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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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Craig Mack, "Flava in Ya Ear" rapper, dies at 46

Craig Mack, one of the artists who laid the foundation for Bad Boy Records, has died, the label's former director of marketing Michelle Joyce confirmed to CNN.
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Tiger Woods offers 'compelling' superhuman story, says PGA Tour chief

His comeback is compelling from a sporting perspective, but Tiger Woods' resurgence is like gold dust for golf's PGA Tour.
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Darrell 'Bubba' Wallace: How Lewis Hamilton inspired NASCAR star

Lewis Hamilton made his Formula One debut in 2007 and a year later he became the sport's youngest champion at the age of 23.
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“Black Panther” Crosses $1 Billion in Global Box Office; “A Wrinkle In Time” Debuts in 2nd with $33.5 Million

“Black Panther” continues to dominate the North-American box office for the fourth weekend in a row, earning $41.1 million , according to Variety.com. In second place is the Ava DuVernay‘s family-friendly fantasy adventure “A Wrinkle in Time” with $33.5 million, ...
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Serena Williams Wins in Tennis Comeback in Indian Wells

Making her tennis comeback after becoming a mom for the first time, Serena Williams beat Zarina Diyas in straight sets in the first round in Indian Wells.
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