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Harriet Tubman Historic Park Opens

Democratic Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin said he embraces the old biblical saying "Out of the mouth of babes." In fact, his granddaughter, then 9, inspired him to join efforts to help establish a new Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historic ...
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Metropolitan AME, Informer to host 'Wilmington Ten' Screening

Metropolitan AME Church in Northwest, in conjunction with The Washington Informer, will host a special screening Saturday of "Wilmington Ten: Pardons of Innocence," a film about the nine black men and one white woman who were falsely convicted of a ...
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The X Factor: An Exaltation of a Fallen Revolutionary

As we approach the 50th anniversary of Malcolm X's assassination, I write you as an unusual voice among those who committed to the preservation of his message.
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Remembering Rosa Parks: Friends Share Memories; Memoirs on Display

As those who knew Rosa Parks well can attest, and with the recent acquisition of her papers and letters that will soon be on display at the Library of Congress in Southeast, one thing remains certain: her legacy will live ...
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Assata Shakur Supporters Fight for Her Exoneration

When President Barack Obama announced his intention to normalize relations with longtime nemesis Cuba, it wasn't long before questions began to swirl about the fate of Assata Shakur.
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Charlie Sifford, 92, First Black PGA Tour Player, Dies

Charlie Sifford, the first African-American to break the color barrier in professional golf, died Tuesday night, the PGA of America said. He was 92.
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Rosa Parks Archive Opening to Public at Library of Congress

The Rosa Parks Collection, on loan for 10 years at the Library of Congress, formally opens to researchers on Feb. 4, the birthdate of the late civil rights icon.
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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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