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Margaret Summers

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Emancipation Day Workshops Highlight Slavery, D.C. Statehood

As the District marked the anniversary of its Emancipation Day, a set of educational workshops Wednesday at the Wilson Building in Northwest both celebrated the city's historic day of freedom and focused on its ongoing struggle to attain statehood.

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Jackson, Miss., Mayor Lumumba's Legacy Remembered

Washington, D.C.-area friends and supporters of the late Jackson, Miss., Mayor Chokwe Lumumba gathered on Saturday, April 12 at the David A. Clarke UDC School of Law in Northwest to honor the human rights activist and "people's attorney.”

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Report Finds Va. Prisons Expensive, Racially Biased

Virginia's corrections system keeps prisoners locked up for years without parole, particularly for drug offenses, costs the Commonwealth's taxpayers $1 billion, and disproportionately affects incarcerated seniors and African-American men, states a report from the Justice Policy Institute.

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Budget Sparks Debate at Alexandria Town Meeting

Alexandria, Va. City Manager Rashad M. Young presented the city's proposed fiscal year 2015 budget at a town meeting on April 3 at the Charles E. Beatley Central Library.

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Summit Focuses on Subtle Racism

African-Americans and other people of color frequently confront racism in the workplace. But they are often hesitant to complain to supervisors or act on such behavior because it is so subtle they cannot be sure it is racism.

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NNPA Honors Parents of Slain Black Teens

The parents of slain teens Hadiya Pendleton and Jordan Davis were honored at an awards dinner Thursday by the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) for their efforts to eradicate gun violence in the wake of their children's deaths.

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Bill Cosby Joins Hundreds for Opening of New Ben's Chili Bowl in Arlington

Hundreds of well-wishers, including famed comedian Bill Cosby, braved a dreary and chilly day for the grand opening of the new Ben's Chili Bowl restaurant in Arlington, Va., on Thursday.

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'Blacks in Wax' Program Spotlights Social Justice Activists

More than 200 filed through the doors of the Community Showcase auditorium in the Eagle Center at McGogney in Southeast to see the "tennis scholars" of the Southeast Tennis & Learning Center in the organization's eighth annual Blacks in Wax play on Feb. 28.

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Groups Dismayed over Fort Ward Plan

Renewed efforts to restore Alexandria, Va.'s historic Fort Ward Park advanced during a Feb. 24 public meeting in St. Stephen's and St. Agnes School at 4401 West Braddock Road.

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Va. Black Lawmakers Protest Harry Byrd Honor

Five members of the Virginia Legislative Black Caucus walked out of a state senate legislative session Feb. 28 — the last day of Black History Month — when the body passed a resolution honoring late U.S. Sen. Harry Byrd, who early in his life championed segregation.



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