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The Transatlantic Slave Trade – Africans Urged to ‘Come Home’

“I hear time and time again from black Americans who traveled to Africa about how connected they felt and how different they found whatever country they traveled to from the images of Africa they grew up with,” said Roman Debotch, owner/contributor of the site Black Excellence. ...

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Hastings’ statement on undergoing treatment for pancreatic cancer

Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement announcing that he is undergoing treatment for pancreatic cancer at the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center: ...

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Porgy and Bess set to Inspire!

      With each step toward the stage, I had no idea what to expect. Three people had already made the comment “Can you believe it, Porgy and Bess is here!” The fact that I had no idea what they were speaking of made the suspense increase with each passing minute. So imagine my surprise when the entire cast shared something in common with me, yet the audience consisted primarily of our Caucasian counterpart ...

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National Park Service Now Owns the Home Where Martin Luther King Jr. was Born

     The National Park Foundation, the charity arm of the park service, bought the home from the King Center for $1.9 million. Money for the purchase came from private gifts by anonymous donors, and the home was turned over to the National Park Service on Nov. 27, Will Shafroth, the foundation president, said on Friday. News of the sale surfaced this week. ...

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Government Shutdown hits African Americans the Hardest

       The CBC members said they were calling for an end to the shutdown so that workers can again begin to collect their paychecks and critical government services can resume. ...

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Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson’s Statement on Kamilah Campbell’s SAT Score Challenge

     “As a mother and a former educator, I was extremely disappointed to learn that Kamilah Campbell’s SAT score is being challenged after she showed marked improvement in the second exam. It is my understanding that the first test that she took was a practice round for which she had not prepared. Before taking the second test, however, she spent a significant amount of time studying and took an SAT prep co ...

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Cyntoia Brown, in prison for murder, is granted clemency by Tenn. Governor

     Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has granted executive clemency to Cyntoia Brown, who has been serving a life sentence for a murder she committed when she was 16 years old. Brown’s cause was championed by a number of celebrities, including Rihanna. ...

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Couple Launches Black-Owned Restaurant in Alabama That Allows Customers to Pay What They Can

Lisa Thomas-McMillan and her husband Freddie have just opened a new type of restaurant in Escambia County that feeds people whether they have any money or not. It was 1995 and Lisa was a cashier at a local Walmart. One of her customers had no money to buy the groceries she needed. After speaking with the lady for a few minutes, she realized there were many others who were in the same boat. ...

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This Organization, Ran by 6 Black Men, Has Donated More Than 30,000 Books to Children Worldwide — But They Need More Volunteers and Financial Support

B.L.A.C.K. 2 Life has worked tirelessly this past year enacting their mission across the globe, but they need more volunteers and financial support. Since the organization’s founding in 2017, B2L has given out over 30,000 free books to children in 18 cities in 14 states. ...

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 A message for the New Year

 A message for the New Year ...

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