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Moving Forward

African-American doctor, minister of hope inspires youth to stalk their dreams

If you can't see it, you have a hard time achieving it. That's one of the problems, which afflicts kids growing up in poor minority neighborhoods.
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Reginald F. Lewis Museum hosts teen summit

The Reginald F. Lewis Museum hosts “Teen Summit: Stop the Violence” on Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. as a part of Free Fall Baltimore.
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Celebrating a PG County trailblazer during Women’s History Month

At age 86, Julia Clark is still working hard as an advocate with a stern resolve to see any task through.
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Famed activist Angela Davis to deliver Margaret Brent lecture at St. Mary’s College

Political activist, scholar and author Angela Davis will deliver the 2015 Margaret Brent Lecture at St. Mary’s College of Maryland on Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 4 p.m. in the Michael P. O’Brien Athletics & Recreation Center Arena located at ...
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Protesters to chant 'Take it down' as legislators meet over flag

The battle may at last be over for the Confederate battle flag.
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VIDEO: Obama uses N-word, says we are 'not cured' of racism

President Barack Obama used the n-word to make a point about the reality of racism in America during an interview released Monday with comedian Marc Maron.
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Black unemployment dips below 10 percent

The Black unemployment rate fell to single digits (9.6 percent) in April, for the first time since President Barack Obama was elected in 2008.
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King Nobel Secrets Revealed

The mystery surrounding who nominated civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for the Nobel Peace Prize 50 years ago is cleared up in a new exhibit, “1964: Martin Luther King Jr.,” under way at the King National Historic ...
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Dear White People’ conveys complexity of contemporary race relations

“Dear White People, the minimum requirement of black friends to not seem racist has just been raised to two.
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Rosa Parks’ papers to reside at Library of Congress

The Library of Congress will be the new home of the Rosa Parks Collection, Librarian of Congress James H. Billington announced on Tuesday, September 9, 2014. The collection will be at the Library on a 10-year loan from the Howard ...
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Michelle Howard becomes Navy's first female four-star admiral

The U.S. Navy has promoted Vice Adm. Michelle Howard to admiral, making her the first female four-star officer in the Navy's 236-year-history, the White House said Tuesday.
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She's An Icon: Top 10 Black Women Who Are Making Black History Today

We all (hopefully) know the stellar history of our fore-mothers like Sojourner Truth, Phyllis Wheatley, Harriet Tubman, Ida B. Wells, Fannie Lou Hammer, Dorothy Height and Lena Horne. But there are black women making moves today who are likely to ...
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Post-Obama: The Future of the Black Body Politic After the Age of Obama

When then Senator Barack Obama turned into President Barack Obama after his historic 2008 election it had all the pageantry, zeal and aura of a religious revelation for many. It was something a long time coming -- a win after ...
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To Assimilate or Infiltrate: The War for (and Against) Being Undeniably Black

When I was in the 9th grade I wrote a cartoon strip where the heroine’s name was Daphne. A white male classmate of mine who enjoyed reading my stories immediately complained that I’d give the girl a weird “black” name. ...
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Voting Rights: Under Threat Then, Still Under Threat Now

Georgia resident Dorothy Cooper had been voting for more than 50 years with no problem, but in 2012 she almost couldn’t. It was all due to the new voter ID law Georgia had passed under the guise of fighting voter ...
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