Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Travel

Beyond Meat and Its Rivals Rely on Chinese Ingredients, Opening Food-Safety Debate in the...

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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...

For Mother’s Day, Walt Disney World Shares Stories of Two Disney Dreamers Academy Alumni...

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By Annette Gibbs, Public Relations Manager, Walt Disney World Resort Mother’s Day is always a special occasion for Disney Dreamers Academy alumni Casey Carter of Columbia, South Carolina, and Anthony Juba-Richardson of Montverde, Florida.  Their close bonds with their mothers...

MLK 9th Annual Wreath Laying

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By Imani Wj Wright Special to the AFRO This year, in observance of the Civil Rights icon’s 91st Birthday, The National Memorial Foundation hosted the “9th Annual Wreath Laying, Day of Reflection, Reconciliation” at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in...

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...

Protesters Support Floyd, Black Lives Matter on 3 Continents

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By RICK RYCROFT and FRANK JORDANS, Associated Press BERLIN (AP) — Thousands of people rallied in Australia and Europe to honor George Floyd and to voice support Saturday for what is becoming an international Black Lives Matter movement, as a...

Africa Starts Opening Airspace Even As COVID-19 Cases Climb

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By CARA ANNA, Associated Press JOHANNESBURG (AP) — As COVID-19 cases surged in many parts of the world, the island nation of the Seychelles was looking good: 70-plus straight days without a single infection. Then the planes arrived. Two chartered Air...

#BlackLivesMatter Protest in Germany

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By Jessica Dortch AFRO Production Editor jdortch@afro.com The untimely and wrongful death of the late George Floyd on May 25 has since caused a global uproar among people of all races and ethnicities. Protests centered around the Black Lives Matter movement have...

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...

AMERICAN DIARY: To Be Black and a Journalist at this Moment

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By Amanda Barrett The Associated Press For many Americans, "space" means leaving the Earth's atmosphere and exploring the galaxy. They think of this weekend's Space X launch. Or going where no one has gone before on "Star Trek." But the concept of...

“America’s First Outdoor Vacation Destination” Opens for Vacations and the Great Escape

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“America’s First Outdoor Vacation Destination” Opens for Vacations and the Great Escape  Bring on Summer! Greater Williamsburg Announces Reopening Dates for Popular Attractions, Lodging, Restaurants and More  Greater Williamsburg, Virginia, which some say is America’s first outdoor vacation destination established in 1609,...

Los Angeles City Mayor Pleads for George Floyd Protests to ‘Take a Step Back’...

By Betti Halsell Contributing Writer, Los Angeles Sentinel Los Angeles City Mayor Eric Garcetti discussed the efforts of public safety in retaliation to recent violent stirrings happening across the city. Saturday, May 30, thousands came together in protest, closing the...

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