Monday, February 27, 2012

African-American - News

African-American - News February 27, 2012


NAACP holds soul food tasting
NAACP holds soul food tasting (Martinsburg Journal)
Ebenezer Mount Cavalry Holy Church in Summit Point hosted the Jefferson County NAACP chapter's annual soul food tasting event Sunday, providing a service that acted as both spiritual and physical nourishment for those who gathered in fellowship.

Octavia Spencer wins supporting actress Oscar for "The Help" (Reuters)
Octavia Spencer, best supporting actress nominee for her role in ''The Help,'' arrives at the 84th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California, February 26, 2012.

Westchester Honors African-American 'Trailblazers' (The Daily Mamaroneck)
Olivia J. Hooker may be 97-years-old, but she has keen memories of her childhood spent partially in Tulsa where she was a victim of the Tulsa Race Riots in 1921, when the black community was burned to the ground.

VIDEO: Black History at Arlington National Cemetery (Patch)
Arlington National Cemetery this month hosted a tour that specifically highlighted the contributions of African-Americans to the history of the region, the Civil War and the United States in general.

NAACP leaders blast TN's voter ID law (The Tennessean)
NAACP Senior Vice President Hilary O. Shelton, left, speaks with Dr. Warner Dickerson of Memphis.

NAACP celebrates culture with poetry (Marion Star)
Quiana Revere, owner of Diverse Moves Dance Studio, shares her poetry during the Marion NAACP black history month poetry jam Friday at the Marion Recreation Department.

Nation of Islam's Farrakhan to speak in Chicago (WHBF-TV Rock Island)
Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan will address a crowd at Chicago's United Center on Sunday to cap the movement's weekend Savior's Day 2012 Convention.

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