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Marion Barry's Legacy Must Live On

Marion Barry is gone. It still hasn't sunk in.
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Marion Barry Served a Broad Constituency

On the early morning of Nov. 23, Marion S. Barry collapsed shortly after a three-day stay at Howard University Hospital and was rushed to the United Medical Center in Southeast. Since his death, residents of Washington, D.C. have mourned the ...
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SNCC and the Rise of Marion S. Barry Jr.

They gathered as they had all those years ago when they were young and determined to forge change.
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He Loved Us and We Loved Him Back: A Remembrance of Marion Barry

So, he stumbled. But he'd earned enough high regard and goodwill for us not to see those challenges as the measure of the man.
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The Real Story of Marion S. Barry Jr.

Would you be willing to publish the truth and nothing but the truth about your life, as Marion Barry did in his autobiography? Many of us would not. It's one of the reasons why he was so exceptional.
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Remembrances of Marion S. Barry Jr.

Local and national luminaries share their memories of Marion S. Barry Jr.
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African-American Mayors Remember Marion Barry

To his contemporaries and those who followed in his footsteps, Marion Shepilov Barry Jr. proved to be a trailblazer and his "Mayor for Life" declaration is homage from the many that reaped the benefits of a hero dedicated to changing ...
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Annie Lee, Famed Artist and Humanitarian, Dies

Annie Lee, an internationally acclaimed artist who was a major supporter of the Tom Joyner Foundation's effort to raise money for historically Black colleges and universities, died Nov. 24 in Henderson, Nevada. She was 79.
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Before Olivia Pope: A Look at Real Black Public-Relations Trailblazers

The Global Social Media News Service, a news-gathering, reporting and distribution company, proudly presents the stories of an overlooked and under-reported group of African-American communication pioneers.
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Family and creativity fuel Marlon Wayans’ success

Following the advice of his brother, Keenen, to not sit around and wait for Hollywood, Marlon Wayans has firmly established his own identity as an actor, writer, producer, director and stand-up comedian.
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Dancer Misty Copeland inspires new generation of ballerinas

“This is for the little brown girls,” writes Misty Copeland in the prologue of her New York Times bestselling memoir, Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina,
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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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Maya Angelou's Love of Life, Talent Remembered

Friends and colleagues lauded the late Maya Angelou, who danced, acted, belted out songs, penned soaring poetry and captivating novels that chronicled some of the horrors of her young life and her ability to rise above circumstances that might have ...
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Tony Dungy

Anthony Kevin "Tony" Dungy is a former professional American football player and coach in the National Football League. Dungy became the first African American head coach to win the Super Bowl when his Colts defeated the Chicago Bears in Super ...
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Grandmaster Flash

There are lots of stories about the birth of jazz and the beginning of rock n’ roll, but hip-hop has founding fathers: one of them is DJ Grandmaster Flash. In the early 70’s Joseph Saddler was living in the South ...
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