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


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


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


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.


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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