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African-American – News January 5, 2012

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Santorum Denies Controversial Remark
Santorum Denies Controversial Remark (TheBostonChannel)
Rick Santorum said Wednesday he was “tongue-tied” this weekend and didn’t actually say a word that has sparked a firestorm among some in the African-American community.
First Class Citizens: “In the Life” Honors LGBT Pioneers (EDGE)
Public television stations across the country will begin airing First Class Citizens, an episode of the award-winning documentary series IN THE LIFE honoring the groundbreaking work of pioneers in the pursuit of LGBT civil rights.

George Lucas flies solo with ‘Red Tails’ (Wausau Daily Herald)
NICASIO, Calif. — George Lucas is many imposing things. Billionaire lord of a sci-if empire.

Three issues that could decide the election (Bangor Daily News)
Does Iowa matter? Maybe, maybe not. My advice in the weeks to come: Don’t let the giddiness of the campaign coverage distract from what will really matter.

‘Life Upon These Shores’ good starting point for African-American history (Star-Telegram)
Henry Louis Gates Jr. Writes, “I set out to picture African-American history, to find a new way of looking at its full sweep.

N.C. GOP: It should be easier for state to kill black men (Creative Loafing)
In November, the New Bosses in the N.C. General Assembly voted to repeal the 2009 Racial Justice Act, which allows judges in death penalty cases to consider statistical evidence of historic racial bias.

SPOTLIGHT: Central Ill. History museum gets start (WSTC-AM Norwalk)
Last week’s Kwanzaa celebration on the second floor of the National Museum of Surveying building at 521 E. Washington St.

Attorney Files Suit Against Tripler, Describes Racism, Harassment
Attorney Files Suit Against Tripler, Describes Racism, Harassment (KITV-TV)
Ten former and current employees of Tripler Army Medical Center are suing the U.S. Army and Department of Defense.

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