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Brockton High’s Brown, Rosa lead winners in National History Day – News – The Enterprise, Brockton, MA


Winners advance to regional competition in Foxboro.

BROCKTON — Maya Brown’s story of a fierce 17th-century Angolan queen and Wilson Fernandes Soares Rosa’s tale of America’s first serial killer at Chicago’s World Fair were among the winners of this year’s National History Day Competition at Brockton High School.

The winners will advance to the South Shore regional competition in March, and could further advance to the state competition later this year.

Brown’s eye-catching display, which turned her tri-fold poster into a veritable castle, told the story of Queen Anna Nzinga of Angola, who fended off Portuguese invaders in a time when women were rarely perceived as leaders.

“There are a lot of common topics for history projects, but I wanted to tell a story that not everyone…

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Russia warns British plans for military bases in South China Sea and Caribbean could lead to retaliation


Moscow on Friday condemned British plans for military bases in South East Asia and the Caribbean, and warned of retaliation if Russian interests or those of its allies were threatened.

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson told The Telegraph in an interview before the New Year that the UK would ramp up its military presence abroad after Brexit and open two new bases. Whitehall is reportedly considering building the bases in Singapore or Brunei in the South China Sea and in Montserrat or Guyana in the Caribbean.

On Friday, Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told journalists that Mr Williamson’s remarks were “destabilising” and would lead to the “further militarisation of British politics”.

“Of course, Britain like any other country is independent when it comes to its…

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First African American bishop to lead US diocese in 20th century dies


.- Bishop Joseph Lawson Howze, the first black bishop to lead a diocese in the United States in the 20th century, died Wednesday, January 9 at the age of 95 after a lengthy illness.

Howze was appointed as the first bishop of the Diocese of Biloxi in 1977, and served there for 24 years. He had previously served as auxiliary bishop for the Diocese of Natchez-Jackson, and as a priest for the Diocese of Raleigh, North Carolina.  

“While we are saddened by the death of Bishop Joseph Lawson Howze, we rejoice in his life,” Bishop Louis Kihneman III of the Diocese of Biloxi said in a statement.

“His was a life well lived in faithful service to Almighty God and to the people of Mississippi, both as an auxiliary bishop of the Diocese of…

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Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame to lead Black History Month discussion



NORWALK — Many African-Americans who tried to escape oppression and hatred in the South during the early 1900s ended up in northern cities, …
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Haitian actor to play lead in new play tackling mental health


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A Haitian-American actor is playing a lead character in the premiere of a new production debuting at The Bridge Theater on Jan. 16. Brooklyn raised actor, Nixon Cesar, plays a soldier back home, and fresh from a tour in Iraq in “Master of the Crossroads.”

The play follows his character Cornbread, who returns to find out that his wife has given birth to his child, while also suffering with a bout of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). But with a looming feeling that the child may not be his, and actually his twin brothers — a tale of deception and family drama ensues, said Cesar.

“Although the rumor is based on suspicion and not fact, he feels like he is losing his family and is unsure how to feel about this…

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Mahershala Ali and Sandra Oh lead diverse Golden Globes winners list


Mahershala Ali, Sandra Oh and Regina King led a diverse list of winners at the Golden Globes.

Canadian-Korean actress Oh made history on the night, becoming the first Asian host of the Globes and the first woman of Asian descent to win multiple awards.

Oh took home the prize for best actress in a drama TV series for the BBC’s Killing Eve, adding to the Globe she won in 2006 for her supporting role in medical drama Grey’s Anatomy.

Sandra Oh was a winner on a night of diversity at the Golden Globes (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

During her opening monologue, Oh noted the “faces of change” in the audience at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles, adding that the “moment is real”.

And during her award acceptance speech, she turned to her parents in the audience before saying, “Mom, Dad, I love…

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