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Dutch King Willem-Alexander retires coach amid slavery row

The Netherlands' King Willem-Alexander has announced that Dutch royals will cease using a historic golden carriage amid a debate over slavery links. Critics say that one side of the horse-drawn carriage, called De Gouden Koets, is decorated with an image that glorifies the country's colonial past. Out of use since 2015, the carriage has traditionally been used to carry Dutch monarchs to the opening of parliament. The move comes amid […]

todayJanuary 14, 2022 1

News

COVID-19: Self-isolation period in England cut from seven days to five.

COVID-19: Self-isolation period in England cut from seven days to five, Sajid Javid announces The health secretary says data shows that around two-thirds of positive cases are no longer infectious by the end of day five and "we want to use the testing capacity that we've built up to help these people leave isolation safely". The isolation period in England for those who test positive for COVID will be reduced […]

todayJanuary 13, 2022 1

Black History

Duke Ellington

4 December 1927 Duke Ellington opens at the Cotton Club in Harlem   Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington (29 April 1899 – 24 May 1974) was an American composer, pianist, and leader of a jazz orchestra from 1923 through the rest of his life.   Born in Washington, D.C., Ellington was based in New York City from the mid-1920s and gained a national profile through his orchestra's appearances at the Cotton Club in Harlem. In the 1930s, his orchestra toured Europe several […]

todayDecember 4, 2021 2

Health

Dyslexia

Dyslexia Dyslexia is a common learning difficulty that can cause problems with reading, writing and spelling.It's a specific learning difficulty, which means it causes problems with certain abilities used for learning, such as reading and writing.Unlike a learning disability, intelligence isn't affected.It's estimated up to 1 in every 10 people in the UK has some degree of dyslexia.Dyslexia is a lifelong problem that can present challenges on a daily basis, but support is available to improve reading and writing […]

todayDecember 1, 2021

Black History

Dorothy Porter Wesley

  Dorothy Porter Wesley 23 October 1994, William Jefferson Clinton presented her with the Charles Frankel Award from the National Endowment for the Humanities   Dorothy Porter Wesley (1905-1995), a scholar-librarian and bibliographer was born in Warrenton, Virginia in 1905, to her father, Hayes Joseph Burnett, a physician, and her mother, Bertha Ball Burnett, a tennis champion.  After receiving her A.B., from Howard University in 1928, she became the first […]

todayOctober 24, 2021 2

Black History

Richard Claxton “Dick” Gregory

Comedian and activist Dick Gregory was born on 12 October 1932.   What better way to talk about political and racial issues in American than through comedic stand-up? Activist and comedian Richard Claxton “Dick” Gregory transitioned his comedic background into a versatile career, which included scientific research, activism for civil rights and other human injustices, and politics.   Gregory was born on Oct. 12, 1932, in St. Louis, Missouri. He discovered […]

todayOctober 12, 2021 3

Black History

Moses Fleetwood Walker

Moses Fleetwood Walker, often called Fleet, was the first African American to play major league baseball in the nineteenth century. Born 7 October  1857, in Mount Pleasant, Ohio, Walker was the fifth of six children born to parents, Dr. Moses W. Walker, a physician, and Caroline Walker, a midwife.   Oberlin College admitted Walker for the fall 1878 semester. In 1881, he played in all five games of the new […]

todayOctober 7, 2021 1

Black History

Fisk Jubilee Singers

06 October 1871  - Fisk Jubilee Singers begin their first national tour   The Fisk Jubilee Singers, an cappella group of nine students from Fisk University was organized in 1871 to raise money ($20,000, to be exact) for their financially troubled institution.   They succeeded magnificently.   In the process, they were instrumental in preserving traditional African American spirituals and bringing them to a vastly wider audience, both in the […]

todayOctober 6, 2021 4

Black History

Yvonne Burke

Yvonne B. Burke speaking at Democratic National Convention, 1972 Courtesy Ebony Collection, NMAAHC   Born Perle Yvonne Watson on October 5, 1932 in Los Angeles, California, Yvonne Burke became the first black woman elected to the California legislature (1966), the first black woman elected to Congress from California (1972), and the first black woman to serve as Chair of the Los Angeles County Supervisors (1993).   Educated in Los Angeles […]

todayOctober 5, 2021 6

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