Saturday, June 6, 2020

Travel

UK Service Celebrates ‘Windrush Generation’ From Caribbean

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By The Associated Press LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May joined more than 2,000 people at London's Westminster Abbey on Friday to celebrate the contribution of immigrants from the Caribbean, 70 years to the day after hundreds of...

Black Eyed Peas Star Accuses Qantas Attendant Of Racism

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By The Associated Press Black Eyed Peas musician will.i.am has accused a flight attendant from Australia’s national carrier Qantas of being racist and rude to him on a flight. The musician said he was met by police at Sydney Airport on Nov....

Zambian Royalty Finds Refuge at HBCUs, But At What Cost?

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By Lynette Monroe, Special to the AFRO For many African Americans, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) serve as a place of refuge. A place to reconcile identity in a world that seeks to erase it.  A place to learn...

Tulane Holding 3rd Biennial Black Women’s Health Conference

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By The Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tulane University is holding a free conference about black women's health Friday and Saturday. The topic is "Matters of the Heart: Cardiovascular Disease, Health and Healing." Most sessions of the third Biennial Black...

Charles White’s Signature Paintings Headed to N.Y.’s Museum of Modern Art

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By Charise Wallace, Special to the AFRO An exclusive exhibition known as “Charles White: A Retrospective” will be the first in more than 30 years to be recognized at the renowned Museum of Modern Art (MoMa) in New York. In celebration of...

BWI Marshall Airport and Fraport Maryland Welcome New Pop-Up Shops

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For Immediate Release                                                              Contact: Jonathan Dean February 27, 2020   ...

Howard University Suspends All International Travel Due to Coronavirus

On Saturday March 7, Howard University Communications sent an email to all students and faculty announcing a travel restriction. Link: http://hunewsservice.com/news/howard-university-suspends-all-international-travel-due-to-coronavirus/ Howard University News Service is a free wire service that delivers print and broadcast news stories to nearly 200 NNPA member...

Coronavirus Ravages Storied New Orleans Mardi Gras Group

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By REBECCA SANTANA, Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — On Fat Tuesday, 51-year-old Cornell Charles was taking part in a storied New Orleans Mardi Gras tradition central to the city's African American community — driving a car in the Zulu...

Fate of Annual HBCU Cuba Programs Unclear

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With President Donald Trump enacting a new Cuba policy that aims to, among other things, curb tourism to the communist island, educators running journalism programs at Howard University and Morgan State University need more time to digest how the...

Jon Batiste Headlines Event for New Orleans Jazz Museum

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By The Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — "Late Show" bandleader Jon Batiste comes home to Louisiana next month for a fundraiser benefiting the New Orleans Jazz Museum. The Dec. 8 event takes place at the Jazz Museum which is in...

CBC Legislative Conference to Go Virtual this Year

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By AFRO Staff Amid Covid-19 concerns, the Congressional Black Foundation recently announced its Annual Legislative Conference would be conducted online this year. Historically, the five-day event welcomes tens of thousands to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., to...

Most and Least Ethnically Diverse U.S. Cities Identified

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By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire National Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia With immigration reform remaining one of the most prominent political issues, suggesting that the U.S. demographic landscape may soon change, the personal-finance website WalletHub released its report on 2019’s Most & Least Ethnically...

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