Harlem - News August 31, 2011
Out of Foster Care -- and Into What? (Gotham Gazette)
Morehouse College Glee Club celebrates 100 Years at Lincoln Center (Frost Illustrated)
In Wake of Hurricane Irene, Mayor Bloomberg Calls On New Yorkers to Donate Blood (Patch)
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
African-American - News August 31, 2011
Before you start swearing and spitting nails, the title is a misnomer. It's a play on the revisionist history the liberal Dems have been selling for over half a century.
Obama: US economy had a 'heart attack' (The Straits Times)
If U.S. President Barack Obama doesn't even send his own daughters to a neighborhood school just steps from the White House because of sub-par standards, then it's unrealistic to expect Mr.
Differences In Cell Response Could Explain Higher Rates Of Hypertension In African Americans (Medical News Today)
Rev. Al Sharpton on starting his new MSNBC anchor job tonight: "I don't think it was that big a leap" (Home Page tampabay)
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Can Black Churches Survive Turbulent Times? The recession has also hit the black community disproportionately hard, shuttering hundreds of churches across the country due to foreclosure. But the greatest challenge may come from a shift in emphasis. As preaching focuses more on individual prosperity than community uplift, some scholars speculate the decades-old power the black church has exercised as the "soul" of the African American community is "dead" — or on it's way there.
Steve Harvey's Wife Mentors Young Women: The Girls Who Rule The World Mentoring Weekend on Oct. 28-30 in Atlanta, Ga. Hosted by the Steve & Marjorie Harvey Foundation aims to help 100 diverse teenage girls from the metro-Atlanta area navigate their way through the societal pressures of teenage life, including teenage pregnancy and prostitution.
Why Don't Scholars Have Access to Rosa Parks' Records? Julian Bond argues that it's hard to imagine that Rosa Parks would have wanted access to papers documenting her lifetime of political activism available only to a buyer who can afford the exorbitant price, and it's even harder to believe that our society allows this for our history.
Michelle Obama's Cousin, the Black Rabbi: Rabbi Capers Funnye, a prominent African-American rabbi from Chicago who is a cousin of first lady Michelle Obama, told the congregants at the Los Angeles' Saban Theatre last weekend, “We are a Jewish people linked to each other not by color or racial background, but because of our belief.”
In other news: US Open: Venus a Winner, Serena Up Next
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Is the Black Church Losing Focus?
Tue, 30 Aug 2011 08:54:00 GMT
African-American - News August 30, 2011
Ah, the politically correct horde have stomped over another advertising campaign, this time with claims of racism.
Army veteran says he was 'singled out' after objecting to email... (Alabama Live)
While Piqua and the rest of the nation remained segregated for many years after the Civil War, black and white soldiers were buried side-by-side in the Civil War veterans section of Forest Hill Cemetery.
What happened to King's dream of economic justice? (Daily World)
Monday, August 29, 2011
Uptown Surveys Damage After Hurricane Irene
August 28, 2011 6:48pm | By Carla Zanoni, DNAinfo Reporter/Producer
UPPER MANHATTAN — After watching Hurricane Irene from the safety of their living rooms and televisions, Inwood and Washington Heights residents hit the streets Sunday morning to survey damage to the neighborhood.
Families and dog owners trickled into the parks and streets soon after 11 a.m. hoping to get a sense of the havoc unleashed by the storm.
Many chain stores remained closed in the neighborhood, but mom and pop shops like Pizza Palace on Dyckman Street and Indian Road Café on Indian Road were open for business as usual.
“Oh yes we are open! Happy Hurricane Weekend!,” tweeted Indian Road Café’s owners.
But for many, the downed trees and minor flooding amounted to little more than what the area normally experiences during heavy storms, something many noted with gratitude.
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African-American - News August 29, 2011
The ladies in their fancy, wide-brimmed hats and the men in their shiny shoes have taken their seats in the red-carpeted chapel of Calvary Baptist Church.
Friendly Fire: The legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (LA Daily News)
Many African-Americans Show Supporta (Essence Magazine)
Sunday, August 28, 2011
African-American - News August 28, 2011
Stamp Martin Luther King memorial a Made in Chinaa (UnionLeader)
Aissata Diallo, recites a paper to her elder, Oumar Dia, during a Saturday study session in Lockland.
Roswell Park to study cancer rates among African-American women (Buffalo News)
Protein In The Urine Spells Kidney Failure For African Americans (MediLexicon)
Today in the news: Hurricane Irene prompts first-ever evacuation in... (PeoriaTimes-Observer)
Expense May Be Causing Fewer Young Blacks to Smoke (IVillage)
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Harlem - News August 27, 2011
Hurricane Irene is wreaking havoc on just about every musical happening up and down the East Coast this weekend, including a Dave Matthews Band concert festival -- the DMB Caravan -- on Governor's Island in NYC, which canceled its Saturday and Sunday events.
New York's Only Hurricane (New York Magazine)
Cuomo emergency plan: Possibly close bridges, Thruway, deploy National Guard (Times Herald-Record)
Fw: Attention: Due to impending hurricane conditions, a zone fare system will be in effect starting Saturday, August 27, 2011.