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National Park Partners offers walking tour of Chattanooga’s African-American historic sites


The tour begins a the Bessie Smith Cultural Center. (Photo: Chattanooga Area Convention and Visitors Bureau)

A local organization whose mission is to preserve the history and culture of Chattanooga’s national parks will offer a free walking tour this week.

Organizers with National Park Partners and the Bessie Smith Cultural Center will lead a guided walking tour of African-American historic sites on Wednesday from 9 to 11 a.m.

The walk is offered through a 2-year partnership between the National Park Service and the Bessie Smith Cultural Center thanks to an NPP grant through a program called “Centennial and Beyond” from the National Environmental Education Foundation.

According to the event page, the goal of the project is for NPS to “develop programming that engages new…

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RT doco follows African-American activists — RT US News


With racial tensions in the USA back in the spotlight over the last few years, a gripping new RT documentary series visits African-American communities and the activists fighting against a history of racial injustice and poverty.

Like many cities across America, St. Louis, Missouri still sees its urban divide drawn along racial lines, where its black activists continue to fight battles old and new be it against systemic poverty, inequality in education and employment, or extrajudicial police killings.

In ‘Black Lives: Struggle’ interviewees do just that – they struggle. From the assault rifle-toting Ferguson protester, to the “peace-walking” priests operating in some of the city’s most violent areas, to the mother trying to get justice for her son killed in a police…

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Omarosa says there are no African-American White House senior staffers




Former White
House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman appears on MSNBC’s “Velshi
& Ruhle” on August 13, 2018.



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  • Former White House senior staffer and “Apprentice”
    contestant Omarosa Manigault Newman said no African-American
    senior staffers have been employed at the White House since her
    departure.
  • “They’re making decisions about us without us,” she
    said in an interview with MSNBC on Monday.
  • Manigault Newman’s memoir on her time as an adviser for
    President Donald Trump, “Unhinged”, is set to be released this
    week.

Former White House adviser and “Apprentice” contestant Omarosa
Manigault Newman said no African-American senior staffers have
been…

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Garnet Douglass Baltimore Trail honors RPI’s first African-American graduate








Troy, N.Y. >> Mayor Patrick Madden announced Monday the official dedication of the “Garnet Douglass Baltimore Trail” in recognition of the first African-American engineer and graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (1881). The city unveiled a new trail marker during a ceremony at the entrance of the recently-restored walking trail located in the southwest corner of Troy’s historic Prospect Park.

“The City of Troy owes a great deal to Garnet Douglass Baltimore, a remarkable individual whose valuable contributions literally shaped the community in which we live in today,” said Madden. “The designation of this newly-restored hiking trail within Prospect Park—the expansive recreational facility of which he…

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African-American culture Archives | STL.News


NEW YORK — Books on human caging, early Detroit and African-American culture in Los Angeles are among this year’s winners for works reflecting the country’s diversity. The American Book Awards were announced Monday by the Before Columbus Foundation, founded in 1976 by author-poet Ishmael Reed. Winners included Kelly Lytle Hernandez’s “City of Inmates: Conquest, Rebellion, … Continue reading NEW YORK | American Book Awards honor cultural diversity

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New African-American Business Leaders' Group Vows to Boost Jealous Bid



A new organization aimed at boosting economic opportunity for African-Americans has included Maryland gubernatorial hopeful Benjamin T. Jealous …
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