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Students Participate in Ninth Annual Black History Month Art Contest Video included

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Ten students at the Mountaineer Boys & Girls Club will have their art featured in local U.S. Cellular Stores throughout February in celebration of Black History Month. In January, students researched the contributions and accomplishments of black figures such as Bob Marley, Michael Jordan and Martin Luther King Jr. The students then created 8.5 by 11-inch artworks depicting African Americans in the past and present. Ten of the pieces will be selected by a panel at the Mount...

Modern Hip-Hop has roots make to Jazz and Ragtime music. Video included

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The musical contributions of the Louisiana African-American community, are, without a doubt, rich. The culture of Louisiana itself, in large part, is tied to its music and African Americans have been at the center of the Louisiana music scene, from jazz to blues to present day hip hop.

Georgetown University is linked to a small community in Louisiana Video included

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The small town of Maringouin in Iberville Parish, LA, has a population of fewer than 2,000.  But the community has a link to our nation's capital in Washington, D.C.   The connection dates back hundreds of years with voices crying from their graves. Our story begins in the nation's capital, Washington D.C. at Georgetown University.  Georgetown is one of the nation's most prestigious institutions of higher learning in the entire world, and it is the first Jesu...

Virginia national parks free for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Virginia's five national parks that usually charge an entrance fee will be free Monday in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Black gospel musicians tackled civil rights issues on "B" sides of vintage records

A surprisingly large number of "B" sides on old 45s of gospel songs deal with civil rights, despite the fact that the musicians' involvement might have been risky for them.

Community Remembers Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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The Civil Rights movement has been a constant fight for many citizens of the United States, but one name that holds the highest meaning, Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 

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    West Virginia State Police are looking for a 33 year-old woman, Alexis Basconi who also goes by "Alexis White." Basconi was last heard from by a friend on May 22, 2017. According to her friends and family Basconi has not been seen or heard from since May,22. Basconi is 5'2" tall and weighs 110 pounds. She was last seen with long hair past her shoulders.

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  • Kanawha County Emergency Management Warns Of Possible Severe Weather

    Kanawha County Emergency Management Warns Of Possible Severe Weather

    Saturday, May 27 2017 3:54 PM EDT2017-05-27 19:54:30 GMT
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  • Apps Infected With "Judy" Malware May Have Impacted Up To 36 Million Android Devices

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    Saturday, May 27 2017 1:53 PM EDT2017-05-27 17:53:42 GMT

    (WFLA) — A global security vendor is warning Android users of a widespread malware campaign on Google’s app store, Google Play. Researchers at Check Point Software Technologies say the malware called “Judy,” was discovered on 41 apps developed by a Korean company called Kiniwini. They say some of the apps were on Google Play for years, but were recently updated. 

    (WFLA) — A global security vendor is warning Android users of a widespread malware campaign on Google’s app store, Google Play. Researchers at Check Point Software Technologies say the malware called “Judy,” was discovered on 41 apps developed by a Korean company called Kiniwini. They say some of the apps were on Google Play for years, but were recently updated. 

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