African-American – News

African-American – News November 15, 2011

100 African American Males needed for film ‘Sparkle’ (Examiner)
A casting call is in effect immediately for African American males between the age of 18 40 for the film “Sparkle.” Whitney Houston will be acting in this movie as well.

Congratulations to the San Francisco NAACP &
Congratulations to the San Francisco NAACP & “Red Tail” Lifts Off (The San Ramon Valley Sentinel)
The San Francisco NAACP Annual Gala was held last week honoring the Legacy of the 1961 Freedom Riders, Danny Glover, and The Tuskegee Airmen.
NAACP commends State for rejecting Confederate license plate (KFDM-TV Beaumont)
From NAACP – The NAACP today praised the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles Board’s unanimous decision to reject a specialty license plate featuring the Confederate flag.

Bounce TV, new service targeting African-American viewers, joins WVUE-TV digital feed (NOLA)
New Orleans Fox affiliate WVUE-TV has replaced rerun feed RTV with Bounce TV on one of its secondary digital channels.

African-American Boys Master the Game of Chess (Susan Polgar Chess Blog)
From left: Justus Williams, James Black Jr., and Joshua Colas. African-American Boys Master the Game of Chess Justus Williams, Joshua Colas and James Black Jr.

Grand Rapids Symphony inaugurates ‘Sacred Dimensions’ series with music in sacred spaces (MLive)
The Grand Rapids Symphony , under music director David Lockington, has reached out to the African-American community and the Latino community in the past.

Many voters dislike smokers, smoking (Hispanicmpr)
Some 400,000 people die each year from their own cigarette smoking and another 50,000 adult nonsmokers die each year from exposure to secondhand smoke; there are six million children under 18 alive today who may eventually die from smoking; and 8.6 million people in the United States currently suffer from smoking-caused illness, according to the … (more)

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