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Ten empowering books to read in celebration of Black History Month | OUPblog – OUPblog

| February 23, 2021

Anna J. Cooper once said: the cause of freedom is not the cause of a race or a sect, a party or a classit is the cause of human kind, the very birthright of humanity. In observance of Black History Month, we are celebratingour prize-winning authors and empowering scholarship spanning a variety of topics across African American history, the civil rights movement, Black Lives Matter, the Harlem Renaissance, jazz, and more

Lara Downes Shares Her Discoveries of Music by Black Artists with Launch of New Recording Label – WRTI

| February 19, 2021

A visionary with seemingly boundless energy, pianist Lara Downes is clearing new paths in the classical music landscape, expanding minds and spurring social change. Lara's latest adventurean ambitious new recording label Rising Sun Musicis releasing a steady stream of downloadable digital recordings of newly recorded works by Black composers. Much of the music in this project has been sitting in manuscript form in libraries and archives for decades; there are also new compositions

Rabbi Abel Respes Spent Lifetime Urging Jews of Color to Discover Their Roots – Jewish Exponent

| February 18, 2021

The late Rabbi Abel Respes, the subject of a Black History Month webinar this week, always knew his family was different.

Southeast Michigan entertainment calendar Feb. 19 and beyond – The Oakland Press

| February 18, 2021

Note: Due to COVID-19 concerns, events are subject to change. Check with venues for updates. Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas: 8 p.m.

Opinion | DNA and Race: What Ancestry and 23andMe Reveal – The New York Times

| February 16, 2021

A 23andMe study from 2015 revealed that close to 4 percent of the companys customers who identified as white Americans had at least 1 percent African ancestry, consistent with an African ancestor within the last 11 generations or so. About 12 percent of whites from Southern states like South Carolina and Louisiana had 1 percent or more of African ancestry. The Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr.

The Ultimate Social-Distance-Friendly Staycation Guide to Los Angeles – The Manual

| February 16, 2021

Someday, you can start taking advantage of everything Los Angeles has to offer again like belting out your favorite song at a concert, cheering on your favorite sports team from the stands, or mingling over a drink at a beach bar. In the meantime, there are stillsome things you can safely do

Here are ten big local Jewish stories of the last 100 years – The Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle

| February 16, 2021

Here, we bring you 10 of the biggest local Jewish news stories of the last 100 years. Its part of how were celebrating our 100th anniversary.

The Best To-Go Dishes (and Drinks!) at the Newest Restaurants in Texas – Texas Monthly

| February 16, 2021

Almost a year ago at this time, I was panicking about the future of restaurants in Texas. The pandemic was carving a path of economic destruction that would lead to the demise of more than 10,000 of the states dining establishments by December. If it could kill off so many, including stalwarts that had seemed rock-solid only months before, what chance would the new ones have?

How Hallmark’s New CEO Is Harnessing the Iconic Brand to Better Reflect Society – Hollywood Reporter

| February 16, 2021

Wonya Lucas knows how important it is to improve Hallmark's diversity and inclusion track record.

Will the America-Israel Alliance Survive the Biden Administration? –

| February 7, 2021

JerusalemAmericans have long recognized a fundamental brotherhood that exists between the State of Israel and the United States. The view that Israel has a right to exist in its historic homeland, and should be supported by American power as it faces calls for its destruction, is shared by most American voters.

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