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ONWARD: The Man Who Hid His Race – Black History At The Old Stone House, Part 3



His parents, Ichabod and Mary Twilight, were both listed in the census as African American. Twilight grew up on a farm and, since his family was poor, …
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Southern African Bishops: Do not vote for personal interests, race or ethnic group


Several countries in Africa, this year, have elections. South Africans will go to the polls on 8 May, and the country’s Bishops are calling on citizens to vote for men and women of integrity.

English Africa Service – Vatican City

“We pray that the upcoming Elections will constitute a further step both in bringing about the kind of society God desires for us and in giving us leaders, men and women of integrity who will build that society. Twenty-five years after the memorable elections of 1994, we celebrate that we have been able both to defend and to develop our democracy. We are grateful to good and honest people who have worked heroically and selflessly in the service of the nation. We are thankful also that the foundational institutions of our democracy have stood the…

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Caribbean Airlines marketing campaign excludes several race groups – Stabroek News


Dear Editor,

I saw the full-page advertisement of Caribbean Airlines’ new marketing campaign a few days ago and my heart sank because I think this giant regional corporate citizen is missing a chance to redirect a century-old culture of exclusion and marginalisation of several Caribbean race groups into one that shows inclusivity and respect for all.

I have travelled several times on Caribbean Airlines and almost always more than half the cabin is filled with Indian Caribbean people from Guyana and Trinidad. Yet we are always absent from the airline’s video magazine “Essence” and the pages of its on board publication “Caribbean Beat”.

The Caribbean identity advertisement uses a quote that states that it is “one race from the same place” pushing “one intention”. I know that…

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Crossflatts ace faces race to be fit after extreme Caribbean sunburn


CROSSFLATTS Village talisman Lee Bailey looks extremely likely to miss this Sunday’s West Riding County FA Sunday Cup Quarter-Final after suffering from extreme sunburn, dehydration and exhaustion while on holiday in the West Indies.

Bailey looked a forlorn figure on Sunday night as he spent the night in a Barbados hospital.

The 39-year-old midfielder was due to fly back to the UK on Wednesday but it is touch and go whether he will be given a “fit to fly” certificate from Dr Haynes, who is looking after him.

Dr Haynes said: “Mr Bailey’s injuries are very serious and I need to keep an eye on him before discharge him.

“We cannot take any chances. I expect to keep him here until at least Tuesday afternoon and then I will see if he is fit to be discharged in time for…

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Donor Race May Play a Role in Survival of Transplant Patients With Liver Cancer


African-Americans who received a racially matched liver had better survival outcomes compared with unmatched patients, according to a review of national data.

African-American adults with liver cancer who received a racially-matched donor during transplantation lived, on average, 4.75 years longer than unmatched patients, according to findings published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons.

A team of researchers from the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee used the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network’s national database to identify 15,141 patients with first-time hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) — the most common form of liver cancer. Patients received a transplant from a deceased donor between 1994 and 2015.

Specifically, they looked at African-American patients,…

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At MLK conference Andrew Gillum talks about his gubernatorial race – People’s World


Andrew Gillum | Chris O’Meara/AP

WASHINGTON—To win more big races in the future, Democratic political candidates in general and African-American nominees, in particular, will have to get through to people, particularly those who voted for Donald Trump, people who disagree with them, former Florida Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andrew Gillum says.

“You can’t call them racist,” Gillum said of the Trump supporters, replying to a question after his speech to the AFL-CIO’s Martin Luther King commemorative conference, in D.C., on Jan. 18.

“If we’re going to win, we have to put in the work, and it’ll require some conversations with people with whom we don’t…

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