community was ‘brainwashed’ for traditionally siding with liberal politicians.

Sharpton: Obama critics backed Clinton in 2008
Sharpton: Obama critics backed Clinton in 2008 (MySanAntonio)
The Rev. Al Sharpton says he will lead a march in Washington next month in support of President Barack Obama ‘s jobs plan – and he dismisses blacks who criticize Obama over high black unemployment.
Gil Noble will not return to ‘Like It Is’ (New York Daily News)
Two months after he suffered a severe stroke, the family of WABC/Ch. 7 legend says Gil Noble will no longer be able to host the long-running public affairs show “Like It Is.” Noble’s loved ones, along with his attorney, told WABC/Ch. 7 general manager David Davis last week that Noble would not return to the show.

Diversity on runways always a grey area. (The Sydney Morning Herald)
SIX months ago, Keli Goff, a blogger, political commentator and self-appointed fashion-industry watchdog, chided designers for their near-exclusion of black models on the runways.

Baking Battle: Student Group Under Fire For Its Anti-Affirmative Action Bake Sale
Baking Battle: Student Group Under Fire For Its Anti-Affirmative Action Bake Sale (Time)
On Tuesday, a group of student Republicans will host a bake sale that sells pastries priced by the buyer’s gender or race.

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