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The Wakanda Effect? Black Women Are Dominating Magazine Covers This Month

Beyoncé said it herself, in her own words, while reflecting on her historic Vogue cover and spread.
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John S. Chase, Trailblazing Texas Architect, Celebrated in Two Exhibits

John Saunders Chase, FAIA was a Houston architect who realized a large body of work in the city, throughout the state of Texas, and around the United States. Chase achieved many historic firsts during his career.
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Texan Whitney Mercilus throws Back to school bash

Houston Texans Whitney Mercilus is returning to the field this season showing NO MERCI, and off the field he is assisting Houston Independent School District students as they are RETURNING 2 LEARNING. Mercilus is working through his foundation, The WithMerci ...
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American Black Film Festival’s Greenlighters Academy Returns to Los Angeles for 2nd Year July 22-25 to Help Train Future Filmmakers

ABFF Ventures, parent company of the American Black Film Festival, recently announced the current class of student fellows accepted into its 2018 ABFF Greenlighters Academy. The second annual event, sponsored by Turner, is a pipeline program designed to give students ...
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Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, Republicans clash in fiery hearing

House Republicans sharply took aim Thursday at Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation in a heated hearing that came at the same time the House passed a resolution rebuking Rosenstein and the Justice Department.
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The History of Juneteenth

How many people know the actual history behind the Juneteenth holiday? Sadly, through no fault of their own, many of today’s children. It is not taught in schools and some of their parents don’t even know. For those of who ...
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Steve Francis Visits Young Elementary

Former NBA Player Steve Francis stopped by Young Elementary to provide a ray of hope to a group of at-risk youth for their Boys’ Career Day.

T. Ellis Juneteenth Historical Art Exhibition at the Texas State Capitol

Ted T. Ellis, professional artist for more that 25 years, and is currently pursuing his Masters in Museum Studies. He is the art ambassador for the National Juneteenth Organization and has been selected to showcase five of his historical paintings ...
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To Fulfil Dr. King's Vision, We Must Lift Up the Poor

Dr. Martin Luther King's final mission was to build and launch a Poor People's Campaign across lines of race, religion and region. He called for a "revolution of values" to address the "triplets of evil" -- militarism, racism and economic ...
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ESPN's Jemele Hill named #NABJ18 Journalist of the Year

Jemele Hill has been selected as the 2018 Journalist of the Year by the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ). The annual award recognizes a black journalist who has amassed a distinguished body of work with extraordinary depth, scope and ...
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Negro League Baseball is Back with the Official Launch of the National Urban Professional Baseball League — Opening Game is on May 25th

Thanks to the National Urban Professional Baseball League, the rebirth of Negro League Baseball will take place with opening day on May 25, 2018 in Laurel, Mississippi at 7pm as the Vickie Pasley All-Stars (the first African American woman to ...
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Dr. Percy L. Julian: The Chemist Who Changed the World

Dr. Percy L. Julian was more than just a scientist or a person you read about in Black history books. He was a visionary who wanted to literally change the world.
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After High School What’s Next?

According to EdSource surveys, fewer than half of high school students across the country feel that they’re ready for college and careers. Houston based entrepreneur, Joshua T. Scott recognized this issue among the youth and has made it his duty ...
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Female shooter at YouTube headquarters is identified

A woman who injured three people during a shooting at YouTube headquarters in Northern California has been identified as Nasim Najafi Aghdam.
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Civil Rights Leader and Educator Clara Luper Has Department Named in her Honor at University of Oklahoma

The University of Oklahoma has announced that it is recognizing educator and civil rights leader Clara Luper by naming the department of African and African American studies in her honor.
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