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River Road African American Museum to present lecture by food historian Jessica Harris | Ascension


Food historian Jessica Harris will present a free Black History Month lecture from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 7 at Ashland-Belle Helene Plantation, 8000 La. 3251, Geismar. The event is one of several marking the 25th anniversary of the River Road African American Museum.

Harris is one of the world’s leading experts on African diaspora cooking. She holds a doctorate degree from New York University and was the inaugural scholar in residence and the Ray Charles Chair in African-American Material Culture at Dillard University in New Orleans, where she established an Institute for the Study of Culinary Cultures. She served on the committee for the development of the Smithsonian’s Museum of…

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River Road African American Museum has annual MLK Jr. Service Day – News – Gonzales Weekly Citizen – Gonzales, LA


“The whole point of having the day of service is to keep true to Dr. King’s mission in exemplifying unity and peace, while also keeping true to the meaning of community relationships.”

“We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now,” Martin Luther King Jr. once said. “Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve.”

In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the River Road African American Museum in Donaldsonville had their annual Day of Service. The RRAAM has been hosting this day of service for more than ten years now.

“The whole point of having the day of service is to keep true to Dr. King’s mission in…

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South African Jarryd Baxter Making Noise at NJCAA Indian River State


When it comes to junior college swimming, Indian River State is the gold standard. Their latest star-in-the-making is South African Jarryd Baxter, a rising distance specialist who has already set new NJCAA records in his first semester with Indian River.

In November, Baxter posted a time of 9:02.11 in the 1000 free. Not only did that break the NJCAA record by over 12 seconds, but he now ranks 20th across all NCAA divisions for the 2018-19 season. At the 2018 Spartan Invitational in Clearwater, FL, last month, Baxter continued to re-write the record books. He went 1:46.98 in the 200 IM to take down a 20-year-old NJCAA record, then posted a 4:20.72 to break a 9-year-old the NJCAA record. He also swam a 1:36.63 lead-off leg as Indian River set a new NJCAA record in the 800 free relay.

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River Road African American Museum set to celebrate 25th anniversary | Ascension


Members of the River Road African American Museum recently gathered to celebrate the holiday season and reminisce on the successes of 2018.

The RRAAM board members were pleased with the 2018 partnership with Shell Oil Company that resulted in the River Road Slave Burial Grounds Coalition, a project that marked graves located on the Shell Oil property.

Board members said 2019 will mark the nonprofit’s 25th…

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Hundreds of Buffalo Drown in African River in Attempt to Escape Lions


It is estimated that more than 400 buffalo drowned in the Chobe river, located in the border of Namibia and Botswana. (Photo Credit: Botswana Government/Twitter)

In a tragic reminder of how harsh the circle of life could be, hundreds of buffalo drowned during a stampede event in the Chobe river, located in the border of Namibia and Botswana in southwestern Africa.

The animals were reportedly trying to escape a pride of lions.

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Taunton High African-American Club attends Cultural Diversity Day in Fall River – News – The Taunton Daily Gazette,…


FALL RIVER — On Sept. 28, the Taunton High School African-American Club were guests at the Fall River Justice Center to celebrate its second annual Cultural Diversity Day. Students and advisers Gloria Palmer and Maureen Farias began by attending a naturalization ceremony, which was held in the Bristol County Superior Court. Twenty new American citizens were sworn in by Superior Court Justice Thomas F. McGuire Jr.

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