African-American – News

African-American – News March 4, 2012

Freshman students at Fisk University traditionally dress up for...
Freshman students at Fisk University traditionally dress up for… (The Tennessean)
Freshman students at Fisk University traditionally dress up for Convocation Day as they head for the chapel.
Re: Farrakhan’s Annual Speech Labeled “Anti-Semitic” (NewsOne)
The Anti-Defamation League ‘s Chicago/Upper Midwest regional officeA announced Wednesday that they are up in arms about a speech that was made by Louis Farrakhan to his followers on February 26.A The civil rights group called the annual address “hateful,” “hurtful,” and “anti-Semitic,” reports the Sun Times .

Pelosi to endorse Jackson in re-election bid (KFVS12)
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is in Chicago to formally endorse Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr.

Dooky Chase gumbo fueled civil rights movement (WHBF-TV Rock Island)
At the famed Dooky Chase Restaurant, where veterans of the civil rights movement still recall making plans to change the world over bowls of gumbo, black and white foodies now line up for Leah Chase’s Creole cooking.

Discovery Of 5 Novel Gene Mutations Linked To Platelet Counts In African Americans (MediLexicon)
Researchers, led by scientists from Johns Hopkins, have found five previously unknown gene mutations believed to be associated with elevated blood platelet counts in African-Americans, findings they say could someday lead to the development of new drugs to help prevent coronary artery disease.

Judge Apologizes To Obama For Bestiality “Joke” About His Mother (NewsOne)
“A little boy said to his mother; ‘Mommy, how come I’m black and you’re white?'” the “joke” heard ’round the world begins.