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Bird-watcher wrongfully accused in Central Park video gets a bird-watching TV show

Subject Bird-watching; Television; Central Park; Christian Cooper Description Christian Cooper, the bird-watching Black man who was the target of false accusations during an encounter in New York City’s Central Park in 2020, has a new TV show airing on National Geographic. Creator JONATHAN FRANKLIN Source https://www.npr.org/2022/05/19/1100203220/christian-cooper-bird-watcher-national-geographic-tv-show? Publisher npr.org File

‘His living will not be in vain’: William Hughes, former SCSO deputy, dies at 90

Subject William Hughes; Shelby County Sheriff; Black Deputies; Memphis, TN Description William Hughes, one of four of the first Black Shelby County Sheriff’s Office deputies, has died. Hughes died Sunday after suffering multiple strokes. He was 90. “If he could help somebody along the way then his living will not be in vain,” said Elizabeth Merriwether, Hughes’ […]

Patrick Cannon’s Campaign for Redemption

Subject Mayor; Charlotte; Patrick Cannon Description The former Charlotte mayor was the youngest person ever elected to the city council but went to prison for taking bribes. Queen City voters are wrestling with whether to give him another chance. Creator BY TIM FUNK Source https://www.theassemblync.com/long-form/patrick-cannon-charlotte-comeback/?utm_source=fb&utm_medium=traffic&utm_campaign=051222+-+LAL+-+Patrick+Cannon&utm_content=funk&fbclid=IwAR1cYnnZmc0gkDS25BC3N0hvH72lnBNsXuB3oh-rKLIkPVqPcpnI2VZYBvY Publisher theassemblync.com File

South Philadelphia playwright wins 2022 Pultizer Prize for Drama

Subject Pulitzer Prize; Playwright; James Ijames Description One of the recent Pulitzer Prize winners is right from the Philadelphia area, and the news is being felt all across the city. From local universities to theatrical spaces across the city, South Philadelphia artist James Ijames received this prestigious honor for his hard work. Creator By Alicia Vitarelli and 6abc […]

‘Sex Education’ actor Ncuti Gatwa will be the first Black lead in ‘Doctor Who’

Subject Actor; Doctor Who; Ncuti Gatwa Description Actor Ncuti Gatwa will play the role of The Doctor in the show Doctor Who, the BBC announced Sunday, in a historic casting selection that marks the first time a Black person has been cast to star in the show’s central role full-time. The 29-year-old Gatwa, best known for his […]

Black Men During the Pandemic: A Historical Account

Subject Covid-19; Pandemic; Description The COVID-19 pandemic has hit all of humankind severely. It hit the poor, the migrants, and the Black community more than others. However, certain groups have been “double disadvantaged” — affected by the pandemic more than others due to their social status.  According to the WHO, “Unequal living conditions are a […]

Abram Petrovich Gannibal: Russian General and Engineer 

Subject Military General, Nobleman Description Right from childhood, Abram Petrovich was unique and a marvel. In a reiteration of Albert Einstein’s wise sayings, Abram took an unconventional path, not meant for crowds, but singled out for extraordinary beings. This led him to places that none of his kindred explored. He ended up being the first […]

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