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Advancing Public Safety for Black Communities. President Biden believes that the surge in gun violence that has affected communities across the country is unacceptable, and his Administration is acting decisively with a whole-of-government approach. Black Americans are disproportionately harmed by the direct and indirect consequences of gun violence, which causes lasting trauma for children, families, and communities. The President continues to call on Congress to take action to end this gun violence epidemic. But he knows we cannot afford to wait a single day while lives are being taken, which is why he has taken more action to reduce gun violence than any other President at this point in their Administration. These policies and programs include:




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Restoring Fairness and Humanity to Our Immigration System. President Biden is committed to reforming our immigration system, promoting racial equity in our immigration policies, and providing legal protections for Black noncitizens who call this country home.


We'll be in touch with the latest information on how President Biden and his administration are working for the American people, as well as ways you can get involved and help our country build back better.


Nighttime light pollution is common east of the Mississippi River, and natural nighttime darkness is disappearing, making stargazing more difficult. Dark Sky designation recognizes areas and organizations working to maintain spaces where the public can easily see the stars. The designation marks the beginning of our work in maintaining the dark skies, demonstrating that much of what visitors love about our dark sky parks hinges on resources and factors beyond our boundaries. It is a reminder that the designation's longevity must not be taken for granted. We hope it will inspire others to consider the impact that outdoor lighting choices at home and in their communities make on the conservation and enjoyment of our valued resources.


The South that Black Americans are moving to has been changing in fundamental ways. Although Black neighborhood segregation is still substantial, it has declined noticeably in rapidly growing southern metro areas, while Black suburbanization has risen there compared to most other parts of the country. Meanwhile, recent presidential and congressional election results have shown that the Black voting bloc is making the South more politically competitive.


Through our relationship with local farms and bakeries we are able to bring you seasonal and delicious food, in a relaxed country atmosphere. Saturday lunch times are a great opportunity to eat fresh local food to the accompaniment of Americana Music on stage.


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If you live in Virginia, you live in bear country! Black Bears are found throughout Virginia, and may even be seen in some suburban and urban locations. The bear population is healthy with an estimated 17,000 bears in the state. Increasing human development means that people and bears may come into more conflict; while bears are typically shy and avoid humans, we all have a shared responsibility to keep bears and people safe.


Camping: Keeping food safe and away from bears is an extremely important part of camping in bear country. It will not only make sure you get to eat your own food, but it also helps keep bears safe and appropriately wary of people.


Sears plans to use her new power to address what she sees as pressing problems: a country that under-educates its children and over-taxes its citizens, as well as a state unwilling to move on from its dark past.


It's an uncommon message for Black politicians in Richmond, the former capital of the Confederacy. Virginia has been shaped by centuries of racial trauma, from slavery to redlining. Democrats have been talking more about the lingering impact of those scars since racial justice protests rocked the country in 2020.


"We live in a great country, but we are going to be even better when we figure out that the true part of our history involves a number of mixed cultures," said Brown, a National Park Service superintendent.


History is about telling the truth, Janney said. Putting historical figures on pedestals and ignoring their racism and white supremacy is inaccurate. Their flaws and their strengths helped shape the country.


Retreat to Virginia's wine country for a romantic midweek escape and save 20% on luxurious and spacious accommodations Sunday through Thursday. Enjoy a bottle of Virginia wine upon arrival and explore the many wineries and lush vineyards that Loudoun County and the surrounding area have to offer.


For the next few years the Democrats seemed in control of the South, but even then deep challenges were building beneath the surface. Behind their show of unity, the Democratic Redeemers suffered deep divisions. Conflicts between upcountry and Black Belt, between town and country, and between former Democrats and former Whigs divided the Redeemers. The Democratic party proved too small to contain the ambitions of all the white men who sought its rewards, too large and unwieldy to move decisively.[11]


Landowners needed a great deal of labor at harvest time to pick cotton. The typical plan after the Civil War and emancipation of the slaves who had provided labor on vast estates in the American South during the antebellum period was for planters to divide the old plantations into many smaller farms that were then assigned to tenant farmers. The tenant farmer and his family worked their plot of land and provided the labor to plant and harvest the crop. Throughout the year, the tenants usually bought food and supplies weekly, on credit, through the local country store (sometimes owned by the planter).


Muhlenberg County, Kentucky-based dark country outfit LOST DOG STREET BAND has just announced a widespread run of US tour dates for early next year, continuing to support of their acclaimed fifth album, Weight Of A Trigger.


Dr. Robert Winn is the director of the Virginia Commonwealth University's Massey Cancer Center and one of the few Black oncologists to lead a National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center anywhere in the country.Cheriss May for POLITICO


Medium-sized sparrow with round head, small, pale bill, and long tail with white outer feathers. "Oregon" form of western North America has dark brown hood, light brown back, buffy sides, and white belly.


Medium-sized sparrow with white outer tail feathers and small bill. "Red-backed" form of southwestern U.S. has gray head, dark face, and bright reddish brown back. Upper mandible of bill is darker gray than lower.


In 2015, 17% of all U.S. newlyweds had a spouse of a different race or ethnicity, marking more than a fivefold increase since 1967, when 3% of newlyweds were intermarried, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data.2 In that year, the U.S. Supreme Court in the Loving v. Virginia case ruled that marriage across racial lines was legal throughout the country. Until this ruling, interracial marriages were forbidden in many states.


The Black-Maned Lion is a rare subspecies found in Ethiopia and is named for the distinct, dark manes of the male lions. Once believed to be extinct, an estimated 50 lions were discovered in remote locations within Ethiopia in 2016. Ethiopia is located in the Eastern part of Africa, covering more than 435,000 square miles of land. In Ethiopia, and throughout Africa, the populations of lions have been rapidly declining, thus causing the lion to be considered a vulnerable species. More than 280 different kinds of mammals live in Ethiopia and about 40 types are unique to the country! Now it is your turn to create a paper lion inspired by the Ethiopian Black-Maned Lion!


As the cultivation of the so-called sot-weed spread, the demand for workers increased as well. In Virginia, this labor demand was satisfied at first by indentured servants, who worked for a fixed number of years to pay their passage and then became free. Indentured servants were plentiful during the middle decades of the seventeenth century, when crop failures in England and Wales prompted many to leave for the New World. But as economic and political conditions in the mother country improved, this source of workers began to dry up and was replaced with enslaved labor. By 1700, enslaved Africans, bound for life, outnumbered white indentured servants. That same year, the amount of tobacco being shipped from Virginia to England reached 22 million pounds.


Virginia ham, also known as country ham, originates much closer to home, first appearing around 1944, in rural Tennessee, Virginia, Georgia, Kentucky and the Carolinas. But country ham is really more about the style of smoking and curing than it is the location.


Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains near the Shenandoah Valley is Briar Patch Bed & Breakfast Inn, offering charm and hospitality to match its historic location. The inn is a historic farm (circa 1805) on 47 rolling acres with majestic mountain views. Located in Loudoun County, our B&B is in the heart of Virginia horse and wine country on Route 50 (John Mosby Highway), just 4 miles east of the town of Middleburg, 20 minutes from Dulles Airport, and about an hour from Washington, DC. When you enter our world, you leave the stress behind.


What that means is, for a long time in our country's history, black people were most likely direct descendants of enslaved Africans. Watkins-Hayes described the adoption of the term African American as a "very deliberate move on the part of black communities to signify our American-ness, but also signify this African heritage."


Over time, immigration to the United States increased, and people who identify as black in America were also likely to be first and second-generation immigrants without a direct connection to the history of slavery in this country. 041b061a72


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