African-American – News

African-American – News January 13, 2012

Best Bay Area Martin Luther King Jr. Celebrations For The Family
Best Bay Area Martin Luther King Jr. Celebrations For The Family (CBS Local)
Reflective, educational, uplifting or physical-here are the best ways to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr.
City unveils Strong Baby Campaign to reduce infant mortality (FOX6Now)
The City of Milwaukee and the UW-Milwaukee Zilber School of Public Health are teaming up for a new campaign they hope will lower the city’s infant mortality rate.

Landlord defends ‘white only’ pool sign (ClickOnDetroit)
A landlord wants the Ohio Civil Rights Commission on Thursday to reconsider its finding that she violated the law by posting a “white only” sign at her swimming pool.

Wilmington’s decision on where to house new African-American Heritage Center sparks debate (Delaware Online)
Harmon Carey, who heads the Afro-American Historical Society, stands in front of the Allied Kid Leather Co.

Local Congregation Recalls Martin Luther King’s Visit (Patch)
The excitement was palpable as the crowd awaited Martin Luther King, Jr., in the packed sanctuary of Congregation Solel .A On that day in June, 1966, the civil rights leader was late-and as the diverse crowd waited for him, the tension mounted.

Aretha Franklin to headline Essence Fest (The Jackson Sun)
Newly engaged queen of soul Aretha Franklin is headlining this summer’s Essence Music Festival in New Orleans, and its other top performers include Mary J. Blige, Fantasia, Stephanie Mills, Charlie Wilson, Keyshia Cole and others.

Former Memphis judge Bailey to speak at Vanderbilt (WAFF-TV Huntsville)
Civil rights activist and former Memphis judge D’Army Bailey will speak Thursday at Vanderbilt University Law School in commemoration of the Rev.

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