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African-American – News November 1, 2011

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Congressional hearing sought over voter ID laws sweeping states (The Wichita Eagle)
“As voting rights experts have noted, the recent stream of laws passed at the state level are a reversal of policies, both federal and state, that were intended to combat voter disenfranchisement and boost voter participation,” said Reps.

Silent Racism–Unconscious Racism (Examiner)
The other day I stopped at one of the local gas stations that I frequent often. I usually get my gas there.

After Unprecedented GOP Effort, New Voting Laws Could Reshape Electorate in 2012 (TIME)
Last Tuesday, the Obama Justice Department filed a brief arguing that Texas Republicans’ proposal to redraw the state’s electoral map was explicitly designed to dilute the power of minority voters.

NAACP: Keep Virginia ban on uranium mining
NAACP: Keep Virginia ban on uranium mining (WSLS-TV Roanoke)
The state chapter of the NAACP wants Virginia to keep intact a 30-year ban on uranium mining, stating that opening one of the world’s largest known deposits of the radioactive ore is not worth the environmental risk.
Southern-Flavored African-American Digi-Net Preps For Q1 Launch (Broadcasting & Cable)
Soul of the South, a 24-hour broadcast network targeting African-American viewers in the south, aims to launch in the first quarter of 2012.

NC Group Presses for Black Judicial Nominees (WCTI)
North Carolina’s largest civil rights organization is calling on the state’s two U.S. Senators to nominate black judges for positions on the federal bench.

Former CEO accused of targeting… (WWTC-AM Eagan)
With confidence and zeal, Ephren Taylor riveted audiences at mostly black churches with a list of his impressive accomplishments and an uncanny business sense.

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