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Four Day Summit to Support Aspiring Teachers of Color Begins Sun


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A central Virginia group that advocates for racial diversity in Charlottesville and Albemarle County’s teaching staff began a four day summit for its protégés Sunday evening . 

The African American Teaching Fellows (AATF) seventh annual summer institute is underway and eight aspiring teachers are in Charlottesville to learn from professionals and perfect their teaching skills. 

Tamara Dias, executive director of AATF, said, “A group of teachers looked around and said this doesn’t make sense, our students are so diverse but they can’t go into a school and see themselves in their teachers.”

AATF was founded in Charlottesville fourteen years ago to address this lack of representation.

Dias said, “Students of color, especially African American…

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All eyes on African teams as World Cup begins



AFRICA is the second most populated continent and football is king, but producing a team to advance beyond the quarter-finals is a dream yet to pass …
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Trial begins for discrimination lawsuit against City of Hattiesb


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A lawsuit accusing the City of Hattiesburg and former mayor Johnny Dupree of racial harassment and discrimination went to trial Monday.

The jury was seated and heard opening arguments from attorneys representing the plaintiff and defendants.

The lawsuit, filed by former Municipal Court clerk Dana Coleman in 2016, says Coleman suffered “severe and pervasive racial harassment and discrimination by her African American co-workers and supervisors because of her race” and was forced to resign her position.

In the lawsuit, Coleman, a white woman, claims she was the only white employee in the Municipal Court office. She was hired as an office manager in January 2012.

During her time in the position, Coleman claims a pattern of racist and discriminatory behavior…

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Caribbean Travel – Canada Warns About Travel These Two Caribbean Islands As Another Hurricane Season Begins


A man walks among damage on September 7, 2017 in the Grand Case area on the French Carribean island of Saint-Martin, after the passage of Hurricane Irma. The area was home to many top restaurants. (Photo credit: LIONEL CHAMOISEAU/AFP/Getty Images)

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News Americas, TORONTO, Canada, Fri. June 1, 2018: As the 2018 hurricane season begins today, the Canadian government is warning nationals to exercise a high degree of caution if travelling to two Caribbean islands impacted by Hurricane Irma in 2017.

The Canadian government on May29th warned its citizens to “exercise a high degree of caution” if they plan to travel to Dutch Sint Maarten and French Saint Martin.

The updated travel advisory says passenger processing is still operating out of temporary…

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Kenya live-up to favourites tag as African Women’s Sevens Championship begins


Kenya breezed through their two matches today as the African Women’s Sevens Championship started in Botswana.

The East African nation are the favourite for gold in Gabarone in the absence of defending champions South Africa.

Kenya won their opening game 41-0 with Senegal before a 42-0 thrashing of Madagascar.

There were some tightly contested matches elsewhere on day one of the two-day event.

Uganda beat Zimbabwe 20-7 but were then held to a 10-10 draw by Tunisia, who had thrashed Zimbabwe 31-7.

Zambia edged Morocco 26-22 before a 5-5 draw with the hosts Botswana.

Tournament favourites Kenya enjoyed a successful opening day ©Getty Images
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Search Begins for Bodies of African-Americans Killed in 1887 Massacre in Thibodaux, Louisiana




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A patch of ground in southern Louisiana is being surveyed to see if it holds a mass grave from a Reconstruction-era racial massacre. Ground-penetrating radar and limited coring will be used during a survey Thursday in Thibodaux, where locals believe white mobs dumped the bodies of African-Americans they killed during a rampage on Nov. 23, 1887, the AP reports. The mobs were out to break a monthlong strike by sugar plantation field hands, many of them former slaves, who wanted…

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