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The Cowgirls of Color: The First and Only All-Black Female Rodeo Team | Makers

Like most equestrian sports, white men dominate rodeo, but black cowboys have been able to compete in rodeos since the 1940s, although not without facing a lot of discrimination like corrupt scoring. Over the years, seeing an all-black rodeo team was rare, but to see an all-black female rodeo team was unheard of — until now. According to The Guardian, there is only black rodeo in the entire country and it still remains almost exclusively male. Each year more and more female contestants come to The Bill Picket rodeo to compete. About two years ago, a group of illustrious women […]

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Nehanda Abiodun, 68, Black Revolutionary Who Fled to Cuba, Dies | New York Times

Daniel E. Slotnik, New York Times Nehanda Abiodun in 2015. Ms. Abiodun had been living in Cuba to elude arrest on charges that linked her to violence committed by radicals in the 1970s and ’80s. Credit Noah Friedman-Rudovsky. Featured Image Abiodun, a radical black nationalist who was charged in the deadly botched robbery of a Brink’s armored truck in 1981 and then spent decades as a fugitive in Cuba, a hero to would-be revolutionaries and a criminal to many others, died on Jan. 30 at her home in Havana. She was 68. Her death was confirmed by Henry Louis Taylor […]

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A Loving Tribute to a True Southern Food Legend | Southern Living "Her cookbooks mentored me quietly, passionately. I am not certain which I relished more: her recipes for delicious country cooking or her storytelling."

“Her cookbooks mentored me quietly, passionately. I am not certain which I relished more: her recipes for delicious country cooking or her storytelling.”

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