African-American – News

African-American – News February 3, 2012

Underground Railroad Freedom Center battling tough times (Wausau Daily Herald)
Robert Cooley teaches his daughter Cree Rayford, 7, about a slave house Dec. 2. / By Jeff Swinger, The Cincinnati Enquirer, via Gannett CINCINNATI – It opened to great fanfare and promise in 2004.

Music Legends Pay Tribute to the Late Don Cornelius
Music Legends Pay Tribute to the Late Don Cornelius (WORC-FM Worcester)
Some of the world’s biggest soul and R&B stars have come forward to remember and pay tribute to Soul Train legend Don Cornelius , who died Wednesday morning of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound at age 75.
Highline School Board member Tyrone Curry on List of 100 African Americans Making History (The Highline Times)
Highline School Board Member Tyrone Curry has been named to a list of “100 History Makers in the Making” by theGrio.com. The list “honors Black History Month by highlighting the next generation of African-American history makers and industry leaders who have the potential to make a difference in the lives of all Americans,” according to a press … (more)

Al Sharpton Checks Gingrich Supporter Over Racism (WDBZ-AM Cincinnati)
During the Florida primary coverage last night on MSNBC , Rev. Al Sharpton and Rick Tyler , a strategist for the Gingrich-backing super-PAC , Winning Our Future, entered into a heated exchange that covered topics from food stamps to black role models to the president singing.

Annual Love Feast will honor community leaders (York Dispatch)
Tickets are on sale for the African/African-American Love Feast and Recognition Dinner, which is scheduled for 2 to 5 p.m. At the Holiday Inn Holidome near the West Manchester Mall.

SPOTLIGHT: Tuskegee Airmen spent time in Rantoul (Deseret News)
On March 22, 1941, the 99th Pursuit Squadron – the first unit of the Tuskegee Airmen – was activated not in Tuskegee, Ala., but at an Army Air Corps training facility in Illinois known as Chanute Field.

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