Monday, May 23, 2011

African-American - News

African-American - News May 23, 2011

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Area students raise funds for national competition
Area students raise funds for national competition (CJOnline)
Mariah Holt, 18, a recent graduate of Topeka West High School, will dance for the third year in a row at the annual Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological, Scientific Olympics competition in Los Angeles in July.

More Dems support school vouchers (News-press)
When Florida voted in 2001 to create a corporate tax credit voucher program for low-income students, only one Democrat supported the idea.

Clark Atlanta Hosts Symposium on Prostate Cancer (WMAZ-TV Macon)
Cancer researchers and educators from around the nation are gathering at Clark Atlanta University to discuss prostate cancer.

NAACP, tea party can't find common ground to rally around (The York Daily Record)
Andrew Tome waited in a sweltering hallway outside a conference room May 10 at Crispus Attucks on South Duke Street.

Fans sad to lose 'Oprah' (Community Press & Recorder)
Fans sad to lose 'Oprah' Local viewers say the show changed their lives for the better Comments On the air * What: "Oprah Winfrey Show" finale * When: 4 p.m., Channel 9, Monday-Tuesday: Two-part "Farewell Spectacular" from Chicago's United Center.

Even considering closing Oakland libraries infuriates many (Inside Bay Area)
Henry Delton Williams was outraged when he heard that the African American Museum and Library at Oakland could be on the chopping block under one of three budget scenarios proposed by Mayor Jean Quan.

Reverse Freedom Rides sent African-Americans out of the South, some for good
Reverse Freedom Rides sent African-Americans out of the South, some for good (NOLA)
In 1962, U.S. Department of Justice lawyer Richard K. Parsons was working on an East Carroll Parish case that allowed African-American voters to cast ballots for the first time in 40 years.

Astrophysicist: Job Creation Relies On Better Math, Science Programs (WDBZ-AM Cincinnati)
African American astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson says the drivers of problem solving and job creation in the world depend on whether American students demand scientific literacy.

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