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Inspiring the Valley: Fresno's first African-American surgeon reflects on his life, career



Marius, now 96-years-old was the first African-American surgeon in Fresno, also the first to preform open heart surgery in Fresno. "During the time, it …
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African python squeezes the life out of an antelope on the fairway of a championship golf course


Whole in one: Incredible moment Africa’s biggest snake squeezes the life out of an antelope on the fairway of a championship golf course

  • The African rock python suffocates its prey and has been known to kill crocodiles
  • It constricted an antelope at Leopard Creek Country Club in South Africa
  • Golfer Richard Gill filmed the surreal sight on the fairway with golfers watching 

Jack Newman For Mailonline

This is the moment one of the world’s biggest snakes is seen squeezing the life out of an antelope on the fairway of a championship golf course. 

Golfer Richard Gill came across the surreal sight at Leopard Creek Country Club in the town of Malelane in South Africa.

The African rock python was…

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A look back — and ahead — at African-American Greek life



“I know that African-American students for our organizations don't make up the majority, so being able to have that representation on campus in Greek …
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‘My life wasn’t what I hoped it to be’


Sophia Harrison, 51, is a single mother of two, with an extended family to support. She has lived with epilepsy her entire life; she suffers from hypertension; and she is a breast cancer survivor.

Yet more challenging than any of these was learning she was HIV-positive.

“I was crying for at least six months,” she said of learning she was HIV positive 10 years ago. “It hurt me real bad.”

Harrison’s story is far from unusual. She is one of about 140,000 African-American women living and aging with HIV. While she is grateful to be alive, she faces multiple health challenges in addition to HIV, like hypertension, diabetes and breast cancer, that disproportionately plague African-American women. And they often struggle to take care of themselves and their families because of limited…

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Former local wins Minnesota African American Heritage Calendar Life Time Achievement Award – News – Leesville Daily…


A hit movie can be made out of the stories of each one of our lives. Several hit movies can be written from the events in the life of Rev. Dr. Jessie Griffin to whom we pay tribute and give honor to.

Rev. Dr. Jessie Griffin is the oldest active Pastor in Minnesota. At 81 years of age, he is still preaching in the pulpit of True Vine Baptist Church every Sunday; still ministering to the needs of the people in his congregation and still in demand to preach in many of the major pulpits across the USA.

An Academy Award winning movie can be written about his 55 years of ministry.

He is a certified teacher in the National Baptist Convention, He served as President of the Minnesota State Baptist Convention for eight years and he is currently Evangelist Coordinator for the Mid-West Region…

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Community Conversations: African American Life in Early La Crosse


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LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) – If asked about well-known African Americans in La Crosse’s history, George Poage likely comes to mind.  As the first black man to win an Olympic medal for the United States, he’s certainly an important person.  But he’s not the only important figure in African American history in La Crosse.  Members of the Enduring Families Project (EFP) want to get the word out about some of the others.

“The whole purpose is to bring an awareness that this group lived here and hopefully it…

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