Harlem Residents Fight Rezoning; Md School Bans Confederate Flag

By The News Mar 11, 2008

Central American Studies Becomes a Major At Cal State Northridge, where about 10% of the student body, is of Central American descent, a new degree program in Central American Studies is now being embraced. It is the first to be offered in the nation. Los Angeles Times. Harlem Angered By Development Plans After a vote by the planning commission, Harlem residents are angry that they are one step closer to having their neighborhood rezoned. The plans to bring hotels and condos to the historic district still has to go before the City Council. NY1. South Carolina Residents Rally Against "Redneck Shop" The "Redneck Shop," a store that sells KKK robes and T-shirts emblazoned with racial slurs, has been open since 1996, but now, a Black reverend whose church shares the store’s property is organizing residents to close the shop. Associated Press. UN: US Post-Katrina Efforts Not Enough The United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination has cited the United States for housing violations post-Katrina and charged HUD with developing remedies to return poor Blacks displaced by the hurricane. Louisiana Weekly. Md. School Bans Racist Displays Amid growing racial hostility, Fort Hill High School in Cumberland, MD, banned the Confederate flag from being displayed on vehicles or articles of clothing on school grounds. WJZ.