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Climbing the Mountain: South African Spark


MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The No. 1-ranked West Virginia University rifle team had the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to train in South Africa over the winter break. The 12 days the Mountaineers spent abroad helped ignite the team’s push toward the 2019 postseason. Learn more about WVU’s time in South Africa in this episode of Climbing the Mountain.

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This ingenious South African invention is the ‘holy grail’ for mountain bikers


Holy Rail dual water bottle. Photo: Lyne

  • As mountain bike suspension design has evolved, space to mount two water bottles has come under threat.
  • Cape Town bicycle component designers, Lyne, have applied some very lateral thinking to the problem.
  • Their solution is the Holy Grail for South African mountain bikers who ride long hours and larger distances.

Whilst most Europeans face the reality of freezing on their bikes from October to March, South Africans can ride all year round without bother.

This is thanks to our benevolent sunny cycling climate. Its only bugbear is that it does tend to get rather hot.

Hydration is crucial for the distances most South African road and mountain bikers ride. In extreme heat, one water bottle is simply not enough – and…

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A proposal to put the name of ‘King’ on a Stone Mountain Park bridge


Several years ago, state officials balked at a proposal to put a bell tower atop Stone Mountain in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. and his 1963 “I Have a Dream” speech, which proclaimed that freedom would one day ring from the top of the granite edifice.

Such a monument would clash with the legislated purpose of the state-owned park as a memorial to the Confederacy, the park’s all-white governing board decided.

And so the idea went into hibernation.

One of the state’s most popular tourist attractions, embedded in a sea of African-American neighborhoods, Stone Mountain Park continues to struggle with an identity that includes being the 1915 site of the second coming of the Ku Klux Klan.

It remains vulnerable to boycotts. Stacey Abrams launched her Democratic campaign for…

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South African worshippers make annual pilgrimage to holy mountain


Originally published by Agence France-Presse (AFP), photographs by RAJESH JANTILAL.

Thousands of white-robed devotees of the Shembe Church in South Africa greeted the New Year last week by climbing the mountain of Nhlangakazi, sacred to them for more than a century.

Oldest independent indigenous Church in Southern Africa

A follower of the Nazareth Baptist Church from the Ekuphakameni group also known as the Shembe Church dressed in traditional attire prays at the Nhlangakazi Holy Mountain in Ndwedwe 85 kilometres north of Durban on January 5, 2019. – The devotees climb the mountain as part of their annual pilgrimage. The church was founded in 1913 and is one of the largest African traditionalist church in Africa. They walk up to 80kms barefoot praying, worshipping, singing, dancing and camping…

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Meet the City of Mountain Brook's First African-American Administrative Employee



She interviewed and got the job, becoming the first African-American to work in a non-janitorial, professional capacity at the library. More than four …
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Colorado Springs civil rights pioneer Fannie Mae Duncan subject of Rocky Mountain PBS documentary | Arts & Entertai…


“People used to tell me that they loved to come to the Cotton Club because they felt so at home there. It was easy to find and hard to leave,” Fannie Mae Duncan once said.

Duncan, who succeeded against all odds as an African-American woman entrepreneur in the Pikes Peak region before, during and after the civil rights movement, is the subject of a new Rocky Mountain PBS series on “Colorado Experience.”

The 30-minute Part One airs at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, and Part Two is at the same time Nov. 15. The full-hour episode will be available to stream at rmpbs.org starting Thursday.

Kate Perdoni, Colorado Springs-based producer for RMPBS, was given the chance to produce an episode of “Colorado…

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