Thursday, August 18, 2011

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African-American - News August 18, 2011

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Smiley Lashes Out at Poverty-Tour Critics
Smiley Lashes Out at Poverty-Tour Critics (The Skanner)
TV personality Tavis Smiley and Princeton Professor Cornel West have taken a licking as they near the end of their 18-city Poverty Tour, which included stops in Washington, D.C. And Chicago.

"Golden Thirteen" Naval Officer Park Dedication (The Indianapolis Star)
Members of the Navy salute the American flag during the start of the park dedication service for Lt.

College-Bound Students Not Prepared in Basic Subjects (WLTI-FM Syracuse)
Only one in four college-bound high school graduates is adequately prepared for college-level English, reading, math, and science, according to report released Wednesday by the ACT college admissions test.


Out of Time: 10 Notable Movie Anachronisms
Out of Time: 10 Notable Movie Anachronisms (Houston Press)
Don't know if you've seen Captain America: The First Avenger yet . If so, you may have noticed a little historical revisionism, namely the presence of African-American troops fighting alongside whites .

Thousands Of African-American Would-Be Firefighters To Collect Damages (CBS Local)
Thousands of African-Americans passed over by the Chicago Fire Department will collect damages under a judgment that reportedly will be approved later Wednesday.

Dangerous Dialysis for African Americans (WIAT-TV Birmingham)
New research questions the validity of kidney dialysis beliefs. For years, medical studies have suggested that African-American patients experience a better recovery on kidney dialysis than their white counterparts.

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