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Legislation Introduced to Establish African Burial Ground Museum In New York

     The African Burial Ground is a cemetery in Manhattan that’s considered the oldest and largest known burial ground in North America for free and enslaved Africans. It serves great historical, cultural, archaeological and anthropological significance, officials said. ...

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National Park Service and Partner Organizations Commemorate the 155th Birthday of Colonel Charles Young

The National Park Service (NPS), the National Afro- American Museum and Cultural Center (NAAMCC) and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. will celebrate the 155th birthday of Colonel Charles Young on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 from 3 to 4 p.m. This free public event will take place at the National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center located at 1350 Brush Row Rd, Wilberforce, OH 45384. ...

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Rest in Peace: Local Leaders Step Up to Protect the Sacred Remains of the ‘Sugar Land 95’

The discovery of the remains of the ‘Sugar Land 95’ victims, the majority of whom are believed to be former slaves who were a part of the state of Texas’ controversial and inhumane convict-leasing system, could have been unearthed well before the contractor found the remains if people chose to listen to community activist and historian Reginald Moore from the beginning. (Photo: DefenderNetwork.com) ...

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Meet the First Black woman to Earn a PhD in Aerospace Engineering

     An African lady has become the first Black woman to get a doctorate degree in aerospace engineering. ...

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Wilson Slams Proposal to Offer Federal Tax Credit for Contributions to Private Schools

Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson issued the following statement in response to a proposal to offer federal tax credits for contributions to private schools: ...

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Melissa Harville-Lebron, Who joins a Sisterhood of just two Black NASCAR Team Owners, talks to SiriusXM’s ‘Auto Trends’

     As Black History Month winds down and we gradually shift gears toward Women’s History Month, we are honored to have a two-part conversation with Melissa Harville-Lebron. ...

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Greensboro Becomes First City In North Carolina To Have All-Electric Bus Fleet

     Governor Roy Cooper and Greensboro city leaders came out to celebrate the city's move to all-electric buses. ...

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Charles D. King Reminisces at Howard University’s Charter Day

King, a Howard University School of Law alumnus who has risen to prominence in Hollywood, shared his journey from talent agency mailroom to entertainment company CEO, during this year’s Charter Day Convocation at the historically Black university. ...

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The Battle for Mayor in One of America’s Proudest Black Cities is Underway

Ernest D. Davis firmly believes that his successor, the city’s current mayor, Richard Thomas, is in it for himself and has done much more harm to Mount Vernon than perhaps anyone whose held that office. ...

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Students need representation on school board

     According to the Shelby County Schools’ website, the district serves more than 100,000 students in 200 schools. However, there is no collective representation of these 100,000 students. A student board member would be able to close the gap left through the current school board structure. ...

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