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AAA of Northern California Appoints First African-American Woman as GC

Kamili Moreland, the new GC of AAA Northern California, Nevada and Utah

AAA Northern California, Nevada and Utah has promoted Kamili Moreland to general counsel, the first time the company has appointed an African-American woman to the position.

The company announced Moreland’s appointment as senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary in a press release Monday. In her new role, Moreland will have a greater influence on AAA NCNU’s strategies and policies.

“This allows me to work more closely with our business partners to ensure we are reaching our strategic goals in a way that’s not as risky, or at least to decrease the risk,” Moreland said in a statement. “It’s about positioning yourself to be able to enable…

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Radiation therapy outcomes better for African-American than Caucasian prostate cancer patients

While popular beliefs and population data suggest that African-American men are at higher risk of dying from prostate cancer than Caucasian men, a new analysis of genetic data from a large prospective registry and clinical data from several randomized trials indicates that African-American patients may have comparatively higher cure rates when treated with radiation therapy. The study, which is the first report demonstrating improved prostate cancer outcomes for African-American men, will be presented today at the 60th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO).

“Our findings suggest that African-American race is not…

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Iowa National Guardsman makes history as the first African-American to become sergeant major

First Sgt. Jeffrey Lewis has been promoted to sergeant major in the Iowa National Guard, making history as the first African-American to hold that …
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Watch it: FSU's first four African-American football players talk at Sod Talk

J.T. Thomas, Charlie Hunt, Eddie McMillan and Bobby Anderson were candid when addressing their roles as trailblazers at FSU in the early 1970s.
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Alumni gather to remember Scott County’s only African-American school

GATE CITY — Mary Lee Cornett Watterson remembers how important an education is.

“They taught us what we needed to be successful in life.”

At the first-ever reunion of Prospect Public School alumni in Gate City, she was among the many former students whose schoolwork began with only two instructors teaching seven grades. She graduated Prospect’s seventh grade class in 1962.

“Those two teachers had to deal with all of us each and every day,” she remembers. “But they made sure that we were not leaving Prospect until we were ready for the next level.”

Prospect was Scott County’s only African-American school. It was located at the top of the hill on Manville Road in Gate City, in the communities known locally as Sticktown and Trot. The historic school closed because of…

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Smithsonian project helps preserve and share African-American histories with the world

The Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library takes great pride in preserving the history of African-Americans in Colorado and the West and this November we’re excited to welcome the Smithsonian’s Community Curation Project to the library to help digitize and share even more stories from our community. 

The Robert Frederick Smith Fund at the National Museum of African American History and Culture connects African-American communities across generational divides by preserving history through the digitization and sharing of stories, photos and videos to the museum’s online community collection. The museum will bring their technology-packed bus to the Blair-Caldwell Library Nov. 1-11 to help African-American community members digitally document their histories and get them uploaded…

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