African-American – News

African-American – News March 6, 2012

Ed Dept. Report: Vast majority of school arrests involve Hispanic, black students (Star Tribune)
More than 70 percent of students involved in school-related arrests or cases referred to law enforcement were Hispanic or African-American, according to a report to be released Tuesday by the Education Department that raises questions about whether students of all races are disciplined evenhandedly in America’s schools.

Paula Deen accused of condoning sexual harassment, racist remarks
Paula Deen accused of condoning sexual harassment, racist remarks (WGN-TV Chicago)
A former employee of a restaurant co-owned by Paula Deen has filed a lawsuit against the matronly celebrity cook, accusing her of condoning an atmosphere of sexual harassment and racism in her high-profile culinary empire.
Re: Disney Uses Black Princess To Sell Watermelon Candy (NewsOne)
Walt Disney ‘s first African-American princess , Tiana , from the movie ” Princess And The Frog ” is being used to tell ” Dig’N’Dips ” Watermelon dipping candy.

First full day of commemorative Selma-to-Montgomery march begins (Alabama Live)
The first full day of the Selma-to-Montgomery commemorative march started shortly after 9 a.m. Today with about 125 marchers.

The Movie That Could Have… And Didn’t (EDGE)
While we’re on the subject of The Movies, I can’t shake a need to weigh in on a film that should have been topical as well as action-packed, a movie that had all the ingredients for passion, drama, and a strong social message, not to mention eye-candy CGI .

Rick Green: Distressed Graveyard Honors Our Past, Epitomizes Our Present (The Hartford Courant)
Bill Hosley, Connecticut’s madly brilliant historian, takes off quickly, urgently, through Hartford’s Old North Cemetery, a place of forlorn but enduring beauty.

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