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Saint Lucian basketball leaders nominated for Caribbean positions

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Local basketball president Leslie Collymore was one of three St. Lucians nominated

(SNO) — Two executive members of the Saint Lucia Basketball Federation (SLBF) were among the shortlisted nominees at the recent Caribbean Basketball Confederation (CBC) election of officers for the 2019 to 2023 quadrennial.

The FIBA Americas Zone became the first FIBA zone to implement the restructured election process mandated by the FIBA’s New Governance System.

The Dominican Republic National Federation hosted the Caribbean Basketball Confederation (CBC) Elective Assembly earlier this month, and 22 of the 23 member national federations were in attendance, namely, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Grenada,…

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South Bend billboards to honor African-American leaders

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) – In honor of Black History Month, the city of South Bend will release a series of billboards to highlight local African-American leaders who have contributed to South Bend’s history and culture.

Each honoree will be recognized on three digital billboards located by the Linebacker Lounge, Ironwood Road and State Road 23, and Lincolnway East through Sunday, Feb. 24.

South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg will celebrate Black History month with a reception for this year’s billboard honorees on Thursday, Feb. 21, at 6 p.m. at the Charles Black Community Center.

The event is free and open to the public.

Leaders being honored are Pastor Hardie Blake…

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Texas Tech to host 2019 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders

Beginning in mid-June, Texas Tech will, for the second time, host 25 bright, emerging African leaders for a six-week academic and leadership institute …
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Black History Month event focuses on African-American leaders in City Hall

The Louisiana Division, City Archives & Special Collections will present “African Americans in New Orleans City Government” at the NORDC Black History Month celebration, Black Resiliency in New Orleans.

Presenters will discuss African-Americans in city government from the 1970s to the present day.

The presentation will focus on the city of New Orleans’ elected officials and employees, including Bob Tucker, the first African-American employee at City Hall; Ernest “Dutch” Morial, the first African-American mayor; and his successors, Sidney Barthelemy, Marc Morial, Ray Nagin and LaToya Cantrell.

Additional city employees, department heads and City Council members like Dorothy Taylor — whose work was integral to the desegregation of Mardi Gras — will be discussed.


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Paxful Investing in Young African Leaders by Building Schools With Bitcoin

Paxful CEO Ray Youssef plans on building 100 schools in Africa. Two schools have already been built in Rwanda, while a third is currently in development. 

Paxful is a peer-to-peer Bitcoin marketplace that directly connects those looking to buy with those looking to sell, with a special focus on the unbanked and underserved world. The platform’s school-building projects are part of its #BuiltWithBitcoin initiative.

Youssef hopes that Paxful’s school building initiatives will serve to educate the next generation of young leaders. He told Bitcoinist:

We are working to scale up the process to where we can build several schools at once in different countries at an even higher standard of education. The final goal is a school for gifted children surpassing the education given at top private…

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African American Community Leaders Read Stories to Celebrate Black History Month

AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) – To celebrate Black History Month, the Amarillo Library hosted special story-telling sessions featuring leaders in …
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