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Chicken Soup for the Soul will soon be served to kids

April 20, 2021

NEW YORK (AP) — The multimillion-selling Chicken Soup for the Soul franchise is reaching for a younger demographic. Chicken Soup for the Soul has reached a partnership with the children’s publisher Charlesbridge for two new series of books, the two publishers announced Tuesday. Chicken Soup for the Soul Babies will be for babies and toddlers,…

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More volcanic eruptions on Caribbean island of St. Vincent

April 15, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: A woman and a girl walk wearing protective head coverings walk on a street covered with volcanic ash a day after the La Soufriere volcano erupted, in Kingstown, on the eastern Caribbean island of St. Vincent, Saturday, April 10, 2021. (AP Photo/Lucanus Ollivierre) By Kristin Deane ASSOCIATED PRESS  KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent — Conditions…

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Obama family matriarch has died in a Kenyan hospital at 99

April 5, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Sarah Obama, step-grandmother of President Barack Obama, speaks to the media about her reaction to Obama’s re-election in the U.S. presidential election, in the garden of her house in the village of Kogelo, western Kenya, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis) By Tom Odula ASSOCIATED PRESS  NAIROBI, Kenya — Sarah Obama, the…

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Zimbabwe’s women battle gender discrimination amid pandemic

March 12, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Molly Manatse a female truck driver is seen on the road in Harare, in this Saturday, March, 6, 2021 photo. There are very few female truck drivers in Zimbabwe, but Manatse doesn’t like to be singled out for her gender. From driving trucks and fixing cars to encouraging girls living with disability to…

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Nigerian governor says 279 kidnapped schoolgirls are freed

March 5, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Students who were abducted by gunmen from the Government Girls Secondary School, in Jangebe, last week are seen after their release meeting with the state Governor Bello Matawalle, in Gusau, northern Nigeria, Tuesday, March 2, 2021. Zamfara state governor Bello Matawalle announced that 279 girls who were abducted last week from a boarding…

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Queen Charlotte, first Black Queen of Britain

March 5, 2021

Queen Charlotte, wife of King George III, is the first Black queen of the British Royal family. Queen Charlotte is the 2nd longest-reigning monarch of Britain that reigned for 57 years. She is the great grandmother of Britain’s present-day monarch, Queen Elizabeth. Queen Charlotte gave birth to 15 children, two of which became kings of England–George IV and William…

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Congressional Black Caucus 1971-2021

February 25, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Congressional Black Caucus founding members Fifty years of service to the nation CBC.HOUSE.GOV During the late 1960s, Rep. Charles Diggs (D-Mich.) created the Democracy Select Committee (DSC) in an effort to bring Black members of Congress together. Diggs noticed that he and other African American members of Congress often felt isolated because there…

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The slave that packed himself in a box and mailed himself to freedom

February 19, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Henry Box Brown, slave who mailed himself to freedom. BLACKHISTORY.COM Henry “Box” Brown was born in 1815 as a slave in Louisa County, Virginia. Later, he and his family were sold to a plantation in North Carolina. In 1849, he became a free man by putting himself in a box and mailing himself…

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