Stacy M. Brown

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Historic U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit Convenes

Officials are set to convene a three-day U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit on Capitol Hill beginning Monday.

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Melvin Foote Still Taking the Lead on Africa

CFA Founder Prepares for Major Summit

Melvin Foote may have fit right in with the 1980s conglomerate of rock stars that came to be known as U.S.A. for Africa.

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Library of Congress Receives Historic Recordings

'HistoryMakers' Archives Relocate

The U.S. Library of Congress in Southeast acquired in June the "HistoryMakers" video archive collection, which contains thousands of hours of interviews of prominent figures about African-American life, culture and the struggles and achievements of the black experience.

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Color Blind: NCAA Officials Insist They Encourage Hiring Black Coaches

The hierarchy of the NCAA isn't pleased with the lack of African-American head coaches in Division I men's basketball.

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Bed Sharing Linked to SIDS

Researchers Seek to Reduce Infant Mortality Rates

New research by officials at the American Academy of Pediatrics in Northwest has revealed that bed-sharing remains an important factor in sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), particularly among younger infants.

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Minority Teachers Abandon Classrooms

Blacks, Latino Educators Find other Professions

Minorities are significantly underrepresented in public schools, despite the fact that the number of black and Latino students have increased.

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Wizards Sign Paul Pierce

Former Finals MVP Inks 2-Year Deal

With the balance of power suddenly shifting in the NBA’s Eastern Conference, the Washington Wizards have seized upon an opportunity to elevate the franchise’s championship hopes.

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Sentencing Guidelines Drop for Drug Offenses

46,000 Could Be Eligible for Early Release

Reducing federal prison terms for drug traffickers currently incarcerated has excited a population that had all but given up hope.

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'Half of a Yellow Sun' Debuts

Movie Opens in Nigeria, Available Domestically on DVD

The Nigerian government will finally allow its citizens to see what Americans and others have called one of the unsung movies of the year.

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Fade to Black: NCAA Demonstrates Biased Hiring Practices

The lack of African-American head coaches at NCAA Division I basketball programs remain a hot-button topic around water coolers nationwide.

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