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Carla Hayden Sworn In as 1st Black, Woman Librarian of Congress

A pivotal moment in history occurred Wednesday as Carla Hayden was sworn in as the head of the Library of Congress — the first African-American and woman to ever assume the role.
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Students Who Protested Virginia's Jim Crow Laws Honored

The 200 Virginia Union University students who marched in 1960 into downtown Richmond for a sit-in at the segregated counter of a department store diner were honored this month by the city.
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Georgetown to Give Admission, Aid Priority to Slave Descendants

Georgetown University announced Thursday that it will give preference in admissions and financial aid to the descendants of Jesuit-owned slaves in the 19th century, taking its cue from a report by a university panel that also called for school leaders ...
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African-American History Museum Receives $10M

Bank of America, Kaiser Permanente, Prudential Financial Inc., Target and Toyota have each provided $2 million in sponsorships to support the grand opening and inaugural events of the new Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture.
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Black Twitter Breaks Up With Black Dating App

Smoochr, a dating app marketed for Blacks to meet other single Blacks, has not been a hit among the Black community.
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Community Marks Kwame Ture's 75th Birthday

On what would’ve been his 75th birthday, a cadre of former colleagues and mentees gathered at Sankofa Video Books & Cafe on Georgia Avenue in northwest D.C. to remember Kwame Ture and ensure that today’s grass-roots activists keep his memory ...
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NNPA Visits Buffalo Soldiers Museum to Kick Off Conference

The NNPA officially kicked off its 2016 annual convention in grand style with a visit to the historic Buffalo Soldiers National Museum in Houston.
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Morgan State Reopens Civil Rights Museum

To some, it was a long time coming. But for others, the reopening of the Lillie Carroll Jackson Civil Rights Museum in Baltimore this month happened at just the right time.
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Muhammad Ali Remembered Simply as 'The Greatest'

Of all the legendary wins in Muhammad Ali's life, few are as little-known as the one he pulled off in 1990 long after his boxing career had ended.
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The Essence of the New Black History Museum Is the True American Story

When the National Museum of African American History and Culture opens in September, Lonnie Bunch, the museum's founding director, said that it will not only tell us a great deal of information about Black folks, but "it will tell us ...
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Congresswoman Cites Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education

Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka was a landmark U.S. Supreme Court case in which the court declared state laws establishing separate public schools for Black and white students to be unconstitutional. Earlier this week, Rep. Frederica S. Wilson, ...
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Annual State of Black America Report Finds Inequality Remains

On its 40th anniversary, the State of Black America report remains a prominent tool that shows where African-Americans, Latinos and other minorities stand in the United States, and National Urban League President Marc H. Morial said it's clear that much ...
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Harriet Tubman to Replace Andrew Jackson on $20 Bill

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew announced Wednesday that abolitionist and civil rights icon Harriet Tubman will go on the front of the $20 bill, replacing former President Andrew Jackson.
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A Legacy Reborn: 'Madam C.J. Walker Beauty Culture' Line Links to the Past

The legend and legacy of hair-care pioneer Madam C.J. Walker are gaining new life for a new generation.
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LA Sentinel Exec Bakewell to Throw 1st Pitch on Jackie Robinson Day

On April 15, 2016, Major League Baseball will once again honor Jackie Robinson at stadiums throughout the country. The players will wear his no. 42 jersey, fans will applaud at the mere mention of his name, and Danny Bakewell Sr., ...
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