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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