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Three African American Women Receive Notable Honors or Awards



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Seattle’s notable moments in labor history


Wal-Mart employee Mary Watkins (right) marches in support of a $15 minimum wage in Seattle in 2014. (Photo by Reagan Jackson)

The first Monday of September is Labor Day. While some Americans are glad it will be another three day weekend, others remember that the day is dedicated to honor the American labor movement and the contributions of workers.

Seattle has had its share of notable moments in labor history. Here are just a few, in no particular order.

Boeing hires its first black workers during World War II

In the 1930s, Boeing Company was a Seattle-based major player in the growing aviation field. But the company, founded in 1916, along with the International Association of Machinists (IAM) union, also had discriminatory hiring practices that excluded black people from getting jobs in…

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NY African Film Fest celebrates notable movie makers • Caribbean Life


Apolline Traore

The film “Borders,” by Burkinabe filmmaker Apolline Traore, will kick off the opening night of the New York African Film Fest on May 16. This year the festival is screening a lot of films out of Burkina Faso and South Africa.

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The New York African Film Festival returns on May 16 and is celebrating its 25th anniversary starting with screenings at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center. The festival will feature the leading and notable African filmmakers instrumental in introducing a wave of classic movies into the African film industry. To commemorate that, an addition to the festival will bring new and old filmmakers together for a discussion on how their classic films stood with time, and where the upcoming…

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Notable News Review – Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., NYSE: RCL), Navios Maritime Holdings Inc., (NYSE: NM)


  • S&P 500 up second straight week, but ekes out just 0.5 pct gain with focus on qtrly reports and interest rates
  • ** That said, E-Mini S&P Futures still trapped in no man’s land, while SPX coil tightens
  • ** Nasdaq indices try to shake off Apple sour turn, chip stock weakness; Dow Futures and DJI try to do same with IBM , though gains hard to hold
  • ** Majority of sectors lift: Energy, industrials chug higher, while consumer staples shunned
  • ** Energy up 2.6 pct. Oil prices hit late-2014 high, recover from Trump tweet criticizing OPEC
  • ** Industrials up 2.1 pct. General Electric surges Fri after better-than-feared report. CSX rides to record high after strong Q1. Dow Transports up 2 pct
  • ** Consumer discretionary up 1.7 pct. Amazon.com Prime numbers wow Street and Netflix streams to record high on…

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The 7 Most Notable HBCU References in Pop Culture History


The importance that Historically Black Colleges and Universities [HBCUs] hold within African-American culture is immeasurable. Besides providing a safe space for young Black youth—where they can freely express the importance of equality and civil rights—HBCUs are a melting pot of style and swagger. From the clothing, to the camaraderie, to the sense of legacy; attending these schools gives its students a first-rate education and a chance to be a part of something bigger.

It should come as no surprise then that these colleges and universities have also been crucial to pop culture, spanning from the early ’90s and beyond. Schools like Howard University and Morehouse have been referenced in sitcoms, songs, and movies as the “it” places to be. Beyond mere mentions, some of the most…

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Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. Implied Price Swing Hits A Notable High



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