Black Public Scholars

August 23, 2009

Black News off TheGrio – 8/22/09

  • First black NFL official dies at 81
    First black NFL official dies at 81

    By theGrio via AP

    1:55 PM on 08/21/2009

    CASTRO VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — Burl Toler, the first African-American official in NFL history who went on to work one Super Bowl in a distinguished career, has died. He was 81.

    > more

  • Female boxers will get a chance at Olympic gold
    Female boxers will get a chance at Olympic gold

    By theGrio

    12:38 PM on 08/21/2009

    For anyone who doubts a woman can hit or ever score a knockout punch, look no further than these women. Some are college students on scholarship and they all fight to win.

    > more

  • Urban farming may save the hip-hop generation
    Urban farming may save the hip-hop generation

    By John Baiata

    12:21 PM on 08/21/2009

    When Darren ("The Human Beat Box") Robinson was at his improvising best, rapping for "The Fat Boys" during the 80’s and early 90’s, fat was phat.

    > more

  • Naked man arrested for assault on plane
    Naked man arrested for assault on plane

    By theGrio

    9:01 AM on 08/21/2009

    VIDEO — Authorities say a flight was forced to return to Oakland International Airport after a male passenger stripped, hit another passenger and fought with crew members.

    > more

  • Poll: Americans losing confidence in Obama
    Poll: Americans losing confidence in Obama

    By theGrio via AP

    8:01 AM on 08/21/2009

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A new poll says that Americans, concerned over the future of health care reform and anxious about the growing federal budget deficit, are losing faith in President Barack Obama.

    > more

  • Burress' teammates saddened by plea deal
    Burress’ teammates saddened by plea deal

    By theGrio via AP

    3:24 PM on 08/20/2009

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Plaxico Burress’ decision to plead guilty to a weapons charge and accept two years in prison surprised his former New York Giants teammates

    > more

  • 2 teenagers charged as adults in hate crime against elderly black fisherman
    2 teenagers charged as adults in hate crime against elderly black fisherman

    By theGrio via AP

    2:39 PM on 08/20/2009

    Two teenagers were arrested Thursday and charged as adults in what police say was the racially motivated beating of an elderly black fisherman.

    > more

  • Same-sex couples stage 'kiss-in' to protest treatment at diner
    Same-sex couples stage ‘kiss-in’ to protest treatment at diner

    By theGrio

    12:15 PM on 08/20/2009

    VIDEO – Dozens of same-sex couples locked lips inside a popular Maryland diner Wednesday to protest the treatment of a lesbian couple there.

    > more

  • Advertisements

    Leave a Comment »

    No comments yet.

    RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI

    Leave a Reply

    Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

    WordPress.com Logo

    You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

    Twitter picture

    You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

    Facebook photo

    You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

    Google+ photo

    You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

    Connecting to %s

    Blog at WordPress.com.

    %d bloggers like this: