Schomburg Center acquires Harry Belafonte’s historic archive — Repeating Islands

Wilson Wongh (NBC News) shares the news that Harry Belafonte’s extensive historic archive will be now housed at New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Belafonte said, “It is deeply moving that this destination so critical to my life and well-being, from the days of my youth until now, should be […]

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‘Language carries our custom’: the keepers of Torres Strait’s traditional lingo

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Phillemon Mosby works on Poruma to strengthen the sleeping Kulkalgau Ya language he was taught by his grandmother

In a community garden on the island of Poruma in the late 1980s, Lillah Pearson never stopped speaking Kulkalgau Ya to her grandson, Phillemon Mosby.

Kulkalgau Ya, spoken on the central islands of the Torres Strait, is one of the four dialects of the Kala Lagaw Ya language.

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French designer gives away homemade masks during Covid-19 crisis

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Brigitte Thivet posts advice on how to make colourful masks for people in lockdown

French people confined to their homes during the national lockdown are being encouraged to engage in some not so haute couture during the coronavirus crisis.

A freelance designer has posted advice on how to make colourful face masks and is offering to give some she has made away for free.

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