Stacy M. Brown

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AU Protest Aimed at Racists on Campus

Several alleged incidents of racism at American University recently prompted large protests on the northwest D.C. campus and led the student government to unanimously pass a resolution condemning those acts.

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New Sickle Cell Drug Application Submitted

A cutting-edge biopharmaceutical company that targets rare and orphan diseases said it has submitted an application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration requesting approval for a potentially revolutionary drug to treat sickle cell disease.

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Emotions Run High at New African-American Museum

Tears streamed down the face of several black journalists while their white counterparts appeared almost numb by the emotion that would be nearly impossible not to experience.

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Respectful Children Praised During Good Manners Month

September is National Children's Good Manners month, but parents today don't have to worry just about teaching their young ones to say "please" and "thank you" or to be polite. One of the biggest challenges faced by parents today is tackling the issue of digital manners.

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John Lewis: The Birth of a Museum

For years, the legislative process of the idea of a national museum of African-American history had stopped and started until John Lewis took the helm and made it a priority.

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Remembering: A Legacy of Looking Back

And Paying It Forward

From the powerful exhibition of slave cabins, Nat Turner's Bible and an airplane used to train Tuskegee airmen, the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture forces one to take a look back at America's darkest past, its ugliest moments.

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Hospitalized 156 Times, D.C. Man with Sickle Cell Comforted by Comedy

Laughter is often the best medicine. And for Benjamin Clark, a 25-year-old D.C. man with sickle cell disease, comedian Tony Roberts has been the prescription he's needed.

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Documentary Reveals Soul Icon's Battle with Cancer

Just as her career began to take off, iconic soul diva Sharon Jones faced her greatest challenge: a life-threatening battle with cancer. But not only has Jones remained on stage with her legendary band, the Dap-Kings, her battles have been chronicled in a new documentary that's receiving rave reviews.

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Reading Partners Helping Students Succeed

Reading Partners, a nonprofit early-literacy organization that pairs students in under-resourced schools with volunteer tutors, has released its 2015-2016 impact reports which revealed that young D.C. children are benefiting from the program in a big way.

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Improvements Needed in Care for Sickle Cell

Health Group Releases Report, Scorecard on Disease

Nearly one in every 365 African-Americans are born with sickle cell disease, according to a new report, which found that one in 13 African-American newborns carry the trait which increases the chances of having the disease.

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