Tag Archives: AfricanAmerican

'Signs of progress': DA Smith earns place as historic African-American school



The school boards in the state started to remove all African-American names from the schools that were named after their educators, like Professor …
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African-American Youth Achievement Awards recognize Evanston students



Evanston Township High School hosted the 22nd annual African-American Youth Achievement Awards on Feb. 7 to honor 38 African-American …
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Black History Month: Johnstown’s first African-American Councilwoman


Black History Month: Jonhstown’s first African-American Councilwoman- COUNCILWOMAN KING AND MOCK.PNG

February is Black History Month, and on Friday, we focused on an influential woman in the Johnstown community. The Rev. Sylvia King is Johnstown’s first African-American woman on the City Council.

King has already made a big impact in the community for her work with Stop the Violence, the Peace Walk and Vision 2025. She says her get-it-done attitude is helping make significant changes in Johnstown.

“I always look at something as, ‘How can we get this done?’ Not, ‘We can’t do this,’” says King. “It is, ‘How can we get this done? What do we need to do to make this happen?’”

King says because of her life experience, she hopes she can continue to bring wisdom and…

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GCSU honors African-American Greek life, gives members 'a place to call their own'



MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. — Georgia College will honor African-American Greek life on its campus with a new garden plaza. A dedication ceremony and …
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Houston Co. elementary students celebrate books by African-American authors


HOUSTON COUNTY, Ga. — Some Houston County students got to share books written by African-American authors on Friday.

As part of Black History Month, Eagle Springs Elementary participated in the 30th annual National African-American Read-In Chain.

“I want the kids to understand that there are other authors that we have, and I want them to see some of our African-American authors, and I also want them to be able to when they select a book to say, ‘Oh I know who this author is’,” teacher Betty Barnes said.

Retired teachers and leaders from the Board of Education, Robins Air Force Base and Central Georgia Technical College volunteered to read to the students. Each of the readers hand-picked the book they read aloud.

The National African American Read-In Chain started in 1990, and it’s the 10th…

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Black History Month: Jonhstown’s first African-American Councilwoman


Black History Month: Jonhstown’s first African-American Councilwoman- COUNCILWOMAN KING AND MOCK.PNG

February is Black History Month, and on Friday, we focused on an influential woman in the Johnstown community. The Rev. Sylvia King is Johnstown’s first African-American woman on the City Council.

King has already made a big impact in the community for her work with Stop the Violence, the Peace Walk and Vision 2025. She says her get-it-done attitude is helping make significant changes in Johnstown.

“I always look at something as, ‘How can we get this done?’ Not, ‘We can’t do this,’” says King. “It is, ‘How can we get this done? What do we need to do to make this happen?’”

King says because of her life experience, she hopes she can continue to bring wisdom and…

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