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South African Open – Long-range eagle on 17th gives lead to Schwartzel at South African Open

JOHANNESBURG — Charl Schwartzel sank a 75-yard eagle on his penultimate hole to card a second round eight under par 63 for the lead at the halfway point of the European Tour’s South African Open at the Randpark Golf Club on Friday.

Schwartzel’s 12 under par tournament total is one ahead of Zambian Madalitso Muthiya, who followed up his opening round 63 with a 68 on the tougher Firethorn Course.

With a massive 240 player field, the first two rounds are split between Firethorn and the shorter Bushwillow course which Schwartzel tackled in his second round.

Overnight leader Louis Oosthuizen managed nine birdies in his 62 on Thursday, but found the going much tougher on Firethorn with a 70 leaving him on 10 under par, tied for third with last weekend’s Mauritius Open winner, American Kurt Kitayama…

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Eugene Robinson: Reject Trump’s racism or be complicit in it | The Berkshire Eagle

By Eugene Robinson

WASHINGTON — President Trump and the Republican Party have run the most racist national political campaign since the 1968 presidential bid of segregationist George Wallace. We shall soon see how much the country has changed in 50 years — and in what direction.

I grew up in the South under Jim Crow, so I’ve seen and heard this garbage before. Trump claims that Democrat Stacey Abrams, who happens to be African-American, is “not qualified” to be governor of Georgia because of her “past.” What past? Her degrees from Spelman College, the University of Texas and Yale Law School? Her work as a tax attorney? Her service as minority leader of the Georgia state legislature?

In Florida, referring to another African-American candidate, Trump has…

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Harvard scholar Jackie Wang to speak in Great Barrington about incarceration, capitalism | The Berkshire Eagle

By Heather Bellow, The Berkshire Eagle

GREAT BARRINGTON — The title of Jackie Wang’s book says a lot about the modern version of enslavement, in or out of prison.

In “Carceral Capitalism,” Wang explores the way new incarceration techniques and economic weapons lead vulnerable citizens, particularly African-Americans, into an unfree life.

Wang, who will give a talk Tuesday evening at Bard College at Simon’s Rock, is a black studies scholar who is writing poetry that “seeks to shatter the racial capitalist order and the captivity of bodies and minds.”

The 7 p.m. event is free and open to the public.

Currently a Ph.D. candidate at Harvard University in African and African-American studies, Wang has recently studied the bail bonds industry, for example….

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African-American church a ‘most endangered historic resource,’ agency says | The Berkshire Eagle

By Heather Bellow, The Berkshire Eagle

GREAT BARRINGTON — A group trying to preserve a building that was home to one of the first African-American churches in Berkshire County will now have a little extra support from a statewide advocacy group.

Preservation Massachusetts has placed the former Clinton A.M.E. Zion Church property on Elm Court on its Massachusetts Most Endangered Historic Resources list.

The Plymouth-based nonprofit agency began the list in 1993 to draw attention — and hopefully money — to historic structures that are at risk of being lost to neglect.

The deconsecrated church, completed in 1887, was long the spiritual, political and cultural meeting place for black people who streamed north during post-Civil War Reconstruction and settled…

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African Americans Blaming Southern Diet For Health Misery – Eagle Daily Standard

African Americans blaming “Southern Diet” for health misery, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association on Tuesday. The delicious Southern classics have now become relaxation food in Americans life. But this new findings revealed that the diet could be killing black Americans.

The latest study conducted by the researchers from the University of Alabama claims that the high consumption of a Southern-style diet – rich in deep-fried foods, pecan pies, and other nutritionally dubious fare – is the reason behind the increased risk of hypertension among black adults. According to the researchers, diet has a major impact on blood pressure.

Researchers analyzed the data collected from nearly 7,000 black and white adults, including both men and women,…

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Eagle Scout gets grant for cemetery restoration project – Local News



BOONE COUNTY, Ind. (WTHR) — An Eagle Scout will receive a $15,000 grant to continue his work on a 19th century cemetery.

Reece Thompson started restoring an African-American cemetery in Boone County last year as a way to earn his Eagle Scout ranking.

The Thorntown cemetery dates back to the 1800s. Thompson researched the history of the cemetery and got money to clean the headstones.

Even though Thompson has already earned his Eagle Scout rank, he is still working on the project.

The new grant will pay for a fence and an Indiana state marker.

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