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Children’s author celebrates 20th anniversary of ‘I Love My Hair


A best-selling author made a special presentation to children Saturday afternoon at the Bronx Library Center to celebrate the 20th anniversary of her book, “I Love My Hair.”

Natasha Tarpley taught children to embrace their heritage during the celebration of her book.  

“I Love My Hair” is the story of a little girl named Keyana who discovers the beauty and magic of her hair. It’s aim is to encourage black children to be proud of their heritage and develop strong self-confidence.

The author says she wrote the book because there wasn’t enough positivity and joy in books about African-American children. 

Tarpley is a recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship.

The Literacy Freedom Project, a nonprofit organization, helped organize the celebration.

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KAA-MaCC Fifth Anniversary Gala and Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony – Salisbury Post

Tickets are available at www.kaa-macc.org/ until Oct. 1.


KANNAPOLIS — The Kannapolis African-American Museum and Cultural Center (KAA-MaCC) will kick off its Fifth Anniversary with a celebratory black-tie gala on Saturday, October 6, 2018, in the Kannapolis Laureate Center. The theme for the evening, and at all times, is “Continuing The Quest For History Untold.”

The museum continues to focus on African American history in communities throughout Cabarrus and southern Rowan County, NC. Proceeds for the gala will support the fifth anniversary year, including KAA-MaCC’s new History Collection initiative to promote local history collection for youth education. Three components of this initiative includes a Junior History Detectives Program, a Historical Banners…

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Birmingham Bombing Anniversary Photos: 16th Street Church Then, Now

Saturday marked the 55th anniversary of white supremacists’ deadly bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. The act of terror by four members of the KKK at the historic Black church killed four little girls: 14-year-olds Addie Mae Collins, Carole Robertson and Cynthia Wesley and 11-year-old Denise McNair. Nearly two dozen others were injured in the blast that used dynamite.

The 16th Street Baptists Church planned to hold a memorial service on Saturday for the anniversary. Sen. Doug Jones, who successfully prosecuted two men for the bombing decades ago, was expected to deliver the keynote speech during the morning event.

The community reacted to Birmingham Church Bombing in protest, which resulted in a violent reaction from police.

The church was a frequent meeting…

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Aiken County NAACP to celebrate 100th anniversary Sunday | News

The Aiken County NAACP will celebrate its 100th anniversary Sunday, and part of the program will ensure the achievements the civil rights organization made during those years will carry into the next century.

Students from USC Aiken will record the stories of people who attend the meeting. A reception will begin at 3 p.m. and the program at 4 p.m. at the Center for African American History, Art and Culture at 120 York St. NE. The meeting is open to the public, and no reservations are required.

“We’ll have people talk about their experiences.” said Dr. Melencia Johnson, an NAACP board member who is helping organize the event. “As people age, we’re losing them, especially in the…

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Stone Center kicks of its 30th anniversary by celebrating art from African Diaspora

Artist Wendy Phillips, whose photographs are featured in the upcoming show, has pieces taken in California, as well as Honduras. The piece from Honduras shows a cultural group of African descent called the Garifuna. It depicts a woman preparing a fish to be cooked. Like several others of her pieces in the show, Phillips said that the piece emphasized women at work. 

In contrast with Phillips’ silver-gelatin, sepia-tone photographs is the work of Eric Mack, another artist featured in the exhibit. Mack creates loud, colorful, collage-like images. Though he considers himself a painter, he often works with found materials to make sculptures.

“They are vibrant images, dealing with visual patterns found in our environment,” Mack said. “I deal with sourcing a lot of…

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Anniversary of Hurricane Irma: BVI achieving recovery milestones

It’s been one year since Hurricane Irma rolled through the Eastern Caribbean creating havoc in some of the islands. The British Virgin Islands was one of the affected territories. Director of Tourism Sharon Flax-Brutus shared updates on progress across the Territory.

When Hurricane Irma tore through the Caribbean last September, it made a particularly harsh impact on the spectacular shores that 30,000 of my fellow BVIslanders and I call home.

But one year later, I am pleased to say that the Herculean efforts put forth by the local community, international volunteers and the BVI government have paid off. The beaches have been cleaned up, roads cleared, and visitors are flocking into the territory once again.

As the largest sector of the economy, restoring the BVI’s tourism product was a…

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