African-American – News

African-American – News January 22, 2012

Film Friday: 'The Human Stain' directed by Robert Benton
Film Friday: ‘The Human Stain’ directed by Robert Benton (TheCelebrityCafe)
A few years ago Oprah Winfrey had a show about the phenomenon known as passing. Before the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s, passing was often done by light-skinned blacks who could pass as white.
Gingrich confronted on race, agrees to meet with Sharpton (Free Republic)
Newt Gingrich was confronted by a black man outside Tommy’s Country Ham House, who questioned him on his comments on having poor children work as janitors.

2012 Martin Luther King Jr. Parade (In Paris Texas)
The Martin Luther King Jr. Parade took place today, Saturday, January 21st. The rallying point was over on Martin Luther King and 20th Street Northeast, right by Martin Luther King Church of Christ.

Study: Racial Disparities in Bankruptcy Filings (KSFO-AM San Francisco)
Racial disparities in bankruptcy filings last year show African-Americans are more likely to file for Chapter 13 bankruptcy than people from other races, says a new study.

Bay area eager to see Red Tails movie about Tuskegee airmen (WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg)
Brandon, Florida – An action packed movie with ties to the Bay area opened across the country and in theaters in our area on Friday.

Supreme Court unanimously strikes TX redistricting map (Daily Kos)
This morning, the Supreme Court of the United States struck down the above interim Texas congressional redistricting map , which had been drawn by a three-judge panel of the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, stating that the judges shouldn’t have started from scratch but rather should have deferred more to the map … (more)

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