Getting More People to Care About Missing Black Women

Getting More People to Care About Missing Black Women
ABC News (blog)
After years of complaints in AfricanAmerican circles about the lack of attention paid to missing black women in this country, a US cable network dedicated to black programming begins a revolutionary series this week. The program, called Find Our
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African-American – News

African-American – News January 18, 2012

NBC to air NAACP Image Awards live in February (Los Angeles Times)
NBC, which has comeunder fire in the last few yearsfor what someadvocates felt was a lack of progress in increasing diversity in prime time, will air the 43rd NAACP Image Awards on Feb.

Carrying on the dream: Oroville gathers to remember and honor Martin Luther King Jr.
Carrying on the dream: Oroville gathers to remember and honor Martin Luther King Jr. (Chico Enterprise-Record)
Keynote speaker Oroville City Administrator G. Harold Duffey emphasized the importance of teaching your children that they can achieve their dreams.
28th Annual Interfaith Worship Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King (Patch)
More than 300 people of various races and religions took part in the in the 28th Annual Rev.

Former head of IU program files EEOC complaint (WTHR-TV Indianapolis)
The former director of an Indiana University scholarship program has filed a federal complaint accusing IU of gender and equal pay discrimination.

Watch: MSNBC guest calls Romney a racist for giving money to struggling black woman (KOA)
MSNBC guest Joy-Ann Reid, who writes for NBCUniversal-owned website theGrio.com, suggested that Mitt Romney was racist for helping a struggling African American woman he met while on the campaign-trail by giving her money from his own wallet.

Martin Luther King Day celebration offers tributes, hope (Oshkosh Northwestern)
Donavon Johnson, president of UW-Oshkosh’s Black Student Union, introduces Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” speech at UWO’s Reeve Ballroom Monday night as Pamela Lassiter looks on.

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NEW THIS MORNING

HOSPITALS LOOKING TO BYPASS CUOMOS NONPROFIT PAY CAP: Gov. Andrew Cuomos plan to cap non-profit executive compensation at $200000 may hit some New York hospital CEOs directly in the pocketbook unless they can show good reasons for taking home their six and seven-figure salaries: http://bit.ly/wb6ral

NEW THIS MORNING:

* New York City Comptroller John Lius campaign donations have dropped almost half a million dollarsan index of how much a fundraising scandal has hurt his mayoral campaignthe New York Times reports: http://nyti.ms/xWNICg

* Cuomos proposal to move some public employees into a 401(k)-style program may be a hard sell in Albanybut if passedNew York would become one of a dozen states that uses the modelthe Wall Street Journal writes: http://on.wsj.com/x7Bzxh

* In an editorial board meeting with the New York PostMayor Michael Bloomberg claims the UFT doesnt care about losing potential education funds if a teacher evaluation system isnt implemented: http://nyp.st/zjHCXc

* Cuomos teacher evaluation reforms and new pension tier would likely not have been proposed in the budget without former Gov. David Patersons pioneering use of budget extenders to threaten government shutdownthe Times Union reports: http://bit.ly/ypFxVr

*Cuomos plans include the creation of a new state gaming commission whose members he can appoint himselfthe Times Union writes: http://bit.ly/xQx41d

*Muskrats and the Surf Clam/Ocean Quahog Management Advisory Boardone a nuisancethe other obsoleteare big losers in this years budgetBuffalo News Tom Precious writes: http://bit.ly/AbKCHu

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