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Caitlyn Jenner’s Acceptance Speech at ESPYs 2015

Tonight, Abby Wambach presented Caitlyn Jenner with the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the 2015 ESPY Awards. It’s a moment that has been long-awaited by many and an honor that Caitlyn has called “truly special.” It’s the first time that Caitlyn Jenner has stood in front of her peers since her transformation from Bruce Jenner to a woman. Have a look at part one of the tribute above and Jenner’s actual speech i ...

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Happy Birthday, Ida B. Wells!

Seventy-one years before Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a Montgomery bus, Ida B. Wells bought a first-class ticket for the ladies’ compartment on the Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad. When the conductor tried to force her to move to the African-American car, a struggle ensued, during which she allegedly bit the guy’s hand. She fought, she sued, and she won, though Tennessee’s supreme court reversed ...

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Hurricane Supply Kit 2015 BE PREPARED

Both the National Hurricane Center and the American Red Cross have developed specific guidelines for Hurricane supply kits. A hurricane survival kit is merely a specialized version of your disaster supply kit. It should include provisions to carry you through a week or two after a storm or other disaster. Our hurricane preparation page includes additional recommendations based on experiences of real people ...

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4TH OF JULY SPECTACULAR

Celebrate America's Independence Day at the City of Fort Lauderdale's 4th of July Spectacular! Fort Lauderdale was recently named in USA Today's "10 Best: Fourth of July Fireworks Around the USA." The Independence Day Celebration will feature a patriotic extravaganza with a kids zone, live music, and a dazzling fireworks display. The 4th of July Spectacular takes place on Saturday, July 4 from 12:30 to 9:30 ...

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Jazz Ensembles Awadagin Pratt

Awadagin Pratt ~ J.S. Bach – Prelude and Fugue in Ab Major BWV 886 In 1992, Awadagin Pratt became the first African-American classical instrumentalist to win first prize in the Naumburg International Piano Competition. This Angel/EMI recording artist last appeared on the CAP 2010 Summer Concert Series, where the press hailed his “larger-than-life keyboard virtuosity and showmanship…capable of the most fiend ...

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BETHUNE-COOKMAN STUDENTS PARTICIPATE IN WHITE HOUSE EVENT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) _ A team of Bethune-Cookman University students was one of only 10 presenters recently during President’s Obama’s “National Week of Making” event at the White House. B-CU participated in the weeklong event in Washington, D.C. earlier this month after impressing a panel of observers at this year’s Making for Change Showcase for historically black colleges and universities. At that event th ...

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DSU PUBLISHES ONLINE IMAGES OF THEODORE ROOSEVELT LETTERS

DICKINSON, N.D. (AP) _ Dickinson State University is publishing online a collection of images that includes letters from President Theodore Roosevelt to cartoonist John McCutcheon and from Edith Roosevelt to writer Octave Thanet. The letters published online by the university’s Theodore Roosevelt Center come from the Newberry Library, an independent research library based in Chicago. The center has been cre ...

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Best and Worst Moments of the 2015 BET Awards

Sunday’s 15th  annual BET Awards at the Microsoft Theater in downtown L.A. celebrated black — well, mostly black or “Black-ish” — stars from music, television, radio, film and sports. Tracee Ellis Ross and Anthony Anderson did a fine job hosting and broke up the usual monotonous line of comedians who poke fun at hip-hop artists who sit in the first few rows. t The show continued its great tradition of nosta ...

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Miami police to begin enforcing juvenile curfew

Miami police will start enforcing a juvenile curfew Monday, making it illegal for minors to gather in public areas for several hours each night. The curfew will be in effect from 11 p.m. through 6 a.m. Sunday through Thursday. On Fridays and Saturdays, the rules will apply from 12 a.m. through 6 a.m. "It's a good idea. They'll probably still try and sneak out, but it's a good idea for stopping crime and all ...

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Black Woman Climbs Flagpole, Snatches Confederate Flag Down From South Carolina Statehouse

They say if you want something done, get a (black) woman to do it. Just after dawn this morning, activist and North Carolina educator Bree Newsome climbed a 30-foot flag pole and snatched the Confederate flag down from the South Carolina Statehouse grounds. As officers repeatedly asked, “Ma’am, please come down off the pole,” Newsome quoted scripture on her descent, including verses from Psalms: “The Lord i ...

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