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SC African American Heritage Commission Celebrates Rosenwald School Historic Sites – The Charleston Chronicle

For many children in rural South Carolina, going back to school in the 1920s meant a walk down dirt roads to wood-frame, one-story buildings, oriented to capture natural light because there was no electricity, with three to eight rooms in which children received formal education from 1st to 7th grade. They likely attended a Rosenwald School, one of 500 built in the remote agricultural landscapes of South Carolina under a national program developed by Booker T. Washington of the Tuskegee Institute and Julius Rosenwald, philanthropist and president of Sears, Roebuck & Co.

The National Trust for Historic Preservation said the effort has been called “the most important initiative to advance black education in the early 20th century,” and that attending a Rosenwald School…

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Richmond celebrates Maggie Walker's 154th birthday: 'She prospered'

Folks gathered in Richmond's Jackson Ward neighborhood on Saturday to honor a trailblazing force for women and African-Americans. City leaders …
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World Cup Final: Africa Celebrates France’s Win Over Croatia

People across the African Diaspora celebrated the World Cup victory of France—which has 15 players with African roots.

SEE ALSO: Black Players Can’t Even Play In The World Cup Without Facing Racist Hell

France won its second World Cup championship, defeating a tough Croatia team 4-2 at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on Sunday. Les Bleus, as the French call their squad, were powered to victory with goals contributed by two players of African descent: Paul Pogba and Kylian Mbappé.

Here’s Pogba, whose parents are from Guinea, after scoring in the second half:

Mbappé, at 19, matched Brazilian great Pele as the youngest player to score a goal in a World Cup final. His father is Cameroonian. Take a look at his powerful strike.

Officially, sub-Saharan Africa’s involvement in…

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Giwayen Mata celebrates 25 years of bringing African drum and dance to Atlanta

It’s easy to get lost in the excitement of a Giwayen Mata performance and miss the significance of the group’s work. The drumming and rhythmic dancing is exhilarating, but it’s heightened by the “all sistah” group’s palpable passion and bond.

In recent years, increased attention has been called to the power of black joy in the face of systematic trauma. Hashtags such as #BlackGirlMagic and #BlackBoyJoy often punctuate viral videos on social media. Stone Mountain-native Childish Gambino (also known as Donald Glover) seemingly commented on the commodification of black emotions in his critically acclaimed “This is America” music video. But long before artists such as Gambino and Rihanna were doing traditional African dances, such as the popular South African “Gwara Gwara”…

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Annual pageant celebrates ‘African-Americans in the Arts’

Photo courtesy of the Neweta Club

Starlis Thompson, left, won the high school section of the Black Awareness Pageant. Jayilah Elder placed as first runner up on April 28.

After the Neweta Club of Coweta County held their annual Black Awareness Pageant, plans were already in motion to prepare for next year’s event.

Proceeds from the fundraiser go to student scholarships and the organization’s youth activities.

This year’s theme celebrated the accomplishments of African-Americans who had notable historical artistic contributions.

Some themes throughout the years have included the 1954…

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The Caribbean Celebrates the Fire Festival in Santiago de Cuba | News

The Fire Festival is going on in Santiago de Cuba, considered “the most Caribbean city” in the island, aimed to celebrate the Caribbean people, its culture and history, and to exchange ideas and experiences.

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