Survey: Blacks in France Say They Face Racial Discrimination
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Survey: Blacks in France Say They Face Racial Discrimination

More than half of blacks living in France say they face racial discrimination, according to the first-ever survey on the country’s black population. The findings are troubling for a country that has long prided itself on its human rights record, and its ostensibly color-blind integration model. According to a survey conducted by the TNS-Sofres polling …

Black Africans in Renaissance Europe
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Black Africans in Renaissance Europe

Publisher Comments: This highly original book opens up the almost entirely neglected area of the black African presence in Western Europe during the Renaissance. Covering history, literature, art history and anthropology, it investigates a whole range of black African experience and representation across Renaissance Europe, from various types of slavery to black musicians and dancers, …

Guillaume Guillon Lethiere – Black French painter
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Guillaume Guillon Lethiere – Black French painter

In 1980, an unsigned painting acquired by the Rhode Island School of Design a few years earlier, was identified as the work of the once-popular French artist, Guillaume Guillon Lethiere who was born in 1760. Although such attributions are rarely newsworthy, what should have made this one more interesting to us as Americans than even …

Black Russian Nobility – Alexander Pushkin
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Black Russian Nobility – Alexander Pushkin

Although the vast majority of African Americans are unfamiliar with Pushkin’s monumental works, most students of literature are at least aware of his “Blackamoor of Peter the Great,” an unfinished romance which relates the biographical data of the poet’s great-grandfather, Ibrahim Petrovitch Gannibal his black great-grandfather. Some early critics wrongly suspected that Pushkin attempted to …

Alessandro de Medici – The African
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Alessandro de Medici – The African

Alessandro de Medici – The African Despite the many portraits of this 16th century Italian Renaissance figure, his African heritage is rarely, if ever, mentioned.[Editor’s Note: For more on this omission as it has occurred in the art world, read this January 2005 update.] Alessandro wielded great power as the first duke of Florence. He …

Ceremonial Groundbreaking Commemorative Items
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Ceremonial Groundbreaking Commemorative Items

Washington, DC Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation, Inc. Dear Supporter, Our Ceremonial Groundbreaking on November 13th is a day that I will always remember. This day is a milestone accomplishment in our journey to build this Memorial. If you have not already done so, I invite you to visit our online store …

I’m Supporting the Hope for Haiti Charity
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I’m Supporting the Hope for Haiti Charity

Room to Read partners with local communities throughout the developing world to establish schools, libraries, and other educational infrastructure. We seek to intervene early in the lives of children in the belief that education is a lifelong gift that empowers people to ultimately improve socioeconomic conditions for their families, communities, countries, and future generations. Through …

I’m Supporting the Jackie Robinson Foundation
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I’m Supporting the Jackie Robinson Foundation

The Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF) is a public, not-for-profit national organization founded by Rachel Robinson in 1973 as a vehicle to perpetuate the memory of Jackie Robinson and his achievements. Serving as an advocate for young people with the greatest need, the Foundation assists increasing numbers of minority youths through the granting of four-year scholarships …

The National Portrait Gallery – Josephine Baker: Image and Icon
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The National Portrait Gallery – Josephine Baker: Image and Icon

Temporary exhibitions November 24, 2006 through March 18, 2007 This exhibition traces Josephine Baker’s important and innovative contribution to the Jazz Age through vintage photographs, posters, drawings, prints and paintings. In celebration of the 100th anniversary of Baker’s birth, the exhibition explores the development of her image, first as an exotic phenomenon in a mid-1920s …

Tribute to Bebe Moore Campbell
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Tribute to Bebe Moore Campbell

A Celebration of Life and Victory for Elizabeth Bebe Moore Campbell Gordon On Monday, November 27, 2006 at 12:15 a. m. PST, our beloved internationally acclaimed best selling author, writer, and mental health advocate, Elizabeth Bebe Moore Campbell Gordon died peacefully at her home in Los Angeles due to complications related to brain cancer. My wife …