Tag Archives: Spotlight

Museum program puts spotlight on African-American genealogy



Brevard Station in Stanley presents a discussion of African-American genealogy of Gaston County at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13. The program will …
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African American History Spotlight



Hampton-based heating and air conditioning company Freedom Air Heating and Air Conditioning recently kicked off their ongoing training program to …
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SA: Tellaman is Apple Music’s first pan-African Spotlight artist


The artist’s music will be featured in South Africa and across the rest of the continent.

The announcement coincides with the release of Tellaman’s debut album God Decides, which is available on music streaming services for pre-order and features such songs as ‘Extra’, ‘No Sharing (The Distance)’, ‘Crew Lit,’ and ‘Petty’. The 20-track album features local artists such as Shekhinah, Nasty C, Rowlene and Crowned Young.

“I’m grateful for the opportunity, love and support,” Tellaman said. “I hope you’ll enjoy God Decides as much as I enjoyed making it.”

Tellaman is a self-taught musician who sharpened his skills through a variety of festival performances. Born in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal province, Tellaman began experimenting music in his early teens with a wide…

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Events spotlight African American achievement in Black History Month



When Black History Month arrives on Friday, central Ohioans will have plenty of ways to honor and learn about the achievements of African Americans …
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Exhibits, landmarks spotlight how African Americans shaped the United States


There are many U.S. museums and parks dedicated to honoring the history and culture of Black Americans, which the United States puts an even bigger spotlight on every year in February.

The following is a list of just some of the many exhibits and sites open across the country to check out for Black History Month in February.

Freedom! A Promise Disrupted: North Carolina, 1862-1901
The

North Carolina Museum of History

will have an exhibit from the end of January through June that spotlights the Civil War and how a 250,000 black people in North Carolina alone were in bondage.
It reveals their journey of enduring racism in North Carolina that continued to limit them after the Civil…

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UCT Summer School course puts spotlight on contemporary African writers


The annual UCT Summer School programme is in full swing, offering various short courses and lectures across disciplines.

Professor Emerita Annie Gagiano will present a two-day course which puts contemporary African writing into sharp focus.

The “Dimensions of Contemporary African Writing” course will be a quick-paced tour through writing from many parts of the African continent.

The lectures will show the range of topics, styles and types of texts that have emerged from Africa and reached international reading markets.

I am a little concerned that there is too much emphasis on the exiled or the diasporic African writer’s production.

Prof Emerita Annie Gagiano, Professor in the English Department at University Of Stellenbosch

The Continent’s own writers, still…

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