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African American Studies grant available – News


Applications are available for the African American Studies (AAS) Summer Research Initiative.

The AAS Summer Research Initiative provides financial support to tenure track/tenured faculty who are engaged in research related to African American life, cultural/artistic expression, history, or politics. Sponsored by the African American Studies Program, the initiative is a competitive award, totaling $1,500.  Grants must be used to pursue a specific research project.

Applications should be submitted to africanamericanstudies@ilstu.edu by February 15. Download an application.

Projects may have either a contemporary or historical focus. AAS is an interdisciplinary field.  Faculty members from all academic disciplines who are engaged in the scholarly study of African Americans are…

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African All Stars Transfer News & Rumours: John Obi Mikel agrees terms with Middlesbrough


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John Obi Mikel is on the verge of joining Championship club Middlesbrough on a short-term deal after agreeing personal terms.

The Telegraph reports that the move should be completed in the next 24 hours should the Super Eagles midfielder pass his medical.

The Nigeria captain has been in Middlesbrough for the past few days meeting but manager Tony Pulis was initially not interested in signing at first according to Gazette Live.


PSG make €25m offer for Gueye


Paris Saint-Germain have submitted a bid of €25m for Everton’s Idrissa Gueye, according to L’Equipe via SkySports .

With Marco Verratti set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines, Adrien Rabiot excluded from the squad…

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Bloodlines Presented By Editorial, A Climax Stallion: Pride Of Mexico Comes To Pegasus – Horse Racing News


There actually are two colts who were foaled in 2015 and named Kukulkan. The Florida-bred by that named is a son of Corfu, and from 16 starts, he has finished second in 6 but has never won a race. The other Kukulkan was foaled on Jan. 30 in Mexico and has never lost a race. From 14 starts, he is perfect to date and has won a half-dozen Grade 1 stakes in Mexico: two as a juvenile (Classico Roberto A. Ruiz and Futurity Mexicano) and four as a 3-year-old in 2018 (Jockey Club Mexicano, Gran Premio Nacional, Derby Mexicano, and Clasico Criadores Mexicanos), including the Mexican Triple Crown.

The colt’s first 13 starts all came at Hippodromo de las Americas in Mexico City. Then in late 2018, Kukulkan (Mex) roamed north to Gulfstream Park, where he won the…

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France summons Italian envoy over ‘hostile’ Africa remarks | World news


France’s foreign ministry has summoned the Italian ambassador in an escalating row over migrant arrivals in Europe that pits the centrist government of Emmanuel Macron against Italy’s far-right-populist coalition.

Teresa Castaldo was summoned over “hostile” remarks made by the Italian deputy prime minister, Luigi Di Maio.

Di Maio, who leads the anti-establishment Five Star Movement (M5S), told a rally in the central Abruzzo region on Sunday: “If today people are leaving Africa is it because some European countries, with France taking the lead, have never stopped colonising tens of African states?”

He called on the EU to sanction France for “impoverishing Africa” and for migrants to be taken to the southern French port of Marseille instead of Italy. An estimated 170 people were…

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CARIBBEAN AND LATIN AMERICA NEWS ROUND-UP


Kamala Harris, whose roots extend to Jamaica and India, wants to be the US’ next President.

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. Jan. 22, 2019: Caribbean roots Kamala Harris launches her bid for US President by paying homage to the late Caribbean roots Presidential candidate Shirley Chisholm; Trinidad and Tobago’s murder rate is now at 29; another earthquake rattles at least three Caribbean countries and more news from the Caribbean and Latin America for Jan. 22, 2019 from News Americas Now News Network.

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River Road African American Museum has annual MLK Jr. Service Day – News – Gonzales Weekly Citizen – Gonzales, LA


“The whole point of having the day of service is to keep true to Dr. King’s mission in exemplifying unity and peace, while also keeping true to the meaning of community relationships.”

“We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now,” Martin Luther King Jr. once said. “Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve.”

In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the River Road African American Museum in Donaldsonville had their annual Day of Service. The RRAAM has been hosting this day of service for more than ten years now.

“The whole point of having the day of service is to keep true to Dr. King’s mission in…

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