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Charleston County Public Library to host “Slavery to Civil Rights: A Walking Tour of African …



The newly published book, Slavery to Civil Rights, looks at the less told history of Charleston's African-American community. The highly illustrated …
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EU, African Union signal support for contested Congo president-elect


BRUSSELS, Jan 22 (Reuters) – The European Union and the African Union said on Tuesday they had taken note of the decision by the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Constitutional Court to back disputed president-elect Felix Tshisekedi, signalling they would work with him.

Asked about the Dec. 30 election, the EU and the AU said they discussed the outcome at a meeting in Brussels, noting the court’s support for Tshisekedi. Officials at a news conference did not explicitly say in public that they recognised him as the winner, however. (Reporting by Robin Emmott; editing by John Stonestreet)

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Joint communiqué of the European Union – African Union ministerial meeting


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Institutions Compete At Heritage’s African American Social History Auction


Civil War archive of Charles A. Hill relating to his service in the 1st Regiment Infantry, US Colored Troops. An extensive archive consisting of 112 letters from Hill to his wife, Lydia Hill, sold at $12,500. His 112 letters to his wife, dating from September 30, 1863, to September 16, 1865, contain his views of black troops, scenes of camp life, love for his wife and children and war news.

DALLAS – Heritage Auctions’ January 15 sale of African American Social History, featuring the John Silverstein Collection, saw art museums and archives, large and small, across the country racing to fill out their holdings with iconic and one-of-a-kind archives and ephemera from the Say It Loud collection. Topping the day was an extensive archive of 112 letters from Union…

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Ace Magashule vows South African Reserve Bank will be nationalised


The ANC’s secretary-general, Ace Magashule has revealed the ANC’s plans regarding the South African Reserve Bank (SARB). A couple days after the party’s NEC had their Lekgotla meeting, Magashule has returned with shocking news of the party’s aim: to nationalise the central bank.

South African Reserve Bank targeted for nationalisation by the ANC

South Africa’s reserve bank is one of the fewest central banks, in the world, that have private shareholders.

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As reported by The Citizen, the bank has over 261 000 shares split between more than 600 private shareholders, with Parliament only able to function in a supervisory role within the…

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Tips for Freelancers from African American Film Critics Association President Gil Robertson


Rotten Tomatoes recently held its first Rotten Tomatoes Critics Workshop, designed to help freelance critics and journalists navigate festivals, develop industry contacts, and get their stories placed. We asked the industry professionals who spoke at our workshops to provide their top tips for freelancers; the below come from President of the African American Film Critics Association, Gil Robertson.

Covering Sundance is an entertainment writer’s dream. As one of the industry’s most important festivals, it attracts the world’s biggest entertainers and decision makers. I’ve had the privilege of attending the festival for over a decade now as both a film critic and film advocate. Over the years, I have developed a few strategies that help…

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