Sam P.K. Collins

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Candlelight Vigil Honors the Charleston Nine

Two days after the shooting at Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, South Carolina, hundreds stood with candles in hand vigil at the African American Civil War Memorial in Northwest as they honored the lives of the group now known as the "Charleston Nine."

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TURNER-LEE: Lifeline is Pathway to First Class, Digital Citizenship

Millions of low-income Americans will soon be able to access the Internet as part of the Lifeline program. That’s because the Federal Communications Commission, the agency responsible for its oversight, wants to add broadband to its suite of services.

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Teacher Continues Fight for Music Education

When Keith Killgo first walked through the doors of Anacostia Senior High School nine years ago, he knew he had much work ahead of him.

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Baltimoreans Create Movement Built to Last

In the days after civil unrest in Baltimore overtook the news coverage on the mysterious death of Freddie Gray, Baltimoreans redoubled their effort to show what Charm City is really about.

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Dick Gregory Wows Audience at D.C. Fundraiser

Dick Gregory, one of black America's seasoned funny men, didn't mince words during a recent gathering at a local hair salon, lambasting the mainstream media and blacks who unwittingly believe everything newscasters tell them.

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Building Development Industry Titans Honored

Hundreds of entrepreneurs and real estate developers celebrated the achievements of their colleagues during an annual awards ceremony in a premier hotel located in the heart of a thriving D.C. neighborhood.

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Online Directory Highlights Black-Owned Businesses

For entrepreneur Vernon Davis, exposing D.C. metropolitan area consumers to the bevy of black-owned businesses in the region and beyond has become a revolutionary act.

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Comcast Employees Lead School Cleanup

Hundreds of employees of a major broadcasting and cable company gave a local school a makeover during an event that attracted an intergenerational group of D.C. residents.

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Community Discusses Strategies for Education of Black Boys

If young men of color are to successfully navigate a school system not designed for them, it will take the consistent and concerted efforts of family and community members, members of a panel concluded during a recent forum at a local center.

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Jamaican Shapes Meaning of Reggae Revival

Dutty Bookman has stood on the front lines of the Reggae Revival, what some consider the largest contemporary arts driven social movement in Jamaica. Since the turn of the decade, the author and activist has ruminated, openly and in solitude about the era, providing some insight into how some Jamaican youth have found true knowledge of self through music and other forms of artistic expression.

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