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Mosaic Theater
January 2 – January 15, 2020
Roland Kave

Mambo: The "Forgotten" Black Music

Not long ago, in the 1950s, a generation of Washingtonians and other African–Americans made a ritual of dancing at mambo clubs like the Casbah on U Street.
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Muslims Gain New Rights in US Federal Prisons

In the past, Federal prison officials would allow groups of men to gather to play basketball, but no more than three, like William Doylem, to pray.
LaBrenda Garret-Nelson

When Should You Use DNA Testing to Confirm Family History

President of the Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG) LaBrenda Garret-Nelson warned that DNA tests are only a tool, not the panacea, in family research projects.
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Thank You

We look forward to 2020, with our advertisers, readers, funders, associates in The Gambia, and most happy that you are coming with us into the new year!
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Robust U.S Economy Not A Boost For Black Homeownership

Not only is the rate of Black homeownership falling, the gap between Black and Non–Hispanic White households today is larger than it was in 1968.

Ida B. Wells and Frederick Douglass Remembered During Rose Bowl Parade

The float carried descendants of famous American suffragettes and civil rights leaders including descendents of Frederick Douglass (Kenneth B. Morris, Jr) and Ida B. Wells (Michelle Duster), both of whom Port Of Harlem interviewed.
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She the People: The Resistance Continues!, Eureka Day, and The Other Cinderella are plays that are closing in DC and Chicago. New exhibits have opened including We Return Fighting: The African American Experience in World War I and Rosa Parks: In Her Own Words in DC. There is also the HBCU Town Hall Meeting in Baltimore to the Contemporary African Artists exhibit near San Francisco.
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Readers' Trends

The emergence of another African woman winning the crown in a majority–White beauty contest was the number one post on our Facebook page. This time the winner Clémence Botino, will represent France in the Miss Universe 2020 pageant. Rosa Parks, whose exhibit news was number one among the last issue’s articles, would standing proud.
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