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PART I: A Quest for Garifuna Visibility in America’s Census

By Khalil Abdullah, Ethnic Media Services Gilberto Amaya’s career in international development has taken him across more than 30 countries as he implemented renewable energy systems, agribusiness projects, and poverty alleviation initiatives. He witnessed post-independence struggles of sovereign states whose names are rarely heard on U.S. nightly newscasts — Burkina Faso, Togo, Zambia, Zimbabwe. A…

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Baseball’s Annual Winter Meetings Include Programs to Continue Growth of the Culture of Diversity and Inclusion

Major League Baseball announced this week that once again this year, it will host a selection of activities during the Baseball Winter Meetings designed to continue the considerable cultural growth of diversity and inclusion throughout the sport. These programs will take place at the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego, Friday, December 6 through Wednesday, December 11. They include…

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End of Kamala Harris’ White House Campaign Ignites Discussion on Treatment

By Lauren Victoria Burke, NNPA Newswire Contributor On December 3, Senator Kamala Harris of California suspended her campaign for the White House. Harris’ decision was announced by video after four straight weeks of negative media coverage regarding her campaign organization and strategy. Harris’s campaign started with a bang and a ton of media attention. She…

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Three Midlands school leaders earn top South Carolina awards

The South Carolina Association of School Administrators (SCASA) has named three school leaders from the Midlands as the 2020 South Carolina Elementary Assistant Principal of the Year, the 2020 South Carolina Middle Level Principal of the Year, and the 2020 South Carolina Secondary Principal of the Year. Dr. Twanisha Garner, assistant principal at Langford Elementary…

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Justice for Rodney Reed! Family, supporters press Texas governor for new trial for man on death row

By Barrington M. Salmon, Contributing Writer, The Final Call @bsalmondc A crowd some of Rodney Reed’s family members estimated was about 1,000 people, recently gathered at the Governor’s Mansion in Austin, Texas demanding that Gov. Greg Abbott act to halt the execution of Mr. Reed in a controversial murder case. In the past several months,…

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Three Baltimore Men Exonerated After Nearly Four Decades in Prison

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Alfred Chestnut, Ransom Watkins and Andrew Stewart were released and exonerated after spending 36 years in prison for a crime they didn’t commit. The men were teenagers when they received a life sentence in 1984 after being convicted of murdering 14-year-old DeWitt Duckett in Baltimore. “Everyone…

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Monument to Southern African-American Heroes Approved for Fort Jackson’s Centennial Park

The 371st Infantry Regiment WWI Memorial Monument Association is pleased to announce that the board of the Gateway to the Army Association has approved placement of a monument to honor the famed African-American 371st Infantry Regiment and their comrades who fell in France in WWI.  The monument will be sited within Fort Jackson’s Centennial Park.  The 371st Infantry Regiment was formed at…

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Congressman Donald McEachin Introduces 100 Percent Clean Legislation

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Democratic Congressman A. Donald McEachin (VA-04) has introduced the 100 percent Clean Economy Act of 2019.  The legislation sets a nationwide goal of achieving a 100 percent clean energy economy by 2050, defined as net-zero climate pollution across all sectors of the United States’ economy. The bill contains…

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