African-American – News

African-American – News February 11, 2012

Florida State Fair once held ''Negro Day''
Florida State Fair once held ”Negro Day” (WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg)
Tampa, Florida – Imagine if there was only one day out of the year where you could take in the sights of the sounds of the Florida State Fair due to the color of your skin.
Sweet African-American spirituals to soar at Sunday show (The Asheville Citizen-Times)
Julie Jemerson, foreground, and other members of the St. John ‘A’ Baptist Church rehearse for a concert of African-American spirituals Sunday at St.

Poll: Change How Black History Month Is Observed in West County/Hercules Schools? (Patch)
It’s Black History Month again, a time when schools celebrate African-American contributions and heroes.

Cardiff University scientists reveal the role race plays in finding a partner (IcNetwork)
But it seems that your race could at least give you a little head start – or hold you back – in the quest to turn the heads of the opposite sex.

Report: Illinois kids caught in ‘budget crossfire’ (ABC7 Chicago)
Illinois children are caught in a “budget crossfire,” hit hard by state budget cuts and a recession that left one in five of them living in poverty and 33,000 students homeless in 2010, a children’s advocacy organization said in a report released Thursday.

Illinois museum expands exhibit on black soldiers (KWQC-TV Davenport)
The Illinois State Military Museum has expanded its exhibit on the history of African American soldiers in the Illinois National Guard.

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