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Arkansas Police Officer Fired After Telling Group of African-American Men 'You Don't Belong in My …



An Arkansas police officer has been fired after telling a group of African-American men that “you don't belong in my city.” Officer Michael Moore was …
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African Dust Coming To Arkansas



Dust from the Sahara Desert in northern Africa is being carried by the wind over the Atlantic Ocean and towards us. The Caribbean has already started …
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Latimore Tourist Home recognized by Preserve Arkansas – The Courier – Your Messenger for the River Valley


A folk Victorian-style lodging house for African-American travelers and railroaders in Russellville, listed in the National Register of Historic Places a few years ago, was named one of Arkansas’ Most Endangered Places during Arkansas Heritage Month.

Preserve Arkansas — the organization that announces additions to the Most Endangered Places list each year in May to generate discussion and support for saving places that matter to Arkansas — also hosts educational events and programs to bring together preservation professionals, professionals in related fields, and preservation-minded Arkansans for educational programs and conferences.

According to information provided by the Russellville Historic District Commission, the Latimore Tourist Home at 318 S. Houston Avenue was built at the turn…

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Unemployment rates among black teens in Arkansas is twice as high as any other ethnicity


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – THV11 looked into a national and local issue focused on unemployment among black teens. Arkansas is at record lows when it comes to unemployment in the state.

But, data from the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services showed the jobless rate for black teenagers remains persistently high.

So, 11 Listens found out why and what’s being done to address the problem. Arkansas’ unemployment rate currently holds steady at 3.8 percent, a sign of stable growth. But when you look at the number of jobless teens ages 16-19, African Americans are significantly higher.

“It’s a scandalous situation and has been for quite some time,” said Greg Kaza, Arkansas Policy Foundation.

Kaza has studied the data for years. Right now, unemployment rates show 18 percent…

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Pen in Hand: Ola Lee Patterson: from Arkansas farm girl to cherished Tehachapi trailblazer | Lifestyle


Ola Lee Patterson, one of the kindest, most delightful women to ever draw breath in the Tehachapi Mountains, passed away peacefully in her own bed on April 10 at the age of 94.

Ola was a pioneer and trailblazer: she was the first African-American woman to live in Tehachapi. She and her late husband, Moses, moved here with their daughters Maenell and Mozell in 1946, and in 1963 their youngest daughter, Laura, was the first African-American baby born at Tehachapi Hospital.

You might think that in a conservative county like Kern, the Pattersons would have to struggle for acceptance, but in fact they were embraced by almost everyone in the community.

“People were wonderful to us here in Tehachapi,” Ola…

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Northwest Arkansas black women leaders unite for service and connection


Members of a new service and social organization for African-American women in Northwest Arkansas say it will help make the region a better home for minority groups and the overall public.

The local chapter of The Links Inc., a nationwide group that began in 1946, formally opened Saturday with about 30 members. Friendship among its members and service to others are its core principles, chapter president-elect Phyllis Harris said Wednesday.

The Links

The Links, Inc. is a service and social organization of African-American women and counts more than 200 chapters. Other nearby chapters include:

• Little Rock

• Pine Bluff

• Tulsa

• Oklahoma City

• Greater Kansas City

• Memphis, Tennessee

• Dallas

Source: The Links

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