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Kwanzaa royal pageant brings the community together

December 30, 2016

ABOVE PHOTO:  From the left Queen G, Bigga Dre, Maimounda Dia, Kenny Gamble(Lugman Abdul Haqq), Robert Dickerson, Faatimah Gamble with Kwanzaa Royal Pageant participants looking on.       (Photo by Bob Lott) The students of the Universal Audenreid Charter High School celebrated the annual harvest festival with a festive gathering on December 18th. By…

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These two Black entrepreneurs are fighting gentrification — one house at a time!

December 24, 2016

ABOVE PHOTO:  Andrew Colom and David Alade, founders of Century Partners  (Photo: Century Partners) What does a real estate developer in Mississippi and a banker in New York City have in common? On the surface– nothing– but inside, both are gentrification fighters, having a burning desire to revitalize neighborhoods in Detroit, one house at…

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New book by author and leadership expert, Jesse Sharpe, redefines success in his new book entitled, “The Seven Principles of Chapter Success”

December 24, 2016 In his new book, author Jesse Sharpe merges the Nguzu Saba (N-goo-zoo Sah-ba) and the implementation of the seven Kwanzaa principles not only to contribute to the growth of a chapter, but also to ground it in both a functional and cultural perspective. The author’s emphasis on membership respect and celebration of the person…

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Catholic Bishops in Rwanda apologize for role in genocide

December 16, 2016 Twenty two years after the genocide in Rwanda which took the lives of over 800,000 ethnic Tutsis and moderate Hutus, the Catholic Church in Rwanda apologized this week for the church’s role in the slaughter. According to a report by the Associated Press, the prelates said they regretted the actions of those who participated…

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Ships, jets, giant crowd mark Pearl Harbor anniversary event

December 9, 2016

ABOVE PHOTO: Pearl Harbor Suvivors Marvin Rewerts, 89, right, Nelson Mitchell, 91, middle, walk with a wreath to place at the USS Arizona Memorial, as fellow survivor Darnel Rogers, 91, left, looks on, at the Peal Harbor Remembrance Day ceremonies Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011, in Phoenix.  This year marks the 70th anniversary of the attack…

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Civil rights activist Dorothy Height to be honored on 2017 U.S. Postage Stamp

December 2, 2016

ABOVE PHOTO:  Dorothy Irene Height, who served as President of the National Council of Negro Women for 40 years until 1997, sits in front of her featured story board inside the “Freedom’s Sisters” exhibition at the Cincinnati Museum Center in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/David Kohl)   The U.S. Postal Service announced last week, civil rights leader…

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Fidel Castro dead at 90

November 26, 2016

MIAMI (AP) — Former President Fidel Castro, who led a rebel army to improbable victory in Cuba, embraced Soviet-style communism and defied the power of 10 U.S. presidents during his half century rule, has died at age 90. With a shaking voice, President Raul Castro said on state television that his older brother died at…

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Japanese peacekeepers arrive in South Sudan with new mandate

November 24, 2016

ABOVE PHOTO:  Members of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force stand in lines during a ceremony prior to their departure for South Sudan, in Aomori, northern Japan, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016. Japan’s Cabinet on Tuesday gave its approval for an additional mission for Japanese troops in South Sudan to assist U.N. peacekeepers with rescue operations, a…

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Golf industry aims to diversify “The Game of Kings”

November 18, 2016

ABOVE PHOTO:  Clemmie Perry, founder, Women of Color Golf.  (Photo: Women of Color Golf) By Michael H. Cottman Steve Mona, CEO of the World Golf Foundation, says strong words about an overwhelmingly White, $70 billion business. “The golf industry should look like America,” Mona told Urban News Service. “Diversity is fundamental to the future success…

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