Tuesday, February 28, 2012

African-American - News

African-American - News February 28, 2012


Children's Corner: The latest kids' books to win the Coretta Scott King Awards
Children's Corner: The latest kids' books to win the Coretta Scott King Awards (Post-gazette)
"Heart and Soul" combines Kadir Nelson's writing and artistry to produce an intriguing look at American history through the eyes of African-Americans. Celebrate Black History Month by reading the latest winners of the Coretta Scott King Awards, given annually to the best children's books written and illustrated by African-Americans. Created in ... (more)

Civil rights struggle topic of NAACP presentation at Centenary College (The Jersey Journal)
Centenary College's National Association for the Advancement of Colored People chapter sponsored a presentation at the Lackland Center featuring Philip Freeman, assistant director of the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights, as a keynote speaker.

Louis Farrakhan: Nation of Islam leader warns racism could lead to... (Daily Mail)
Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan in an impassioned speech on Sunday charged that racism in America has created such a negative political climate it could lead to assassination attempts on President Barack Obama.

Lt. Gov. Bolling Breaks Tie As Senate Passes Voter ID Bill (WUSA9)
Republican Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling, on consecutive tie-breaking votes, ensured passage of Republican bills that would tighten requirements for casting ballots and restrict those who can watch provisional ballots counted.

Pittsburgh board apologizes for school experiment (Connecticut Post)
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports Monday that the board apologized last week to the predominantly black community that Pittsburgh Westinghouse 6-12 School serves.

Oscars make an effort to be inclusive (The Miami Herald)
With open arms, the Oscars welcomed diversity back to its ceremony, but the embrace turned out to be more awkward than warm.

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