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The legislation was sponsored by Rep. Ronald G. Waters and&nbsp;adopted on June 12, 2011, establishing Pennsylvania as the 41 state to recognize Juneteenth as a state holiday or state holiday observance.</p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"> </p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">Juneteenth, or the "19th 0f June" recognizes June 19, 1865, in Galveston, TX, when Union General Gordon Granger announced freedom for all slaves in the last southern state in rebellion following the end of the <strong>Civil War</strong>.&nbsp;This occurred more than two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation&nbsp;was issued by President Abraham Lincoln. Upon the reading of&nbsp;general order&nbsp;by General Granger, the former slaves celebrated jubilantly, establishing America's second Independence Day Celebration and the oldest African American holiday observance.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"> </p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">"With so many states recognizing Juneteenth, we are optimistic that congress will finally pass legislation to make Juneteenth Independence Day a National Day of Observance like Flag Day or Patriot Day,"states Rev. Ronald V. Myers, Sr., M.D., Founder &amp; Chairman of theNational Juneteenth Observance Foundation. "We hope that President Obama will also support our efforts by issuing a Presidential Juneteenth Proclamation&nbsp;and hosting a White House Juneteenth Celebration in June."</p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"> </p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><em>Pictured: Dr. Ronald Myers, Founder &amp; Chairman of theNational Juneteenth Observance Foundation</em></p> <img height="204" width="307" src="images/stories/juneteenth_thumb307_.png" alt="juneteenth_thumb307_" style="margin: 4px; float: right;" />When the Maryland General Assembly, representing the home state of abolitionist Frederick Douglass,&nbsp;passes legislation to officially recognize Juneteenth this year,42 states will be on record acknowledging America's second Independence Day. <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"> </p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">Sponsored by State Representative Melvin Stukes, HB165<span style="color: #000000;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>,</strong></span></span> "An Act concerning State Government - Commemorative Days - Juneteenth National Freedom"<strong>&nbsp;</strong>requiring the&nbsp;Governor to "annually to proclaim a certain day as Juneteenth National Freedom Day"<strong><em> </em></strong>will establish Maryland as the 42nd state to recognize Juneteenth as a state holiday or state holiday observance.</p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"> </p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">During the 2011 - 2012 Regular Session of the Pennsylvania General Assembly unanimously passed HR 322, "A Resolution designating the third Saturday in June as 'Juneteenth National Freedom Day' in Pennsylvania." The legislation was sponsored by Rep. Ronald G. Waters and&nbsp;adopted on June 12, 2011, establishing Pennsylvania as the 41 state to recognize Juneteenth as a state holiday or state holiday observance.</p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"> </p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">Juneteenth, or the "19th 0f June" recognizes June 19, 1865, in Galveston, TX, when Union General Gordon Granger announced freedom for all slaves in the last southern state in rebellion following the end of the <strong>Civil War</strong>.&nbsp;This occurred more than two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation&nbsp;was issued by President Abraham Lincoln. Upon the reading of&nbsp;general order&nbsp;by General Granger, the former slaves celebrated jubilantly, establishing America's second Independence Day Celebration and the oldest African American holiday observance.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"> </p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">"With so many states recognizing Juneteenth, we are optimistic that congress will finally pass legislation to make Juneteenth Independence Day a National Day of Observance like Flag Day or Patriot Day,"states Rev. Ronald V. Myers, Sr., M.D., Founder &amp; Chairman of theNational Juneteenth Observance Foundation. "We hope that President Obama will also support our efforts by issuing a Presidential Juneteenth Proclamation&nbsp;and hosting a White House Juneteenth Celebration in June."</p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"> </p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><em>Pictured: Dr. Ronald Myers, Founder &amp; Chairman of theNational Juneteenth Observance Foundation</em></p> Cheap viagra online » Approved Canadian Pharmacy ::: Canadian pharmacy viagra! 2011-10-18T21:01:15Z 2011-10-18T21:01:15Z http://africandiasporatourism.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=688:marcus-garvey-childhood-home-in-jamaica-to-be-restored&catid=102:news-2&Itemid=73 Administrator kpope100@yahoo.com <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><img height="202" width="300" src="images/stories/marcus-garvey-home-g4.jpg" alt="marcus-garvey-home-g4" style="margin: 4px; float: right;" />Jamaica is poised to begin Marcus Garvey (1887-1940) ground for restoration work on the childhood home of Jamaica's first national hero, the Right Excellent Marcus Garvey, which Prime Minister Bruce Golding says will not only be a shrine but also a tourist attraction. </span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">The home located at 32 Market Street, St Ann’s Bay, will be restored as much as possible to its original structure and will include a ceremonial park where persons can learn about the life and work of Garvey. It will be unveiled next year and listed as one of Jamaica 50 legacy projects.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; line-height: 1.4em; margin: 0px 0px 1em; color: #444444; font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Mr. Golding said the launch of the project is symbolic as it is not only being done in National Heritage Week but would have been symbolic at any other time as Jamaica is on the eve of celebrating its 50th year of independence and the project should have been done long ago. "One of the reasons why I took such an interest in it was because I was embarrassed every time I heard somebody mention how Marcus Garvey old house looks. There are countries all over the world that make a shrine of the birthplace or home of their heroes and we have done so too, so why not Marcus Garvey?” Mr. Golding said.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; line-height: 1.4em; margin: 0px 0px 1em; color: #444444; font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">This is the childhood home of Jamaica’s first national hero, the right Excellent Marcus Garvey at 32 Market Street, St Ann’s Bay. The building will be restored as much as possible to its original structure and will include a ceremonial park where persons can learn about the life and work of Garvey. It will be unveiled next year and listed as one of Jamaica 50 legacy projects. The commemorative plaque was placed on the property by the Jamaica National Heritage Trust on August 15, 1987.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><img height="202" width="300" src="images/stories/marcus-garvey-home-g4.jpg" alt="marcus-garvey-home-g4" style="margin: 4px; float: right;" />Jamaica is poised to begin Marcus Garvey (1887-1940) ground for restoration work on the childhood home of Jamaica's first national hero, the Right Excellent Marcus Garvey, which Prime Minister Bruce Golding says will not only be a shrine but also a tourist attraction. </span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">The home located at 32 Market Street, St Ann’s Bay, will be restored as much as possible to its original structure and will include a ceremonial park where persons can learn about the life and work of Garvey. It will be unveiled next year and listed as one of Jamaica 50 legacy projects.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; line-height: 1.4em; margin: 0px 0px 1em; color: #444444; font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Mr. Golding said the launch of the project is symbolic as it is not only being done in National Heritage Week but would have been symbolic at any other time as Jamaica is on the eve of celebrating its 50th year of independence and the project should have been done long ago. "One of the reasons why I took such an interest in it was because I was embarrassed every time I heard somebody mention how Marcus Garvey old house looks. There are countries all over the world that make a shrine of the birthplace or home of their heroes and we have done so too, so why not Marcus Garvey?” Mr. Golding said.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; line-height: 1.4em; margin: 0px 0px 1em; color: #444444; font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">This is the childhood home of Jamaica’s first national hero, the right Excellent Marcus Garvey at 32 Market Street, St Ann’s Bay. The building will be restored as much as possible to its original structure and will include a ceremonial park where persons can learn about the life and work of Garvey. It will be unveiled next year and listed as one of Jamaica 50 legacy projects. The commemorative plaque was placed on the property by the Jamaica National Heritage Trust on August 15, 1987.</span></span></p> Cheap viagra online » Approved Canadian Pharmacy ::: Canadian pharmacy viagra! 2011-07-03T19:31:22Z 2011-07-03T19:31:22Z http://africandiasporatourism.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=603:-save-the-national-institute-for-the-study-of-dutch-slavery-and-its-legacy-ninsee-&catid=102:news-2&Itemid=73 Repeating Island admin kpope100@yahoo.com <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><span style="color: #000000;"><img style="margin: 4px; float: right;" alt="ninsee" src="images/stories/ninsee.jpg" height="195" width="328" />The Caribbean Philosophical Association has brought to our attention that the National Institute for the Study of Dutch Slavery and its Legacy (NiNsee) is in danger: there is a possibility that will no longer be subsidized by the Ministry of Education, Research and Science. On June 27, 2011, the State Secretary Halbe Zijlstra attended a meeting at the Tweede Kamer (House of Commons) to discuss plans to discontinue the subsidy. If these plans go through, the subsidy may be terminated as early as January 2013, representing the end for NiNsee. Below are some of the concerns responding to the possible termination of the only institute that is concerned with Dutch slavery and its legacy:</span></span></span></p> <span style="font-size: 10pt;"> <span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><span style="color: #000000;"> </span></span></span> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong><span style="color: #000000;">Without NiNsee:</span></strong></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;">The only knowledge institute concerned with trans-Atlantic slavery in Holland will cease to exist.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;">The impact of the Dutch slavery past on Dutch society, will rarely be discussed nationally or internationally.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;">The national slavery monument in Amsterdam's Oosterpark, which is inextricably linked to NiNsee, will become an empty gesture.&nbsp;</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;">Our shared history will no longer be commemorated on a national level. In this respect, and in the eyes of the Council of Culture, NiNsee can be compared to the Dutch Institute for War Documentation (NIOD). The significant role that NIOD plays in the memorialization and understanding of the Second World War, is performed by NiNsee for the much longer period of the slavery past.</span></span></p> <span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><span style="color: #000000;"><img style="margin: 4px; float: right;" alt="ninsee" src="images/stories/ninsee.jpg" height="195" width="328" />The Caribbean Philosophical Association has brought to our attention that the National Institute for the Study of Dutch Slavery and its Legacy (NiNsee) is in danger: there is a possibility that will no longer be subsidized by the Ministry of Education, Research and Science. On June 27, 2011, the State Secretary Halbe Zijlstra attended a meeting at the Tweede Kamer (House of Commons) to discuss plans to discontinue the subsidy. If these plans go through, the subsidy may be terminated as early as January 2013, representing the end for NiNsee. Below are some of the concerns responding to the possible termination of the only institute that is concerned with Dutch slavery and its legacy:</span></span></span></p> <span style="font-size: 10pt;"> <span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><span style="color: #000000;"> </span></span></span> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong><span style="color: #000000;">Without NiNsee:</span></strong></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;">The only knowledge institute concerned with trans-Atlantic slavery in Holland will cease to exist.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;">The impact of the Dutch slavery past on Dutch society, will rarely be discussed nationally or internationally.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;">The national slavery monument in Amsterdam's Oosterpark, which is inextricably linked to NiNsee, will become an empty gesture.&nbsp;</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;">Our shared history will no longer be commemorated on a national level. In this respect, and in the eyes of the Council of Culture, NiNsee can be compared to the Dutch Institute for War Documentation (NIOD). The significant role that NIOD plays in the memorialization and understanding of the Second World War, is performed by NiNsee for the much longer period of the slavery past.</span></span></p> <span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"> Cheap viagra online » Approved Canadian Pharmacy ::: Canadian pharmacy viagra! 2011-06-22T15:46:31Z 2011-06-22T15:46:31Z http://africandiasporatourism.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=591:volcano-ash-disrupts-air-travel-in-east-africa&catid=102:news-2&Itemid=73 Administrator kpope100@yahoo.com <p><img style="margin: 4px; float: right;" alt="Ethiopian_Airlines1_cover" src="images/stories/Ethiopian_Airlines1_cover.jpg" height="183" width="280" />The ash cloud from the Eritrean volcano that erupted earlier last week has temporarily rendered parts of East Africa’s air space unsafe for commercial jets to fly. More airline companies have followed Ethiopian and Lufthansa in announcing further suspensions of flights to the region.</p> <p>According to <em><a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-13778171">BBC</a></em>, Kenya Airways said it was no longer flying on the Ethiopia-Djibouti route and Dubai’s Emirates airline said it had canceled flights to the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa.</p> <p>Both Ethiopian Airlines and Lufthansa announced on Tuesday that some of their flights have been canceled. “Due to the volcanic eruption that resulted in ash cloud, Ethiopian flights to Northern Ethiopia, Khartoum and Djibouti are currently affected,” Ethiopian Airlines said in a statement via its website. According to Lufthansa’s website, flights from Frankfurt to Addis Ababa have been interrupted.</p> <p>Turkish Airlines made similar announcement on Tuesday, listing cancellations of several destinations to East Africa – including Istanbul-Addis Ababa, Istanbul-Khartoum, Istanbul-Entebbe, Istanbul-Nairobi, Dar Es Salaam-Nairobi, Nairobi-Istanbul.</p> <p><em><a href="http://www.sudantribune.com/Ethiopia-suspends-flights-to-Sudan,39216">Sudan Tribune</a></em> reports that the low-cost carrier Fly Dubai has also suspended service to the Ethiopian capital.</p> <p><img style="margin: 4px; float: right;" alt="Ethiopian_Airlines1_cover" src="images/stories/Ethiopian_Airlines1_cover.jpg" height="183" width="280" />The ash cloud from the Eritrean volcano that erupted earlier last week has temporarily rendered parts of East Africa’s air space unsafe for commercial jets to fly. More airline companies have followed Ethiopian and Lufthansa in announcing further suspensions of flights to the region.</p> <p>According to <em><a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-13778171">BBC</a></em>, Kenya Airways said it was no longer flying on the Ethiopia-Djibouti route and Dubai’s Emirates airline said it had canceled flights to the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa.</p> <p>Both Ethiopian Airlines and Lufthansa announced on Tuesday that some of their flights have been canceled. “Due to the volcanic eruption that resulted in ash cloud, Ethiopian flights to Northern Ethiopia, Khartoum and Djibouti are currently affected,” Ethiopian Airlines said in a statement via its website. According to Lufthansa’s website, flights from Frankfurt to Addis Ababa have been interrupted.</p> <p>Turkish Airlines made similar announcement on Tuesday, listing cancellations of several destinations to East Africa – including Istanbul-Addis Ababa, Istanbul-Khartoum, Istanbul-Entebbe, Istanbul-Nairobi, Dar Es Salaam-Nairobi, Nairobi-Istanbul.</p> <p><em><a href="http://www.sudantribune.com/Ethiopia-suspends-flights-to-Sudan,39216">Sudan Tribune</a></em> reports that the low-cost carrier Fly Dubai has also suspended service to the Ethiopian capital.</p> Cheap viagra online » Approved Canadian Pharmacy ::: Canadian pharmacy viagra! 2011-06-12T20:30:41Z 2011-06-12T20:30:41Z http://africandiasporatourism.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=578:twelth-annual-washington-juneteenth-national-holiday-observance&catid=102:news-2&Itemid=73 Administrator kpope100@yahoo.com <p><img style="margin: 4px; float: left;" alt="juneteenth" src="images/stories/juneteenth.png" height="110" width="130" /><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;">Leaders of th<span style="background-color: #ffffff;">e<span style="color: #000000;"> <a href="http://www.juneteenth.us/"><span style="color: #000000;">campaig</span><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="color: #000000;">n</span> to <span style="color: #000000;">e</span></span><span style="color: #000000;">stablish</span> <span style="color: #000000;">Juneteenth as a National Holiday Observance</span></a></span> </span>Day returned to the nation's capitol the week of June 19th for the annual <span style="color: #000000;"><a href="http://www.nationaljuneteenth.com/">Washington Juneteenth Holiday Observance</a></span>. They called for the U.S. Congress to pass legislation that would establish Juneteenth as an observance day like Flag Day or Patriot Day. Leaders of the Juneteenth campaign also wanted the state legislature to establish a commission that would be responsible for establishing an education curriculum for public school students about Juneteenth, and establish markers and monuments to increase tourism and educate the public.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;">On Sunday (Juneteenth), June 19th, 2011 President Obama issued a written statement that Juneteenth was more than a holiday for African-Americans.&nbsp; "Our nation is stronger because of the generations of struggles for equal rights and social justice, and our culture is richer because of the contributions of African Americans throughout our history," said Obama. "This is why Juneteenth, while rooted in the history of a people, can be celebrated by all Americans."</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;">&nbsp;Rev. Ronald V. Myers, Sr., M.D., founder and chairman of the <a href="http://www.nationaljuneteenth.com/">National Juneteenth Observance Foundation (NJOF)</a> and the <a href="http://www.njclc.com/">National Juneteenth Christian Leadership Council (NJCLC)</a> had invited Speaker of the House John Boehner to discuss the three-fifths clause during the<em> </em><a href="http://www.nationaljuneteenth.com/Calendar.html">2011 Washington Juneteenth National Holiday Observance</a> in the U.S.<strong><em> </em></strong>Capitol. “The omission of the reading of the three-fifths clause during the historic reading of the U.S. Constitution by congress left open the question of the importance of slavery and the significance Americans of African descent made to the founding of America<em>,” </em>says Dr. Myers<em>.</em></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><em>&nbsp;</em></span></span></p> <p><img style="margin: 4px; float: left;" alt="juneteenth" src="images/stories/juneteenth.png" height="110" width="130" /><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;">Leaders of th<span style="background-color: #ffffff;">e<span style="color: #000000;"> <a href="http://www.juneteenth.us/"><span style="color: #000000;">campaig</span><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="color: #000000;">n</span> to <span style="color: #000000;">e</span></span><span style="color: #000000;">stablish</span> <span style="color: #000000;">Juneteenth as a National Holiday Observance</span></a></span> </span>Day returned to the nation's capitol the week of June 19th for the annual <span style="color: #000000;"><a href="http://www.nationaljuneteenth.com/">Washington Juneteenth Holiday Observance</a></span>. They called for the U.S. Congress to pass legislation that would establish Juneteenth as an observance day like Flag Day or Patriot Day. Leaders of the Juneteenth campaign also wanted the state legislature to establish a commission that would be responsible for establishing an education curriculum for public school students about Juneteenth, and establish markers and monuments to increase tourism and educate the public.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;">On Sunday (Juneteenth), June 19th, 2011 President Obama issued a written statement that Juneteenth was more than a holiday for African-Americans.&nbsp; "Our nation is stronger because of the generations of struggles for equal rights and social justice, and our culture is richer because of the contributions of African Americans throughout our history," said Obama. "This is why Juneteenth, while rooted in the history of a people, can be celebrated by all Americans."</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;">&nbsp;Rev. Ronald V. Myers, Sr., M.D., founder and chairman of the <a href="http://www.nationaljuneteenth.com/">National Juneteenth Observance Foundation (NJOF)</a> and the <a href="http://www.njclc.com/">National Juneteenth Christian Leadership Council (NJCLC)</a> had invited Speaker of the House John Boehner to discuss the three-fifths clause during the<em> </em><a href="http://www.nationaljuneteenth.com/Calendar.html">2011 Washington Juneteenth National Holiday Observance</a> in the U.S.<strong><em> </em></strong>Capitol. “The omission of the reading of the three-fifths clause during the historic reading of the U.S. Constitution by congress left open the question of the importance of slavery and the significance Americans of African descent made to the founding of America<em>,” </em>says Dr. Myers<em>.</em></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><em>&nbsp;</em></span></span></p> Cheap viagra online » Approved Canadian Pharmacy ::: Canadian pharmacy viagra! 2011-05-16T00:10:50Z 2011-05-16T00:10:50Z http://africandiasporatourism.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=551:gov-brian-sandoval-makes-nevada-the-39th-state-to-recognize-juneteenth&catid=102:news-2&Itemid=73 ADT Admin krissie@africandiasporatourism.com <span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><img style="margin: 6px; float: left;" alt="juneteenth" src="images/stories/juneteenth.png" width="271" height="133" />(Carson City, NV) - Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval signed legislation to make Nevada the 39th state to recognize Juneteenth as a state holiday observance. The historic signing ceremony, at the Governor's office in the state capital, was attended by Assemblyman Harvey J. Munford, sponsor of AB174,&nbsp; Nevada State Director for the National Juneteenth Observance Foundation (NJOF), Deborah A. Evans and&nbsp; Nevada Juneteenth Creative Arts and Education Director, Mac Loving, Jr. <br /><br />"We especially thank State Representative Harvey J. Munford for keeping his promise to pass legislation to make Juneteenth a state holiday observance in Nevada," states Deborah Evans, also Nevada Director of the National Juneteenth Holiday Campaign. "We are not advocating for Juneteenth Independence Day to be a paid holiday, but a special day of observance, like Flag Day or Patriot Day."<br /><br />Juneteenth recognizes the day, June 19, 1865, when Union General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas to read General Order #3, announcing "all slaves are free" through the issuing of the Emancipation Proclamation by President Abraham Lincoln. It took over two and a half years for the news to reach&nbsp; Southwest&nbsp; Texas, the last geographic area in America where slavery was practiced, creating the oldest African American freedom celebration and America's second Independence Day. <br /><br />"We are overjoyed and honored that State Assemblyman Munford worked so closely with us to accomplish our legislative mission," states Evans. "As an educator, athlete, and down to earth legislator, he knew the history, had the perseverance to keep his eye on the prize, and he listened to the wishes of the community."<br /><br />"Speaking with Governor Sandoval today, we were pleased to find a kindred spirit," states Evans. "He has incorporated the memorabilia of his predecessors and gifts from family and friends to create his own vision and legacy.&nbsp; We know he understands the balance between the acknowledgement of history, the practice of family values, and the significance of using the past to enrich the future."<br /><br />"Governor Sandoval's signature on the Juneteenth Independence Day bill acknowledges the heritage we share on both sides of the legacy of enslavement in America." states Evans. "Nevada has played a significant role in moving America toward reconciliation and healing, recognizing the contributions of African Americans&nbsp; since 1865," continues Evans. "We also wish to thank Assemblymen Neal and&nbsp; Hogan, for their support, along with staff member, Cheryl Yates, in making this signing day a memorable one."<br /><br />"A great day for Nevada has arrived with the recognition of Juneteenth Independence Day." states Mac Loving, Jr. "We look forward to working with Assemblyman Munford and Governor Sandoval to nourish the young minds in Nevada and to bring better understanding of our interwoven histories and talents."<br /><br />"African Americans built the White House and the U.S. Capitol," states Loving. "Our children need to know their history, embracing, rather than dismissing, those who are not like them, building a mutually beneficial future for all Americans."<br /><br />"The NJOF hopes to establish a Nevada State Juneteenth Commission," states Rev. Ronald V. Myers, Sr., Founder &amp; Chairman of the NJOF and the National Juneteenth Christian Leadership Council (NJCLC), sponsors of the National Day of Reconciliation and Healing From the Legacy of Enslavement. "The commission will help develop curriculum to teach the history of slavery and freedom through Juneteenth in schools, preserve that history through developing key historical landmarks and projects which will develop tourism in Nevada through the celebration of Juneteenth."<br /><br />For information on the celebration of Juneteenth in Nevada, contact Deborah A. Evans at 702-878-5277, e-mail <a target="_blank" href="mailto:MystFaith1@aol.com"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">MystFaith1@aol.com</span></a> or visit the web site </span></span><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><a target="_blank" href="http://www.humpdyddicyti.net"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">www.humpdyddicyti.net</span></a></span></span>.<br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><br />For information on the NJOF, the National Juneteenth Holiday Campaign and the National Day of Reconciliation and Healing From the Legacy of Enslavement, contact Dr. Myers at 662-247-3364, e-mail: <a target="_blank" href="mailto:JunetenthDOC@yahoo.com"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">JunetenthDOC@yahoo.com</span></a> or web site: <a target="_blank" href="http://www.nationaljuneteenth.com/"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">www.NationalJuneteenth.com.</span></a><br /><br />The Nevada bill AB174 reads:<br /><br />1. The Governor shall annually proclaim June 19 to be "Juneteenth Day" in the State of Nevada to commemorate the abolition of slavery in the United States.<br /><br />2. The proclamation must call upon the news media, educators and appropriategovernmental&nbsp; officers to bring to the attention of Nevada's residents the historical significance of the day when the last slaves in the United States were emancipated and the significant contributions of African-Americans to the State.</span></span> <span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><img style="margin: 6px; float: left;" alt="juneteenth" src="images/stories/juneteenth.png" width="271" height="133" />(Carson City, NV) - Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval signed legislation to make Nevada the 39th state to recognize Juneteenth as a state holiday observance. The historic signing ceremony, at the Governor's office in the state capital, was attended by Assemblyman Harvey J. Munford, sponsor of AB174,&nbsp; Nevada State Director for the National Juneteenth Observance Foundation (NJOF), Deborah A. Evans and&nbsp; Nevada Juneteenth Creative Arts and Education Director, Mac Loving, Jr. <br /><br />"We especially thank State Representative Harvey J. Munford for keeping his promise to pass legislation to make Juneteenth a state holiday observance in Nevada," states Deborah Evans, also Nevada Director of the National Juneteenth Holiday Campaign. "We are not advocating for Juneteenth Independence Day to be a paid holiday, but a special day of observance, like Flag Day or Patriot Day."<br /><br />Juneteenth recognizes the day, June 19, 1865, when Union General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas to read General Order #3, announcing "all slaves are free" through the issuing of the Emancipation Proclamation by President Abraham Lincoln. It took over two and a half years for the news to reach&nbsp; Southwest&nbsp; Texas, the last geographic area in America where slavery was practiced, creating the oldest African American freedom celebration and America's second Independence Day. <br /><br />"We are overjoyed and honored that State Assemblyman Munford worked so closely with us to accomplish our legislative mission," states Evans. "As an educator, athlete, and down to earth legislator, he knew the history, had the perseverance to keep his eye on the prize, and he listened to the wishes of the community."<br /><br />"Speaking with Governor Sandoval today, we were pleased to find a kindred spirit," states Evans. "He has incorporated the memorabilia of his predecessors and gifts from family and friends to create his own vision and legacy.&nbsp; We know he understands the balance between the acknowledgement of history, the practice of family values, and the significance of using the past to enrich the future."<br /><br />"Governor Sandoval's signature on the Juneteenth Independence Day bill acknowledges the heritage we share on both sides of the legacy of enslavement in America." states Evans. "Nevada has played a significant role in moving America toward reconciliation and healing, recognizing the contributions of African Americans&nbsp; since 1865," continues Evans. "We also wish to thank Assemblymen Neal and&nbsp; Hogan, for their support, along with staff member, Cheryl Yates, in making this signing day a memorable one."<br /><br />"A great day for Nevada has arrived with the recognition of Juneteenth Independence Day." states Mac Loving, Jr. "We look forward to working with Assemblyman Munford and Governor Sandoval to nourish the young minds in Nevada and to bring better understanding of our interwoven histories and talents."<br /><br />"African Americans built the White House and the U.S. Capitol," states Loving. "Our children need to know their history, embracing, rather than dismissing, those who are not like them, building a mutually beneficial future for all Americans."<br /><br />"The NJOF hopes to establish a Nevada State Juneteenth Commission," states Rev. Ronald V. Myers, Sr., Founder &amp; Chairman of the NJOF and the National Juneteenth Christian Leadership Council (NJCLC), sponsors of the National Day of Reconciliation and Healing From the Legacy of Enslavement. "The commission will help develop curriculum to teach the history of slavery and freedom through Juneteenth in schools, preserve that history through developing key historical landmarks and projects which will develop tourism in Nevada through the celebration of Juneteenth."<br /><br />For information on the celebration of Juneteenth in Nevada, contact Deborah A. Evans at 702-878-5277, e-mail <a target="_blank" href="mailto:MystFaith1@aol.com"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">MystFaith1@aol.com</span></a> or visit the web site </span></span><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><a target="_blank" href="http://www.humpdyddicyti.net"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">www.humpdyddicyti.net</span></a></span></span>.<br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><br />For information on the NJOF, the National Juneteenth Holiday Campaign and the National Day of Reconciliation and Healing From the Legacy of Enslavement, contact Dr. Myers at 662-247-3364, e-mail: <a target="_blank" href="mailto:JunetenthDOC@yahoo.com"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">JunetenthDOC@yahoo.com</span></a> or web site: <a target="_blank" href="http://www.nationaljuneteenth.com/"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">www.NationalJuneteenth.com.</span></a><br /><br />The Nevada bill AB174 reads:<br /><br />1. The Governor shall annually proclaim June 19 to be "Juneteenth Day" in the State of Nevada to commemorate the abolition of slavery in the United States.<br /><br />2. The proclamation must call upon the news media, educators and appropriategovernmental&nbsp; officers to bring to the attention of Nevada's residents the historical significance of the day when the last slaves in the United States were emancipated and the significant contributions of African-Americans to the State.</span></span> Cheap viagra online » Approved Canadian Pharmacy ::: Canadian pharmacy viagra! 2011-03-10T23:42:18Z 2011-03-10T23:42:18Z http://africandiasporatourism.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=521:georgia-37th-state-to-recognize-juneteenth&catid=102:news-2&Itemid=73 ADT Admin krissie@africandiasporatourism.com <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><img style="margin: 6px; float: right;" alt="juneteenth_copy" src="images/stories/juneteenth_copy.png" width="271" height="133" />National Juneteenth Holiday Campaign Chairman, <a target="_self" href="index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=288:q-a-a-dr-ronald-v-meyers-sr-of-juneteenth-observance-foundation&amp;catid=127:spotlight-interviews&amp;Itemid=133"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Rev. Ronald V. Myers, Sr., M.D</span></a>., was glad to hear the news about the passage of S.R. 164 by the Georgia State Senate recognizing the "19th of June" as Juneteenth Celebration Day. Georgia is now the 37th state to celebrate the of end of enslavement in America.<br /><br />"Georgia joins Texas, Florida, Oklahoma, Delaware, Alaska, Idaho, Iowa, California, Wyoming, Illinois, Missouri, Connecticut, Louisiana, New Jersey, New York, Colorado, Arkansas, Oregon, Kentucky, Michigan, New Mexico, Virginia, Washington State, Tennessee, Massachusetts, North Carolina, West Virginia, South Carolina, Vermont, Nebraska, Kansas, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Indiana, Mississippi and the District of Columbia in recognizing the end of enslavement in America," states Rev. Ronald V. Myers, Sr., M.D., Founder &amp; Chairman of the National Juneteeenth Observance Foundation (NJOF).<br /><br />Juneteenth commemorates the day when slaves in the last geographic area in America where slavery existed learned of their freedom. This took place on June 19, 1865, in Galveston, Texas, when Union General Gordon Granger read General Order #3, announcing that "all slaves are free" by Proclamation of President Abraham Lincoln. The Emancipation Proclamation was signed by President Abraham Lincoln on September 22, 1862, and issued on January 1, 1863. It took over two and a half years for the news to travel to southwest Texas.<br /><br />"We especially appreciate Senator Lester Jackson for sponsoring the legislation that has made all of this possible," states Dr. Myers. "We also want to thank Sen. Donzella James and Sen. Valencia Seay for their support for Juneteenth to be recognized at the state capitol."<br /><br />Now that Juneteenth is recognized in Georgia by the State Senate, Myers is hopeful that perhaps Georgia U.S. Senators Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson will support legislation in the U.S. Congress to officially place Juneteenth on all calendars.<br /><br />"We are not asking for a paid federal holiday, which will be a burden on tax-payers, but a National Day of Observance like Flag Day or Patriot Day," states Dr. Myers. "As more states like&nbsp; Georgia&nbsp; pass Juneteenth legislation, with only thirteen states remaining, we hope that President Barack Obama and the U.S. Congress will finally officially establish a day for the observance and celebration of the end of slavery in America."<br /><br />Thousands of petitions have been forwarded to the White House urging President Obama to make Juneteenth a National Day of Observance and to establish a Presidential National Juneteenth Commission to provide advice on how the annual observance of Juneteenth Independence Day can bring all Americans together with the goal of promoting greater understanding and racial healing. &nbsp;<br /><br />A similar petition drive is pushing for the issuing of Juneteenth "Flags of Freedom" postage stamp by the USPS. <br /><br />"The official recognition of Juneteenth Independence Day and the end of enslavement by state governments and the U.S. Congress are very significant steps in bringing healing to America from the legacy of enslavement," states Rev. Dr. Myers, also Founder &amp; Chairman of the National Juneteenth Christian Leadership Council (NJCLC), the National Day Reconciliation &amp; Healing From the Legacy of Enslavement and the annual Washington Juneteenth National Holiday Observance.<br /><br />For information on the National Juneteenth Holiday Campaign, the National Day of Reconciliation &amp; Healing From the Legacy of Enslavement, the Washington Juneteenth National Holiday Observance and Juneteenth Celebrations in Georgia, contact Rev. Ronald V. Myers, Sr., M.D. at 662-247-3364 or e-mail: <a target="_blank" href="mailto:JuneteenthDOC@yahoo.com"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">JuneteenthDOC@yahoo.com</span></a> or web sites: <a target="_blank" href="http://www.juneteenth.us/"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">www.Juneteenth.us</span></a> and <a target="_blank" href="http://www.nationaljuneteenth.com/"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">www.NationalJuneteenth.com</span></a>.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><br /></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;">The Resolution is as follows:</span></span></p> <div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><strong>Senate Resolution 164<br /><br />By: Senators Jackson of the 2nd, James of the 35th and Seay of the 34th<br /><br />A Resolution</strong><br /></span></span></div> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><br /><br />1 Recognizing "Juneteenth Celebration Day" in Georgia ; and for other purposes.<br /><br />2 Wheras, the Emancipation Proclamation was issued by President Abraham Lincoln on<br /><br />3 January 1, 1863, and General Lee surrendered in April, 1865, officially ending the United<br /><br />4 States Civil War; and<br /><br />5 Whereas, news of the Emancipation Proclamation and the end of slavery did not reach<br /><br />6 Texas , Oklahoma , Louisiana , Arkansas , and California until June 19, 1865; and<br /><br />7 Whereas, on that evening, thousands of former slaves flooded the streets in spontaneous<br /><br />8 celebration, rejoicing in the news of their long awaited freedom; and<br /><br />9 WHEREAS, the nineteenth day of June has been observed as "Juneteenth" to commemorate<br /><br />10 the joyous events of June 19,1865, and Juneteenth celebrations have occurred in states across<br /><br />11 this great nation; and<br /><br />12 Whereas, "Juneteenth" and similar Emancipation Day observances formally recognizing<br /><br />13 the abolition of slavery are now officially observed in numerous states, Washington, D.C. ,<br /><br />14 and internationally in countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, and South America ; and<br /><br />15 Whereas, Americans of all colors, creeds, cultures, religions, and countries of origin share<br /><br />16 in a common love of and respect for freedom, as well as the determination to protect their<br /><br />17 right to freedom through the democratic institutions by which the tenets of freedom are<br /><br />18 guaranteed and protected; and<br /><br />19 Whereas, it is only fitting and proper that the State of Georgia appropriately recognize<br /><br />20 this glorious event marking the end of slavery and the beginning of freedom for so many who<br /><br />21 had wrongfully suffered in this state and nation.<br /><br />22 Now, Therefore, Be It Resolved by the Senate that the members of this body<br /><br />23 hereby recognize "Juneteenth Celebration Day" in remembrance of those who received the<br /><br />24 exultant news of their freedom and as a memorial to all those who suffered from the cruelties<br /><br />25 of slavery, and encourage ceremonies, celebrations, and other activities to be held in their<br /><br />26 honor.<br /><br />27 Be it further resolved, that the Secretary of the Senate is authorized and directed<br /><br />28 to transmit an appropriate copy of this resolution to the National Juneteenth Observance <br /><br />29 Foundation.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><br /></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><img style="margin: 6px; float: right;" alt="juneteenth_copy" src="images/stories/juneteenth_copy.png" width="271" height="133" />National Juneteenth Holiday Campaign Chairman, <a target="_self" href="index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=288:q-a-a-dr-ronald-v-meyers-sr-of-juneteenth-observance-foundation&amp;catid=127:spotlight-interviews&amp;Itemid=133"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Rev. Ronald V. Myers, Sr., M.D</span></a>., was glad to hear the news about the passage of S.R. 164 by the Georgia State Senate recognizing the "19th of June" as Juneteenth Celebration Day. Georgia is now the 37th state to celebrate the of end of enslavement in America.<br /><br />"Georgia joins Texas, Florida, Oklahoma, Delaware, Alaska, Idaho, Iowa, California, Wyoming, Illinois, Missouri, Connecticut, Louisiana, New Jersey, New York, Colorado, Arkansas, Oregon, Kentucky, Michigan, New Mexico, Virginia, Washington State, Tennessee, Massachusetts, North Carolina, West Virginia, South Carolina, Vermont, Nebraska, Kansas, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Indiana, Mississippi and the District of Columbia in recognizing the end of enslavement in America," states Rev. Ronald V. Myers, Sr., M.D., Founder &amp; Chairman of the National Juneteeenth Observance Foundation (NJOF).<br /><br />Juneteenth commemorates the day when slaves in the last geographic area in America where slavery existed learned of their freedom. This took place on June 19, 1865, in Galveston, Texas, when Union General Gordon Granger read General Order #3, announcing that "all slaves are free" by Proclamation of President Abraham Lincoln. The Emancipation Proclamation was signed by President Abraham Lincoln on September 22, 1862, and issued on January 1, 1863. It took over two and a half years for the news to travel to southwest Texas.<br /><br />"We especially appreciate Senator Lester Jackson for sponsoring the legislation that has made all of this possible," states Dr. Myers. "We also want to thank Sen. Donzella James and Sen. Valencia Seay for their support for Juneteenth to be recognized at the state capitol."<br /><br />Now that Juneteenth is recognized in Georgia by the State Senate, Myers is hopeful that perhaps Georgia U.S. Senators Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson will support legislation in the U.S. Congress to officially place Juneteenth on all calendars.<br /><br />"We are not asking for a paid federal holiday, which will be a burden on tax-payers, but a National Day of Observance like Flag Day or Patriot Day," states Dr. Myers. "As more states like&nbsp; Georgia&nbsp; pass Juneteenth legislation, with only thirteen states remaining, we hope that President Barack Obama and the U.S. Congress will finally officially establish a day for the observance and celebration of the end of slavery in America."<br /><br />Thousands of petitions have been forwarded to the White House urging President Obama to make Juneteenth a National Day of Observance and to establish a Presidential National Juneteenth Commission to provide advice on how the annual observance of Juneteenth Independence Day can bring all Americans together with the goal of promoting greater understanding and racial healing. &nbsp;<br /><br />A similar petition drive is pushing for the issuing of Juneteenth "Flags of Freedom" postage stamp by the USPS. <br /><br />"The official recognition of Juneteenth Independence Day and the end of enslavement by state governments and the U.S. Congress are very significant steps in bringing healing to America from the legacy of enslavement," states Rev. Dr. Myers, also Founder &amp; Chairman of the National Juneteenth Christian Leadership Council (NJCLC), the National Day Reconciliation &amp; Healing From the Legacy of Enslavement and the annual Washington Juneteenth National Holiday Observance.<br /><br />For information on the National Juneteenth Holiday Campaign, the National Day of Reconciliation &amp; Healing From the Legacy of Enslavement, the Washington Juneteenth National Holiday Observance and Juneteenth Celebrations in Georgia, contact Rev. Ronald V. Myers, Sr., M.D. at 662-247-3364 or e-mail: <a target="_blank" href="mailto:JuneteenthDOC@yahoo.com"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">JuneteenthDOC@yahoo.com</span></a> or web sites: <a target="_blank" href="http://www.juneteenth.us/"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">www.Juneteenth.us</span></a> and <a target="_blank" href="http://www.nationaljuneteenth.com/"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">www.NationalJuneteenth.com</span></a>.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><br /></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;">The Resolution is as follows:</span></span></p> <div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><strong>Senate Resolution 164<br /><br />By: Senators Jackson of the 2nd, James of the 35th and Seay of the 34th<br /><br />A Resolution</strong><br /></span></span></div> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><br /><br />1 Recognizing "Juneteenth Celebration Day" in Georgia ; and for other purposes.<br /><br />2 Wheras, the Emancipation Proclamation was issued by President Abraham Lincoln on<br /><br />3 January 1, 1863, and General Lee surrendered in April, 1865, officially ending the United<br /><br />4 States Civil War; and<br /><br />5 Whereas, news of the Emancipation Proclamation and the end of slavery did not reach<br /><br />6 Texas , Oklahoma , Louisiana , Arkansas , and California until June 19, 1865; and<br /><br />7 Whereas, on that evening, thousands of former slaves flooded the streets in spontaneous<br /><br />8 celebration, rejoicing in the news of their long awaited freedom; and<br /><br />9 WHEREAS, the nineteenth day of June has been observed as "Juneteenth" to commemorate<br /><br />10 the joyous events of June 19,1865, and Juneteenth celebrations have occurred in states across<br /><br />11 this great nation; and<br /><br />12 Whereas, "Juneteenth" and similar Emancipation Day observances formally recognizing<br /><br />13 the abolition of slavery are now officially observed in numerous states, Washington, D.C. ,<br /><br />14 and internationally in countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, and South America ; and<br /><br />15 Whereas, Americans of all colors, creeds, cultures, religions, and countries of origin share<br /><br />16 in a common love of and respect for freedom, as well as the determination to protect their<br /><br />17 right to freedom through the democratic institutions by which the tenets of freedom are<br /><br />18 guaranteed and protected; and<br /><br />19 Whereas, it is only fitting and proper that the State of Georgia appropriately recognize<br /><br />20 this glorious event marking the end of slavery and the beginning of freedom for so many who<br /><br />21 had wrongfully suffered in this state and nation.<br /><br />22 Now, Therefore, Be It Resolved by the Senate that the members of this body<br /><br />23 hereby recognize "Juneteenth Celebration Day" in remembrance of those who received the<br /><br />24 exultant news of their freedom and as a memorial to all those who suffered from the cruelties<br /><br />25 of slavery, and encourage ceremonies, celebrations, and other activities to be held in their<br /><br />26 honor.<br /><br />27 Be it further resolved, that the Secretary of the Senate is authorized and directed<br /><br />28 to transmit an appropriate copy of this resolution to the National Juneteenth Observance <br /><br />29 Foundation.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><br /></span></span></p> Cheap viagra online » Approved Canadian Pharmacy ::: Canadian pharmacy viagra! 2010-09-30T03:19:22Z 2010-09-30T03:19:22Z http://africandiasporatourism.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=426:ray-charles-memorial-library-opens-in-los-angeles&catid=102:news-2&Itemid=73 ADT Admin krissie@africandiasporatourism.com <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><em><strong>Musical icon’s legacy continues to educate, inspire and entertain!</strong></em></span></span></p> <p><img style="margin: 6px; float: left;" alt="RayChlsMemLib" src="images/stories/RayChlsMemLib.png" width="360" height="200" /><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;">The Ray Charles Memorial Library officially opened its doors on September 24th, the day that would have been the music icon’s 80th birthday. The library, which features interactive exhibits about the musician’s life and career, is housed in the Charles Studio office building in South Los Angeles. On hand for the recent grand opening were Charles’ friends and colleagues including musical legends Quincy Jones and B.B. King.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;">The Ray Charles 80th Birthday Celebration will also include a 20-month series of events and announcements. “The library's main aim is to educate and inspire disenfranchised children who have seen arts education cut from their school curricula,” said library and foundation president Valerie Ervin. The Ray Charles Memorial Library will stage exhibits and host events in keeping with its educational mission. “We will be rolling out exciting events and announcements every month through September 2011,” states Ervin.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;">“It’s not only a chance to connect with Mr. Charles’ ongoing fan base on various levels but to also engage a new generation of fans as we re-introduce his enduring legacy and catalog of work. Fans throughout the world will be able to learn more about Mr. Charles -- not only as a music legend but as a global icon of historical significance.”</span></span></p> <span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><em><strong>Musical icon’s legacy continues to educate, inspire and entertain!</strong></em></span></span></p> <p><img style="margin: 6px; float: left;" alt="RayChlsMemLib" src="images/stories/RayChlsMemLib.png" width="360" height="200" /><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;">The Ray Charles Memorial Library officially opened its doors on September 24th, the day that would have been the music icon’s 80th birthday. The library, which features interactive exhibits about the musician’s life and career, is housed in the Charles Studio office building in South Los Angeles. On hand for the recent grand opening were Charles’ friends and colleagues including musical legends Quincy Jones and B.B. King.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;">The Ray Charles 80th Birthday Celebration will also include a 20-month series of events and announcements. “The library's main aim is to educate and inspire disenfranchised children who have seen arts education cut from their school curricula,” said library and foundation president Valerie Ervin. The Ray Charles Memorial Library will stage exhibits and host events in keeping with its educational mission. “We will be rolling out exciting events and announcements every month through September 2011,” states Ervin.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;">“It’s not only a chance to connect with Mr. Charles’ ongoing fan base on various levels but to also engage a new generation of fans as we re-introduce his enduring legacy and catalog of work. 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The manual also contains sample itineraries to help agents create a well-rounded travel agenda to include fascinating—yet not widely known or appreciated—aspects of contemporary Black Paris.</p> <p><em><strong>New Training Course Helps Travel Agents Sell Paris as a Black Heritage Destination to Mainstream Travelers</strong></em><br /><br /><img style="margin: 6px; float: left;" alt="Monique_Wells" src="images/stories/Monique_Wells.png" width="201" height="154" />Discover Paris!™, a travel planning service that provides self-guided itineraries and private, guided tours in the City of Light, has partnered with the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) to offer a specialist course that teaches travel professionals how to sell Paris as a Black heritage destination. The result: a home-study course entitled <strong>Paris – An Afro-centric Perspective</strong> authored by Discover Paris! co-founder Monique Y. Wells. The training manual provides agents with an introduction to African-American history in Paris, and an in-depth understanding of the sites related to this history. The manual also contains sample itineraries to help agents create a well-rounded travel agenda to include fascinating—yet not widely known or appreciated—aspects of contemporary Black Paris.</p> Cheap viagra online » Approved Canadian Pharmacy ::: Canadian pharmacy viagra! 2010-09-11T14:04:03Z 2010-09-11T14:04:03Z http://africandiasporatourism.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=406:noted-theatre-director-herman-jones-presents-madam-in-atlanta&catid=102:news-2&Itemid=73 Kitty J. Pope krissie@africandiasporatourism.com <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><img style="margin: 2px; vertical-align: top;" alt="madame_cast_2" src="images/stories/madame_cast_2.png" height="346" width="600" /></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><em><strong>A Musical Reading Production Based on the Life of Madam C.J. Walker proves to be a Hit!</strong></em></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;">The stage performance of the story of Madam C.J. Walker is back by popular demand.&nbsp; ‘Madam’ is a powerful and inspirational musical, directed by Herman Levern Jones, the founder and president of TheatreSouth Atlanta, INC (TSA).&nbsp;&nbsp; The performance will be at Atlanta’s South Dekalb County’s Porter Sanford III Performance Arts and Community Center now until the 3rd of October.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;">Earlier this year in March, Jones presented excerpts from ‘Madam’ in New York and the show turned out to be a musical hit, receiving rave reviews. Through TheatreSouth Atlanta, he has brought the show back as an entertaining and educational performance about the life of Madam C.J. Walker, the first black female millionaire who made her fortune in the hair care industry.&nbsp; Written by Adriana Amendola and composed by Paul Johnson, ‘Madam’ is a stage production for the entire family.&nbsp; It is the 2010 Winner of the Puffin Foundation Award.&nbsp;</span></span></p> <span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><img style="margin: 2px; vertical-align: top;" alt="madame_cast_2" src="images/stories/madame_cast_2.png" height="346" width="600" /></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><em><strong>A Musical Reading Production Based on the Life of Madam C.J. Walker proves to be a Hit!</strong></em></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;">The stage performance of the story of Madam C.J. Walker is back by popular demand.&nbsp; ‘Madam’ is a powerful and inspirational musical, directed by Herman Levern Jones, the founder and president of TheatreSouth Atlanta, INC (TSA).&nbsp;&nbsp; The performance will be at Atlanta’s South Dekalb County’s Porter Sanford III Performance Arts and Community Center now until the 3rd of October.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;">Earlier this year in March, Jones presented excerpts from ‘Madam’ in New York and the show turned out to be a musical hit, receiving rave reviews. Through TheatreSouth Atlanta, he has brought the show back as an entertaining and educational performance about the life of Madam C.J. Walker, the first black female millionaire who made her fortune in the hair care industry.&nbsp; Written by Adriana Amendola and composed by Paul Johnson, ‘Madam’ is a stage production for the entire family.&nbsp; It is the 2010 Winner of the Puffin Foundation Award.&nbsp;</span></span></p> <span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;">