African-American – News

African-American – News February 25, 2012

Court reverses denial of class action in bias suit (WAND-TV Decatur)
A federal appellate court in Chicago has reversed a lower court’s decision denying class-action status to about 700 African-American financial advisers at Merrill Lynch who claim they were discriminated against.

Male Initiative Program set for Feb. 25
Male Initiative Program set for Feb. 25 (Times Post)
The Okolona Section National Council of Negro Women, Calvary Baptist Church Brotherhood, Baby Steps and Okolona Parent Center will host the third annual Male Initiative program Feb.
Our History Makers: Alvin Ailey (WDBZ-AM Cincinnati)
The artistry leaps off the stage as black legs, brown arms and high-yellow bodies soar through the air in dances such as “Revelations.” At an Alvin Ailey performance it’s not quite clear what’s more beautiful: the black people on stage, or the ones in the audience swelling with pride and awe as they see people who look like them performing ballet … (more)

Rev. Sharpton in Atlanta for voting rights rally (Athens Banner-Herald)
The Rev. Al Sharpton is introduced by Providence Missionary Baptist Church Pastor Gerald L. Durley at a voting rally at the Atlanta church on Thursday, Feb.

The Nation: The Majority-Majority Future (National Public Radio)
The bride is happy, but the groom not so much. A pew survey released last week found that the share of interracial and interethnic marriages has reached an all time high.

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