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Renowned African American artist Cora Marshall brings art to Gulfport 55-plus community

Pictured here: Gulfport artist Cora Marshall’s “By the Content of Their Character,” work inspired by Dr. Martin Luther Jr.’s speech, “I Have a Dream.” 24 inches x 36 inches; acrylics.Cora MarshallCora Marshall, the well-known African-American artist, will have work hanging in the Town Shores Fine Art Guild’s first-ever art show next month. The Inaugural 2019 Invitational Fine Arts Show will open at Gulfport’s Catherine A. Hickman Theater lobby on Feb. 1, from 6-8 p.m.; the show will hang all month.

Marshall has exhibited locally at the Dr. Carter Woodson museum as well as across the United States, including Brooklyn, Atlanta, at NYU and in Ghana.

Other artists in the show include fellow Gulfportians Lubov Alyeynik, Irene Billon, Deborah Coffin, Margie Davis, Pat Flaherty, Pat Gallagher,…

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Celebrate Black History Month! – Miami’s Community News

Attention High School Students…
Enter The City’s Black History Month Contest!

• Open ONLY to high school students who are West Park residents – with proof of residency.
• Entries must be submitted only by student entering contest.
• Answers must be written in ink directly on this page of the newspaper. Copies will not be accepted.
• The first student to submit the completed quiz with the most correct answers by the deadline, will be selected winner.
• The deadline to submit entries is Thursday, February 14, 2018 by 4:00 p.m.
• If you participated in the previous two contests, you are not eligible.
Entries must be hand delivered directly to:

1. What was the purpose of President…

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Dallas’ African American Museum to celebrate 25 years at Fair Park | Community Column

The African American Museum will celebrate its 25th year in Fair Park this week. But its history goes back 45 years, to when it opened on the former Bishop College campus that is now Paul Quinn College.

Former Texas State Rep. Helen Giddings — who served her last day in office Monday — has been a long-time champion for the museum. She will be the keynote speaker for the anniversary celebration at 11:30 a.m. Friday at Renaissance Dallas Hotel, 2222 N. Stemmons Freeway.

Dr. Harry Robinson Jr., 77, the museum’s founding director, president and chief executive officer, opened the museum at Bishop College shortly after arriving on campus in 1974 as librarian and soon became the museum’s director.

Robinson, a New Orleans native, has been the unwavering mainstay of…

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N.S. community helps 11-year-old African immigrant chase hockey dreams

CTVNews.ca Staff, with a report from CTV Atlantic’s Paul Hollingsworth

Published Monday, January 7, 2019 6:52PM EST

An 11-year-old boy who moved to Canada from Africa two years ago is living out his hockey dreams thanks to a sporting goods store and some supportive members of the community.

Tony Soumaro and his family moved to Lower Sackville, N.S., from Liberia in pursuit of a safer life. It wasn’t long before Soumaro embraced Canada’s pastime.

“The first time I came (to) school, I saw people playing (hockey) and my principal asked me if I wanted to try and I tried,” he told CTV Atlantic.

Soumaro wanted to continue to play the game, but without equipment and the…

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Church Stampede: Nigerian community in South Africa protest misrepresentation of facts

Port Harcourt – The Nigerian community in South Africa says it has protested the misrepresentation made against their country by an official of a South African Organisation on air.

Mr Emeka Ezinteje, Secretary-General of the Nigerian Union, South Africa, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday that Mr Abram Mashishi, a representative of the South African National Civic Organisation (SANCO) wrongly referred to a pastor of a church as a Nigerian.

He said that Mashishi was reacting to a stampede at Enlightened Christian Church of God in Pretoria, owned by Prophet Bushiri, from Malawi, which led to the death of three persons, while nine others were injured.

“The SANCO representative said on South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) news that Prophet Bushiri is a…

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Visiting Our Past: Southside had community before renewal and integration

Matthew Bacoate Jr. grew up in Southside and came to direct Afram, Incorporated, a pioneering African-American paper fabric factory located in …
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