African-American – News

African-American – News February 8, 2012

1968 Olympian to recount iconic moment at CAU (Athens Banner-Herald)
One of two black athletes who called attention to the plight of African Americans at the 1968 Olympics will recount the iconic moment at Clark Atlanta University.

The Josephine Baker Story
The Josephine Baker Story (EDGE)
In the excellently filmed, dynamic telefilm “The Josephine Baker Story” developed by HBO – and now on a Blu- ray disc– we follow the life of the incomparable African American celebrity .
Health officials mark Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (KTNV-TV Las Vegas)
Officials are marking the 12th National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day by urging Nevadans to get tested for the diseases.

New state voting laws focus of Selma, Ala. March (The Las Vegas Sun)
Single Sign-On: You can use Facebook account to log in to LasVegasSun.com. Civil rights, labor and immigration activists say they are returning to Selma, Ala.

Michael Steele Blasts John Heilemann For Comparing Same-Sex Marriage To Interracial Marriage (Mediaite)
On Tuesday’s edition of Now with Alex Wagner , gay rights activist Lt. Dan Choi spoke about a federal appeals court weighing in on whether California’s voter-approved ban on same-sex marriages is unconstitutional.

Film about Shirley Chisholm to be screened by Alameda Multicultural Center (Inside Bay Area)
A documentary about Shirley Chisholm, the first African-American woman elected to Congress, will be screened at a Black History Month Film Event sponsored by the Alameda Multicultural Community Center The 30-minute film, “Shirley Chisholm: The Leader,” will be shown from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb.

The Black-Gay Divide: A Clash of Race, Religion & Rights (EDGE)
As public opinion moves toward supporting gay rights, especially marriage equality, the African-American community has been slower to get on board.

Fairfield Native Makes CPA History
Fairfield Native Makes CPA History (Herald Independent)
This past fall, Robert Charles made history in our state by becoming the youngest and first minority CPA to be employed by one of the largest regional accounting firms in the state of South Carolina.

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