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Who Is Burrell Billingslea ?

Burrell Billingslea retired in 2009 after an auspicious 29 year career with Fulton County Government where he served as the Director of the Office of the Office of Workforce Development for 15 of those years as an exemplary administrator

                                   

As the Director of the Office of Workforce Development in the Human Services Department, he supervised two hundred professionals with a budget of over $7,000,000. He administered direct employment…

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Added by VKN on January 8, 2012 at 10:36am — No Comments

Crime After Crime

Click here to read the story of imprisoned battered women

Added by VKN on January 8, 2012 at 9:59am — 2 Comments

Krystal Appiah: Distinguished Fellow for African American History

Krystal Appiah: Distinguished Fellow for African American History

*CHICAGO, IL — In his 1925 essay “The Negro Digs Up His Past,” scholar and bibliophile Arthur Schomburg argued that, black “history has become less a matter of argument and more a matter of record. [Amongst African Americans,] there is the definite ...

Added by VKN on January 6, 2012 at 3:36pm — No Comments

Taking advantage of social media makeovers

Taking advantage of social media makeovers

Jan 3, 2012 - SouthCoastToday.com

Three of the major social media sites introduced or rolled out makeovers of their platform this month. Facebook has made its "Timeline" feature available to everyone (on…

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Added by VKN on January 6, 2012 at 3:23pm — No Comments

Watch Night and the New Year



Historic Watch…

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Added by VKN on December 31, 2011 at 8:29pm — 2 Comments

Rethinking Race In America

Rethinking Race In America - KUOW

www.kuow.org/program.php?id=25497

Rethinking Race In America

Steve Scher 12/29/2011 at 10:00 a.m.

We listen back today to three conversations we had this year about race in America. Dr. Quintard Taylor, Jr.…

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Added by VKN on December 29, 2011 at 1:59am — No Comments

Bernice Bennett - A BlogRadio Pioneer

Was reading the AfriGeneas forums and found this special compliment from Cynthia to Bernice and wanted to share some of what others think.

AfriGeneas Genealogy and History Forum

Re: The real Bagger Vance Pictures

By:cynthia <…

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Added by VKN on December 22, 2011 at 11:50am — No Comments

ZULU CHEST CUTTER featured on Research at the National Archives and Beyond! blogtalkradio

Research at the National Archives and Beyond! blogtalkradio

Thursday- December 22 at 9 pm est. 



From the Slums of Soweto to the Success in America

Join Host Bernice Bennett and special guest Doctor Arthur Mcunu as he shares his amazing true story of Struggle, PreserveranceFaith,…

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Added by Bernice Bennett on December 19, 2011 at 11:03pm — No Comments

When Reality Hit Me - Finding My Enslaved Ancestors by Bernice A. Bennett

*When Reality Hit!

 

Finding My Enslaved Ancestors…



*This brief was published in the HOMPLACE - Fall/Winter 2011- Volume VI, Number 2  

A Newsletter for the Old Edgefield District African American Genealogy Society…

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Added by Bernice Bennett on December 18, 2011 at 3:00pm — 3 Comments

The AfriGeneas Community Calendar

Post your family and community events to the calendar to keep us all informed.

Here

http://www.afrigeneas.com/calendar/

Added by VKN on December 11, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

SLAVE ERA RESEARCH- Aaron Dorsey & Bernice Bennett

Have you listened to BBennett & her blogtalkradioshow

"Research at the National Archives and Beyond!"

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 Aaron Dorsey…

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Added by VKN on December 8, 2011 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Why Do So Few Blacks Study the Civil War?

In my seventh-grade year, my school took a bus trip from our native Baltimore to Gettys­burg, Pennsylvania, the sanctified epicenter of American tragedy. It was the mid-’80s, when educators in our inner cities, confronted by the onslaught of crack, Saturday Night Specials, and teen pregnancy, were calling on all…

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Added by Vicky on December 6, 2011 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Kentucky church bans interracial couples

Kentucky church bans interracial couples

By The Admin on December 2, 2011

A tiny all-white Appalachian church in rural Kentucky has voted to ban interracial couples from joining its flock, pitting members against each other in an…

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Added by VKN on December 4, 2011 at 4:13am — 5 Comments

Fisk University Catalogue 1898

Take a look Edie.

I will just bet you will find connects.

Selected Pages

Did you see the Meharry Catalogue?

Added by VKN on November 19, 2011 at 3:34pm — 5 Comments

Maps a Million

Having fun discovering the Historic map sites in the AAH Project.

 

I will try and insert some of the fun ones.…

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Added by VKN on November 4, 2011 at 3:14am — 2 Comments

Slave owners who were also Abolishinists

So, I need help writing this blog. The information I plan to write is extremely long and detailed. Through my family research I've uncovered many slave owners "Estate wills" of my family, as well as a host of other slave descendants from the the area of Richmond, Charlottesville, Lovingston, Massies Mill and Lynchburg. The slave owners as well as their inlaws. -- If you google "Robert Carter" the 3rd, born 1726, for example you'll see that this "Carter" set all 500 of his slaves free in…

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Added by Derek Nicholas on October 20, 2011 at 12:12pm — 2 Comments

MLK Dedication Atlanta

Atlanta

Added by VKN on October 17, 2011 at 8:10am — 2 Comments

Testing the new activity capability

....and only a test.

Added by VKN on October 12, 2011 at 7:22am — No Comments

Back When We Were Negroes

'Back When We Were Negroes’



By Charles E. Richardson

Posted on Sun, Jul. 31, 2011 in the Macon Telegraph

There was a time until the early 1960s when the terms to describe those of African decent, like me -- African-American or Black or Afro-American -- were almost unheard of.

I remember a distinct conversation with a friend discussing descriptive terms for ourselves in 1963 or ’64. The term “black” was just coming into vogue and he didn’t like it one bit.…

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Added by Vicky on September 23, 2011 at 11:31am — No Comments

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Added by VKN on September 23, 2011 at 8:00am — 5 Comments

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