African-American – News

African-American – News February 5, 2012

Women’s Cancer Resource Center marks 25 years of service (San Jose Mercury News)
By March 2008, after two years of dieting and exercise, Shyanne Reese had shed a whopping 101 pounds from her 5-foot-10 frame and was feeling better than ever.

Ill. Report alleges discrimination at German firm (WHBF-TV Rock Island)
The state’s human rights department has found “substantial evidence of discrimination” at the Chicago office of a German industrial conglomerate.

#10 - Plans for amphitheater on Crownsville farm advance
#10 – Plans for amphitheater on Crownsville farm advance (Hometown Annapolis)
Graciela Blackstone, who’s leading plans to build the Amphitheater for Humanity on her family farm in Crownsville, kneels on the property.
Some Blacks Insist: ‘I’m Not African-American’ (OfficialWire)
The labels used to describe Americans of African descent mark the movement of a people from the slave house to the White House.

‘I want one in BROWN!’ African American psychologist attacks bra… (Daily Mail)
The lingerie industry has been attacked by an African American psychologist who says it has been ignoring the diversity of its consumers.

Man turns home into museum on segregation (WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg)
Plant City, Florida – Can you imagine going on a road trip and being away from home overnight but you’re not able stop and use the bathroom, get a hotel room or even eat a hot meal where you’d like because of the color of your skin? That’s what life was like for African-Americans during segregation.

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