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.
In a gym at a tiny college in the capital of the most obese state in
the nation, state Rep. John Hines dropped his chest to the floor, let
out an "Aaaarrrrgggh!" and forced through a few final pushups.