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Amilcar Shabazz @ Tuscaloosanews.com 2000-07

BILL MAXWELL: ‘Coach’ no longer lives up to name, office
  Nicknames mean a lot to black people. In fact, nicknames often say more about people than their given names tell you. Published August 1, 2005
http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20050801/NEWS/507310388

Helping to break the cycle
  When Tim Robinson was sent to prison in 1993 for trafficking cocaine, he decided he wanted to help other young black men avoid the same fate. Published July 10, 2005
http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20050710/NEWS/507100359

College news
  Shandra Marquis Stafford is the 2005 Outstanding Scholar for Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University’s School of Education in Huntsville. She was honored at the university’s annual honors day on April 7 with a plaque, and she gave a speech to… Published May 2, 2005
http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20050502/NEWS/505020308

School news
  The annual Black History Program was Feb. 18 at TMS. Keynote speaker Amilcar Shabazz discussed the origin of Black History Month and provided students with information on famous African-Americans. The U of Alabama African-American Gospel… Published March 13, 2005
 http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20050313/NEWS/503130345

The Links honors four Tuscaloosa residents; money is raised for a new scholarship
  TUSCALOOSA | The Tuscaloosa chapter of The Links Inc. held a luncheon at the Sheraton Four Point Hotel on Saturday afternoon to raise scholarship money and honor four Tuscaloosa residents for their community service. “We wanted to honor these four… Published March 13, 2005
  http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20050313/NEWS/50315007

Cultural cuisine  
Food lovers and scholars alike can garnish their palettes with the new African-American cookbook collection at the University of Alabama. Published March 2, 2005
http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20050302/NEWS/503020302

OUTDOORS: Veteran hunter seeing fewer young black men getting into hunting  
Sometimes Johnny Williams just wants to keep on listening to the dogs. Published February 13, 2005
http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20050213/NEWS/502130354

Lost Heritage?
  Sometimes Johnny Williams just wants to keep on listening to the dogs. “A lot of times, I just let the rabbit go on by just to hear the dogs run,” said Williams, a 78-year-old shoe shop owner from Tuscaloosa. It wasn’t always that way. When he was a… Published February 3, 2005
http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20050203/GOA01/50202009

DANA BEYERLE: State voting record set on Tuesday
  In one sense, the election of 2004 set a record vote in Alabama, with a turnout of 1,878,422 voters casting ballots for president, according to incomplete and unofficial totals. Published November 7, 2004
  http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20041107/NEWS/411070339

Controversial amendment to get second look in February
MONTGOMERY | Gov. Bob Riley said he will wait until the regular legislative session in February to reintroduce an amendment that removes Jim Crow language from the 1901 constitution. Published November 4, 2004
http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20041104/NEWS/411040330

UA plans long-term campaign for funds  
TUSCALOOSA | In his spring address to the faculty and staff of the University of Alabama, President Robert Witt announced plans for a major fund-raising drive and vowed to address the issue of low salaries. Published April 22, 2004
  http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20040422/NEWS/404220360

CALENDAR: Entertainment
  Amilcar Shabazz will speak on his recently published book, “Advancing Democracy: African Americans and the Struggle for Access and Equity in Higher Education in Texas,” published by the University of North Carolina Press, at 4 p.m. Thursday on the… Published March 12, 2004
http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20040312/NEWS/403120302

Landmark ruling
  As people of all colors pause this month to commemorate the contributions of African-Americans to history and society, the celebrations have taken on added meaning as Americans also mark the 50th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education. Published February 24, 2004
http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20040224/NEWS/402240316

UA students named to USA Today team
  TUSCALOOSA | At one point in her life, Abigail Smith didn’t think her life was going anywhere. Published February 13, 2004
http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20040213/NEWS/402130351

Progress of race relations discussed
  TUSCALOOSA | Katie Dewees knows what it’s liked to be judged. She married a man with a different shade of skin from her own. She knows her daughter must grow up in a world that often quantifies people in terms of skin color. One day she might even… Published January 22, 2004
http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20040122/NEWS/401220333

Yearlong study aims to resolve problems confronting black men
  WASHINGTON | African-American political and community leaders announced Thursday a yearlong campaign to investigate and try to remedy the problems facing black men today, ranging from poverty and lack of education to high rates of incarceration in… Published October 17, 2003
http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20031017/NEWS/310170387

Davis hosts TV show
  WASHINGTON | Like many congressmen, Rep. Artur Davis, D-Ala., is coming home next week to let his constituents know what he’s been up to on Capitol Hill. Published October 11, 2003
http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20031011/NEWS/310110341

Long division
  TUSCALOOSA — When city schools Superintendent Louise Crawford started to address the Tuscaloosa City Board of Education at its meeting last week, a tense silence fell over the handful in attendance. Published June 29, 2003
http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20030629/NEWS/306290378

Juneteenth celebrations kick off this weekend
”The people of Texas are informed that in accordance with a proclamation from the executive of the United States, all slaves are free.” Published June 5, 2003
http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20030605/NEWS/306050309

Should they stay or should they go?
  TUSCALOOSA | Three-quarters of city residents, including a majority of those living in west Tuscaloosa, want Central High School to remain at its current location, a recent survey found. The Tuscaloosa News and University of Alabama-owned WVUA… Published April 27, 2003
http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20030427/NEWS/304270380

NAACP says keep TCT separate
  TUSCALOOSA | The Tuscaloosa County branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People says it wants Tuscaloosa Center for Technology to remain a separate school. Published April 16, 2003
  http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20030416/NEWS/304160329

Community calendar
  Alabama Women’s Chorale and University Chorus: The University of Alabama School of Music will present the Alabama Women’s Chorale and University Chorus in concert at 7:30 p.m. in the concert hall of the Moody Music Building, 810 Second Ave. Published February 25, 2003
 http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20030225/NEWS/302250367

Racial divide still exists in Greene
  The old city limits sign, now partially rusted and obscured by underbrush, proclaims Eutaw as a city with “Pride in the Present … Hope of the Future.” The county made the history books in 1969 when it became the first county in the United States… Published February 23, 2003
http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20030223/NEWS/302230367

AT LARGE: Anti-war rally a modest, yet earnest affair
The six-hour “Forum Against the War in Iraq” on the Ferguson Center Plaza at the University of Alabama Thursday was a modest, if earnest, affair. Published February 16, 2003
http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20030216/NEWS/302160371

African American History Month is about ‘what is possible’
Remembering triumphs for African Americans and the adversity under which they were achieved is a focal point this month for many Americans. But many say it is also crucial to learn from that past to possibly key future progress, hence the emergence… Published February 6, 2003
http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20030206/NEWS/302060308

Workshops at UA to look at women’s role in politics  
The Political Leadership Institute is free and open to the public, regardless of race or gender. Published January 30, 2003
http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20030130/NEWS/301300334

Greensboro museum offers glimpse of civil rights struggle
  GREENSBORO | On a hot summer day in 1965, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. made one of his common visits to this small Hale County city, but on this evening, the Ku Klux Klan also paid a visit. Published August 30, 2002
http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20020830/NEWS/208290349

FLEMMING TYLER WILSON: Art And Blackademia
  A year or so ago I was asked by Dr. Amilcar Shabazz to participate in a faculty roundtable panel at the University of Alabama where Shabazz is director of the African-Am Studies program. Published April 21, 2002
http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20020421/NEWS/204210321

Parents debate magnet program at Central
  At a Thursday night meeting at the school, some parents said the school board should scrap the magnet program at Central called “Arts in Education” and intimated it could be causing students to fail. Others said the program is working effectively. Published February 9, 2002
  http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20020209/NEWS/202090326

Parents say magnet school learning style hurts students
  Parents packed Central Elementary on Thursday night to voice concerns about the school’s curriculum, which some parents said allows students to fail. Published February 8, 2002
 http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20020208/NEWS/202080322

UA trustees stop short of integration demand
  TUSCALOOSA – Advocates in favor of integrating the University of Alabama’s Greek system wanted the board of trustees Friday to take a hard line against fraternities and sororities who have yet to admit a black member. Published June 23, 2001
  http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20010623/NEWS/106230312

Historically black colleges struggle to maintain niche
  As UA and other state schools brace for proration, privately run black institutions such as Still-man College in Tuscaloosa are struggling for the donations they depend on for survival, as well as seeking new ways to define their mission. Published May 20, 2001
  http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20010520/NEWS/105200365

Tuscaloosans: Blanton verdict long overdue
More than 38 years after four schoolgirls died in a bomb blast at a Birmingham church, Thomas Blanton Jr.’s conviction for their murders has Tuscaloosa residents rejoicing – and wondering what took so long. Published May 3, 2001
  http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20010503/NEWS/105030329

A black-owned business boon
TUSCALOOSA – Not long after Daisy James and her brother opened E.J.’s Wings and Things in downtown Tuscaloosa last year, a white woman walked in and took a look around at the restaurant, taking in the sports pictures on the walls and the diversity… Published April 1, 2001
  http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20010401/NEWS/104010340
Different places find similarities
TUSCALOOSA – Schools and universities in Alabama may be facing a crisis over budget cuts, but the African nation of Mali is facing a more serious crisis of its own: trying to negate the devastating effect that years of colonial and military rule has… Published March 1, 2001
http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20010301/NEWS/103010313

Inmates find safety net in UA social workers
Rare program is welcomed by prisoners hoping not to return to incarceration. Published February 25, 2001
  http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20010225/NEWS/102250350

Civil rights activist tells Stillman students to fight for their beliefs
  TUSCALOOSA – Selma attorney and civil rights activist Rose Sanders urged Stillman College students Thursday to stand up for their rights as she cited the disputed 2000 presidential election. Published February 9, 2001
http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20010209/NEWS/102090312

Participants note lack of diversity at rally
  TUSCALOOSA — When Josephine Ruben began selling and altering dresses at J.C. Penney’s in 1968, customers were hesitant to approach her. Published January 16, 2001
http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20010116/NEWS/101160319

SCHOOL NEWS
  BUHL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Published December 5, 2000 
http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20001205/NEWS/12050301

Amilcar Shabazz @ Lamar University

Shabazz makes history fun” PDF file, by Deidre Murley, University Press senior staff writer, February 2, 1990, p. 2. A UP Profile in the daily newspaper of Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas.

Amilcar Shabazz: The Heart of the African-American Experience” PDF file, Cardinal Cadence March-May 2004 (vol. 322), pp. 36-38, & available online as a PDF file at: http://advancement.lamar.edu/Websites/lamar/Images/Cardinal%20Cadence%20PDFs/LR_cadence_vol322.pdf

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