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April 09 – April 22, 2020

 
 
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World Arts Network and Residency Program Eyes 2021

The flagship program of the San Francisco-based organization is its residency series where artists from around the globe gather in a city, create art, and hold workshops with the public. They held GAP VII, or the seventh residency program, in Dakar, in 2018.
 
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African Realities and the Corona Virus

Adhering to the Centers for Disease Control’s recommendations on how to control the spread of the Corona virus has been a challenge for Americans. However, some of our readers in The Gambia, South Africa, and Senegal say the challenge in the homeland can be even tougher because of societal and cultural mores and infrastructural challenges that are less common in the United States. Meanwhile, a reader in Kenya prefers to navagate the crisis in the homeland.
 
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9 Things to Know About the COVID-19 Stimulus Bills

The 10% early withdrawal penalty will be waived on aggregate distributions of up to $100,000 from certain workplace retirement plans and individual retirement accounts (IRAs) for COVID-19-related purposes. The individual can elect to pay the federal income tax on the distribution over 3 years or has the option to repay the distribution within a 3-year period to an eligible retirement plan.
 
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Why the Coronavirus Crisis Will Expand America's Racial Wealth Gap

The full scope of the damage remains unclear, but researchers and labor force leaders say the financial pain caused by the crisis probably won’t be evenly distributed along racial lines.
 
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Rev. Barber on April 4: A Day of Prophetic Mourning & Action

The night before he was brutally shot down on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis on April 4, 1968, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. preached "Nothing would be more tragic than to stop at this point...either we go up together or we go down together." Fifty two years later, in the midst of this COVID-19 pandemic and the poverty that preceded it, and is now deepening and spreading because of it, the truth of this statement still reverberates.
 
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Children’s Africana Book Award’s "Grandpa Cacao"

Access Africa has announced its 2020 Children’s Africana Book Awards Winners. Read the review of one of the winners, and use links to see the other winners, information about their Read Africa Week program, and much more.
 
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Activities

Take a short COVID-19 Self Test, discover Rainbow Me Kids videos online,explore the many 10-minute plays via "Play at Home" organized in part by Woolly Mammoth Theater, including one by Regina Taylor (pictured). And, don't forget One World: Together at Home takes place on American, Canadian, and British television April 18 weekend.
 
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Readers' Trends

A story involving actor TC Carson from 2006 in number one our website while a photo we include in this current issue was number one on our Instagram page
 
 
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