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Latest News in African American Art: Ntozake Shange Has Died, Torkwase Dyson at Colby College, Dutch Pavilion at 20…

Artist Torkwase Dyson. | Photo by Gabe Souza


The following review of the past week or so presents a snapshot of the latest news in African American art and related culture:



Nigeria is planning a new Benin Royal Museum to display historic bronze sculptures looted from Benin by British troops in 1897 and now in European public collections. According to The Art Newspaper, “The Benin Dialogue Group, bringing Nigerian representatives together with museum officials from Austria, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden and the UK, said they agreed on a three-year time-frame for a permanent display in a new museum at a meeting in the Dutch city of Leiden on Oct. 19.”

Two black artists have been selected for a joint presentation in the Dutch Pavilion at the 58th edition of the…

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Taunton High African-American club attends Historically Black college fair at BCC – News – The Taunton Daily Gazett…

TAUNTON — On Sept. 29, Taunton High School African-American Club advisers Gloria Palmer and Maureen Farias supported the Guidance Department by chaperoning Taunton High students to the Historically Black College and University College Fair held at Bristol Community College’s Fall River campus. Students participated in a college readiness workshop and spoke to representatives and alumni from institutions such as Howard University in Washington, D.C., Spelman College in Atlanta, Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, and Norfolk State University in Virginia.

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Pasadena Now » Special Young African American Males Conference Readies Conference About Succeeding at College and a…

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Published: Monday, October 15, 2018 | 4:48 AM

Young African American men from the Pasadena area can learn much about college, managing real-life situations and succeeding later in life during a conference being held on Saturday, October 20, at the Pasadena City College.

The 12th Annual Young African American Males Conference (YAAMC), sponsored by Pasadena City College and the Pasadena Unified School District, is intended for ages 13 through 21 but also welcomes their parents, as it will feature student workshops and parent workshops as well between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m.

The student sessions will cover a range of issues, including the college experience especially for African American males, technology and social media, having the…

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Seen as an embarrassment to a white college, this thriving African-American community was destroyed in 1923

Until the 1980s, not much was known about the history of Quakertown in Denton, a former middle-class black neighbourhood, except for the strides of the all-white women’s college found around the area.

Historical accounts state that in the late 1870s, in the years following Reconstruction, about 27 families arrived in the small agricultural community in north-central Texas to not only escape the former owners who pressured them to return to the plantations but also to forge a better life.

In the new settlement, found two miles south of the Denton Square, these Southern black families harvested logs from the surrounding woods, built their own cabins and created the first community for themselves.

The community would later relocate and settle along the banks of the Pecan Creek…

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Grant supports research into racial, ethnic health disparities | Baylor College of Medicine

As part of the Beau Biden Cancer Moonshot initiative, the National Cancer Institute has awarded $6.3 million dollars to Dr. Nicholas Mitsiades and a multidisciplinary, collaborative team at Baylor College of Medicine to establish a Minority Patient-derived xenograft Development and Trial Center (M-PDTC). The Center will be dedicated to creating new tools that will help researchers to better understand the biological causes behind racial and ethnic health disparities in prostate and breast cancers.

Prostate cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death in American men, behind lung cancer, taking the lives of 29,430 men annually. Mortality from prostate cancer is estimated to be about 2.5 times higher in African-American men than in Caucasian American men, making it the largest…

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For New York’s public college, a C- in African-American student enrollment

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