First lady Michelle Obama made a surprise visit 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.
The fire hoses and police dogs. The Montgomery bus boycott. The march
on Washington. You've probably seen scattered footage of these images,
but no project ever connected pictures to context with the tenacity of
"Eyes on the Prize."
A U.S. delegation that includes members of the Black press, elected
officials, performing artists and representatives of such organizations
as the NAACP and the Rainbow PUSH Coalition will be in Senegal from
April 2 to April 4 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of that country’s
independence from France and the dedication of the 150-foot-high
African Renaissance Monument.
African cities will be excluded from the mix when American Airlines
launches new international destinations at John F. Kennedy Airport in
2011. The carrier is expanding its foothold in New York and says
minority owned businesses will benefit from that expansion.