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Called “THE SHOT CALLER” by Ebony Magazine, Vicki Mack Lataillade once again brings some of the entertainment industry's finest to share how “Music Matters” and impacts the film-going experience at the 24th Annual African American Film Marketplace (AAFM) and S.E. Manly Short Film Showcase ...
The California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) is excited to announce that its annual African American Leaders for Tomorrow (AALT) program is coming back this summer! Hosted by First Vice Chair ... The CLBC was founded in 1967, and its mission is to advocate for the interests of Black Californians.

But the new director of BU's African American Studies Program points out that the way we think about robots and artificial intelligence today is the same ... he's energized by the encouragement he's received from the University for ideas to grow the program, support that he says is rooted in student interest.
Memorial in Alabama acknowledges violence against African Americans ... "Our nation's history of racial injustice casts a shadow across the American landscape," said EJI director and renowned public-interest lawyer, Bryan Stevenson. "This shadow cannot be lifted until we shine the light of truth on the ...
Luxury carmaker BMW has donated $1 million to the International African American Museum, bringing the waterfront Charleston project within $2 million of its private fund-raising goal, according to an announcement Monday. The gift, one ... It's in the state's best interest that the museum be built." The state ...
Efforts to court African-American consumers are the best examples of what to do — and what to avoid. ... The rise of digital marketing has added sophistication to the identification of location and personal interests, making it much easier for a business with marketing on any scale to find and define an ...

“But if you believe that African-American English is a legitimate way of speaking, then you need to pay attention to how it is portrayed online.” For this project ... “Memes are a way of tracking what people respond to online, making them a de facto barometer for cultural interest and ideologies,” Omar says.
The murder of the 24-year-old Clark, who was African-American, in his grandparents' backyard by two Sacramento police officers sparked angry protests starting ... In fact, while African Americans are represented disproportionately among those killed by police, the largest share of victims are white.
The National African American Gun Association, known as NAAG, has tripled its chapters from 14 to 42 since President Donald Trump's inauguration, as more people of color join gun clubs and .... While the new political climate is contributing to the interest in personal protection among African Americans.
She had read a letter in The Fayetteville Observer's Opinion section decrying that “no one cares” about young African-American men shooting and killing each other in Fayetteville and elsewhere. She said, “I ... In the interest of disclosure, my middle brother, Miguel Pitts, is the board president of Great Oak.
What is often seen during elections — whether presidential, state or local — is a late-in-the-game ploy to encourage African American voters to show up ... Now with midterm elections looming once again, African Americans have the power to shift the country's trajectory in the long-term best interests of our ...
Eli Leon, a psychologist, writer and collector and self-taught scholar of African-American quilts, who helped bring attention to the field and especially the quilts of Rosie Lee Tompkins, died on March ... He attended the High School of Music and Art, where his interests included poetry, graphics and ceramics.
“What drew me to African American Studies and Gender and Women's Studies was my critical interest in, as well as my intellectual and artistic ... What distinguishes Hopson isn't her mastery in studies or her international resume, she is an advocate for social justice, both for women and African-Americans.
Ernest Lafaris Golden, a jazz and blues singer, portrait painter and entrepreneur who helped found the African American Diversity Cultural Center Hawaii, died Wednesday of a massive stroke at the age of 94. “Ernest was a living treasure,” said Golden's friend, Ed Young, who replaced him on the cultural ...
“We can't expect the mainstream news media to prioritize issues, interests, and concerns of African Americans. ... capital investment to then launch a national cable news television network that will serve 44 million African American households and also harness the community's $1.1 trillion spending power.
A MONUMENTAL PAINTING by Mark Bradford reached a historic benchmark at Phillips London on March 8. “Helter Skelter I” sold for about $10.4 million (nearly $12 million, including fees), an artist record, and the highest-ever auction price achieved by a living African American artist, according to Phillips ...
One of the most relevant, understated African Americans in the film industry who has been changing our dialogues, opening our minds and educating our ... Other films of interest to the African-American community include Features: “Come Sunday” – Joshua Marston; “Flock of Four” – Gregory Caruso; ...

In 2001, her son donated her papers to Radcliffe and the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for Afro-American Research (now the Hutchins Center). Image 2: As a ... Caplan, who is writing her dissertation on 20th-century African-American opera, cited many factors, including the Depression. But she believes the ...
Analyst Janelle Jones at the Economic Policy Institute called the recent decline in African-American unemployment "real improvement, it's a positive trend for black workers." But she pointed out that other measures of job market success for African-Americans are not as remarkable. "Discouraged workers ...
The museum is asking for the public's help to build the collection to better preserve the complex experience of African–Americans in Virginia. Items of interest are those that represent African–American achievements in Virginia politics, business and in the 20th and 21st centuries. Items or materials related to ...
NEW YORK (AP) — Fox TV is offering viewers a chance to go “inside” O.J. Simpson's head when it airs a previously unseen 2006 interview in which he theorizes about what happened the night his ex-wife was murdered. Airing Sunday, “O.J. Simpson: The Lost Confession?” will include the ex-football star's ...
“I think the most important thing is that the Syphaxes have had a huge impact on the education of African-Americans in Washington, D.C.,” Hammond says. “I think the Syphaxes have had a tremendous impact on aspects of this country . . . and I think other (African-American) families do as well.” ...
“I've always wanted to incorporate the African American Muslim influence into my work, but also just have it be a kind of traditional coming-of-age story, ... Fitting for a Wine Country event, the festival, while screening plenty of general interest films like “Borg McEnroe” (one of the opening night's features), ...
I recently wrote about the enduring impact racism in America has had and continues to have on the poor representation of African Americans in the tech industry. For instance, of the 124,000 people Microsoft employs only four percent are African American. Various programs and institutions such as Blacks ...
I think I take that seriously and look to be an example in helping inspire other African-Americans and other individuals across the board to identify their interests and try to do everything they can to make them happen.” Are there any influential African-American role models in your life? “Starting with my ...
April Spears of Auntie April's, who co-chairs the Merchants of Butchertown, reached out to have a discussion designating the Third Street corridor as the African American Cultural District. The level of community interest has been tremendous; people are concerned about preserving the cultural aspects of ...
African-Americans in Polk: Loyalty to church, pastor, God .... The circumstances produced, among other things, surging interest in organized religion. ... This is the last in a four-part series The Ledger is publishing during Black History Month about little-known aspects of Lakeland's African-American history.
EVERFI administered survey questions to 2,406 students across 28 states who took EVERFI's 306—African-American History™ digital course, which explores the lives, stories, and lessons of African-Americans throughout history. Through the survey questions administered in the 306 course, we found that ...
The Albany label release of the first recordings of unknown materials including the Violin Concertos had triggered Ross's interest. On Wednesday at Arlington's First Parish Unitarian Universalist, the APO brought satisfactions with Price's Symphony and two more recent works by African American ...
In the U.S., 37% of the movie's overall audience was African-American, which is well above the norm as the average movie audience is about 15% ... “The across the board appeal of the film reflects that there are no apparent cultural limitations on the interest and love that people have for Black Panther,” he ...
They Knew Lincoln not only affirmed the existence of Keckly, but revealed that African-Americans, from the obscure folk preacher known as Uncle Ben to the .... His long-standing interests in both Lincoln and African-American history converged as he envisioned further research and a pamphlet that would ...
History is a collection of past events relative to a particular subject, place, time or culture. And Black History Month is an opportunity to reflect on both the significant history and culture of African-Americans and the African diaspora. For Kameelah L. Martin, director of African American Studies at the College ...
By the time South Carolina celebrates its next Black History Month, construction of the historic International African American Museum should be .... “Slaves in the Family,” in which writer Edward Ball attempted to trace the descendants of the African-Americans once owned by his family on a S.C. plantation.
Police violence, for example, plagues African-American communities on a daily basis, so boosting police presence doesn't ease the minds of children of color or black activists and lawmakers. Florida State Senate Minority Leader Oscar Braynon recently pushed back against arming teachers, urging the ...
African American Student Services has also seen great success in students who have participated in their Summer Scholars Academy- a pipeline cohort initiative where ... Essence Hall will be one of 18 interest-specific living learning communities now offered at UNM and is open to all grade levels.
The Library of Congress recently digitized this portrait of John Willis Menard, the only known photograph of the African-American trailblazer. (Composite of ... For more than a year, President Lincoln had publicly expressed his support for the colonization efforts of emancipated African-Americans. He'd had ...
"An African-American coming back to Africa, it's a nice reminder of their heritage as well," said Ayanda Sidzatane. She called the film awesome. "We knew it would be cool but not like this." Some anticipated a flood of interest from African-Americans, even cheekily. "Now I know Black Panther makes Africa ...
The goal is to ultimately have something comparable to the MOLAA or other brick and mortar spaces where Austin envisions a site that can host traveling exhibits, year-round events and educational symposiums specific to the African American community. Over 60,000 African Americans live in Long Beach, ...
The early history of African-American food is not well-documented; slaves owners did not seem particularly interested in what crops their slaves grew. But a greater interest in the food from this era, especially the lowland south (the coastal stretch running from North Carolina to northern Florida), has ...
Such a discussion certainly would have injected race because 75 percent of the students attending RPS are African-American while those with higher incomes in Richmond are overwhelmingly white people. This is the primary reason why there has been little if any interest in investing in a school system ...
Did anyone ever have any illusions that powerful white politicians put African-American interests above their own? Or that they always tell the truth? Then last week came a teapot tempest over a provocative cartoon published in the Chicago Reader. The cover illustration is of Pritzker sitting, jolly as can be, ...
Lake County moviegoers excited for 'Black Panther' and its positive representation of African-Americans .... Analysts told the Washington Post that "Black Panther" surveys conducted ahead of the film's release show not only strong interest from African-American audiences, but from white fans of the Marvel ...
History is a collection of past events relative to a particular subject, place, time or culture. And Black History Month is an opportunity to reflect on both the significant history and culture of African-Americans and the African diaspora. For Kameelah L. Martin, director of African American Studies at the College ...
Graduate students in history were among those taking part in Vanderbilt's participation in a global transcribe-a-thon of 19th-century African American ... actively involved in digital humanities work, and the Colored Conventions Project approached me last fall about collaboration due to our similar interests.
The black community is being told, in many different ways, that its interests are synonymous with protecting the two-party system in general, and the Democratic Party in particular. Is that consistent with empowering African-Americans in today's world? With 42 percent of Americans now identifying as ...
Taylor then applied for a position with Mohawk Airlines, who expressed interest in hiring minority flight attendants. In 1957, with over 800 African American applicants, Taylor was selected for the flight attendant position with Mohawk Airlines. On Feb. 11, 1958, Taylor became the first African American flight ...
By the time South Carolina celebrates its next Black History Month, construction of the historic International African American Museum should be .... “Slaves in the Family,” in which writer Edward Ball attempted to trace the descendants of the African-Americans once owned by his family on a S.C. plantation.
It was sponsored by the African American studies department, along with several other UF co-sponsors, she said. Harris discussed how the contributions of ... like the women portrayed in the movie. “With the popularity of 'Hidden Figures,' there is a renewed interest in women like these ones,” Austin said.
Lewis Averett, from the Jones Memorial Library's Genealogy Department, gave a presentation to about 10 people on how to trace African-American ... “I think [even] if we have no interest in family history at all, we owe it to our children and our grandchildren and so forth because we're going to be gone one ...
As part of the AFRO's Black History Month coverage the paper will be highlighting African Americans during the following wars: World War I, World War II, the Korean ... The AFRO's role then, and today, was to bring news of interest to African Americans throughout the United States and around the world.


 

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