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Akwaaba organiser Donnaray Roc aims to strengthen Jamaica-Ghana linkage

Jamaica Observer 13 Aug 2022
They offer visitors an opportunity to develop commercial, cultural and sporting ties with the West African country ... Roc admits there was initial culture shock but follow-up visits encouraged her to seek dialogue with government officials about establishing an African-Caribbean hub with strong financial promise.

California school district sued over slave cotton field

Raw Story 13 Aug 2022
A cotton field planted at a Hollywood school to teach students about the horrors of slavery caused emotional distress to an African-American girl, according to a lawsuit seeking $250,000 in damages in California ... Pitts expressed her disappointment and hurt in regards to the culturally insensitive and incompetent project.".

Africans asked to apply science wisely

Business Ghana 13 Aug 2022
The founder and Board Chairman of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS), Professor Neil Turok, has urged Africans to use science wisely to better their lives and communities ... Turok said in order to change the negative impact of science, there was the need for the introduction of new culture in science and mathematics.

Not yet uhuru: the African Union has had a few successes but remains weak

Beijing News 13 Aug 2022
The African Union (AU) was born in the South African port city of Durban in 2002. Under its first chair,Thabo Mbeki, African leaders seemed determined to abandon the grandiose plans of its predecessor, the Organisation of African Unity (OAU). The OAU had been established in 1963 to promote African unity and liberation.

Cameroonian activist honored with Bismarck Humanitarian Award; public library also recognized

The Bismarck Tribune 13 Aug 2022
The native of the African nation of Cameroon said she tries her best to give back to the city that has done so much for her ... "So one day I came in and said, 'Let's do a dance.' Most of them were born here in America, so they didn’t know anything about African culture. For me, it was a way of teaching them the culture and the Gospel at the same time.

HBCyoU dolls on sale at Target created by Hampton University alumna

The Grio 13 Aug 2022
“The African American community is a nuanced, multi-dimensional group with varying sensibilities and experiences,” Wright-Ward said in a statement. “Through Naturalistas and HBCyoU Dolls, Purpose Toys ushers in the perfect opportunity to honor the uniqueness and multifaceted nature of not only our community, but African American culture.”.

Downtown Charleston church building to be repurposed as cycling studio

The Post and Courier 13 Aug 2022
is in what used to be the predominantly African American neighborhood of Ansonborough ... This came to a head last month when Ansonborough's last African American property owners sold their home ... The church's membership was at first 50 percent White and 50 percent African American in the late '80s.

Pienaar embracing home comforts as he enjoys the autumn of his long career

The Irish Times 13 Aug 2022
The barriers in language and culture were too much for the South African and his family to surmount ... Yet, returning home for good after nine years in Ireland and France provided a reverse culture shock for him and his family that he hadn’t initially contemplated ... He found a different rugby culture in Belfast that he immediately loved.

RIH: Botanical medicine benefits

Times Argus 13 Aug 2022
Humans have successfully used plant medicine for thousands of years across many cultures. Indigenous cultures (such as African and Native American) use herbs in their healing rituals ... Others cultures developed traditional medical systems like Ayurveda (India) and traditional ...

Justice First tour makes stop in Aiken

The Post and Courier 13 Aug 2022
Friday at the Center for African American History, Art and Culture.� ... Leo Woodberry, founder and CEO of New Alpha and pastor of the Kingdom Living Temple, said his group uses Justice First in the title of its tour to remember a group of African Americans who used the term in a rural North Carolina county when they were battling a polluting facility.

Black woman sues over cotton-picking project at daughter’s Hollywood school

LA Daily News 13 Aug 2022
Completely incensed with the idea that the school would have her daughter and other children pick cotton as a school exercise to identify with the real-life experience of African-American slaves, Ms. Pitts expressed her disappointment and hurt in regards to the culturally insensitive and incompetent project,” according to the suit.

Easy abortion access has created a ‘black apocalypse’

New York Post 13 Aug 2022
Alveda King hugging then-President Donald Trump during a visit to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in 2017 ... She sees a direct correlation between the high number of abortions by black women and the low African-American marriage rates.AP King ...

ECU Notes: Kenya welcomes dance students studying, teaching abroad

Reflector 13 Aug 2022
A group of East Carolina University dance students and professors traveled this summer to Kenya, where — immersed in local culture — they learned a variety of African dance styles, taught children’s dance classes and saw wildlife on a weekend safari.

Today's events for Aug. 13

The Post and Courier 13 Aug 2022
TODAY. The Greg Hester Duo will perform at 6.30 p.m. today at The Feed Sack, 1593 Whiskey Road. A ’90s prom will be held at 8 p.m. today at Atomic City Eatery & Billiards, 609 Main St. S., New Ellenton. Admission is $20, and will feature live music by Eric Riddle ... to 2 p.m ... 3 ... 26, at the Center for African American History, Art and Culture, 120 York St.

Hyundai and Culture Brands Win Salute To Excellence Award by the National Association of Black Journalists

Longview News-Journal 12 Aug 2022
12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Hyundai Motor America and its African American marketing agency of record, Culture Brands were recognized by the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) with a Salute to Excellence Award for its OKAY Hyundai�campaign ... a culturally authentic way.".

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