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African American Composer Initiative celebrates 10th anniversary | News

The African American Composer Initiative, which presents the works of living and historical African American composers, will celebrate its 10th anniversary this year and present its annual concert, a benefit for Eastside College Preparatory School, on Jan. 26-27.

The concert, “Where Freedom Rings: The Music of African American Composers,” will feature numerous local musicians, including Eastside Prep’s school choir, and celebrate music composed by Duke Ellington, Margaret Bonds, Valerie Capers, Bill Withers and many more.

The concerts will be held at the arts center at Eastside Prep, 1041 Myrtle St., East Palo Alto, and start at 3 p.m. both days, with a reception following Sunday’s performance. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for seniors and $5 for students. Go to African American…

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River Road African American Museum set to celebrate 25th anniversary | Ascension

Members of the River Road African American Museum recently gathered to celebrate the holiday season and reminisce on the successes of 2018.

The RRAAM board members were pleased with the 2018 partnership with Shell Oil Company that resulted in the River Road Slave Burial Grounds Coalition, a project that marked graves located on the Shell Oil property.

Board members said 2019 will mark the nonprofit’s 25th…

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BVI marks 40th anniversary of the end of grant-in-aid from UK

The British Virgin Islands (BVI) has marked the 40th Anniversary of the End of Grant-in-Aid from the United Kingdom (UK) at a Special Dinner on December 15 to commemorate the territory’s success in becoming financially self-sufficient by 1978 and no longer requiring financial assistance from Britain to fund the Government’s budget.

Guests gathered at Maria’s by the Sea for the special occasion where remarks were made by senior politicians and current and former public servants.

Leader of the Opposition Andrew Fahie paid tribute to the late Chief Minister Dr. Willard Wheatley, MBE, LLB and other BVIslanders for their instrumental role in the territory’s advancement, which included the exceptional public management of Government between 1971 – 1979 that helped to…

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Pan African Women’s Organisation to celebrate 15 year anniversary of Maputo Protocol – The Citizen

The Pan African Women’s Organisation (Pawo) is expected to celebrate the Maputo Protocol’s 15 year anniversary.

The Maputo Protocol on Women’s Rights is an African regional treaty affirming women’s rights to exercise self-determination and bodily autonomy free of discrimination, coercion and violence.

The protocol is lauded as the world’s most comprehensive binding legal instrument on women’s rights for its breadth of coverage and innovative provisions. Its articles set out states’ obligations to, among others, protection from harmful practices; rights in marriage, which include entitlement to property and the custody and guardianship of children; protection from child, early and forced marriages; the right to peace; reproductive and health rights; and the right to be protected…

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Co-op City celebrates 50th anniversary


Co-op City, one of the largest cooperative housing developments in the world, is now 50 years old.

About 500 guests were expected to pile into the Marina del Rey Monday evening to celebrate 50 years of what the Riverbay Corporation says has been clean, affordable housing.

The Riverbay Corporation, which manages Co-op City, also recognized some of the first Co-op City residents who moved into their homes when the Throgs Neck development first opened.

It honored Fred Clarke, whose brother received a key to the city when their family first moved into Building 1. The Clarke family was one of the first African-American families in what was a heavily white area at the time.

The city broke ground on the major project in 1966, and it saw its first tenants in December…

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Community Link: WTLC’s 50th anniversary

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — On this week’s edition of Community Link, we sat down with Deon Livingston of…

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