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CURRY: Wade and the 'First Family of the Housing Projects'

Approximately three weeks ago, I suffered a mild heart attack. Shortly afterwards, Robert T. Wade, a longtime family friend in Tuscaloosa, Ala., died at the age of 94. Against the advice of close friends and even some relatives, I attended his funeral last Saturday.

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CURRY: I Had a Heart Attack

Nothing was more startling than when a cardiologist looked me directly in the eyes and said matter-of-factly: "It looks like you had a heart attack."

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CURRY: Below-the-Belt Attacks on the Obamas

No United States president or first family has been more disrespected than the Obamas.

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CURRY: LBJ Defenders Cheapen His Legacy

Lyndon B. Johnson has done more to help African-Americans and poor people than any modern president. But his defenders are cheapening his legacy by inflating his accomplishments.

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CURRY: Shelby County-to-D.C. March Needed

In view of politically motivated efforts to suppress the black vote in particular, I am hereby proposing a Shelby County, Alabama-to-Washington, D.C. march with the goal of getting Congress to protect the integrity of voting in the U.S.

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CURRY: DuBois and Trotter, My Civil Rights Heroes

As much as I admire William Edward Burghardt DuBois, in temperament, I am probably more like William Monroe Trotter.

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CURRY: More Evidence of Obama's Hostility Toward HBCUs

As if we needed any more evidence, President Obama's recent meeting with members of the Congressional Black Caucus revealed a deep-seated hostility toward the plight of struggling historically black colleges and universities.

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CURRY: Did NBC's Brian Williams Also Lie about Hurricane Katrina?

"NBC Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams has finally admitted that he had incorrectly asserted that a helicopter he traveled aboard in 2002 while reporting on the Iraq War in 2003 was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade, forcing an emergency landing.

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Prince George's Councilman Raps Governor's Proposed Cuts

Prince George's County Council Chair Mel Franklin on Monday sharply criticized Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan's proposed budget cuts, saying the short-sighted reductions come at the expense of the state's middle class.

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CURRY: How Dick Gregory Got His Hollywood Star

Activist and SiriusXM satellite radio host Joe Madison was helping on a campaign to get the Four Tops a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame when he noticed another serious omission from the world-famous tribute to entertainers.

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