Tag Archives: Arkansas

Celebrating Kwanzaa In Northwest Arkansas



… holiday was created back in 1966 by African studies professor Dr. Maulana Karenga to celebrate culture from African and African-American origins.
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Hello Vacation!! – Destination – A Tropical Overwater Bungalow – Lifestyle – Arkansas News Bureau


Hello and welcome aboard!!  This column is dedicated to travelers and dreamers in search of adventure.  Today’s unforgettable vacation will have you thinking outside the box as we explore overwater bungalow resorts.  These private villas will vary in size from one to four bedrooms.  Many are operated by all-inclusive resorts, bundling the lodging, meals, beverages and activities into one package price.  Couples, newlyweds, and family groups will all enjoy these exclusive hideaways built atop the crystal clear waters.  

An easy four hour flight can have you in the Caribbean and at your bungalow on the beach.  The glass floors of these overwater villas are impressive, with the clear, turquoise waters just beneath your feet.  Many of the bungalows are hand crafted from island…

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Northwest Arkansas’ 2nd Milk Nonprofit Helps African Children




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Arkansas’ capital city could elect its first black mayor


Little Rock’s mayoral campaign is winding down after a year where African Americans have made gains elsewhere in Arkansas. Pulaski County, where Little Rock is located, elected its first black sheriff and clerk this year. Several other cities around Arkansas have also elected their first black mayors this year, including Fort Smith, a predominantly white city on the state’s border with Oklahoma.

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Arkansas’ capital city could elect its first black mayor


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Six decades after nine black students were escorted past an angry white mob into Little Rock Central High School, the city at the center of the desegregation crisis may be on the verge of electing its first African-American mayor.

But Frank Scott, the 35-year-old banking executive who may break that barrier, says it’s not his motivation for running to lead his hometown.

“I’m not running to be the black mayor of Little Rock,” Scott said.

Scott could win by bridging some of the biggest rifts in Arkansas’ capital: race, income and geography. He’s a native of one of Little Rock’s poorer areas who has risen in its more affluent part in professions — politics and finance — dominated by white men.

Race is hard to escape in the campaign for mayor in…

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Exploring the History of African-American Education in Arkansas


A new traveling exhibit is being curated about the history of African-American education in Arkansas. The Mosaic Templars Cultural Center in Little Rock is curating the exhibit. Organizers are asking the public to submit oral histories, written accounts, artifacts and other memorabilia to help reconstruct the little-known part of Arkansas history.

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