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Spartanburg family honors legacy with book about first African American business owner in Austin …



SPARTANBURG, S.C. (FOX CAROLINA) — Whenever Diane Ellis pulls her old tape recorder and pops in a tape, she knows she's in the presence of …
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Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RCL) Book to Market Valuation Stands at 0.450429


Here we will take a look at several key ratios for Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RCL), starting with the Book to Market (BTM) ratio. Value investors seek stocks with high BTMs for their portfolios.  The ratio is a comparison of the firm’s net asset value per share to it’s current price.  This is helpful in determining how the market values the company compared to it’s actual worth.  The Book to Market value of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. currently stands at 0.450429. 

As investors gear up for the stretch run towards the end of the year, the focus will be on which way stock market momentum seems to be shifting. Investors may be taking note of various economic reports and keeping a close eye on global political news. There are many factors that can affect the price of a…

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2019 African American Children’s Book Fair in Photos


The 27th African American Children’s Book Fair at Community College of Philadelphia drew more than 4,000 attendees and more than 36 authors and illustrators. The event, which is sponsored by the African American Children’s Book Project, is one of the largest and oldest single-day events for diverse children’s literature in the country. We’ve gathered a selection of highlights from the celebration, including signings, book giveaways, and more.

Fairgoers heeded the mantra “Preserve a Legacy, Buy a Book.” While standing in line to purchase books, one woman said, “Good books that reflect my image are truly worth the wait.” As part of the Reading Circle initiative, NBC10 and Telemundo 62 pre-purchased books by participating authors to give away to the first 500 children who…

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National Trust Speaks on African American History and Green Book on Today Show | African American Cultural Heritage…


On Wednesday, February 13, 2019, executive director of the African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund Brent Leggs spoke as part of a Today Show panel about a new documentary from the Smithsonian Channel, The Green Book: Guide to Freedom. During the segment, Leggs and his co-panelists, including documentary director Yoruba Riche, Emmy Award-winning journalist Carol Jenkins, and public health expert Dr. Henrie Monteith Treadwell, took a brief look at the history and legacy of the Green Book travel guide.

To learn more about the documentary and the National Trust’s work to tell the full history of African American people and places, watch the video.

Then, take the pledge to tell the full history.

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Charles Alexander’s book for kids on African-American history –


SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – San Diego author Charles Alexander has a new book, “We Are Our Ancestors Keepers” that shows the contribution of African Ancestors through children’s stories and children illustrations.

“We Are Our Ancestors Keepers” is an educational curriculum for everyone rewriting what is taught and learned in our classrooms today about the history of African Americans and Africans said Alexander.

“The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) curriculum was created as a blueprint for early childhood development for all students to understand that history for African Americans and Africans did not begin at slavery but with early civilizations consisting of great kings, queens, emperors, and warriors,” according to…

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INTERVIEW: Author of the Book “John Grider’s Century: African Americans in Solano, Napa and Sonoma Counites, 1845-1…


 

Historian Sharon McGriff-Payne of Vallejo, author of “John Grider’s Century: African Americans in Solano, Napa and Sonoma Counites, 1845-1925” discusses how she began researching these stories because she didn’t know the local history of the region and she was curious, what she found in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s in the North Bay, what was most surprising to her during her research, and how much information was readily available and how difficult it was to find:

 

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Sharon McGriff-Payne will be offering free a lecture at the Petaluma Museum on Sunday, February 10th from 1pm to 2:30pm in honor of Black History…

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