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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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A local string ensemble celebrates African American composers


JACKSON, Tenn– As the month of February continues, the celebration of Black History persists.

The Jackson Symphony’s String Quartet handpicked songs to reflect African American composers.

Marcus Hurt, Jackson Symphony’s 1st African American Principal Double Bass player had the idea to play a song from Marvel’s Black Panther movie.

“I’ve seen Black Panther 27 times, so far, 27 times, that’s one of my favorite movies right now and I also find something different every time I watch it,” said Jackson Symphony Principal Double Bass Player, Marcus Hurt.

The Black Panther fan said the song selection lifted the crowds spirits, however, the next song played, added to the list at the last minute, called Strange Fruit by Nina Simone, got an emotional reaction…

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South Gap affair — NationNews Barbados — Local, Regional and International News nationnews.com


A surprise staff gift for the Caribbean Hotelier Of The Year Sunil Chatrani (third left) being presented by South Gap’s Cecile Harewood-Gibson (right) while Sunil’s wife Geeta (left) and senior employees Monique Harewood, Camille Clarke, Rose Parris and Dania Smith look on. (Picture by Gercine Carter.)

Caribbean Hotelier Of The Year Sunil Chatrani and his wife Geeta celebrated the reopening of their second St Lawrence Gap hotel aptly named South Gap, with a reception attended by guests and loyal staff last weekend. The Chatranis also own Yellow Bird hotel, situated close to the entrance of the Gap.

Staff were dressed to the nines, and guests who return to the hotel year after year, such as Joan Woolley, sister of Marvo Manning, and her husband Blaine commended…

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African jewelry by the maasai | Features Local


FOR those who have always dreamed of Africa, Stacy-Ann Julien brings a piece of the continent to them. African accessories and sandals have become increasingly popular in T&T.

Julien would know; she often partners with her aunt’s business Khaino African Footwear at pop-ups selling her sandals and her Cuban jewelry. The ‘Maasai’ sandals with its intricate and colourful beading attracts women in droves.

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“Clients kept asking if we also had any African jewelry as well to pair with their gorgeous sandals.

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NLS provides art solutions for local artists



Perhaps the works of David Pottinger, or Richard Hall, or maybe even the vibrant paintings that are popular among tourists for giving that Caribbean …
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OnMilwaukee.com looks for black history stories from local African-Americans



OnMilwaukee.com is searching for stories of African-Americans who helped moved Milwaukee forward. Advertisement. For the month of February, it is …
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