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Black Excellence Weekly RoundUp

Because of Them We Can Weekly Roundup
 

She Is The First Black Woman To Be Elected President of Florida’s Broward County Bar Association

 
She’s the perfect woman for the job! Alison Smith is making history as the first Black woman to be elected president of Florida’s Broward County Bar Association (BCBA) in its near 100-year-history, the Jamaica Observer reports.  Smith was born in New York and raised in Jamaica since she was a month old. In 1996, Smith migrated back to the United States, going to law school and becoming valedictorian at Nova Southeastern University....

Civil Rights Activist And Education Advocate, Robert Parris Moses, Has Joined The Ancestors At 86

 
Another leader has gone home! Civil rights activist Robert Parris Moses, who led Black voter registration drives in the American South, has passed away at 86 years old, according to The Grio. He was the Mississippi field director of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee during the Civil Rights Movement, working to end segregation. He was also central to the to the “Freedom Summer” of 1964, mobilizing hundreds of students to go down south...

Jamaican Officials Set To Petition British Government for Slavery Reparations

 
It’s time to pay up! Jamaican officials are set to petition the British government for slavery reparations, Essence reports. Jamaican officials are getting ready to petition Britain for reparations due to the country’s role in the transatlantic slave trade. According to the National Library of Jamaica, some 600,000 Africans were taken from their homes, shipped to Jamaica, and forced to be chattel slaves. Jamaica was first colonized by Spain and then Britain...

This Father Saved His Twins From A Fire And Raised More Than $215k To Support Family

 
He's a hero! Ray Lucas saved his infant twin daughters from a house fire in Detroit. On July 16, the father of two came home from running errands with his girlfriend and children's mother, Shi'ann Brown, to their family house engulfed in flames. His aunt and niece were able to escape, but he knew his children were still inside. Lucas jumped into action, running to the basement to save his...

This Foster Family Has Taken In More Than 100 Children In The DMV Area

 
They always made room for one more. Aaron and Sandra Stockton are residents of Upper Marlboro, Maryland. Over the last 27 years, the two have made it their mission to help children who need it the most, fostering over 100 children in the DMV area, Fox 45 News reports. Their motto over the years has been "There's always room for one more," something Sandra's mother always said at their dinner table. It...

 
 


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