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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...

Airbnb Offers More than Just a Place to Stay

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By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia After more than a decade in business, Airbnb has gone beyond being recognized as just a worldwide accommodations platform that folks use as an alternative to hotels. The company was founded in 2008 by...

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...

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...

Driving While Black: Police Continue to Profile, Stop and Search African American Drivers

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Two new recently published reports show that racial profiling – particularly “Driving While Black” – remains a crisis in America. A recent report issued by Missouri’s attorney general Eric Schmitt revealed that black drivers across that...

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...

Macy’s Celebrates Black History Month By Embracing and Expressing The Diversity Of Black People...

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NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 27, 2020-- This February, Macy's will celebrate Black History Month by embracing and expressing the diversity of Black people and culture. Luminaries such as influencer Monica Veloz, Oscar® nominee Matthew Cherry, comedian Phoebe Robinson, activist Marley Dias,...

Time for France to Give Back Looted African Art, Experts Say

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By ANGELA CHARLTON, Associated Press PARIS (AP) — African artworks held in French museums — richly carved thrones, doors to a royal kingdom, wooden statues imbued with spiritual meaning — may be heading back home to Africa at last. French President...

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...

What do you love about Baltimore?

By Rev. Dorothy S. Boulware, Special to the AFRO No one would deny Baltimore is a city with its own unique challenges, but it is so much more than tally-marks in negative columns. Ask any Baltimorean, native or transplant. Baltimore rises...

Baltimore Students to Study African Diaspora in Cuba

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While youth in Baltimore are working summer-jobs or fending for themselves during the summer break, a group of students from Frederick Douglass High School will get an opportunity to study abroad in Cuba. The opportunity has been afforded to these...

Freedom Trail Brings Back African-American Patriots Tours

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By The Associated Press The Freedom Trail in Boston is bringing back its African-American Patriots Tours in time for Black History Month. The tours celebrate the African-American patriots who played a vital role in the start of the American Revolution in...

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