African-American – News

African-American – News November 27, 2011

This week in the War on Voting: Medgar EversA honored
This week in the War on Voting: Medgar EversA honored (Daily Kos)
This is normally the spot to keep track of the latest Republican efforts to keep Americans from voting for Democrats by keeping them from voting.
Herman “Chocolate Walnut” Cain To Iowans: “I Can Bring Black Vote” (WDBZ-AM Cincinnati)
Herman Cain has another soundbite bomb-dropper for us: He can bring African American voters to the Republican Party in 2012.

Oops! TV station typo labels African Americans in line for Black… (Daily Mail)
A TV station in Baltimore, Maryland, doing an obligatory ‘Black Friday shopping’ story made an unfortunate typo as it showed footage of African Americans waiting in line at Target store.

“Stand for Freedom” To Hold Multilingual, Community Press Briefing On Voting And March (Harlem World)
A coalitionA of civil rights, labor and community groups fighting to protectA theA voting rights of all Americans will speak inA Arabic, Bangla, Chinese, Creole, English and Spanish during a multilingual, community press briefing to discuss the “Stand for Freedom” voting rights campaign and plans for a major mobilization in New York City on … (more)

Racists! More Blacks Supported Tea Party Movement Than Support #Occupy Movement (Gateway Pundit)
Today the Washington Post reported that African Americans, who are 12.6 percent of the U.S. Population, make up only 1.6 percent of Occupy Wall Street.

‘The Human Story behind Race’ SMCM performance: Dec. 7-11 (Examiner)
What is it like to be African American at St. Mary’s College, and in St. Mary’s County? If you are white, what would you like to ask a black student? Why can it be so difficult to talk about race? Award-winning playwright Caleen Sinnette Jennings interviewed about 50 faculty, alumni, staff, and students on the black experience and then folded their … (more)

Nation’s top literary awards go to African-American Women (Our Time Press)
“I understood that I wanted to write about the experiences of the poor, and the black and the rural people of the South,” said Ward in her acceptance speech, “so that the culture that marginalized us for so long would see that our stories were as universal, our lives as fraught and lovely and important, as theirs.” Ward, 34, who grew up in … (more)