African-American – News

African-American – News December 20, 2011

Obama frets about rights in Venezuela
Obama frets about rights in Venezuela (Pretoria News)
US President Barack Obama said on Monday that Venezuela’s government threatened “basic democratic values,” and President Hugo Chavez hit back calling him a fake and an embarrassment to blacks.
Library System Begins Black History Month With Tea (The Daily East Chester)
The library system recently announced its 14th annual African-American Writers & Readers Literary Tea will be held on Martin Luther King Jr.

A Black/Indian Victory for Freedom (Consortiumnews)
Christmas Eve marks the anniversary of one of the least known battles for freedom and self-determination fought in North America.

Supporting Black Businesses: A Candid Chat with Wine Styles’ Ron Frieson (Patch)
Former BellSouth Georgia President Ron Frieson has invested time, money and sweat equity into our community.

Portland Ovations Presents Warriors Don’t Cry With NAACP-Portland (BroadwayWorld)
Portland Ovations in collaboration with NAACP-Portland presents Warriors Don’t Cry, a powerful one-woman play inspired by the award-winning memoir of the same title by Dr.

Ron Paul Supporter : “Assassinate N-Word Obama And Monkey Children” (NewsOne)
Jules Manson, a former candidate for city council in Carson, California and enthusiastic Ron Paul supporterA wrote “Assassinate the f#@#en n-word and his monkey children” in a Facebook post.

Temple researcher explores high blood pressure among African Americans (Philly)
Michael Brown tries to do all the right things. He exercises four times a week on an elliptical trainer at the Philadelphia Sports Club.




Light in the Darkness

December 21First day of Chanukah
This 8-day Jewish festival began at sundown yesterday. The central feature of the observance of Chanukah is the nightly lighting of the Chanukiah. See more about Chanukah.

December 22Winter Solstice
Winter begins this Thursday at 12:30 A.M. EST. The word solstice is derived from the Latin Sol, or Sun, and stitium, or stoppage. After the solstice, the darkest day of the year, the days will start getting a little longer! Enjoy solstice facts, folklore, and photos!

December 25Christmas Day
Christmas Day is a Christian holiday commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ. As Christianity began to spread in the 4th century, the Christmas feast day was set on December 25 by Pope Julius I to align with the Roman pagan holiday Dies natalis solis invicti, the birth of the invincible Sun. Read more about Christmas Day history as well as Christmas traditions in America.

Happy Holidays