Thursday, May 12, 2011

African-American - News

African-American - News May 12, 2011

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The Color of Fire
The Color of Fire (The Austin Chronicle)
There was a time not so long ago when Austin's public officials concerned themselves with the business of running the city, and reporters wrote about how well or badly those officials were doing what they said they would do.

Fed judge keeps segregated country club membership (LasVegasNOW)
A federal bankruptcy judge's membership in a country club that has no women or blacks as full-fledged members does not violate the judicial code of conduct, an appeals panel has narrowly ruled.

TDH: 5/11/11 (The Austin Chronicle)
Yesterday we mentioned the timing of a $150,000 contract for the African American Youth Resource Center , coming up as staff recommends discontinuing funding about half of the city's 51 social service contractors .

City marks improvements to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street (Indianapolis Star)
Martin Luther King III today helped city and community leaders unveil improvements to the Indianapolis corridor bearing his father's name.

Black preacher: Why I forgave Wallace
Black preacher: Why I forgave Wallace (CNN)
I had always heard the stories of Alabama Gov. George Wallace asking for forgiveness from the African-American community for his racist ways.

Battle lines drawn over Confederate flag plates (Daily Times)
Maryland license plates bear the logos of hundreds and hundreds of groups, everything from the Cal Ripken Sr.

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