Latest News for: African culture


China’s ‘Soft Power’ in Africa Has Hard Edges

National Review 19 Jun 2021
Resentment amongst the African populace toward the Chinese diaspora on the continent has emerged, fueled by incidents such as the recent ill treatment of Africans in Guangzhou, and in the absence of strong linguistic and cultural affinities between the two, interactions between Chinese and Africans remain quite restricted.

Organization that wants to build African American cultural center in Grand Rapids hires new executive director

Michigan Live 19 Jun 2021
GRAND RAPIDS, MI — NIA Centre, a nonprofit that wants to build an African American cultural center in Grand Rapids, has a new executive director ... “We have a huge mission here — we want to build a world class cultural arts center that celebrates African American culture,” Hatfield said.

African Court marks international day of the African Child

Ghana Web 19 Jun 2021
The African Court associates with the commemoration of the day as it falls in line with the protective mandate of the Court which also covers the protection of the rights of children as provided under the African Charter which provides for the right to education, right to take part in the cultural life the community, right to health.

Juneteenth Celebrations Underway In Pittsburgh

CBS Sports 19 Jun 2021
Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery and is also a time to recognize the history of African American culture.READ MORE ... events are looking a lot bigger and they are bringing people of all cultures together ... There will be African American culture education and speakers.

Black history is more than Juneteenth, Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks

Orange County Register 19 Jun 2021
African Americans have traditionally commemorated Juneteenth with readings of the Proclamation, cookouts, food festivals and other activities celebrating African American history and culture ... A 2015 study by the National Museum of African American History and Culture showed that U.S.

Spokane’s latest ‘pillars in our community’ honored with Inland Northwest Juneteenth Coalition’s Pillar Awards

The Spokesman-Review 19 Jun 2021
The coalition threaded original artistic performances into the award celebration, showcasing dance, poetry and music that represents African American culture from local artists ... economic and cultural opportunity for African Americans in Spokane and the greater community.”.

Madam C.J. Walker Story A Self Made Inspiration

The Source 19 Jun 2021
American history shows, African American women nearly always receive the short end of the stick, and have to work harder to pioneer their path to success ... Walker is still honored today as The National Museum of African American History and Culture holds in its vast collections a two-ounce canister of Madam C.J.

Greenville Grooves feeds community's soul

Reflector 19 Jun 2021
“It brings people together culturally ... In a county that is more than 30 percent African American, Dashiell sees the importance of the concert as it connects to Juneteenth, a celebration of emancipation in America ... Greenville’s Convention and Visitors Bureau was on site to promote its African American Cultural Heritage Trail.

JUNETEENTH615 Celebration @ Fort Negley Park

The Tennessee Tribune 19 Jun 2021
Juneteenth615, in conjunction with the African American Cultural Alliance, will host Taste of Freedom, where ...

Terrance Carroll: This Juneteenth remember that emancipation didn’t come over night, and freedom is still on the way

Denver Post 19 Jun 2021
Today, African Americans recognize Juneteenth as a celebration of Black culture, and we’ve increasingly seen a push to adopt Juneteenth as a national holiday ... It is an important milestone in recognizing the strength and resiliency of African Americans.

South Dakota the only state that does not recognize Juneteenth

The Grio 19 Jun 2021
On that day, roughly 250,000 enslaved people in Galveston received the long-awaited news of their freedom, according to the National Museum of African American History and Culture and since then, Juneteenth has marked a symbolic end to slavery in the U.S ... Have you subscribed to theGrio’s new podcast “Dear Culture”? Download our newest episodes now!.

West Las Vegas school steeps children in early learning, Black culture

Las Vegas Sun 19 Jun 2021
Hallways are decorated with colorful symbols of the seven principles of the African American cultural celebration of Kwanzaa — unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity and faith.

Enslaved man who lived out his last years in Knoxville left behind powerful words, but ...

Oakridger 19 Jun 2021
Isom spends much of his life working to highlight the history and contributions of African Americans in the development of the Mountain South and its culture through research, local narratives, public engagement and exhibition ... mass reparations movement led by African Americans.".

Today's events for June 19

The Post and Courier 19 Jun 2021
today at the Center for African American History, Art and Culture, 120 York St ... Following the rally, participants will walk to the Center for African American History, Art and Culture on York Street ... The concert series is sponsored by the North Augusta Cultural Arts Council, the City of North Augusta and the S.C.