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Northam’s Commission on African American History Education holds first listening session

ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Members of Virginia’s Commission on African American History Education held the group’s first of five statewide listening sessions Tuesday at the Harrison Museum of African American Culture. Governor Northam created the commission by Executive Order on August 24, 2019, charging it with “reviewing Virginia’s history standards, and the instructional practices, content, […]
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Florida for Warren Announces Prominent Statewide Black Leaders Endorsement : South Florida Caribbean News

Elizabeth WarrenEndorsers include public officials, local activists, educators, and  business ownersCharlestown, MA – Today, Florida for Warren announced endorsements from 23 prominent Black leaders from across the state.“Making big, structural change will require all of us to confront the systemic racism that exists in our institutions, and empower every community to have a seat at […]
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Young entrepreneur addresses Black History celebration

Share on TwitterTweet Share on Facebook Subscribe At the tender age of 11, Obocho Peters is already a well-established entrepreneur with a newly opened storefront in his Brooklyn neighborhood that sells gently worn children’s outfits. The delightful, young man who was a guest speaker at the Feb. 4, Black History celebration hosted by the Brooklyn […]
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Gaston County museum celebrates African American history, culture

GASTON COUNTY, N.C. — The African American Museum of History and Culture in Gastonia is the first of its kind in all of Gaston County. The museum features books written by award-winning authors and books illustrated by award-winning artists.“This is a very special museum because it covers the history and culture of Africans Americans,” said […]
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Guyana’s female Toashos lead eco-tourism charge

Photo by Tangerine ClarkeA sign beckons tourists to Surama Eco-lodge in the Rupununi Region. Share on TwitterTweet Share on Facebook Subscribe Jackie Allicock is one of only about, 14 female Toshaos in Guyana’s indigenous communities who are leading the eco-tourism charge and attracting worldwide travel to Surama Village, in the North Rupununi Savannahs. According to […]
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Photos present an empowering narrative for African Americans

Alanna Airitam poses next to “Saint Nicholas,” a portrait included in “The Golden Age.” Photo by Marlena ArtisIman Mekonen, Spectrum Editor The everyday stress that came along with a fast-paced job and the pressures of being the only black person in her corporate advertising department were toxic for Alanna Airitam. It got so bad that […]
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Guyanese community activist Rickford Burke

Share on TwitterTweet Share on Facebook Subscribe Brooklyn-based, Guyanese-born community and political activist Rickford Burke is also an international law, public policy and political consultant, who has held various positions in both government and private sector in Guyana and the United States. Burke entered politics at an early age, serving as technical advisor the Guyanese […]
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Ceremony held to honor contributions of African Americans in U.S. military history

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WKYT) – More than a hundred people gathered for a black history celebration in the Capitol rotunda Tuesday. More than a hundred people gathered for a black history celebration in the Capitol rotunda Tuesday. (WKYT) The event was hosted by the Kentucky Black Legislative Caucus. This year’s celebration honored the contributions of African […]
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The best wellness resorts in the Caribbean from rustic retreats under $100 to luxury all-inclusive hotels

Alyssa Powell/Business InsiderThe Caribbean is a go-to destination for incredible hotels and resorts, which increasingly feature wellness components ranging from opulent spa packages to unplugged holistic retreats.I’ve visited many top offerings, which purposefully limit Wi-Fi so guests can focus on being present. One of my most memorable experiences was an Ayurveda four-handed Abhyanga traditional oil […]