A parishioner who immigrated from the Democratic Republic of the Congo sings during Sunday service in Portland, Maine, in 2017. (Carl D. Walsh/Portland Portland Press Herald/Getty Images) In many ways, Black people in the United States are more religious than Americans of other races. This is especially true for immigrants from sub-Saharan Africa, who tend to […]

The medical adviser added that Omicron is becoming the dominant variant in South Africa, though he noted that there’s no current evidence that the new variant causes more severe illness than previously detected Covid-19 variants. “Thus far, though it’s too early to really make any definitive statements about it, thus far, it does not look […]

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture takes visitors on a tour of the past from the present day back to the 15th century. A new virtual platform allows visitors to take the journey without leaving their homes. The museum’s artifacts, stories, and interactive experiences can now be explored through the website’s […]

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) – African American Teaching Fellows is offering a gateway between college and a job in Charlottesville City Schools. “Every winter we open up our application for new fellowships,” AATF Executive Director Tamara Dias said. “Fellowships officially start in June of 2022.” Dias says there are 10 students for every Charlottesville teacher, and […]

People enter the baggage claim area from the international arrivals terminal as the U.S. reopens air and land borders to coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccinated travellers for the first time since the COVID-19 restrictions were imposed, at Sea-Tac Airport in Seattle, Washington, U.S. November 8, 2021. REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson Register now for FREE unlimited access to […]

GREENSBORO — After more than 20 years of planning, Mamie Hillman completed a lifelong passion and opened an African . . .

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent@StacyBrownMedia During the first three months of the pandemic, approximately 442,000 – or 41 percent – of Black businesses shuttered. As COVID continues to hamper progress, the overall decline of small and minority-owned firms remains striking. Data culled from multiple studies revealed that Latinx business owners fell […]

The staff and board of the International African American Museum did not plan to start a collection. The museum was intended to present a sweeping narrative — to include dynamic displays of information, a genealogy center and touring exhibitions curated by others elsewhere. Indeed, a few years ago the museum declined an offer to acquire […]

The early December skies were foreboding as the protesters shivered in the chill outside a Wegmans grocery store. Still, they marched and held their signs high: “Wetlands over Wegmans,” “Not in my backyard,” “#Save Brown Grove!!!” Among them were my cousins Renada Harris, 40, and Bonnica Cotman, 50. I’ve known them all my life, and […]

Over the last few weeks, there has been rapidly growing interest in homeschooling as a result of schools closure in different parts of the world from the global covid 19 pandemic. The desperate need by most parents to engage the free quarantine time in the households has resulted to a good conversation around home schooling […]

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