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Salon.com
I am a gay Yankee teacher in the SouthWhen I start teaching writing and American literature at the Appomattox Regiona
I am a gay Yankee teacher in the South
Salon.com / Posted 12 hours ago
When I start teaching writing and American literature at the Appomattox Regional Governor’s School for the Arts and Technology (ARGS) in Petersburg, Virginia, I’m nearing fifty with twenty-one years of teaching experience behind me. This is my first... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
City high school students discuss riots, broader concernsFrederick Douglass High School senior Uriel Gray said his school was unfairly b
City high school students discuss riots, broader concerns
Baltimore Sun / Posted 14 hours ago
Frederick Douglass High School senior Uriel Gray said his school was unfairly blamed for rioting that erupted in Baltimore following the funeral for Freddie Gray in April. "They had no way of getting home," said Gray,18, of students who couldn't... Read more
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DNA Info
Meet Harlem's Best Bartender“I still feel punch drunk from that night,” Williams said. “It feels unreal.”
Meet Harlem's Best Bartender
DNA Info / Posted yesterday
“I still feel punch drunk from that night,” Williams said. “It feels unreal.” Bartenders from more than 30 bars throughout Harlem, Washington Heights, the Bronx and East Harlem competed for the title. During the showdown, 12 finalists competed in a... Read more
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WBNS-10TV Columbus
Pastors target museum bust of Planned Parenthood founder WASHINGTON (AP) — A black conservative pastors group says a bust of Planned P
Pastors target museum bust of Planned Parenthood founder
WBNS-10TV Columbus / Posted 2 days ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — A black conservative pastors group says a bust of Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger in the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery is more offensive than the... Read more
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The Christian Post
Black Pastors Protest Smithsonian Bust of Planned Parenthood's Nazi-Like Founder Margaret Sanger in Civil Rights ExhibitWASHINGTON — Prominent black pastors and pro-life activists gathered in front o
Black Pastors Protest Smithsonian Bust of Planned Parenthood's Nazi-Like Founder Margaret Sanger in Civil Rights Exhibit
The Christian Post / Posted 2 days ago
WASHINGTON — Prominent black pastors and pro-life activists gathered in front of the National Portrait Gallery on Thursday to demand that the taxpayer-funded museum remove a bust of Planned Parenthood's white supremacist founder, Margaret Sanger,... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Baltimore schools to gather student leaders to discuss upcoming Freddie Gray hearingsBaltimore school officials will gather 100 youth leaders Saturday to discuss th
Baltimore schools to gather student leaders to discuss upcoming Freddie Gray hearings
Baltimore Sun / Posted 2 days ago
Baltimore school officials will gather 100 youth leaders Saturday to discuss the upcoming court proceedings in the Freddie Gray case to prepare them to serve as student ambassadors, the district CEO said Thursday. Gregory Thornton said the meeting,... Read more
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DNA Info
Chef Abandons French Cuisine to Open Harlem Burger JointHARLEM — A Harlem chef is trading in pan-seared duck breast and tuna tartar for
Chef Abandons French Cuisine to Open Harlem Burger Joint
DNA Info / Posted 3 days ago
HARLEM — A Harlem chef is trading in pan-seared duck breast and tuna tartar for burgers and fries. Cedric Lecendre, the owner of Cedric’s Bistro on Saint Nicholas Avenue and 119th Street, has turned his French restaurant into Harlem’s first gourmet... Read more
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Victor Post
Group protests historic park carousel in Rochester park Posted Aug. 25, 2015 at 4:50 PM Posted Aug. 25, 2015 at 4:50 PM ROCHESTER —
Group protests historic park carousel in Rochester park
Victor Post / Posted 4 days ago
Posted Aug. 25, 2015 at 4:50 PM Posted Aug. 25, 2015 at 4:50 PM ROCHESTER — Protesters are calling on Monroe County and the City of Rochester to make changes to a historic carousel at Ontario... Read more
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Henrietta Post
Group protests historic park carousel in Rochester park Posted Aug. 25, 2015 at 4:50 PM Posted Aug. 25, 2015 at 4:50 PM ROCHESTER —
Group protests historic park carousel in Rochester park
Henrietta Post / Posted 4 days ago
Posted Aug. 25, 2015 at 4:50 PM Posted Aug. 25, 2015 at 4:50 PM ROCHESTER — Protesters are calling on Monroe County and the City of Rochester to make changes to a historic carousel at Ontario... Read more
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Fairport - East Rochester Post
Group protests historic park carousel in Rochester park Posted Aug. 25, 2015 at 4:50 PM Posted Aug. 25, 2015 at 4:50 PM ROCHESTER —
Group protests historic park carousel in Rochester park
Fairport - East Rochester Post / Posted 4 days ago
Posted Aug. 25, 2015 at 4:50 PM Posted Aug. 25, 2015 at 4:50 PM ROCHESTER — Protesters are calling on Monroe County and the City of Rochester to make changes to a historic carousel at Ontario... Read more
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Wayne Post
Group protests historic park carousel in Rochester park Posted Aug. 25, 2015 at 4:50 PM Posted Aug. 25, 2015 at 4:50 PM ROCHESTER —
Group protests historic park carousel in Rochester park
Wayne Post / Posted 4 days ago
Posted Aug. 25, 2015 at 4:50 PM Posted Aug. 25, 2015 at 4:50 PM ROCHESTER — Protesters are calling on Monroe County and the City of Rochester to make changes to a historic carousel at Ontario... Read more
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The Daily Californian
Black movements must operate under broad definition of 'Blackness'The year was 2012. I was a wide-eyed freshman in an African American studies se
Black movements must operate under broad definition of 'Blackness'
The Daily Californian / Posted 4 days ago
The year was 2012. I was a wide-eyed freshman in an African American studies seminar trying to discover both my identity and a method of staying awake in my afternoon classes. A conversation soon begun about what “Blackness” is and how it is... Read more
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Black Press USA
Our White Liberal ConundrumBy Walter L. Fields NNPA Columnist One of the enduring debates since the ensl
Our White Liberal Conundrum
Black Press USA / Posted 5 days ago
By Walter L. Fields NNPA Columnist One of the enduring debates since the enslavement of Africans in the American colonies has been the extent to which well-meaning Whites can appropriate Black suffering and be a true participant in our liberation.... Read more
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Black Press USA
Bipartisan Effort to Reform the Criminal Justice System By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist Whenever I have an opportunity to
Bipartisan Effort to Reform the Criminal Justice System
Black Press USA / Posted 5 days ago
By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist Whenever I have an opportunity to rejoin the transformational activities of the civil rights organization that was founded and led by the Dr. Martin... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Growing up at Gettysburg"Do you have the kind of bullet that killed Lincoln?" asked a tourist buying a
Growing up at Gettysburg
Baltimore Sun / Posted 5 days ago
"Do you have the kind of bullet that killed Lincoln?" asked a tourist buying a Derringer pistol, wearing a God Bless America T-shirt. I looked up from the counter a bit confused. I'd come in late, and my coffee had only begun to wake me up. "It... Read more
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Slate
Antebellum Enslavers Struggled to Control Their Single Economic Wellspring: Female Sexuality.Our defining institution, in nine lives. “Good Breeders”During the antebellum
Antebellum Enslavers Struggled to Control Their Single Economic Wellspring: Female Sexuality.
Slate / Posted 5 days ago
Our defining institution, in nine lives. “Good Breeders”During the antebellum period, enslaved women wielded their reproductive capital and fought off white encroachment on their sexual health. This article supplements Episode 7 of The History of... Read more
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Washington Post
The new school year brings changes to the Washington region’s schoolsStudents change class rooms during break at International Academy of T.C. Willi
The new school year brings changes to the Washington region’s schools
Washington Post / Posted 8 days ago
Students change class rooms during break at International Academy of T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Va. on Sept. 30, 2014. The International Academy. The school will open this year with a new principal. (Astrid Riecken/For The Washington... Read more
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Salon.com
“People know next to nothing about Reconstruction”: The pernicious Civil War revisionism poisoning American history studentsNo living historian has done more to shape our understanding of the American Ci
“People know next to nothing about Reconstruction”: The pernicious Civil War revisionism poisoning American history students
Salon.com / Posted 10 days ago
No living historian has done more to shape our understanding of the American Civil War era than Eric Foner. A rare scholar who is both prominent outside the historical community and esteemed within it, over the course of a fifty-year career Foner has... Read more
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Op-Ed News
Sanders Campaign As Revolt Against Clinton's NeoliberalismBernie Sanders' meteoric surge in American polls is an indicator of a deeper re
Sanders Campaign As Revolt Against Clinton's Neoliberalism
Op-Ed News / Posted 10 days ago
Bernie Sanders' meteoric surge in American polls is an indicator of a deeper reality. On August 16 Fox News released results of their nationwide polling as to US voter presidential preferences. This was a scientific opinion survey with published... Read more
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Quartz
Liberal presidential candidates are not entitled to my black vote - Quartz Hey Bernie By now you’ve seen the video or at least heard about it:
Liberal presidential candidates are not entitled to my black vote
Quartz / Posted 10 days ago
- Quartz Hey Bernie By now you’ve seen the video or at least heard about it: two young black women jump up on stage... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Ray Lewis remembers Baltimore 'Batman'Ray Lewis is remembering another Baltimore original. Lewis, the face of the Ra
Ray Lewis remembers Baltimore 'Batman'
Baltimore Sun / Posted 11 days ago
Ray Lewis is remembering another Baltimore original. Lewis, the face of the Ravens who won two Super Bowls and is a certain Hall of Famer, sent a Tweet out Tuesday morning about Lenny Robinson, the Owings Mills man who dressed as Batman and was... Read more
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Washington Post
A conversation with WABA about bicycling in WashingtonGregory Billing at Bike to Work Day 2015, speaks with D.C. Council member Eliss
A conversation with WABA about bicycling in Washington
Washington Post / Posted 12 days ago
Gregory Billing at Bike to Work Day 2015, speaks with D.C. Council member Elissa Silverman (At-large) at the Freedom Plaza pit stop. (Courtesy of WABA) Bicycling has become a popular trend in Washington. In the last decade the city has become a bike... Read more
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Miami New Times
Without a Needle-Exchange Program, Overtown Is Teeming With Dirty SyringesDressed in forest-green scrubs, Dr. Hansel Tookes spends his lunch break search
Without a Needle-Exchange Program, Overtown Is Teeming With Dirty Syringes
Miami New Times / Posted 12 days ago
Dressed in forest-green scrubs, Dr. Hansel Tookes spends his lunch break searching for used syringes around an Overtown overpass. Tookes’ eyes scan the weeds beside the sidewalk. He glosses over condom wrappers and shattered beer bottles, then hones... Read more
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DNA Info
Chelsea's Revolution Books Sets Up Shop on Lenox AvenueHARLEM — The hammer and sickle have joined forces with paper and ink. Revoluti
Chelsea's Revolution Books Sets Up Shop on Lenox Avenue
DNA Info / Posted 13 days ago
HARLEM — The hammer and sickle have joined forces with paper and ink. Revolution Books, which calls itself “the center of a movement for revolution,” has swapped its Chelsea digs for Lenox Avenue because of escalating rent. The communist bookstore... Read more
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The Advocate
LGBT Americans Found a Hero in Julian BondThe fight for LGBT equality has had many heroes, some known, many more unknown.
LGBT Americans Found a Hero in Julian Bond
The Advocate / Posted 13 days ago
The fight for LGBT equality has had many heroes, some known, many more unknown. They are individuals who have devoted their lives and risked so much for the pursuit of a nation that is more just and more equal. But our collective movement has had few... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
One-man show highlights the life of Frederick DouglassA man, who many call the father of the civil rights movement, is honored at a l
One-man show highlights the life of Frederick Douglass
WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 13 days ago
A man, who many call the father of the civil rights movement, is honored at a local museum. Frederick Douglass is the focal point of a one-man play called "My Bondage and My Freedom." It was shown at the Ethnic Heritage Museum Sunday afternoon in... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
VIDEOCoroner: Young man likely drowned in Lake SummersetCoroner: Young man likely dr
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WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 13 days ago
Coroner: Young man likely drowned in Lake SummersetCoroner: Young man likely drowned in Lake Summerset The Winnebago County Coroner's office has identified the body pulled from Lake Summerset as 22-year-old Jordan Payne of Rockford.More >> The... Read more
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Washington Post
It’s still summer, but some students are getting ready for AP and IB coursesStudents link arms during a human chain activity at a camp in preparation for t
It’s still summer, but some students are getting ready for AP and IB courses
Washington Post / Posted 13 days ago
Students link arms during a human chain activity at a camp in preparation for their International Baccalaureate course work at Frederick Douglass High School in Upper Marlboro, Md. (Brittany Greeson/The Washington Post) Summer break is still in its... Read more
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Guardian Unlimited
Three of the best places in Harlem to drink tea in the summer and beyondAs a Harlem resident, I have learned that a great cup of tea does not have to b
Three of the best places in Harlem to drink tea in the summer and beyond
Guardian Unlimited / Posted 13 days ago
As a Harlem resident, I have learned that a great cup of tea does not have to be limited to me brewing it at home or venturing to Chinatown to purchase some loose-leaf blend. I am a demanding tea drinker: nothing makes me happier than a beautifully... Read more
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Henrietta Post
Salvatore's Pizza owner to re-open 1872 CaféThe Rochester landmark known as the 1872 Café will re-open on Tuesday, Aug. 18
Salvatore's Pizza owner to re-open 1872 Café
Henrietta Post / Posted 16 days ago
The Rochester landmark known as the 1872 Café will re-open on Tuesday, Aug. 18 under the ownership of the Rochester based Salvatore’s Pizza Family.The 1872 Café originally opened on Sept. 20, 2012 as part of the Voters Block Community, a $20 million... Read more
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Fairport - East Rochester Post
Salvatore's Pizza owner to re-open 1872 CaféThe Rochester landmark known as the 1872 Café will re-open on Tuesday, Aug. 18
Salvatore's Pizza owner to re-open 1872 Café
Fairport - East Rochester Post / Posted 16 days ago
The Rochester landmark known as the 1872 Café will re-open on Tuesday, Aug. 18 under the ownership of the Rochester based Salvatore’s Pizza Family.The 1872 Café originally opened on Sept. 20, 2012 as part of the Voters Block Community, a $20 million... Read more
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Wayne Post
Salvatore's Pizza owner to re-open 1872 CaféThe Rochester landmark known as the 1872 Café will re-open on Tuesday, Aug. 18
Salvatore's Pizza owner to re-open 1872 Café
Wayne Post / Posted 16 days ago
The Rochester landmark known as the 1872 Café will re-open on Tuesday, Aug. 18 under the ownership of the Rochester based Salvatore’s Pizza Family.The 1872 Café originally opened on Sept. 20, 2012 as part of the Voters Block Community, a $20 million... Read more
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Victor Post
Salvatore's Pizza owner to re-open 1872 CaféThe Rochester landmark known as the 1872 Café will re-open on Tuesday, Aug. 18
Salvatore's Pizza owner to re-open 1872 Café
Victor Post / Posted 16 days ago
The Rochester landmark known as the 1872 Café will re-open on Tuesday, Aug. 18 under the ownership of the Rochester based Salvatore’s Pizza Family.The 1872 Café originally opened on Sept. 20, 2012 as part of the Voters Block Community, a $20 million... Read more
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Crain's New York Business
News Corp. prepares to exit education biz led by Bloomberg schools chief Joel KleinNews Corp. is shedding its money-losing education business Amplify. News Corp.
News Corp. prepares to exit education biz led by Bloomberg schools chief Joel Klein
Crain's New York Business / Posted 16 days ago
News Corp. is shedding its money-losing education business Amplify. News Corp. is in the "final phase" of talks to sell its Amplify Inc. education unit, Chief Executive Officer Robert Thomson said. Amplify was supposed to help News Corp. take... Read more
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DNA Info
'Urban Monk' Explores Meaning of Life Through Matrix at Land YogaThe yoga studio on Frederick Douglass Boulevard is hosting a workshop that blen
'Urban Monk' Explores Meaning of Life Through Matrix at Land Yoga
DNA Info / Posted 16 days ago
The yoga studio on Frederick Douglass Boulevard is hosting a workshop that blends The Matrix and Eastern philosophy Thursday Aug. 13 at 7:30 p.m. View Full Caption HARLEM — This is your chance to take the red pill. A Hare Krishna monk turned author... Read more
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Crain's New York Business
News Corp. prepares to exit education business with Amplify saleNews Corp. is shedding its money-losing education business Amplify. News Corp.
News Corp. prepares to exit education business with Amplify sale
Crain's New York Business / Posted 16 days ago
News Corp. is shedding its money-losing education business Amplify. News Corp. is in the "final phase" of talks to sell its Amplify Inc. education unit, Chief Executive Officer Robert Thomson said. Amplify was supposed to help News Corp. take... Read more
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DNA Info
Crack-Smoking 'Zombies' Turn Eighth Ave Phone Booth Into Toilet, Locals SayHARLEM — A phone booth on Frederick Douglass Boulevard attracts crack-smoking “
Crack-Smoking 'Zombies' Turn Eighth Ave Phone Booth Into Toilet, Locals Say
DNA Info / Posted 17 days ago
HARLEM — A phone booth on Frederick Douglass Boulevard attracts crack-smoking “zombies” that use the booth to light up, eat, and go to the bathroom, residents said. For decades people have been buying drugs on 114th Street and smoking them on Eighth... Read more
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Salon.com
The 1 percent’s sinister inequality lie: How cold-blooded billionaires are pretending to care about the American dreamOne of the more interesting sub-plots of this election season is the newfound
The 1 percent’s sinister inequality lie: How cold-blooded billionaires are pretending to care about the American dream
Salon.com / Posted 17 days ago
One of the more interesting sub-plots of this election season is the newfound interest in income inequality among the billionaire class. It seems odd, wouldn’t you say, that they would be suddenly struck by the idea that such drastic disparities in... Read more
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The Advocate
For first-hand history of Civil War era, look back through lens of N.O. photographersThe Confederate battle flag no longer flies over the South Carolina Statehouse,
For first-hand history of Civil War era, look back through lens of N.O. photographers
The Advocate / Posted 18 days ago
The Confederate battle flag no longer flies over the South Carolina Statehouse, and that decision has sparked debate around the country about moving Confederate symbols and statues from public places. Many of the noble-looking statues were erected... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
New principals named for schools at center of Freddie Gray unrestTwo schools that felt the brunt of unrest that gripped Baltimore following the
New principals named for schools at center of Freddie Gray unrest
Baltimore Sun / Posted 18 days ago
Two schools that felt the brunt of unrest that gripped Baltimore following the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray — Frederick Douglass High and Gilmor Elementary — will start the new academic year with new principals. Kelvin Bridgers will leave his... Read more
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JazzTimes Magazine
Adegoke Steve Colson Releases First Solo Piano AlbumAdegoke Steve Colson, best known for his decades-long association with the AACM
Adegoke Steve Colson Releases First Solo Piano Album
JazzTimes Magazine / Posted 19 days ago
Adegoke Steve Colson, best known for his decades-long association with the AACM (Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians), will release Tones For, his first-ever solo piano album, Nov. 20, on his own Silver Sphinx label. On the... Read more
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13WHAM Rochester
An early start for Monroe High studentsUpdated: Monday, August 10 2015, 08:07 PM EDT Rochester, N.Y. - Only 10 days i
An early start for Monroe High students
13WHAM Rochester / Posted 19 days ago
Updated: Monday, August 10 2015, 08:07 PM EDT Rochester, N.Y. - Only 10 days into August, and students at one Rochester school are back in the classroom. On Monday, nearly 600 students from Monroe High School arrived for the first day of a new... Read more
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MLive.com
Dearborn event calls nation to turn eyes to Founding Fathers, GodDEARBORN, MI - According to the group behind a big event planned for a Dearborn
Dearborn event calls nation to turn eyes to Founding Fathers, God
MLive.com / Posted 19 days ago
DEARBORN, MI - According to the group behind a big event planned for a Dearborn, Mich. park at the end of August, the U.S. suffering. But Mary Bustamante, director of "We Humble Ourselves -- Turning a Nation Back to God," a two-day patriotic... Read more
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KPBS San Diego
The Civil WarCelebrate the 25th anniversary of Ken Burns’ landmark series in September 2015
The Civil War
KPBS San Diego / Posted 20 days ago
Celebrate the 25th anniversary of Ken Burns’ landmark series in September 2015 with an in-depth overview of the iconic documentary on Monday, August 10 at 8 p.m. See video clips and interviews with Ken Burns, Geoffrey Ward, Ric Burns, Buddy Squires... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Back to first thingsFor just a moment that striking video of a senior director of medical services
Back to first things
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 21 days ago
For just a moment that striking video of a senior director of medical services for Planned Parenthood casually discussing the price of fetal body parts eclipsed everything else about the debate over abortion in this country. Not because most of us... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
At Frederick Douglass, principal pushed for order amid riotsIona Spikes' Monday morning email opened with optimism. Among the events the in
At Frederick Douglass, principal pushed for order amid riots
Baltimore Sun / Posted 21 days ago
Iona Spikes' Monday morning email opened with optimism. Among the events the interim principal highlighted for Frederick Douglass High School's staff the week of April 27 were a McCormick and Schmick's celebration for students and a Career and Trade... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Bookertown residents: We need streetlights to combat bears, drug dealersDrug dealers and bears roam the streets of Bookertown under cover of night. Chi
Bookertown residents: We need streetlights to combat bears, drug dealers
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 22 days ago
Drug dealers and bears roam the streets of Bookertown under cover of night. Children walk blindly to their bus stops in the predawn darkness. It's not safe, say Rosie Stokes and her neighbors who live in the black community near Lake Monroe in... Read more
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89.7 WKSU
Voters weigh in on last night's GOP debate in ClevelandAt the City Club of Cleveland, 31-year-old Warren Lamberson says he appreciated
Voters weigh in on last night's GOP debate in Cleveland
89.7 WKSU / Posted 22 days ago
At the City Club of Cleveland, 31-year-old Warren Lamberson says he appreciated seeing the top Republican contenders compete for attention on stage together. But he says there’s one issue often on his mind that received only a passing mention-the... Read more
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JazzTimes Magazine
Adegoke Steve Colson Releases 1st Solo Piano AlbumAdegoke Steve Colson, best known for his decades-long association with the AACM
Adegoke Steve Colson Releases 1st Solo Piano Album
JazzTimes Magazine / Posted 23 days ago
Adegoke Steve Colson, best known for his decades-long association with the AACM (Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians), will release Tones For, his first-ever solo piano album, Nov. 20, on his own Silver Sphinx label. On the... Read more
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