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'Light Girls' Take Center Stage

After his much-discussed documentary "Dark Girls," director Bill Duke has returned with "Light Girls," another in-depth look at colorism — this time from the perspective of lighter-skinned women around the world.
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NNPA President Benjamin Chavis Envisions Black Press as 'Mainstream'

Civil rights leader Benjamin Chavis, now president of the National Newspaper Publishers Association, says he envisions Black newspapers as becoming the "new mainstream" rather than an alternative press as it is often called.
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King Nobel Secrets Revealed

The mystery surrounding who nominated civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for the Nobel Peace Prize 50 years ago is cleared up in a new exhibit, “1964: Martin Luther King Jr.,” under way at the King National Historic ...
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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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John Doar, Famed U.S. Attorney from Civil Rights Era, Dies

John Doar, the former U.S. Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights who spearheaded the government's role in black student James Meredith attending the University of Mississippi, died Tuesday. He was 92.
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GM's Boler-Davis Awarded 2014 Technologist of the Year

A General Motors executive who said she was once discouraged by a teacher from pursuing an engineering career received the 2014 Technologist of the Year award from Women of Color magazine.
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Dear White People’ conveys complexity of contemporary race relations

“Dear White People, the minimum requirement of black friends to not seem racist has just been raised to two.
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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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Victims of 1963 Birmingham Church Bombing Remembered

The city of Birmingham, Alabama, on Monday marked the anniversary of the 1963 bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church that killed four young black girls.
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