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Week In Review

New Ariz. law requires Obama’s birth certificate

April 23, 2010

The Arizona House has approved a bill that would require President Barack Obama to show his birth certificate if he hopes to be on the state’s ballot for a re-election bid. The House approved the measure on a 31-29 vote, sending it to the Senate.

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LDF claims massive black voting denials nationwide

April 23, 2010

Last week the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (LDF) released Free the Vote: Unlocking Democracy in the Cells and on the Streets, a report detailing the impact felon disfranchisement laws have on communities of color nationwide.

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Columbia, S.C. may elect first black mayor

April 19, 2010

“The response has been good. We’re encouraged,” Benjamin told BlackAmericaWeb.com. “This campaign is about building a better city – a safe city, a clean city and a city that is run well. We’re also focusing on job creation.”

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Michelle Obama visits earthquake-ravaged Haiti

April 19, 2010

First lady Michelle Obama made a surprise visit last Tuesday to the ruins of the Haitian capital, a high-profile reminder that hundreds of thousands remain in desperate straits three months after the earthquake.

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Whitney Houston postpones more European tour dates

April 9, 2010

Whitney Houston has again pushed back the European leg of her first tour in years on the advice of doctors who are encouraging her to take time to recover from a respiratory illness, according to a statement issued last Wednesday.

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Janet Jackson set to perform at Essence Awards

April 1, 2010

Multiple Grammy Award-winning, recording artist, actress and songwriter Janet Jackson will now add another first to her iconic career when she makes her Essence Music Festival debut this Fourth of July weekend–July 2, 3 and 4–in New Orleans as the third and final headliner.

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Senior safety campaign in response to rising senior fire deaths

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The Philadelphia Sunday Sun Staff