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Black Catholic nuns: A compelling, long-overlooked history

May 6, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: This 1898 photo provided by the Sisters of the Holy Family (SSF) shows members of the religious order of African-American nuns in New Orleans. One of the oldest Black sisterhoods, the SSF, formed in New Orleans in 1842 because white sisterhoods in Louisiana, including the slave-holding Ursuline order, refused to accept African Americans….

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Reparations are for descendants of Black slaves, Weber says

February 4, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Assemblywoman Shirley Weber speaks at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. California’s secretary of state says reparations for African Americans should be limited to the descendants of slaves. Weber is the daughter of sharecroppers who authored legislation creating the first-in-the-nation task force in California to study and recommend reparations. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File) ASSOCIATED…

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The holiday Kwanzaa

December 23, 2021

WWW.OFFICIALKWANZAAWEBSITE.ORG The holiday Kwanzaa is a product of creative cultural synthesis. That is to say, it is the product of critical selection and judicious mixture on several levels. First, Kwanzaa is a synthesis of both Continental African and Diaspora African cultural elements. This means that it is rooted in both the cultural values and practice…

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Thanksgiving turkey giveaway honors slain rapper Young Dolph

November 25, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Friends of slain rapper Young Dolph distribute Thanksgiving turkeys outside St. James Missionary Baptist Church on Friday, Nov. 19, 2021, in Memphis, Tenn. The hip-hop artist and music label owner had helped organize the event, but he was fatally shot Wednesday inside a Memphis bakery. Police were searching for suspects Friday. (AP Photo/Adrian…

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Women of color growing force as mom influencers

November 5, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Kisha Gulley appears with her sons Sebastian, 2, left, and Santana, 5, Friday, Sept. 3, 2021 in Phoenix. Gulley is an Instagram influencer and blogger who generates income from her content. (AP Photo/Matt York) By Astrid Galvan ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOENIX — Kisha Gulley was once kicked out of a Facebook group for mothers with…

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Obituary: Remembering Jerry Pinkney

October 29, 2021

By Monica C. RSS WWW.FREELIBRARY.ORG We were very saddened to hear about Jerry Pinkney’s sudden passing last week at the age of 81. He was a Philadelphian by birth and spoke at the Free Library numerous times to share his beautiful books and art. So much so. that on July 19, 2016, Mayor Jim Kenney…

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