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Negro League bobbleheads part of fundraising campaign

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Fans of the former Negro League are being asked to help a campaign to create bobbleheads of 30 stars from the league — with a goal of commemorating the league’s upcoming centennial.

Organizers of the effort, which was unveiled Wednesday, have created a team of 30 Negro League stars who would be honored with bobbleheads if the campaign raises enough money. The first bobblehead of pitcher Satchel Paige of the Kansas City Monarchs has already been produced.

The Paige bobblehead stands on a baseball-shaped base in front of a replica of the Kansas City YMCA at 18th Street and the Paseo, where the Negro National League was organized on Feb. 13, 1920, The Kansas City Star reported .

Production of the rest of the licensed, limited-edition bobbleheads…

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Latest News in African American Art: Philadelphia Mural Honors Couple That Sought to ‘Improve Negro Race,’ Detroit …

Dickerson Building Mural by Ernel Martinez | via Philadelphia Mural Arts Program



The legacy of George Edward Dickerson and Addie Whiteman Dickerson, a civic and politically active Philadelphia couple lives on through a building they purchased about a century ago. In their will, they designated their real estate should be used to “improve the Negro race.” Toward that end, Art Sanctuary, an organization dedicated to harnessing the “power of Black Art to transform individuals, create and build community and foster cultural understanding,” leases the Dickerson Building for $1 a year. To mark the 20th anniversary of Art Sanctuary, Ernel Martinez created a mural that depicts and pays tribute to the Dickersons. The work was installed on the building at 16th and…

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Negro Spirituals and Gospel Music Influence International Relations

International music leaders celebrated the “Roots from the West” program on July 1, at Allen Temple and gave the African American Heritage Hymnal to Per Oddvar “Prost” Hildre, founder and director of Skruk choir visiting from Norway. Standing with him are L. to R., Terrance Kelly, artistic director of the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir, and Pastor Emeritus and Mrs. J. Alfred Smith, Sr. Photo by Sue Taylor.

Three choirs sang July 1 at a program at Allen Temple Baptist Church in East Oakland— the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir (OIGC), visiting Norwegian Choir Skruk, and the Allen Temple Unity Choir, which opened the program.

OIGC Artistic Director Terrance Kelly, “grew up” at Allen Temple, and joyfully relished returning “home” as almost 200…

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United Negro College Fund Hosts Education Summit in Washington, D.C – Los Angeles Sentinel | Los Angeles Sentinel

Naomi Shelton, director of K-12 advocacy for United Negro College Fund, said that “more than ever before, we need African American students to be ready for college and the rigorous demands of the 21st century job market.” (file photo)

Members of the United Negro College Fund hosted an education summit in Washington, D.C., Thursday April 26, where they released “A Seat at the Table: African American Youth’s Perception of K-12 Education,” a research report aimed at “amplifying voices overlooked in education,” they said. The summit served as a discussion space for the report, which among other things, revealed that contrary to a “pervasive narrative” in the U.S., nearly 70 percent of low income African American youth feel that educational success is a top priority. For that…

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White Sox’s Tim Anderson inspires Chicago youths during a tour of Negro Leagues Museum

During a pitching change Friday night, Tim Anderson dashed around the mound like a kid after whacking fellow White Sox infielder Yolmer Sanchez with his glove.

After Anderson singled Saturday, he clapped excitedly and pointed to supporters in his dugout.

This is a man who loves what he does for a living.

Anderson says he draws inspiration from Jackie Robinson, who also never sat still on the diamond after breaking Major League Baseball’s color barrier in 1947.

Anderson was active again Friday morning following a night game against the Royals. He greeted a dozen young men from Chicago’s South Side who wore black T-shirts heralding “ANDERSON’S LEAGUE OF LEADERS.”

Working in conjunction with the Sox and an organization called “Youth Guidance,”…

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White Sox’ Tim Anderson tours Negro Leagues museum with teammates, Chicago kids

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson is well aware that he’s something of a rarity in a league that had only 68 African-American players as of Opening Day, per a USA Today study. He had two African-American teammates in high school in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He doesn’t have that many now.

“You’ve just got to be open-minded,” he said. “I’ve always had great teammates and great coaches, and it’s the same thing here. I learn a little bit from everybody. I learn from the Latin [players]. I learn from the white guys. It’s all just about how you see it, and I see it in such a positive way because we are a family here.

“But I listen to Latin music. I listen to country music. I’m open, man. I love to learn and I love to step into a bunch of different people’s…

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