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Constance 'Connie' Harper, 81, Executive Editor of Cleveland Call & Post, Dies

Civil rights advocate and longtime Call and Post Newspaper Associate Publisher and Executive Editor Constance "Connie" Harper died Friday at a Dayton, Ohio, hospital where she was on life support after suffering a heart attack. She was 81.
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L'Oréal to Acquire Carol's Daughter

L'Oréal USA has reached a deal to acquire Carol's Daughter, the beauty-products titan announced Monday.
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Henry Smith, Owner of Historic D.C. Soul Food Restaurant, Dies at 73

Henry E. Smith, the District's legendary "King of Soul Food," died Oct. 10 at the age of 73.
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Denzel Washington plays ‘Equalizer’ with signature quiet intensity

Denzel Washington reteams with his Training Day director Antoine Fuqua in the action thriller, The Equalizer.
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Business Mogul Comer Cottrell Remembered as Unselfish Pioneer

Friends and colleagues remembered renowned business magnate and philanthropist Comer Joseph Cottrell Jr. as a crafty and pioneering innovator who wouldn't hesitate to assist fellow black businessmen.
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'Oprah's The Life You Want Weekend' Draws Thousands

She blew into the Verizon Center like the force of nature that she is, resplendent in a perfectly-fitted red gown, wavy hair flowing past her shoulders, Oprah Winfrey — television mogul, magazine publisher, actress, producer and purveyor of positivity.
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CBCF President Aims High

A. Shuanise Washington has always aimed high, setting her sights on accomplishing some of the lofty goals that she and others have established for the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, the Northwest-based nonprofit public policy, research and educational organization.
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Caribbean roots of black church explored

Dr. Noel Leo Erskine investigates the history of the black church in his latest book, “Plantation Church: How African American Religion Was Born in Caribbean Slavery.”
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Rosa Parks Collection Heads to Library of Congress

Hundreds of items that belonged to the late civil rights icon Rosa Parks will be housed for the next 10 years at the Library of Congress.
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A Passion for Fashion: Anacostia Designer Jarmal Harris Stitches Together a Successful Career

Creativity, ingenuity and a desire to help others are the foundations on which D.C. fashion designer Jarmal Harris has built his career.
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Kevin Durant Gets Assist from Dick Gregory for Shoe Launch

Kevin Durant, coming off a career year which culminated in his first league MVP, celebrated the launch of his new signature Nike shoe — with a little help from his friends.
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Africa Underground Spotlights Kenya

The sweet sounds of Mombasa music and other uniquely Kenyan songs played by Jabali Afrika in the Smithsonian's Enid A. Haupt Garden captured listeners' attention.
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Ruby Dee, Famed Actress and Activist, Dies

Legendary actor and civil rights activist Ruby Dee died Wednesday in her New York home. She was 91.
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Memorial Service for Maya Angelou Will Be Shown Live Online Saturday

A memorial service for world-renowned poet and author Maya Angelou will be held Saturday at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
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BET's Centric Network to Air Marian Anderson Doc

BET's Centric network will air a documentary celebrating the life and career of legendary contralto Marian Anderson, the first black singer to perform at the Metropolitan Opera.
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