African-American – News May 22, 2012
Red Tails (EDGE)
“Red Tails” dramatizes the historic breakthroughs made by the Tuskegee Airmen in World War II.
RG Steel Eyeing Asset Sales (Baltimore News)
A spokeswoman for RG Steel says the company is considering selling steel mills in three states, including the Sparrows Point plant outside Baltimore.
Michael Steele: Planned Parenthood used abortions to ‘limit’ the black population (The Raw Story)
Former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele is accusing Planned Parenthood of providing abortions as part of a plot to “eliminate and limit” the African-American population.
NAACP chief: Marriage equality is a civil right (WINK-TV Fort Myers)
NAACP President Benjamin Jealous said Monday he hopes the group’s resolution supporting same-sex marriage will encourage blacks to support marriage equality as a civil right if the question is put to voters on the ballot in Maryland or other states.
NAACP’s Beth Glenn Talks African American Youth and Education (Loop21)
In advance of the NAACP’s 8th Annual Leadership 500 Summit , which will hitA Destin, Florida, May 24 through 27, we sat down with the new guard of the 103-year-old civil rights organization to discuss the biggest issues impacting African Americans today and what we can do about them.
The NAACP’s Evolution On Same-Sex Marriage (Mother Jones)
The national board of the NAACP, America’s oldest civil rights organization, officially endorsed same-sex marriage rights Saturday after a vote in which only two members dissented.
Butler: Aspire To Reflect Positive Images Of African-American Community (Multichannel News)
Ervin “Magic” Johnson’s new cable network Aspire will offer African-American-themed programming that emphasizes faith, family and community, according to new Aspire general manager Paul Butler.
Boy Wants Apology For King Costume Dispute (TheDenverChannel)
An 8-year-old boy who was kicked out of class for wearing a costume of Dr. Martin Luther King is asking for an apology from school officials.
A nation grows more diverse as many of its schools grow less (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
I have written a lot about the resurgence of segregated schools in the South, not by court order, but by housing choices.