Thursday, July 9, 2020

Travel

Africa Starts Opening Airspace Even As COVID-19 Cases Climb

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By CARA ANNA, Associated Press JOHANNESBURG (AP) — As COVID-19 cases surged in many parts of the world, the island nation of the Seychelles was looking good: 70-plus straight days without a single infection. Then the planes arrived. Two chartered Air...

As Monuments Fall, Confederate Carving has Size on its Side

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By KATE BRUMBACK and RUSS BYNUM, Associated Press STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. (AP) — Some statues of figures from America's slave-owning past have been yanked down by protesters, others dismantled by order of governors or city leaders. But the largest Confederate...

Parade of Hearses

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You may have seen the long line of hearse riding down west North Avenue headed east on Friday, June 27, 2020 at approximately 6:15 p.m. in Baltimore, MD, but let’s talk about the reason for the caravan. Harri Close, President,...

“America’s First Outdoor Vacation Destination” Opens for Vacations and the Great Escape

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“America’s First Outdoor Vacation Destination” Opens for Vacations and the Great Escape  Bring on Summer! Greater Williamsburg Announces Reopening Dates for Popular Attractions, Lodging, Restaurants and More  Greater Williamsburg, Virginia, which some say is America’s first outdoor vacation destination established in 1609,...

Black Women Launching Digital Green Book For Black Travelers

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DENVER-AREA WOMEN LAUNCH DIGITAL GREEN BOOK CAMPAIGN TO HIGHLIGHT SAFE, WELCOMING BUSINESS AND TRAVEL OPPORTUNITIES FOR BLACK AMERICANS Denver, CO (BlackNews.com) -- Birdwatching. Barbecuing in a park. Browsing a store. Eating at a restaurant. These activities are framed as every...

Coronavirus Lockdowns Increase Poaching in Asia, Africa

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By ANIRUDDHA GHOSAL and MICHAEL CASEY, Associated Press NEW DELHI (AP) — A camera trap photo of an injured tigress and a forensic examination of its carcass revealed why the creature died: a poacher’s wire snare punctured its windpipe and...

MEET AN ANIMAL: Mara the Elephant Found Sanctuary After 50 Years in Circuses...

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WATCH: Stars Gather For Online Festival To Combat Hunger in Amazon Rainforest

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#BlackLivesMatter Protest in Germany

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By Jessica Dortch AFRO Production Editor jdortch@afro.com The untimely and wrongful death of the late George Floyd on May 25 has since caused a global uproar among people of all races and ethnicities. Protests centered around the Black Lives Matter movement have...

Protesters Support Floyd, Black Lives Matter on 3 Continents

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By RICK RYCROFT and FRANK JORDANS, Associated Press BERLIN (AP) — Thousands of people rallied in Australia and Europe to honor George Floyd and to voice support Saturday for what is becoming an international Black Lives Matter movement, as a...

Los Angeles City Mayor Pleads for George Floyd Protests to ‘Take a Step Back’...

By Betti Halsell Contributing Writer, Los Angeles Sentinel Los Angeles City Mayor Eric Garcetti discussed the efforts of public safety in retaliation to recent violent stirrings happening across the city. Saturday, May 30, thousands came together in protest, closing the...

AMERICAN DIARY: To Be Black and a Journalist at this Moment

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By Amanda Barrett The Associated Press For many Americans, "space" means leaving the Earth's atmosphere and exploring the galaxy. They think of this weekend's Space X launch. Or going where no one has gone before on "Star Trek." But the concept of...

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