Saturday, June 6, 2020

Travel

Kids in Bahamas Stranded With Schools Damaged by Hurricane

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By MELISSA HERNANDEZ of Fresh Take Florida news service Fresh Take Florida, a news service of the University of Florida GREAT ABACO ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — As unimaginable winds from Hurricane Dorian pushed the Atlantic Ocean into inland neighborhoods far...

Tryp Rideshare

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By Black News PR Everybody knows about Uber and Lyft, but there's a new rideshare company called Tryp that is becoming especially popular with Black and other minority entrepreneurs. It's the only rideshare platform that allows drivers to keep 100...

Hip-Hop Museum Preserves Rap Music History in D.C.

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By Mark F. Gray, Staff Writer,  mgray@afro.com Forty years ago, near the end of the Jimmy Carter administration, when the Baltimore Orioles were making a run to the World Series, the music world was caught off guard by a genre’ that would...

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...

Jack Whitten, Artist as Sojourner and Refugee, on Display at BMA

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By J. K. Schmid, Special to the AFRO Jack Whitten, the distinguished contemporary Black artist, premieres at the the Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) this weekend. “Odyssey: Jack Whitten Sculpture, 1963-2017” features 40 works of an artist whose career spanned five decades. Part...

Smithsonian Scholar Takes D.C. Kids Inside the Fascinating World of Cell Phones

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Joshua Bell, a cultural anthropologist with the Smithsonian Institution, recently talked to students at a District of Columbia charter school about an everyday gadget that most people in the world use and how it has shaped lives. On Feb. 28,...

Organization Sparks ‘Year of Return’

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By Nyame-kye Kondo, Special to the AFRO With 2019 marking the 400 year anniversary of the first recorded slave ships docking on Western Shores, The United States Congress recently put into motion, H.R. 1242, a bill also known as “400 Years...

Michelle Obama Surprises Detroit Students at Motown Museum

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By MIKE HOUSEHOLDER, Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — Michelle Obama surprised a group of Detroit college students on Tuesday afternoon, walking into the Motown Museum as the young men of color took part in a roundtable discussion on education. The former first...

NNPA Urges Better U.S.-Cuba Relations

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NNPA NEWSWIRE — “The majority of the people of the United States want better relations with Cuba, and that is the will that must prevail,” stated Chavis, who counted among the delegation of 30 American scholars who attended the...

Zetas Celebrate, Founders’ Legacy

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By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor mgreen@afro.com Starting Jan. 15, groups of women in deep blue and white apparel, often with Greek lettering, could be spotted throughout D.C. for the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Centennial Week. Zeta’s International Centennial President Valerie Hollingsworth Baker...

North Dakota County May Become US’s 1st to Bar New Refugees

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By JAMES MacPHERSON Associated Press BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Reuben Panchol was forced to leave war-torn Sudan decades ago as a child, embarking on an odyssey that eventually brought him to the American Midwest and left him eternally grateful to...

Black and Multi-Ethnic Brazilians Hit Hard By COVID-19

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