African-American – News

African-American – News December 29, 2011

Why Ethnic Studies in Tucson will prevail and reveal the modern-day racists
Why Ethnic Studies in Tucson will prevail and reveal the modern-day racists (Tuscon Citizen)
If you tried to appeal to the local judge for your freedom, his hands were tied and back to the plantation and your master you go.
Community leaders, family mourn death of longtime Michigan Chronicle publisher Sam Logan (Detroit News)
Samuel Logan, longtime publisher of the Michigan Chronicle, a weekly publication considered the state’s oldest African-American newspaper, died Wednesday.

Ruby Dee to speak at Capital City Kwanzaa Festival (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
The headline attraction for the 2011 Kwanzaa Festival will be the attendance of Academy Award-nominated actress and humanitarian Ruby Dee.

Stormfront founder: Ron Paul’s views ‘coincide with ours’ on most issues (The Raw Story)
Texas Rep. Ron Paul received an unwanted endorsement on Tuesday when Don Black, the founder of the white nationalist group Stormfront, told The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur that he supported Paul’s presidential candidacy.

Lloyd Ferguson, a pioneering African American professor/chemist from Cal State L.A., has died (Insight News)
Dr. Lloyd Noel Ferguson, Sr., a world-renowned chemistry professor, celebrated author and a pioneer in helping eliminate racial barriers for African Americans in the field of chemistry, died on November 30, 2011.

US Communist Leader: ‘Progressive Change Is Closer than We Think’ (BigGovernment)
In a Christmas break message to his party , Communist Party USA vice chair Jarvis Tyner has confirmed the vital importance of the build up to the 2012 elections to “set the stage for a new progressive era and for a socialist transformation.” Tyner draws clear right/left battle lines and the communist’s commitment to Party ‘friend’ President Barack … (more)

Top 10 Inventions by African-Americans
Top 10 Inventions by African-Americans (How Stuff Works)
Edmonds, Molly. “Top 10 Inventions by African-Americans” 12 January 2011. HowStuffWorks.com. 28 December 2011.
Voter ID amendment faces federal scrutiny (Newms360)
Mississippi officials are confident the state’s new voter ID constitutional amendment will pass muster despite the Justice Department’s rejection of a similar South Carolina law requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls.

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