David Olusoga: ‘Black people were told that they had no history’ | David Olusoga

Historian and broadcaster David Olusoga has been the face of a decolonial turn in British broadcasting that, in recent years, with series including the Bafta-winning Britain’s Forgotten Slave Owners, A House Through Time and Black and British: A Forgotten History, has inspired new conversations about injustice in the story of Britain and Britishness in living rooms across the country. Anticipating this year’s Black History Month (October), he has contributed a foreword to the republication by Hodder & Stoughton of The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, the memoir of an 18th-century formerly enslaved

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‘Young people should reinvent for strategic politicking’ | The Guardian Nigeria News

Managing Director of Royal African Young Leadership Forum (RAYLF), Bello Shagari, has described leadership as a position of responsibility that should not be used as an avenue for making money.

Bello, grandson of the late Shehu Shagari, Nigeria’s first executive president, believes the youth has to be consciously involved in politics to make personal contributions to the nation’s development.
Bello, speaking at a webinar organised by the Carrington Youth Fellowship Initiative (CYFI), a youth-based organisation established by the United States Consulate, Lagos, in partnership with Constitution Lab, described leadership as a position of responsibility and politics should not be seen

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Donald Trump Jr. on his father’s Sunday CPAC speech: ‘People will be outraged’

DALLAS – Once again, the biggest draw will go last.

Just as he did at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Orlando in February, former President Donald Trump will close this weekend’s CPAC gathering in Texas by delivering the event’s headliner speech.

The American Conservative Union, which organizes the largest and most influential annual gathering of conservative activists and leaders, says that the former president will be the last major speaker at the three-day CPAC gathering in Dallas. Trump is scheduled to address the crowd at 3:35 p.m. CT.


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Kids learn language faster than adults because of how people speak to them, study says

July 2 (UPI) — Children are remarkably efficient language learners — they absorb new words, sentence structures and syntax much faster than teenagers and adults.

But why?

While most studies probing language learning have focused on differences in the brain, new research — published Friday in the journal Psychological Science — suggests children benefit not simply from neurological advantages, but also from the way adults talk to them.

“We have known for years that parents talk to children differently than to other adults in a lot of ways, for example simplifying their speech, reduplicating words and stretching out vowel sounds,”

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New York State’s newest vaccine incentive offers full scholarship for 50 young people


(WIVB) — Fifty New Yorkers between the ages 12 to 17 could graduate debt-free thanks to the State’s “Get a Shot to Make your Future” program.

Governor Cuomo announced this latest vaccine incentive this week, saying those in that age group can enter into a random prize drawing when they get their vaccine. If chosen, they’ll receive a full scholarship, including room and board, to any SUNY or CUNY school.

This comes as the national student loan debt continues to climb. Currently, more

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Byron Donalds: People don’t call ‘activists or politicians’ when in danger, they call the police

House Oversight and Reform Committee Rep. Byron Donalds, R-Fla., said on Tuesday that when people of color are in danger, they don’t call activists and politicians, they call the police.

“I got a text from my mom this morning. She still lives in Brooklyn, New York. Hi, Mom. And she said point-blank, son, you were right last summer: Defunding the police is only going to hurt the inner city. It’s only going to hurt Black and brown families because they are the ones who call the police when something goes wrong,” Donalds told “America’s Newsroom.” 


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Researchers fear long Covid may disproportionately affect people of color

It’s well-known now that people of color have shouldered a disproportionate burden in the Covid-19 pandemic. Now researchers and clinicians are increasingly concerned that history is repeating itself in the case of long Covid.

Long Covid — one name for the mysterious multitude of problems that persist after Covid-19 infections have cleared — affects all populations to some degree; it also afflicts people regardless of whether they had mild or even no symptoms, or needed ICU care to survive.

But researchers and health care clinics fear that the same reasons that caused certain racial and ethnic groups to experience

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The Philadelphia InquirerThis West Philly teen overcame obstacles to win a $50K scholarship on live TV. Meet Lyric Wise.We're not in school, and school was my outlet,” Paul Robeson senior Lyric Wise said. “But like I tell people, just keep going.”1 day ago

The Philadelphia InquirerThis West Philly teen overcame obstacles to win a $50K scholarship on live
TV. Meet Lyric Wise.We’re not in school, and school was my outlet,” Paul Robeson senior Lyric
Wise said. “But like I tell people, just keep going.”1 day ago… Read More