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Applications To Black Colleges Are On The Rise And DC's HBCU Museum Aims To Push …



The 24-year-old African American woman wants to follow in the likes of her favorite famed filmmaker Ava DuVernay. Johnson wants a piece of the …
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African airport turns to solar power as it aims to cut emissions


An airport in Kenya is set to have a ground-mounted, 500-kilowatt solar system installed.

In an announcement earlier this week solar business Solarcentury said it had signed a contract with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to undertake the work at Moi International Airport, in Mombasa.

Solarcentury said the photovoltaic system would produce 820,000 kilowatt hours of energy per year and offset 1,300 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) annually.

The firm added that the installation would make Moi International Airport the first in East Africa to have a solar photovoltaic system installed. Photovoltaic cells directly convert the light of the sun into electricity.

Construction is expected to take 10 months, with…

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Jealous aims to be Maryland’s 1st African-American governor


Ben Jealous, Maryland Democratic candidate for governor, steps off his campaign bus to speak to reporters prior to a gubernatorial forum at the Maryland Municipal League conference in Annapolis, Maryland, on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018. (Photo by Brooks DuBose/Capital News Service)

By Brooks DuBose
Capital News Service

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — Ben Jealous is exhausted but optimistic.

The Democratic candidate for Maryland governor conceded as much in an Oct. 15 interview with Capital News Service.

“You can see I’m a little weary after 500 days of … campaigning, but I am extremely optimistic that we’ll win this general the same way we won the primary,” Jealous said. “We’’l defy every pollster and every pundit. Then we’ll win.”

Jealous–former NAACP president…

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Organization aims to preserve African-American history in Harrisonburg


HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) — The Northeast Neighborhood Association, also called NENA, considers it their mission to preserve the history of African-American families in the northeast neighborhood of Harrisonburg.

On Tuesday, the organization announced its plan to purchase the Dallard-Newman house; a house that President and Founder, Karen Thomas, says is rich with unique and prominent black history. NENA plans to turn the house into an African-American museum.

“Our plan is to make this into a museum, library, and have artifacts and pictures of history that people do not know about in Harrisonburg.” said Thomas. “You cannot know where you’re going until you know where you’ve been, so this…

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Barbados aims to become a year-round destination


Chairman of the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI) and the Barbados Tourism Product Authority (BTPA), Sunil Chatrani

By Shamkoe Pilé

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) — There is a push to remove the seasonality from Barbados’ tourism industry and to make this island a 12-month destination, according to chairman of the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI) and the Barbados Tourism Product Authority (BTPA), Sunil Chatrani.

“The prime minister has mentioned a couple of times, and it is becoming a vision for all of us, to remove the seasonality. During the winters all the rental cars are booked, all the restaurants are booked. But then in the summer, we see a huge slowdown in business.

“So we need to have more activities, more events throughout the year to make…

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African Institute for Mathematical Science (AIMS) – Next Einstein Initiative


African Institute for Mathematical Science (AIMS) – Next Einstein Initiative

The African Institute for Mathematical Science (AIMS) is Africa’s first network of centres of excellence in mathematical sciences, enabling Africa’s brightest students to become innovators who propel scientific, education and economic self-sufficiency.

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