African-American – News

African-American – News April 15, 2012

Rediscovering A Black Community In Middletown
Rediscovering A Black Community In Middletown (The Hartford Courant)
Archaeological Dig Aims To Learn About Residents Of Beman TriangleFifteen volunteers knelt in dirt digging for household items on Saturday, starting an excavation intended to discover more about the culture of a once-prosperous African American community in town.
Black church leads fight against AIDS (Monterey County Herald)
It’s been three decades since HIV and AIDS invaded Chicago’s South Side and surrounded Bray Temple Christian Methodist Episcopal Church in Englewood.

BCDI-Milwaukee engaged in campaign to fight obesity in African American children (Weekend)
The Milwaukee Affiliate of the National Black Child Development Institute is engaged in a grassroots campaign to fight obesity in African American children.

Baptist leader criticizes Trayvon Martin support (WDRB-TV Louisville)
The head of the Southern Baptist Convention’s public policy arm has condemned the response of many black leaders to the Trayvon Martin case as “shameful.” Some black pastors within the nation’s largest Protestant denomination say Richard Land’s comments hurt the effort to broaden the faith’s appeal beyond its traditional white, Southern base.

Feds Investigating Discrimination Claims Against County Schools (Patch)
The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights recently announced its plans to investigate the NAACP’s allegations that Anne Arundel County Public Schools discriminates against African-American children when disciplining students.

Re: Black Brits Suffer Higher Unemployment Rates Than U.S. Blacks | NewsOne (NewsOne)
But black people in Britain suffer from evenA higher rates of unemployment , especially during the last three recessions, a new study reports.

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