African-American – News

African-American – News October 1, 2011

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Changes made to Ohio Senate district boundaries (The Intelligencer)
A state panel charged with drawing Ohio’s new legislative districts voted unanimously Friday to restore portions of a historically black state Senate district in Cleveland to address what the leader of the legislative Black Caucus said were civil-rights concerns over boundaries approved earlier this week.

Black Women Tend to Suffer Disabilities Earlier, Study Finds (HON)
Black women are likely to develop physical limitations earlier in life than others their age, according to a new study.

Jackson blasts 'plantation' comments
Jackson blasts ‘plantation’ comments (Politico)
Black voters have not been “brainwashed,” and suggesting as much – as Herman Cain and Pat Buchanan have recently – is demeaning and derogatory, Jesse Jackson said Friday.
MTSU fall enrollment eclipses record (Murfreesboro Post)
MTSU experienced a slight gain – and another record – when campus officials recently announced a headcount of 26,442 students as the official enrollment for fall 2011.

Candidate Can Say Black Voters Are Brainwashed (WUSA-TV Washington)
Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain has climbed to third place behind Mitt Romney and Rick Perry in the latest Fox News Poll, following his surprise victory last weekend in Florida’s Republican presidential straw poll.

Fredonia Opera House To Screen Summer Hit - The Help'
Fredonia Opera House To Screen Summer Hit – The Help’ (The Post-Journal, Jamestown New York)
The runaway summer movie hit, ”The Help,” is the next featured film in the Cinema Series at the 1891 Fredonia Opera House.