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Trump still fuels racial divide a year after Charlottesville



"One of the oldest strategies is to call into question the intellect of African-Americans," said Mitch Landrieu, the former Democratic mayor of New …
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Langston Hughes ‘born a year before accepted date’, researcher finds | Books


A poet’s late-night internet search of local newspaper archives has revealed that one of the US’s greatest cultural icons, the African American poet Langston Hughes, was born a year earlier than his biographers have believed for decades.

Kansas poet Eric McHenry told the New York Times that he was trawling through digitised local newspaper archives when he spotted a note on the society page of the African American weekly newspaper, the Topeka Plaindealer from 20 December 1901, mentioning that “Little Langston Hughes has been quite ill for the past two weeks. He is improving.” The paper recorded the minutiae of daily life for locals, promising: “Do you want to know where your friends are, who they visit, what they are doing? What the race is doing in general? Read the…

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Caribbean Business – This Caribbean Island Spent Millions On Tourism Promotion Last Year


Shops along Front Street, Bermuda. (Photo by John Greim/LightRocket via Getty Images)

By NAN Business Editor

News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Fri. Aug. 10, 2018: A British Caribbean island territory spent millions on promoting tourism in six months out of the last year, News Americas has found.

A NAN analysis of the latest FARA (Foreign Agents Registration Act) report, released by the DOJ to Congress this month, shows that the Bermuda Tourism Authority reported spending over US $10 million in six-months on “promotion of tourism” as of December 2017.

The Authority, located in New York, said the money – $10,582,210 to be exact – was spent over six months of last year on distributing informational materials to travel agents and participating in various workshops,…

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International African American Museum set to break ground early next year after $11 million pledge


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Charleston’s International African American Museum…

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Caribbean News – Guess How Many Caribbean Nationals Overstayed Their Visas In Just One Year?


A US Customs officer takes biometrics data from a foreign traveller entering the United States through JFK International Airport. Photo by Ramin Talaie/Corbis via Getty Images)

By NAN Staff Writer

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Aug. 10, 2018: Some 45,303 Caribbean nations entered the U.S. on a business or visitor’s B1/B2 visa in fiscal year 2017 but never left, a News Americas analysis has found.

The NAN analysis of latest Department of Homeland Security data for last Fiscal Year, shows the majority of Caribbean overstays from the last Fiscal Year were by nationals from the Dominican Republic.

The US recently released its ‘Fiscal Year 2017 Entry/Exit Overstay Report,’ which identifies all overstays, including of foreign-born students, from across the world, shows 11,…

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Wow! African American Small Business Ownership Up 400% in a Year, Survey Reveals


The number of African American small business owners in the United States has increased by a staggering 400% in just a year. This was the finding of a survey from the small business financing company, Guidant Financial.

The State of a Small Business survey interviewed more than 2,600 small business owners and entrepreneurs, both male and female.



African American Small Business Statistics

The survey found that in 2018, 45% of small business owners were minority ethnic groups. This was already a dramatic increase from 2015, when the amount of minority business owners was just 15%. The biggest increase among minority small business owners however has been the huge increase in the number of African American small business owners year over year 400% increase in a…

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