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Historic Black cemetery buried below parking lot at center of legal dispute

In the shadow of a 15-story apartment complex overlooking a suburb of Washington, D.C., an asphalt-paved parking lot is at the heart of a development dispute. The conflict is over what community members in Montgomery County, Maryland, say lie inconspicuously below: potentially hundreds of bodies of freed slaves and their descendants, buried in what was once a cemetery in the early 20th century.
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WAVY News 10

Riverside Williamsburg doctor says the coronavirus is writing its own rules

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — Early in the pandemic, Dr. Nehemiah Thrash diagnosed Riverside Health’s first COVID-19 patient. The elderly woman did not survive. Eighteen months later, Thrash, a hospitalist at Riverside Doctors’ Hospital Williamsburg says the novel coronavirus is writing its own rules. “It’s been a drastic change in every...
WILLIAMSBURG, VA
Boston Herald

Rivers & Peterson: Why Boston won’t have a Black mayor in 2021

Harvard philosopher George Santayana famously observed that “Those who cannot learn from history are condemned to repeat it.” This truth explains much of the behavior of our local Black political class. It is the refusal of this class to learn from the past the basic lessons regarding the necessary political and organizational discipline that has again cost the Black community victory in the electoral arena.
BOSTON, MA
MSNBC

Rep. Cori Bush on failed bipartisan police reform talks: “It’s a blow to the Black community”

Rep. Cori Bush understands the problems she went to D.C. to legislate. She joins Ali to talk about the true human cost of poverty, as well as the apparent failure of bipartisan Congressional negotiations on police reform. On that front, Bush says Congress may have missed its moment. “Because this didn’t pass both houses then, while the momentum was there, while people were in the streets…it made it so much harder for it to happen this year”. Sept. 25, 2021.
CONGRESS & COURTS
oklahoman.com

Breaking Bread event will focus on Latino community

A local group is hosting another gathering that will bring people together to discuss issues like race, bias, culture and the criminal justice system. This time, instead of focusing on connecting white and Black community leaders together, the next Breaking Bread breakfast will include dialogue with members of the Latino community.
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK
Frederick News-Post

Black Muslims: Finding community and faith in South LA

Beneath the glinting green dome of a mosque off Malcolm X Way in South Los Angeles, a spiritual leader in his late 80s is hammering home a vital message: African American Muslims must be engaged in their community and not let others make decisions for them. Imam Abdul Karim Hasan...
FREDERICK COUNTY, MD
northernpublicradio.org

'Hip-Hop Is Multifaceted' - Aurora Hip-Hop Festival Is Back

An Aurora hip-hop festival is returning to the city this Sunday, Sept. 26, but a different spin was taken in the planning of the event. This is the seventh year for “On the Wall” Hip-Hop Festival. It is normally hosted by the Latinx hip-hop group, Them Bad Apples and the nonprofit organization Culture Stock. This year the hip-hop group, P.O.B.U.M.S. Society was brought on board as well.
AURORA, IL
Bwog

On Black Truths And American Fictions: Emily Bernard In Nonfiction Dialogues

On Tuesday, writer Emily Bernard spoke with Lis Harris at the School of the Arts as part of their ongoing Nonfiction Dialogues. The conversation was streamed on Zoom. On September 21 at 7:30 pm, the Columbia University School of the Arts held its latest installment of its ongoing Nonfiction Dialogues series, now in its sixteenth year, where authors of notable works of nonfiction are invited to converse with a professor about the themes of their own work and about the art of writing nonfiction. This week’s featured author was Emily Bernard, whose latest work is Black is the Body: Stories From My Grandmother’s Time, My Mother’s Time, and Mine, a collection of narratives based on her own life.
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Emergency Community Meeting Held To Create Plan To Stop Gun Violence In Pittsburgh Area

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Community activists, politicians and residents attended an emergency community meeting in Homewood to start creating a plan of action to curtail gun violence. “There’s been an increase in the violence in the Black community. A lot of young people are losing their lives. The carnage has to stop. We’re saying enough is enough,” said Rashad Byrdsong, the CEO of Community Empowerment Association. Community Empowerment Association hosted the meeting in Homewood on Thursday night. As an urgent cry for change, Byrdsong issued a call to action to the community at large. He asked community stakeholders to roll up their sleeves...
PITTSBURGH, PA
WSAV-TV

Tattnall County Sheriff's Office and GBI investigate Glennville homicide

Tattnall County Sheriff's Office and GBI investigate Glennville homicide. Tattnall County Sheriff's Office and GBI investigate Glennville homicide. Coastal Sunrise Celebrations for September 23, 2021. Free vaccination event targets Savannah’s Black community. Alex Murdaugh accused of stealing millions from housekeeper's family. Local hospital adds clinic for people experiencing lasting COVID...
TATTNALL COUNTY, GA
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Remembering the legacy of Mayesville's Mary McLeod Bethune

On Wednesday, Aug. 26, members of the Mary McLeod Bethune Section-Sumter met at the home of the Rev. Joseph and Wilhelmina (niece) Amos, 708 Harvin St., Sumter, and were delighted to mingle, fellowship and pay homage to this site because this is the home where Mary McLeod Bethune stayed overnight as she traveled back and forth from Mayesville to Sumter, Columbia and Florida.
SUMTER, SC
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