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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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A Mountain Pass in Haiti

By the Caribbean Journal staff

The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Joel Isaac, who sent in this sweeping shot of the cliffside Pilboro pass in Haiti.

Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean?

Send it to news@caribjournal.com with CPOTW in the subject line, including your first and last name and the location of the photo.

It could be the next Caribbean Photo of the Week!

— CJ

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Principal responds after racist graffiti appears on wall at Mountain Vista High School

African-American coaches at the school say it was directed at them. The school's principal sent a letter to parents of football players. “I thought it was …
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Exhibit celebrates African-American artists | Mountain Xpress

Beauty, gender, ethnic identity and stereotypes are among the issues explored in Say It Loud, the latest exhibit from the collection of local curator Hedy Fischer and artist Randy Shull. The mixed-media event will feature paintings, photography, sculptures and video by local, regional, national and internationally recognized African-American artists, including Kehinde Wiley, best known for his official portrait of President Barack Obama.

The show continues Fischer’s and Shull’s interest in producing socially and politically charged exhibits. Last year’s ¡Viva! delved into contemporary issues in Latin America. And, more recently, Fischer organized Trigger Happy, a collection of local works confronting gun violence in America.

“It’s personally important to us because I don’t see…

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Earless African pygmy toad discovered on remote mountain in Angola

  • Researchers have found a new species of African pygmy toad in Serra da Neve Inselberg, an isolated mountain and Angola’s second-highest peak.
  • The new species, formally named Poyntonophrynus pachnodes, or the Serra da Neve pygmy toad, lacks both external and internal parts of the ear that help frogs hear.
  • While earless toads aren’t rare, this is the first time a Poyntonophrynus species has been reported without ears.

In 2016, a group of researchers set out to explore Serra da Neve Inselberg, an isolated mountain and Angola’s second-highest peak, in search of frogs and toads. Now, they have described a new and unusual species of African pygmy toad that they chanced upon during their expedition.

The new species, formally named Poyntonophrynus pachnodes, or the Serra da…

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