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When Paying Homage to Our History, Remember Our Ancestors’ Stories that the Bones Will Tell

By Leon A. Waters, Chairperson of the Louisiana Museum of African American History; Manager of Hidden History Tours, @ www.HiddenHistory.us In September, 1997, Dr. Michael Blakey, former Howard University archaeology professor, and former director of the African Burial Project from New York City, visited New Orleans. Dr. Blakey was brought to New Orleans to introduce New Orleans public high school teachers …

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African American Museum Kicks off 2019 Women’s History Month with Distinguished Lecture Series

DALLAS, TX – The African American Museum will host a lecture series during its annual Women’s History Month celebration beginning Saturday, March 2.  Each lecture will feature a dynamic woman who is making great strides in her field.  All events are free, open to the public and held at the African American Museum, Dallas, 3536 Grand Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75215.  …

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Positive Reflections Ministries “Feeding the Community” with former Dallas Cowboy Greg Ellis

Dallas, TX February 23, 2019 – Positive Reflection Ministries (501c3) organization is excited about “Feeding the Community” Food Pantry. The food pantry is not zip code restricted. We will distribute food to families throughout Dallas/Ft Worth beginning on Saturday, February 23, 2019 from 10a.m. to 1p.m at Pleasant Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 1910 N. St. Augustine Rd – Dallas, TX …

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JUBILEE THEATRE ANNOUNCES CHANGE IN SEASON

02/11/19 “Sistas The Musical produced by 3-time Tony winner Hinton Battle” Fort Worth, TX (February 11, 2019) –Jubilee Theatre announces a change in the last production of the season. The award-winning Theatre is ecstatic to share the DFW premiere of Dorothy Marcic’s “Sistas The Musical” will be the last production of the 2018 – 2019 season, July 26 – August …

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IN MEMORIAM: Kristoff St. John, ‘Young and the Restless’ Star Dies at 52

By Nsenga K. Burton, Ph.D., NNPA Newswire Entertainment and Culture Editor Fans and colleagues alike are devastated by the news Young and the Restless star Kristoff St. John has died. The popular star’s death was confirmed by his attorney Mark Geragos. The actor was nominated nine times for Daytime Emmys. His first two nominations were for his role as Adam Marshall on …

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Civil Rights Groups Sue Texas over Voter Citizenship Question

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Civil rights organizations are suing Texas officials about alleged plans to purge thousands of naturalized citizens from its voter rolls, a move that intentionally targets minority voters, according to their lawsuit. The American Civil Liberties Union of Texas, the national ACLU, the Texas Civil Rights Project, Demos, and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights …

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SINQUA WALLS, KELLY PRICE SHARE ‘SOUL TRAIN’ MEMORIES AT THE PREMIERE OF ‘AMERICAN SOUL’

By Jill Munroe The new BET series “AMERICAN SOUL” is Inspired by the behind the scenes story of Soul Train. The scripted drama blends fictional and real-life characters and moments from the early 70’s.  We follow Don Cornelius as he manifests the dream of building the first nationally-syndicated Black music show to reality. Standing in his way are battles with record labels for …

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Claflin Student Named 2019 Luard Morse Scholar, Receives $25K Scholarship to Study Abroad

By The Charleston Chronicle Janelle Green of North Charleston, who is also a religion and philosophy major and a member of the Alice Carson Tisdale Honors College, has been selected as recipient of an English-Speaking Union Luard Morse Scholarship. Green will receive $25,000 towards a semester of study at any university of her choosing in the United Kingdom during the …

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Surviving Sexual Abuse: April ‘7even Rich’ Richardson, taking back your power

By Je’Don Holloway Talley Gone are the days of silence and shame in the face of sexual assault and misconduct. America is slowly adapting to a new narrative for survivors of sexual abuse—one that empowers, vocalizes, and offers cathartic relief. With there being strength in numbers and solace in solidarity, the country has taken a stance in support of the …

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CHLOE X HALLE: GRAMMY NOMINATED SISTER ACT AND ‘GROWN-ISH’ STARS FEATURED ON FIRST ESSENCE DIGITAL COVER

(New York, NY) — ESSENCE, the number one media, technology and commerce company serving Black women, announces its first-ever digital cover. It was announced today by ESSENCE Chief Content Officer MoAna Luu. The inaugural cover, featuring Grammy-nominated sister act and Grown-ish stars Chloe x Halle, launches on Wednesday, February 6th. The launch follows the musical duo’s outstanding Super Bowl LIII performance of America the Beautiful (scroll down …

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