Tag Archives: Talks

William Hampton talks the African American Bicentennial Sub-Committee

“With so many different events and so many different characters and persons who represented Alabama history through the years, it was just …
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African music legend Angélique Kidjo talks Talking Heads remake before Minneapolis show

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One of East Point's first African American officers talks about joining the force in the 1960s

EAST POINT, Ga. — Gus Thornhill owns one of the biggest and well known funeral homes in East Point. But in 1965, he was a young man his 20's …
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Norfolk police chief talks history of the city's first African American officers

(WAVY) — Norfolk Police Chief Larry Boone looks back at historic pictures from his department, showing some of the first African American officers who …
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US Congresswoman Talks To VOA About African Refugees

In an interview with VOA, the new chair of the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and international Organizations, said, attention needs to be focused on what is causing Africans to become refugees and internally displaced people.

Conflict is, of course, one of the reasons, California Democratic Congresswoman Karen Bass told VOA correspondent James Butty. “So resolving those conflicts, so populations would not feel that they need to flee” is one of the answers, Bass said.

“Climate-related crisis,” Bass said, also contributes to people fleeing their homes.

Bass, who chairs the Congressional Black Caucus, said she is also concerned about the treatment of African refugees in the United States.

A number of Africans from…

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Oakland Ed Fund’s executive director talks about importance of celebrating African American authors


February is black history month and 2019 marks the fifth year of African American Literature Read-In Week.
Joel Mackey is a dedicated nonprofit leader in the East Bay for more than two decades. As an attorney, he brings his background in law and community work to the classroom, teaching a variety of courses at University of San Francisco, San Francisco State University, and California State University East Bay.

Mackey joined ABC7 to talk about the importance and joy of celebrating African American authors and illustrators during Oakland Ed Fund’s annual African American Literature Read-In.

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