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We encourage our local school districts, all of them, to make black history an integral part of social studies curricula as well as lessons taught in other subjects.

In addition to the cultural inheritance an institution like slavery leaves in its wake, the authors of “Gather at the Table” cite studies that show the effects of such hardship and pain can be passed on through generations due to changes in DNA.

Guilderland’s teaching staff, like those of Voorheesville and Berne-Knox-Westerlo, remains overwhelmingly white, a pattern seen at schools across the country.

Two local residents whose families’ roots are in Shubuta, Mississippi — a town known for two horrific group lynchings — talk about the way that their relatives responded to the racism they encountered in their hometown. 

On a beautiful April 28 evening, 15 teams participated in the third annual Amazing Earth Day Race organized by the Friends of Five Rivers at the Five Rivers Environmental Education Center in Delmar.

The race will start at 9 a.m. at the Altamont Elementary School in Grand Street in the village.

GUILDERLAND — The town of Guilderland is offering a Guilderland Youth Cross-Country Camp for kids entering third through eighth grades.

For something a little different, Phil Carducci decided to organize the inaugural Voorheesville 5K Cross-Country Challenge, to be run on Sept. 5.

BERNE — Move over, American Pharaoh. Local runners are now racing for their own triple crown.

A tall sprinter from the Albany Academy for Girls took first place a long stretch in the 100-meter and 400-meter snowshoe sprints at the Empire State Winter Games on Feb. 9.

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