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Steven Warner spreading Jamaican culture through internet radio


Jamaican American Steven Warner, popularly known as Sir Rockwell, has been steadily spreading the culture of Jamaica and the Caribbean through the internet radio medium.

Sir Rockwell – through his radio station rockdabox.net – has reformed the audio media landscape in South Florida for the past six years and in the process has cemented himself as one of the top media personalities in the region.

Rockdabox.net has as its flagship programme, the ‘Wake Up and Live’ show, hosted by Sir Rockwell on weekdays between the hours of 7:00 am and noon. The programme has won the Best of Jamaica award for the Best Local Internet Radio Station for the last five years.

The Wake Up and Live Show is now syndicated on at least 41 online stations around the world.  Cumulatively the show has just under…

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Changes made to convention center’s work culture despite unfounded discrimination claims




ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – Allegations of racial slurs, discrimination and nooses hanging at the Orange County Convention Center were ruled unfounded by the county’s Office of Professional Standards.

The investigation prompted the county to create a plan to change the facility’s work culture.

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African-American architecture firm will mend ‘thread’ of US culture in Great Barrington | The Berkshire Eagle


By Heather Bellow, The Berkshire Eagle

GREAT BARRINGTON — The mission to restore a historic African-American church building is gaining more steam, with hopes for construction to begin in the spring.

Clinton Church Restoration has chosen Huff + Gooden Architects of New York City to oversee the project, which will transform the downtown property into an African-American heritage site and visitor center that will focus on the legacy of town native W.E.B. Du Bois, an early engineer of the civil rights movement.

The prominent African-American architecture firm will plan the restoration and design the building, which was the former home of the Clinton A.M.E. Zion Church on Elm Court.

The firm has worked on projects that include the California African-American…

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Camden Archives & Museum to present second in ‘Let’s Talk About…’ African American Culture Series on January 19


The Camden Archives and Museum and the African American Cultural Center of Camden announce the second in the lecture series on African American culture in Camden and Kershaw County. Entitled “Let’s Talk About…” the upcoming topic will be “The Green Book of South Carolina,” the on-line guide to African American cultural sites in our state.

The guest lecturer will be the corporate communications director of the South Carolina Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department, Dawn Dawson-House. Dawson-House is a member of the S.C. African American Heritage Commission, creators of The Green Book of SC, which features more than 300 African American Cultural destinations across the state.

According to Dawson-House, 81 years ago, a travel guide was published for African-Americans listing safe…

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Belmont-DeVilliers history museum opening to celebrate local African-American culture



Ezra Gerry isn't a famous man. He was born in Milton in 1881 and died in a Rhode Island shipwreck in 1907, and a lot of what happened in between is …
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The Culture Of Policing In Chattanooga


I totally agree with the sentiments expressed by Brenda Washington. Over the years, I have noticed that people tend to ignore or dismiss what she says, or attack her. This is unfortunate, because she is alerting people of the problems within the culture of policing in Chattanooga, whether it is in Hamilton County or the city of Chattanooga. There are good, honest police officers in Chattanooga, committed to protecting and serving all people. However, there are also officers who only serve themselves and view their role as one of aggression, especially targeted to communities of color and sometimes leading to death and assaults of unarmed citizens. There are two faces of policing.  Officers and their supervisors guilty of these unlawful actions are from all racial groups. I know this as…

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