African-American – News

African-American – News January 14, 2012

Today's Visionary: An Illustrated Guide to Dr. King's 21st Century Insights
Today’s Visionary: An Illustrated Guide to Dr. King’s 21st Century Insights (FavStocks)
Here it comes again. This holiday weekend we’ll see a lot of media coverage of Martin Luther King, Jr.
TCA: GMC to Launch Comedy Sitcoms, Reality Content in 2013 (Broadcasting & Cable)
Complete Coverage: TCA Winter Press Tour 2012 Independently-owned network GMC will look to launch original scripted series and reality shows in early 2013 as part of an expansion of its original programming offerings.

Va House Passes US House Remap Plan Without Debate (WHSV-TV Harrisonburg)
The bill provides for only one majority-black U.S. House district out of 11 despite a Virginia population that’s one-fifth black.

What you may have missed in the polls: Martin Luther King’s birthday, race and the 2012 election (AEI)
Ronald Reagan signed the legislation making Martin Luther King’s birthday a national holiday in November 1983.

Obama’s Most Vocal Black Critics Dial Back Attacks As Election Year Begins (National Public Radio)
Princeton professor Cornel West and talk show host Tavis Smiley on their 18-city poverty tour on Oct.

MLK weekend for NC workers begins with observance (The Rooster 106.1)
North Carolina state workers will begin the Rev. Martin Luther King holiday weekend with the annual observance of the civil rights leader’s accomplishments and how public employees are living out a legacy of improving race and human relations.

Hollywood won’t support ‘an all-black movie’, says George Lucas (Newkerala)
London, Jan 13 : George Lucas has revealed that he had to self-fund his movie, ‘Red Tails’, as he believes that Hollywood won’t support ‘an all black movie’. It took 20 years for Lucas to get his latest film made, which is the real story of a group of African-American pilots who fought in World War II.

Bernice King to Speak at Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast
Bernice King to Speak at Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast (WTLV)
The event starts at 7:30 a.m. Friday at the Prime Osborn Convention Center. Doors open at 7 a.m. Parking is free.
UGA museum gets donation of African-American art (CBS Atlanta)
The Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia has received a gift of prominent works by African-American artists from a collector couple who is also funding an endowment to support a new curatorial position.