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To truly remember Dr. King, political action and infinite hope must outweigh anti-democratic forces

Often lost in our celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. is his unwavering testimony of hope and his political action in the face of despair and nihilism.
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Historian to Discuss Baltimore County African-Americans role in Civil War

Very few documented histories of African American life and communities are available in Baltimore County. However, historian and author Louis S. Diggs, the president of the Friends of Historical Cherry Hill AUMP, Inc. and the president of the board of ...
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Former MLK aide celebrates civil rights icon

Dr. Clarence Jones met Martin Luther King Jr. when he was 29 and King was 31
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Dick Gregory Remembered, Lionized By Mourners

Civil rights activist and comedian Dick Gregory packed several lifetimes into his 84 years.
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Historic Diggs-Johnson Museum to Host Special Presentation

The Diggs-Johnson Museum will host a power point presentation on the 40 historic African-American communities of Baltimore County on Saturday, April 29, 2017.
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Hosanna School celebrates 150th anniversary

Hosanna School was built in 1867 on land owned by James Paca, the son of Cupid Paca, a free African-American who bought 50 acres of land from Berkley to Darlington, areas in Harford County
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Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center Opens

The public is invited to the grand opening of the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center March 11 and 12, 2017.
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"I Am Not Your Negro,"

The film, "I Am Not Your Negro," is a journey into Black history that connects the Civil Rights movement to the present Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement
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Family, friends and colleagues remember Washington Informer editor

Funeral services were held on Monday, July 6 for Denise W. Barnes, a veteran journalist who served as managing editor of the Washington Informer for six years until she was hospitalized in December.
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Blacks need Major League Baseball

A Chris Rock video has made the rounds in which he offers a critique of Major League baseball and its relationship to black America.
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Hall of Fame stable a family affair for Leatherbury, Thorpe

Photo: Jim McCue Assistant trainer Avon Thorpe has described his two and a half decades of working in several roles for recently elected Hall of Fame horseman King Leatherbury as a family affair.
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Life of black man displayed in zoo matters, too

An ordinary Internet search on Ota Benga yields black-and-white photos of a petite Black man, almost naked, smiling with a row of spiky teeth. Some accounts say he achieved fame in the early 1900s as part of controversial human zoo ...
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A look at the life and influence of Dr. King

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. played a pivotal role in race relations in the United States for nearly a decade. He helped secure the end of legal segregation of African-American citizens, created the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and served ...
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Envisioning Emancipation: Black Americans and the End of Slavery

In honor of the 150th anniversary of Maryland Emancipation, the Reginald F. Lewis Museum presents renowned photo historian Dr. Deborah Willis on Saturday November 1, 2014 at 1 p.m. Her critically acclaimed book, “Envisioning Emancipation: Black Americans and the End ...
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Family and creativity fuel Marlon Wayans’ success

Following the advice of his brother, Keenen, to not sit around and wait for Hollywood, Marlon Wayans has firmly established his own identity as an actor, writer, producer, director and stand-up comedian.
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