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Southwest Airlines First African American Pilot Retires

When 25-year-old Louis Freeman started as a pilot for Southwest Airlines in 1980, he didn’t know he was the first black pilot hired by the airline (he later became the first black chief pilot at a major American airline).
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First Round Draft Pick For The Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson Arrives Houston

Dressed in studded Louboutin shoes, the #12 pick of the 2017 NFL Draft walked into his first press conference as a Houston Texan just as cool as he walked off the field during his college days at Clemson.
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Houston Native Yolanda Adams Inducted into Music Hall of Fame

Multi-Grammy award winning singer, Yolanda Adams is a Gospel Music Hall of Fame 2017 Inductee.
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Heart and Soul: Houston Rockets Guard Patrick Beverly

Anyone who has watched the Houston Rockets can tell who the #1 player on the court is for them, James Harden. There is no debating that when it comes to talent and leadership, Harden is the man. But there is ...
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African American Sorority Targeted In Racist Incident at American University

Bring first is certainly not easy. Taylor Dumpson is one who knows. What was supposed to be a wonderful time of celebration and feeling of great accomplishment was turned into something hateful and fearful.
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Georgetown University Renames Building after Isaac Hawkins, an Enslaved Person Sold in 1838 to Pay Off School Debts

The effects of slavery are still being felt in 2017 and, in an effort to make amends for profiting from the sale of 272 Maryland enslaved people in 1838 to pay off school debts, Georgetown University has renamed two buildings ...
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Boston Celtics' Isaiah Thomas: 'Mentally and emotionally I'm not here'

Isaiah Thomas' shoulders heaved. He sat on the Boston Celtics sideline at TD Garden, sobbing.
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Strayer University Leadership Under Fire for Racial Discrimination and Abuse of Power

In separate complaints filed in Virginia and Tennessee, employees at Strayer University, one of the largest for-profit college systems in the US, have alleged systematic racial discrimination and sexual harassment by the institution’s leadership. The suits further allege that Strayer ...
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Pence Says US Won't Negotiate Directly With North Korea -- for Now

The United States will not be negotiating directly with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un anytime soon, Vice President Mike Pence told CNN in an exclusive interview.
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Nunes Says He Was On WH Grounds Day Before Revealing Trump Surveillance Info

It has been something of a mystery, the whereabouts of House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes on the day before his announcement that he saw information suggesting that communications of then-President-elect Donald Trump and his advisers may have been ...
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Deputies Cuff Rapper Wyclef Jean After Mistaking Him for a Robbery Suspect

Sheriff's deputies in Los Angeles handcuffed rapper Wyclef Jean after mistaking him for a robbery suspect.
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R & B Starlet Coline Creuzot Lives the “High Life” with New Single

Houston’s own and one of R&B’s most promising voices, Coline Creuzot is soaring high today with her hot single, “High Life”. Fresh off the heels of her hit 2016 single “Truth Is” which climbed to #24 on the Billboard Adult ...
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130-year-old Harvard Law Review Elects Its First Black Woman President

In 130 years of existence, the Harvard Law Review had never elected a black woman as president. ImeIme Umana has changed that.
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Missouri City Church Receives Historical Marker

St. John Missionary Baptist Church has received a historical marker from the state nearly a decade after parts of the building were ravaged by a fire.
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Houston Ballet’s First African American Principal Dancer Honored with State Award

Poised and full of grace, Houston Ballet alum and native Houstonian, Lauren Anderson, amongst the legends and rising stars to be honored Wednesday, February 22nd at the esteemed 2017 Texas Medal of Arts Awards in Austin, Texas.
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