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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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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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New York Bank Accused of Refusing Mortgages to Blacks

Evans Bank in New York is being sued by the state over accusations that its mortgage lenders refused financing to African-Americans in Buffalo.
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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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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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She's An Icon: Top 10 Black Women Who Are Making Black History Today

We all (hopefully) know the stellar history of our fore-mothers like Sojourner Truth, Phyllis Wheatley, Harriet Tubman, Ida B. Wells, Fannie Lou Hammer, Dorothy Height and Lena Horne. But there are black women making moves today who are likely to ...
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Post-Obama: The Future of the Black Body Politic After the Age of Obama

When then Senator Barack Obama turned into President Barack Obama after his historic 2008 election it had all the pageantry, zeal and aura of a religious revelation for many. It was something a long time coming -- a win after ...
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To Assimilate or Infiltrate: The War for (and Against) Being Undeniably Black

When I was in the 9th grade I wrote a cartoon strip where the heroine’s name was Daphne. A white male classmate of mine who enjoyed reading my stories immediately complained that I’d give the girl a weird “black” name. ...
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Voting Rights: Under Threat Then, Still Under Threat Now

Georgia resident Dorothy Cooper had been voting for more than 50 years with no problem, but in 2012 she almost couldn’t. It was all due to the new voter ID law Georgia had passed under the guise of fighting voter ...
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Why We Need Another Civil Rights Movement

As a child I would often watch old clips of the Civil Rights Movement and desperately wish I could have participated. The focus and eloquence of Dr. King inspired me. The courage of the children challenged me, and the unity ...
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Your "blackness" starts with YOU

Knowing and understanding what being black enough means to your self-preservation.
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