Can Legacy’s be Revived? The Extinction of Traditional Funerals

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Can Legacy’s be Revived? The Extinction of Traditional Funerals
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CAN LEGACY’S BE REVIVED? THE EXTINCTION OF TRADITIONAL FUNERALS Black funeral houses in more than a century now have been providing funeral services to the black societies in the US safeguarding the African American funeral culture. Unfortunately the tradition, despite all challenges it has survived, is almost disappearing now due to changes in market influences. […]

WHEN THEIR PROBLEMS COME HOME

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WHEN THEIR PROBLEMS COME HOME
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WHEN THEIR PROBLEMS COME HOME The Rev. Dr. Jonathan McPherson, co-owner of Scott-McPherson Funeral Home in Fairfield, said, “Rather than getting better, our community is getting worse. We wonder what would the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. think about this violence.” Annie Bushelon Holt, who owns the Bushelon Funeral Home Inc. in West End, said […]

TIME TO HANG UP THE CLEATS…

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TIME TO HANG UP THE CLEATS…
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TIME TO HANG UP THE CLEATS… Rolle, 30, played three seasons as a defensive back for the Seminoles, graduating early in 2008. He deferred an NFL career for a year to earn a master’s degree in medical anthropology at Oxford. Read More Happy to announce that I will be doing neurosurgery residency at MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL […]

BRING US TOGETHER

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BRING US TOGETHER
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Shirley Chisholm once said of her unsuccessful presidential bid, “I ran because somebody had to do it first.” The 37th stamp in the Black Heritage series features a painting of Chisholm by artist Robert Shetterly. According to SmithSonianMag.com, Although dismissed at the time, Shirley Chisholm was a Presidential candidate of considerable substance and experience. She’d served for […]

HIDDEN FIGURES

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HIDDEN FIGURES
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Katherine Johnson Who: Johnson, born in White Sulfur Springs, W.V., began high school when she was just 10 years old, graduating at 14 and going on to finish her B.S. in mathematics and French by the time she was 18 from West Virginia State University. When: She began working for the then National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics […]

SUPER BOWL HISTORY MAKING ERA!

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SUPER BOWL HISTORY MAKING ERA!
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  Doug Williams made double history in 1988 being the first African-American quarterback ever to start in a NFL league championship game and the first to win a Super Bowl. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Williams was drafted in the first round (17th overall) of the 1978 NFL Draft, chosen by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers out of Grambling State University. He […]

Michelle Obama

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Michelle Obama
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Michelle Obama Michelle LaVaughn Robinson-Obama was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1964. Her father Frasher Robinson,III  was a city water plant employee. Her mother Marian Shields Robinson was a full time homemaker until Michelle entered high school became a secretary at Spiegels catalog store. She is one of two, with a brother named Craig Robinson. […]