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August 1, 2009

Your Black News – 8/1/09

Filed under: Uncategorized — Staff @ 6:12 pm
  • Madea goes to Disney World with Philly pool kids
    Madea goes to Disney World with Philly pool kids

    By theGrio

    3:05 PM on 07/31/2009

    A group of kids from Philadelphia who said they experienced prejudice firsthand arrived in Orlando, Florida on Friday for an all-expense paid trip courtesy of actor Tyler Perry…

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  • Donated animals bring wealth to Africans
    Donated animals bring wealth to Africans

    By theGrio

    1:57 PM on 07/31/2009

    Beatrice Biira fosters educational partnerships between the US and Africa. The Ugandan is currently studying at the Clinton School of Public Services in Arkansas, and it all began with the gift from Heifer International.

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  • NFL player battling leukemia halts comeback
    NFL player battling leukemia halts comeback

    By theGrio via AP

    1:07 PM on 07/31/2009

    MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — Kenechi Udeze’s comeback from leukemia served as an inspiration to his Minnesota Vikings teammates. The announcement of his retirement will not diminish that.

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  • Boston cop says he’s "not a racist" for Gates slur

    By theGrio via AP

    12:47 PM on 07/31/2009

    BOSTON (AP) — A Boston police officer who was suspended for using a racial slur to describe black Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. apologized for his comments and declared he is not a racist.

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  • Reverend Ike dies at 74
    Reverend Ike dies at 74

    By theGrio via AP

    12:46 PM on 07/31/2009

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Rev. Frederick J. Eikerenkoetter II, who preached the gospel of material prosperity to millions nationwide as Reverend Ike, died Tuesday. He was 74.

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  • 87-year-old woman lives in leaky shack, prays for help
    87-year-old woman lives in leaky shack, prays for help

    By theGrio

    9:21 AM on 07/31/2009

    An 87-year-old woman, living alone, in a 160-year-old shack about three miles south of Lena, Mississippi says she has no one to help her get out of the deplorable conditions. Every room in her shack leaks, except for the living…

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  • Black cop at Gates arrest: I'm not an Uncle Tom
    Black cop at Gates arrest: I’m not an Uncle Tom

    By theGrio via AP

    8:11 AM on 07/31/2009

    A black sergeant who was at the home of Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. when he was arrested says he’s been maligned as an "Uncle Tom" for supporting the actions of the white arresting officer.

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