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Nation's pupils find few black men to call Mister PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 12 October 2009

they_call_me_mister_tibbs.gifCHEYNEY, Pa. (AP) _ Lenny Macklin made it to 10th grade before having a teacher who looked like him _ an African-American male. Gregory Georges graduated from high school without ever being taught by a black man.

Only about 2 percent of teachers nationwide are African-American men. But experts say that needs to change if educators expect to reduce minority achievement gaps and dropout rates.

 
Mattel introduces black Barbies, to mixed reviews PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 11 October 2009

new_black_barbie.jpgNEW YORK (AP) -- Mattel has launched a new line of black Barbie dolls with fuller lips, a wider nose and more pronounced cheek bones - a far cry from Christie, Barbie's black friend who debuted in the 1960s and was essentially a white doll painted brown.

 
Famed band may steal the show at Miami-FAMU game PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 10 October 2009

famu_band.jpgMIAMI GARDENS (AP) _ When the final whistle blows to end Miami's game against Florida A&M, Hurricanes coach Randy Shannon will hurry off the field.

And then he'll hurry right back out.

 
Conference addresses Jamaican Diaspora PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 09 October 2009
marlon_hill_001.jpgDANIA BEACH - Despite the increasing list of problems and the economic downturn that makes it difficult to send money and gifts to relatives back home, Jamaican immigrants remain attached to their home country.
 
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