African-American – News

African-American – News January 7, 2012

Smog Tied to Raised Risk of Chronic Illness in Black Women (IVillage)
FRIDAY, Jan. 6 — Air pollution may increase the risk of type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure in black American women, a new study suggests.

Gingrich, Santorum accused of racially insensitive remarks (Star-Telegram)
Republican presidential candidates Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum are fending off accusations that they made racially tinged remarks about African-Americans and public assistance.

Leonard Pitts Jr.: Ron Paul, foolish consistency or just foolishness? (Lima News)
“A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Memorial at City Dock in Annapolis to get upgrade
Memorial at City Dock in Annapolis to get upgrade (Deseret News)
More than $36,000 will be spent to upgrade the Kunta Kinte-Alex Haley Memorial at City Dock in Annapolis.
Unemployment falls … But not for blacks (Click Orlando)
But at the end of the year the black unemployment rate was 15.8 percent, exactly where it started out 2011, according to the government’s December jobs report released Friday.

2011 job hopes improved most for worst-hit groups (KRMG-AM Tulsa)
When unemployment was surging, the youngest U.S. Workers, the oldest, those without college degrees and men as a whole all suffered disproportionately.

Rick Santorum booed for suggesting gay marriage ‘harms’ children (Daily Mail)
Santorum booed for suggesting gay marriage ‘harms’ children as he defends 2003 interview linking homosexuality to ‘man on dog’ sex But Newt Gingrich said he is willing to go before the NAACP and urge blacks to demand paychecks, not food stamps Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum engaged in a hostile exchange over gay marriage on … (more)