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Nationally-acclaimed artist begins 5-city tour with art presentation to Shreveport mayor

In recognition of the rich history of African-Americans in Louisiana, nationally acclaimed artist and Louisiana native Ted Ellis is touring Louisiana to …
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Taoiseach begins African trip with Mali engagements

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is beginning a week-long trip to Africa (Niall Carson/PA)

The Taoiseach is starting a trip to Africa with a series of engagements in Mali.

The West African nation is the first stop on Leo Varadkar’s week-long trip to the continent, which will also include a visit to Ethiopia.

Mr Varadkar is expected to meet Irish troops based in Africa during…

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Caribbean shipping line begins Halifax port of call | Business

The Tropical Shipping vessel Tropic Hope

has made its inaugural call at Halifax’s Halterm Container Terminal.

Tropic Hope is the first of two new Tropical Shipping vessels that will be calling Halifax. The Tropic Island

will arrive later this year.

Tropical Shipping is the primary “reefer-carrier” serving the Caribbean region, according to a company release on Friday. The two new vessels will increase Tropical Shipping’s capacity to bring temperature-controlled cargo to the Caribbean. Schedule integrity will also benefit from the increased speed and efficiency of the new vessels.

Tropic Hope and Tropic Island

are among six new Tropical Shipping vessels entering into service. Four of the new vessels, including the Tropic Hope and Tropic Island, are Carib Class…

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Kwanzaa begins in the Coastal Bend

"By Doctor Karenga, who was an African American history professor at California State University and it began in 1966," local leader Evelyn Cooper …
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Celebration of African-American culture, Kwanzaa begins today


Today marks the start of the Kwanzaa holiday.

Kwanzaa started back in 1966 to celebrate African-American heritage and culture.  

During the holiday, seven candles are lit each night of the week highlighting the seven principles of Kwanzaa.

The qualities are unity, self-determination, responsibility, purpose, cooperative economics, creativity and faith. 

The holiday ends with a feast and gift giving.

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Kwanzaa, the seven-day festival honoring African culture, begins today • Long Beach Post

By Steven Herbert, City News Service

Today marks the beginning of the seven-day festival of Kwanzaa, a holiday created by a Cal State Long Beach professor in the 1960s for African Americans to honor their shared heritage and culture.

A parade, festival and dusk candlelighting ceremony are scheduled today in South Los Angeles to mark the start of Kwanzaa. The KwanZaa Gwaride Parade, themed “A Helping Hand,” will begin at 11 a.m. at Adams and Crenshaw boulevards. The procession will head south on Crenshaw to Leimert Park, where the festival will be held, culminating with a dusk candlelighting ceremony.

Pasadena will conduct its 30th annual Kwanzaa celebration from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday at the Pasadena Public Library’s La Pintoresca Branch. Thanayi Karenga, daughter of Kwanzaa creator…

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