Who: Shaquanda Cotton, a 14-year-old freshman at Paris High School in
What happened: In March 2006, a judge sentenced her to up to seven
years in a notorious Texas juvenile jail because she shoved a school
hall monitor in a dispute over entering the building before the school
day officially began....FULL STORY
“Black Cherokees in the Post-bellum South.”
Join the University of Michigan Roosevelt Institution Chapter for the Roosevelt Relief:
Hurricane Katrina College Summit
Tuesday, April 10th, 2007
Keynote Speaker Lieutenant General Russel Honoré
League 1:30-2:30 p.m. Henderson Room, Michigan
Hear the Lt. General’s account of his experiences leading National Guard troops into the
following the crisis of Hurricane Katrina Gulf Coast
CAAS will be co-sponsoring the “Fireside Chat” with Lt. General Honore’ from 3-5 p.m. in the Vandenburg Room of the Michigan League April 10th...FULL STORY
LOCAL RESOURCES FOR
TBLG FAITH JOURNEYS
APRIL 11, 7-9PM
PARKER ROOM ...FULL STORY
Coming of age in 1930s Harlem, artist Jacob Lawrence was inspired to become a visual storyteller by the community's interest in the stories of its heritage. The prints in this exhibition reflect his experiences and his interest in notable figures from African and African-American history, including two narrative series on Toussaint L’Ouverture and John Brown....FULL STORY
Jacob Lawrence Prints , 1963–2000: A Comprehensive Survey is organized by DC Moore Gallery, New York.
Left: Jacob Lawrence (American, 1917-2000),
Barber Shop (detail). Gouache on peper, 1946.
Purchased with funds from the Libbey Endowment, gift of Edward Drummond Libbey, 1975.15. © Jacob Lawrence.
Detroit Workforce Development Department Offering Dislocated Worker
Scholarships For Training In Emerging Or High Growth Industry Sectors
In this difficult Michigan economy, the City of Detroit Workforce
Development Department (DWDD) is taking special steps to meet the
needs of dislocated workers. DWDD is offering dislocated workers
scholarships for training in emerging or high growth industry sectors.
Individuals must go to any of DWDD's one stop centers to be determined
eligible before enrollment into any training...FULL STORY
Born in Detroit, Michigan, and raised in a housing project, Barbara Ross-Lee faced discrimination as a young African American woman. Growing up in inner city Detroit, she and her sister shared a fondness for show business, performing with their brothers and sisters in the church choir. But while Diana Ross pursued a career in music that led her from urban poverty to celebrity as the lead singer of the "Supremes," Barbara Ross made her mark in the sciences...FULL STORY
The world’s first online poll of its kind, 100 Black Screen Icons will promote and celebrate black creative screen talent from the African Diaspora. Launching on 30th March 2007 with voting commencing at 1pm, the final top 100 list will be announced in June 2007.....FULL STORY
WEEK OF APRIL 9, 2007
April 11, 2007
CAAS Faculty Brownbag Lecture Series 2007
Megan Sweeney (CAAS/English)
4701 Haven Hall
Saturday, April 14, 2007
The University of Michigan Center for Afro-American & African Studies-Ann Arbor invites you to attend a panel discussion and reception on Saturday, April 14, 2007 from 3-5 p.m.
We hope to see you there!