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Celebrate African-Americans during Black History Month in Can’t Miss Alabama through Negro spirituals, dance and ar…

Can’t Miss Alabama pays homage to Black History and other fantastic events.

 Red Mountain Theatre Company

“Memphis” is underway through Sunday, Feb. 17, at the Red Mountain Theatre Company. From the underground clubs of 1950s Memphis, Tennessee, comes the story of a white radio DJ wanting to change the world and a black club singer looking for her big break. Ticket prices start at $19.

The RMTC is at 301 19th St. N. in Birmingham.

Visit the website for more information.

Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

Celebrate the history of African-Americans at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. See the Fred L. Shuttlesworth statue, tour the Human Rights Gallery and learn more about the history of African-Americans.

Visit www.bcri.org for more information.

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National Council of Negro Women honors past,


The National Council of Negro Women’s 24th annual Black History Month Luncheon at the Garden City Hotel paid homage to current leaders and those who paved the way.

Katherine Mahoney, the president of the Long Island cross section of the organization, told News 12 that the luncheon is an effort to solidify the legacy of African-American achievement.

“The National Council of Negro Women is an organization that can keep this concept alive and contribute to the union of all people, not just us. But in order to be a contributor, you’ve got to know where you came from,” says Mahoney.

The event is one of the biggest fundraisers on Long Island for the National Council of Negro Women. The organization’s mission is to advance opportunities for African-American women and, in…

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Negro League bobbleheads part of fundraising campaign

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Fans of the former Negro League are being asked to help a campaign to create bobbleheads of 30 stars from the league — with a goal of commemorating the league’s upcoming centennial.

Organizers of the effort, which was unveiled Wednesday, have created a team of 30 Negro League stars who would be honored with bobbleheads if the campaign raises enough money. The first bobblehead of pitcher Satchel Paige of the Kansas City Monarchs has already been produced.

The Paige bobblehead stands on a baseball-shaped base in front of a replica of the Kansas City YMCA at 18th Street and the Paseo, where the Negro National League was organized on Feb. 13, 1920, The Kansas City Star reported .

Production of the rest of the licensed, limited-edition bobbleheads…

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Latest News in African American Art: Philadelphia Mural Honors Couple That Sought to ‘Improve Negro Race,’ Detroit …

Dickerson Building Mural by Ernel Martinez | via Philadelphia Mural Arts Program



The legacy of George Edward Dickerson and Addie Whiteman Dickerson, a civic and politically active Philadelphia couple lives on through a building they purchased about a century ago. In their will, they designated their real estate should be used to “improve the Negro race.” Toward that end, Art Sanctuary, an organization dedicated to harnessing the “power of Black Art to transform individuals, create and build community and foster cultural understanding,” leases the Dickerson Building for $1 a year. To mark the 20th anniversary of Art Sanctuary, Ernel Martinez created a mural that depicts and pays tribute to the Dickersons. The work was installed on the building at 16th and…

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Negro Spirituals and Gospel Music Influence International Relations

International music leaders celebrated the “Roots from the West” program on July 1, at Allen Temple and gave the African American Heritage Hymnal to Per Oddvar “Prost” Hildre, founder and director of Skruk choir visiting from Norway. Standing with him are L. to R., Terrance Kelly, artistic director of the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir, and Pastor Emeritus and Mrs. J. Alfred Smith, Sr. Photo by Sue Taylor.

Three choirs sang July 1 at a program at Allen Temple Baptist Church in East Oakland— the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir (OIGC), visiting Norwegian Choir Skruk, and the Allen Temple Unity Choir, which opened the program.

OIGC Artistic Director Terrance Kelly, “grew up” at Allen Temple, and joyfully relished returning “home” as almost 200…

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United Negro College Fund Hosts Education Summit in Washington, D.C – Los Angeles Sentinel | Los Angeles Sentinel

Naomi Shelton, director of K-12 advocacy for United Negro College Fund, said that “more than ever before, we need African American students to be ready for college and the rigorous demands of the 21st century job market.” (file photo)

Members of the United Negro College Fund hosted an education summit in Washington, D.C., Thursday April 26, where they released “A Seat at the Table: African American Youth’s Perception of K-12 Education,” a research report aimed at “amplifying voices overlooked in education,” they said. The summit served as a discussion space for the report, which among other things, revealed that contrary to a “pervasive narrative” in the U.S., nearly 70 percent of low income African American youth feel that educational success is a top priority. For that…

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