African-American – News

African-American – News February 17, 2012

Denied jobs, blacks in Iowa test new bias theory (KLKN)
After years of litigation, a judge will soon decide whether to grant thousands of black employees and job applicants monetary damages for hiring practices used by every agency of Iowa state government that they say has disadvantaged them for decades.

Adoptive Parenting Increases with Same-Sex Couples
Adoptive Parenting Increases with Same-Sex Couples (EDGE)
Proportionally fewer same-sex couples are raising children today than in 2006, and their families reflect greater racial/ethnic and socioeconomic diversity than often represented in the media and academic research, according to new analyses by Williams Distinguished Scholar Dr.
High schoolers racist video goes viral (Click Orlando)
At first watch, it’s just two teenage girls chatting on the Internet. But if you turn up the volume, you’ll hear how two Gainesville High School students have put themselves in the middle of a firestorm.

RBR Celebrates Black History Month (Patch)
Red Bank Regional High School celebrated Black History Month with music, dance, poetry, and inspirational prose.

Black Women and Organizations (Black Voice News)
During Black History Month, the focus is often on individuals. The founder of the month was Dr.

Interracial marriage, acceptance growing (KYTX-TV News)
Forty-five years after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized interracial marriage in the United States, the rate of marriage across racial and ethnic lines is on the rise, according to a new study released Thursday.

‘Porno Pete’ LaBarbera Oversteps His Bounds With Attack on NAACP (Pam’s House Blend)
Porno Pete LaBarbera seems to be “enamored” with interviewing North Carolina “diaper pastor” Patrick Wooden on the so-called “mechanics of gay sex.” As you all know, LaBarbera had that silly failed press conference a while back protesting the Southern Poverty Law Center’s designating him and several other religious right organizations as hate … (more)

Western Branch library to be closed for about five months for renovation
Western Branch library to be closed for about five months for renovation (The Courier-Journal)
Being a frontrunner isn’t what it used to be – at least not in this year’s field of Republican… Kentrail Johnson works on one of the computers at the Western Branch.





* In the wake of scathing reports on his business dealings and fundraising, Congressman Michael Grimm who had been one of Mitt Romneys most prominent New York supporters is now outs the outs with the Republican frontrunner, the New York Times reports:

*Groups representing African-American voters in Buffalo slammed the district Republicans are attempting to create for politically vulnerable state Sen. Mark Grisanti, the Buffalo News says:

*Ex-Yonkers Councilwoman Sandy Annabi took $175,000 in payments from two men including the chairman of the Yonkers Republican Party not as bribes, but because the GOP chairman was romantically infatuated with Annabi, their lawyers argued in federal court, the Times writes:

* The teacher evaluation deal struck Thursday will bring approximately $1 billion in federal funding to the state, the Times Union reports:

* A report released by a pro-gambling group says the states nine racinos pumped $2 billion into the state economy and $1 billion into its coffers last year, the Post writes:

* The SUV waiting to pick up the Rev. Al Sharpton at LaGuardia Airport yesterday was impounded by police, despite Sharpton raising holy hell, the Post writes: