Shirley Sherrod to Sue Blogger Andrew Breitbart Over Edited Video

Shirley Sherrod, the fired and subsequently vindicated Department of Agriculture employee, said today she will sue the conservative blogger who posted edited video on the Internet last week that made her appear racist. (Read more @ ABC News)

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Princeville mayor fires housing board – Source: The Daily Southerner

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PRINCEVILLE — Following individual hearings last week, Mayor Priscilla Everette-Oates replaced the entire board of commissioners for the Princeville Housing Authority this week. (Read more @ The Daily Southerner)

Note: Again it is all the mayors. This is not going away until no previous mayors are elected to serve the people of Princeville. It is time for someone else to become mayor so that the focus will not be on or about the current and the former mayor. It is sad that it appears it is only about undoing what the previous mayors has done. However if the undoing is a good thing then I have no problem with it but if it is undoing just to be undoing that is not good. C. Dancy II – DCN Publisher

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Ex-cadet turns scandal into sermon – Source: The Rocky Mount Telegram

An ex-police cadet who filed a complaint with the city alleging she had an affair with Rocky Mount Police Chief John Manley is giving her first sermon Sunday. Shirley Moore said she will make a public apology to Manley and his wife as well as explain how she has turned her life over to God in the two years since the claims. (Read more @ The Rocky Mount Telegram)

 

Education is ‘civil-rights issue of our generation,’ cabinet official tells NAACP

Calling education "the civil rights issue of our generation," U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan recently issued a national challenge for whole communities to get involved in improving public education. "The only way to achieve equality in society is to achieve it in the classroom," Duncan told NAACP delegates meeting in Kansas City for the group’s annual convention. (Read more @ National Alliance of Black School Educators)

Rural School Districts Headed by African American Superintendents Hit Hard by Number Weighting

Ninety-three high-poverty rural school districts headed by African-American superintendents received almost $8.2 million less Title I funding in school year 2008-09 than they would have received if the formula for distributing these funds did not contain a provision that favors large districts over small districts. (Read more @ Forumula Fairness Campaign)

Greenville City Councilwoman Kandie Smith Speaks – Source: WITN

Her comments came during the Southern Christian Leadership Conference meeting in Greenville. The group was meeting to address the controversy inside the organization involving its stance calling for the Greenville police chief to resign. (Watch video @ WITN)

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