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Wealth-building guru George Fraser launches WINDS center



A national authority on wealth building in the African American community is launching a financial literacy program in Charlotte.

George Fraser, founder of FraserNet Inc. and author of “Success Runs In Our Race,” will be the guest speaker at Mount Carmel Baptist Church’s Jan. 13 worship services  8 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. The church is located at 7237 Tuckaseegee Road.

Mount Carmel is home of a WINDS Wealth Building Center, which is part of a national financial literacy movement led by Fraser, whose goal is reaching 22 million people within 10 years. WINDS is a financial literacy program designed to empower faith-based ministries with financial education training for its members and the community at-large. The Mount Carmel WINDS is the first wealth-building center of its type licensed in…

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Breaking ground soon, African American Museum to lease space at Maritime Center | Business


Starting Monday, the International African American Museum will have new space to accommodate its expanding staff. A lease with the city of Charleston opens up a section of the Charleston Maritime Center for the museum’s use. 

Charleston City Council unanimously voted Tuesday to lease the 1,806 square feet of waterfront space to the museum. The city-owned building is adjacent to the museum site on Wharfside Street. 

Despite a recent announcement that construction costs will be $10 million more than organizers had anticipated, CEO Michael Boulware Moore says they still plan to break ground midyear and open to the public in mid-2021. By the time the museum announced the construction cost hike…

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About Dr. King – The King Center


About Dr. King Overview

During the less than 13 years of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s leadership of the modern American Civil Rights Movement, from December, 1955 until April 4, 1968, African Americans achieved more genuine progress toward racial equality in America than the previous 350 years had produced. Dr. King is widely regarded as America’s pre-eminent advocate of nonviolence and one of the greatest nonviolent leaders in world history.

Drawing inspiration from both his Christian faith and the peaceful teachings of Mahatma Gandhi, Dr. King led a nonviolent movement in the late 1950’s and ‘60s to achieve legal equality for African-Americans in the United States. While others were advocating for freedom by “any means necessary,” including violence, Martin Luther King, Jr. used…

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New center dedicated | Richmond Free Press


Above, Yvette Glasgow Keesee of Greenwood Village, Colo., and the Rev. William E. Jackson Sr., pastor-elect of Fourth Baptist Church, cut the ribbon opening the church’s Mary and John T. Glasgow Youth and Christian Development Center in Church Hill. The ceremony, held on Dec. 23, dedicated the newly renovated, two-story building located at 2823 Q St., adjacent to the church. The church acquired the building in 1996, with the yearlong renovation undertaken in the fall of 2017 thanks to a generous donation from the estate of Annie Glasgow Johnson, a church member who died in November 1995 and had asked that a new center be named for her parents. The center will be used for programs and activities for youths and seniors. The donation also funded the…

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Beck Center Celebrates Local and International Achievements


Ether Jackson prepares to celebrate her 98th birthday with Executive Director Renee Kesler. Photos by Vivian Shipe

By Vivian Shipe

KNOXVILLE, TN — It was one of the most glamorous social events and well attended parties of the year.

The Annual Christmas Gala held by the Beck Cultural  Exchange Center drew hundreds to the festive event. Shuttle buses brought the guest to the Beck Mansion as over flow

Beck party attendees City Council member and 2019 Knoxville Mayoral Candidate Marshall Stair and First Tennessee Bank Executive Joshalyn Hundley.

parking was needed. Upon arrival, the guest received royal treatment from the minute they walked through the double doors into the foyer. Every room was immaculately decorated and sumptuous food flowed from several stations provided by…

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Winter Park history center hosts Kwanzaa celebration this weekend



WINTER PARK, Fla. – Winter Park’s African-American history center, the Hannibal Square Heritage Center, will host a celebration Sunday marking the fifth day of Kwanzaa.

In collaboration with Pankwasum, the center will host events markings the fifth day of Kwanzaa, known as Nia or the day of purpose.

Kwanzaa is a weeklong celebration of African heritage and African-American culture that begins Dec. 26.

The free event runs from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday and will include a candle lighting ceremony…

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