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African-American – News December 1, 2011

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Onyx Awards honor African-American community leaders
Onyx Awards honor African-American community leaders (Florida Today)
When: 6 p.m. Jan. 13 Where: Crowne Plaza Melbourne Oceanfront, 2605 N. SR A1A, Indialantic Tickets , $75 per person Info: Lillian Seays at 407-293-6102. The annual Onyx Awards, Florida’s signature awards for African-American community leaders, were created 10 years ago to honor individuals, groups and businesses that have made significant … (more)
State NAACP Says It Supports Greenville Sanitation Workers (WITN)
The state NAACP and Greenville branch say they support Greenville sanitation workers in their demands for “dignity and respect, job security, safety, a grievance procedure and meet-and-confer.” The state NAACP and Greenville branch say they support Greenville sanitation workers in their demands for “dignity and respect, job security, safety, a … (more)

Five and a Half Things About Sheryl Cole’s Re-Election Kick-Off (The Austin Chronicle)
It took her a while to get around to saying it, but Sheryl Cole is not running for mayor.

King daughter keynote speaker at Jacksonville’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast on Jan. 13 (The Florida Times-Union)
Bernice A. King, the youngest daughter of the late Coretta Scott King and Martin Luther King, Jr., will be the keynote speaker for the city’s 25th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr.

From Zero to Millions: The Secret To Making Content Go Crazy/Viral (Silicon Alley Insider)
It all started with a Nike email exchange. Peretti wanted to customize a pair of shoes with “sweatshop” written above the swoosh.

HIV Treatment Lags In U.S., Guaranteeing More Infections (GPB)
The latest numbers from CDC show that only 28 percent of the nation’s 1.2 million HIV-infected people are getting effective antiviral treatment; effective treatment rates are lowest among African-American men.

Not/Christian
Not/Christian (Daily Kos)
In an earlier missive, So, Like, Are You a Christian? , I expressed my impatience with being pigeonholed into religious categories.
Marin Struggles to Meet Fair Housing Laws (KQED)
Ever since President Obama took over the White House, his Housing and Urban Development administration — or HUD — has been looking at how to increase enforcement of the nation’s Fair Housing Laws.

Arthur Washington Jr., Kalamazoo’s first African-American city… (The Kalamazoo Gazette)
Arthur Washington Jr., Kalamazoo’s first African-American city commissioner and a longtime civil-rights advocate and community volunteer, died Tuesday.

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