African-American – News

African-American – News February 12, 2012

NAACP pays tribute to Black History Month with State Theatre concert
NAACP pays tribute to Black History Month with State Theatre concert (MLive)
NAACP Bay City Branch Vice President Darold Newton, left, and WNEM TV 5 reporter Tia Ewing, center, listen to KISS 107.1 DJ Vicki Hill talk about Oprah Winfrey as an inspiration for her career during the 3rd Annual Continuing a Historical Celebration Through Magic at the State Theater in Bay City on Saturday evening.
Noted US Latino scholar ‘forgotten’ in birthplace (Alamogordo Daily News)
A son of an Arizona miner, the Albuquerque-born Sanchez worked his way out of poverty as a rural public school teacher in New Mexico to become a pioneer scholar and education activist.

Sharpton Shocks Md. Same Sex Marriage Debate (The Afro American Newspaper)
Given the recent controversy between Roland Martin and the gay rights group, Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation , surrounding some statements and Tweet postings of Roland Martin during the recent Super Bowl game; in your opinion the response of GLAAD to Martins’ statements is: B: a justifiable, vigorous and vocal objection to a national … (more)

Tributes as Mass. Marks Black History Month (Boston)
Gov. Deval Patrick’s administration is marking the Black History Month by celebrating the contribution of African-American leaders working within the administration.

Colored Frames: A Visual Art Documentary (2007) Looks at Art and Racism (Silcon Valley Moms)
A startlingly impressive collection of art work by African American artists is interwoven with the memories of artists who experienced discrimination throughout their lives and their careers in a documentary relevant to Black History, filmmaker Lerone D. Wilson’s Colored Frames .

New edition of a oeA History of African Americans in North Carolinaa now available (Mountain Xpress)
A new, revised edition of “A History of African Americans in North Carolina” is now available from the Historical Publications Section of the N.C. Office of Archives and History.