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Baltimore Sun
B&P tunnel relocation project meets strong opposition from city residentsMore than 60 residents of West Baltimore turned out Saturday to urge transporta
B&P tunnel relocation project meets strong opposition from city residents
Baltimore Sun / Posted 9 hours ago
More than 60 residents of West Baltimore turned out Saturday to urge transportation officials to scrap a plan that would re-route a train tunnel beneath their homes, businesses and neighborhood centers. "I strongly oppose the tunnel project," said... Read more
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Athens Banner-Herald
Tant: A reading list for Black History MonthEach February, Americans of all races commemorate Black History Month. The obse
Tant: A reading list for Black History Month
Athens Banner-Herald / Posted 13 hours ago
Each February, Americans of all races commemorate Black History Month. The observance has roots going back 90 years to 1926, when African American historian Carter Woodson launched Negro History Week during the month of February to coincide with the... Read more
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WCAX-TV Vermont
Museum hosts talk on Frederick Douglass 1845 trip to IrelandALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A western New York college professor is giving a talk at an
Museum hosts talk on Frederick Douglass 1845 trip to Ireland
WCAX-TV Vermont / Posted yesterday
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A western New York college professor is giving a talk at an Albany museum on the trip the black abolitionist Frederick Douglass made to Ireland more than 170 years ago. Douglass, an ex-slave who had moved to Rochester, traveled... Read more
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WPXI Pittsburgh
Black Civil War soldiers honored only in PennsylvaniaStrolling through a cemetery around a national holiday, when bright flags mark
Black Civil War soldiers honored only in Pennsylvania
WPXI Pittsburgh / Posted yesterday
Strolling through a cemetery around a national holiday, when bright flags mark each veteran's grave, it's easy to overlook the four letters carved into some: "U.S.C.I." They stand for United States Colored Infantry, and they mark the resting place... Read more
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Oakland Tribune
Black History Month: Quilts, Black Panthers, African-American heroines on the billEver wonder why Black History Month is celebrated in February? The history file
Black History Month: Quilts, Black Panthers, African-American heroines on the bill
Oakland Tribune / Posted yesterday
Ever wonder why Black History Month is celebrated in February? The history files reveal that in 1926 Carter Godwin Woodson originated Negro History Week. Woodson chose the second week of February because Frederick Douglass and President Abraham... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
Montclair schools celebrating Black History Month with numerous eventsWhat started as "Negro History Week" in 1926 later became known as "Black Histo
Montclair schools celebrating Black History Month with numerous events
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted yesterday
What started as "Negro History Week" in 1926 later became known as "Black History Month." It sprang from the efforts of Carter G. Woodson, a noted African-American scholar who chose February since the birthdays of legendary orator Frederick Douglass... Read more
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examiner.com
Year Up heard a cry for help and is helping urban youth who need it mostPresident John F. Kennedy gave America a non-profit organization that was not a
Year Up heard a cry for help and is helping urban youth who need it most
examiner.com / Posted yesterday
President John F. Kennedy gave America a non-profit organization that was not a scam, or a lie, or a con. He gave America a program that was not a get rich quick scheme or a way for people to stuff money in their pockets while claiming to help the... Read more
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The Rocket
SRU honors Black History Month with an opening ceremony February 4, 2016 The Office of Multicultural and Development and the Martha
SRU honors Black History Month with an opening ceremony
The Rocket / Posted 2 days ago
February 4, 2016 The Office of Multicultural and Development and the Martha Gault Art Gallery teamed up to bring Professor Curlee R. Holton to Slippery Rock University on Feb. 2, where he... Read more
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KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau
America celebrates Black History Month 2016(RNN) - Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, Frederick Douglass and Marian Ander
America celebrates Black History Month 2016
KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau / Posted 2 days ago
(RNN) - Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, Frederick Douglass and Marian Anderson head the list of historically important African Americans whose lives and accomplishments are being recounted as . But their... Read more
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KCTV 5 Kansas City
America celebrates Black History Month 2016(RNN) - Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, Frederick Douglass and Marian Ander
America celebrates Black History Month 2016
KCTV 5 Kansas City / Posted 2 days ago
(RNN) - Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, Frederick Douglass and Marian Anderson head the list of historically important African Americans whose lives and accomplishments are being recounted as . But their... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
America celebrates Black History Month 2016(RNN) - Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, Frederick Douglass and Marian Ander
America celebrates Black History Month 2016
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 2 days ago
(RNN) - Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, Frederick Douglass and Marian Anderson head the list of historically important African Americans whose lives and accomplishments are being recounted as . But their... Read more
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The Clarion-Ledger
History: Frederick Douglass meets President JohnsonFebruary 2, 1866: An African-American delegation led by Frederick Douglass met
History: Frederick Douglass meets President Johnson
The Clarion-Ledger / Posted 2 days ago
February 2, 1866: An African-American delegation led by Frederick Douglass met with President Andrew Johnson at the White House and advocated extending the right to vote to those freed from slavery. The President rejected his proposal. Frederick... Read more
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Elmira Star-Gazette
Elmira History: Frederick Douglass visited city many times“His appearance was loudly cheered, and this true lover of his race delivered o
Elmira History: Frederick Douglass visited city many times
Elmira Star-Gazette / Posted 2 days ago
“His appearance was loudly cheered, and this true lover of his race delivered one of the strongest addresses ever heard in Elmira. As the venerated and noble colored man [sic] stood on the platform, with his head bared, his white and heavy locks, his... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Baltimore sculptor creates new statue, a possible Taney replacementCarl Schoettler, the finest feature writer ever employed by The Baltimore Sun,
Baltimore sculptor creates new statue, a possible Taney replacement
Baltimore Sun / Posted 2 days ago
Carl Schoettler, the finest feature writer ever employed by The Baltimore Sun, provided this information in a 1995 story about artist Joseph Sheppard: “He graduated from the Maryland Institute in 1953 with the last group of artists who studied with... Read more
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Campus Times - University of Rochester
Seligman responds to race reportYik Yak and Douglass Leadership House (DLH) were addressed in drastically diffe
Seligman responds to race report
Campus Times - University of Rochester / Posted 3 days ago
Yik Yak and Douglass Leadership House (DLH) were addressed in drastically different ways by University President Joel Seligman on Wednesday, as he issued an official response to his Commission on Race and Diversity’s Interim Report, released the same... Read more
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New America Media
The End Equals the Beginning: There Is No Black America, Says the PresidentTuesday night looked so good I almost didn’t pay attention to what President Ba
The End Equals the Beginning: There Is No Black America, Says the President
New America Media / Posted 3 days ago
Tuesday night looked so good I almost didn’t pay attention to what President Barack Obama was saying. I did notice that he morphed back into his 2004 happy-warrior persona, attempting to tie a yellow ribbon around a country containing a substantial... Read more
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Kewanee Star Courier
Black History Month program set Feb. 21The Community Black History Extravaganza will be held on Sunday afternoon, Febr
Black History Month program set Feb. 21
Kewanee Star Courier / Posted 3 days ago
The Community Black History Extravaganza will be held on Sunday afternoon, February 21, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at the Boss Community Center, 221 W. 1st St.Federal, state and local dignitaries, school administrators and residents from the city and... Read more
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Connecticut Post
Black History month by the numbersFebruary is Black History month, and the US Census has taken a look at black he
Black History month by the numbers
Connecticut Post / Posted 3 days ago
February is Black History month, and the US Census has taken a look at black heritage in the United States in 2016. As of 2015, there are 45.7 million people who identify as black, either alone or in combination with one or more other races. That... Read more
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Bay News 9 Tampa Bay
Syracuse signs 20 players(AP) List of football players, in alphabetical order, who signed national lette
Syracuse signs 20 players
Bay News 9 Tampa Bay / Posted 3 days ago
(AP) List of football players, in alphabetical order, who signed national letters of intent with Syracuse on Wednesday, with name, position, height, weight, school and hometown: Andrew Armstrong, lb, 6-2, 215, Cardinal Mooney HS, Canfield,... Read more
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WTRF Wheeling
JourneyMartin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site (Georgia)Martin Luther King Jr. N
Journey
WTRF Wheeling / Posted 3 days ago
Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site (Georgia)Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site (Georgia) The National Park Service maintains a number of historic sites associated with black history. Ten of those sites are featured here, each... Read more
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Op-Ed News
What's Wrong With Black History Month?2016-02-03Okay, I'm no expert. My face is white, and I have no business telling
What's Wrong With Black History Month?
Op-Ed News / Posted 3 days ago
2016-02-03Okay, I'm no expert. My face is white, and I have no business telling African Americans to recognize their heritage. But this is for people like me, and maybe you too. For us, it's too easy to forget... Read more
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Hartford Courant
Lisa Gardner At Mohegan; 'Audacity of Hoop' Author At UConnThriller author Lisa Gardner will be in conversation with a special guest, fell
Lisa Gardner At Mohegan; 'Audacity of Hoop' Author At UConn
Hartford Courant / Posted 3 days ago
Thriller author Lisa Gardner will be in conversation with a special guest, fellow thriller writer Joe Finder, at Mohegan Sun's Cabaret Theater, 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd, Uncasville, on Friday, Feb. 12, at 7:30 p.m. Gardner's latest thriller, "Find Her"... Read more
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WDAM-TV Hattiesburg
U.S. Postal Service kicks off Black History month with a new stampThis is a news release from the U.S. Postal Service The U.S. Postal Service to
U.S. Postal Service kicks off Black History month with a new stamp
WDAM-TV Hattiesburg / Posted 3 days ago
This is a news release from the U.S. Postal Service The U.S. Postal Service today kicked off the national observance of Black History Month with the dedication of a Forever stamp honoring preacher, activist and civic leader Richard Allen for his... Read more
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BlackNews.com
First Ever Black History Quote Bible: 100+ Amazing Quotes From Prominent African AmericansNationwide — Finding the best quotes from prominent African Americans is now ea
First Ever Black History Quote Bible: 100+ Amazing Quotes From Prominent African Americans
BlackNews.com / Posted 4 days ago
Nationwide — Finding the best quotes from prominent African Americans is now easier than ever with the release of a new publication entitled, (available... Read more
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The Longview News-Journal
Quilts once used as secret guides for slaves now on display at Gregg County Historical Museum in LongviewHistory hung on the walls Tuesday at the Gregg County Historical Museum as part
Quilts once used as secret guides for slaves now on display at Gregg County Historical Museum in Longview
The Longview News-Journal / Posted 4 days ago
History hung on the walls Tuesday at the Gregg County Historical Museum as part of a Black History Month exhibit that features quilts with patterns that once were used to send secret messages to runaway slaves to help them navigate to safety. "The... Read more
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Daily Herald
Frank talk of current events guide black history event at Naperville NorthIn preparation for Naperville North High School's second annual Black History M
Frank talk of current events guide black history event at Naperville North
Daily Herald / Posted 4 days ago
In preparation for Naperville North High School's second annual Black History Month Showcase, students have had some frank discussions about topics making the local and national news. Police killings of African Americans. Protests asserting "Black... Read more
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The Youngstown Vindicator
Let vibrant voices of past resonate anew during Black History MonthSince its inception nine decades ago, black history observances in February hav
Let vibrant voices of past resonate anew during Black History Month
The Youngstown Vindicator / Posted 4 days ago
Since its inception nine decades ago, black history observances in February have served as golden opportunities to celebrate African-Americans’ rich contributions to government, politics, science, society, culture, the arts and other threads in the... Read more
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The Daily Tar Heel
Limits of Black history monthColumnist Gwendolyn Smith Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, Frederick Douglass,
Limits of Black history month
The Daily Tar Heel / Posted 5 days ago
Columnist Gwendolyn Smith Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, Frederick Douglass, Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, Rosa Parks and Wilma Rudolph. That was my Black History Month from kindergarten to eighth grade. Each February, the halls of my school... Read more
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NBC Washington
8 Things to Do in Black History MonthBlack History Month has officially started. Check out eight events happening ar
8 Things to Do in Black History Month
NBC Washington / Posted 5 days ago
Black History Month has officially started. Check out eight events happening around the city to commemorate the month, learn more about important historical leaders and celebrate black history. Learn more about the Civil Rights movement from current... Read more
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DNA Info
See Development Boom From West 96th to West 115th StreetUPPER WEST SIDE — While the luxury boom in the southern end of the neighborhoo
See Development Boom From West 96th to West 115th Street
DNA Info / Posted 5 days ago
UPPER WEST SIDE — While the luxury boom in the southern end of the neighborhood continues, developers have rushed to its northern edge as well, and local families are feeling the pinch of escalating prices, experts said. Investment in the northern... Read more
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4029TV KHBS - KHOG Fort Smith - Fayetteville
Frederick Douglass and the civil rights movementBorn a slave in the early 1800s, Frederick Douglass escaped as a young man and
Frederick Douglass and the civil rights movement
4029TV KHBS - KHOG Fort Smith - Fayetteville / Posted 5 days ago
Born a slave in the early 1800s, Frederick Douglass escaped as a young man and went on to fight for the right of African-Americans to be free. Douglass rose to serve in several prominent positions in government, ran an abolitionist newspaper, fought... Read more
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Search Engine Land
Frederick Douglass Google Doodle Opens Black History Month Celebrating Revered U.S. AbolitionistAs we begin Black History Month, Google is celebrating the revered American abo
Frederick Douglass Google Doodle Opens Black History Month Celebrating Revered U.S. Abolitionist
Search Engine Land / Posted 5 days ago
As we begin Black History Month, Google is celebrating the revered American abolitionist, orator and author Frederick Douglass with a doodle created by guest artist Richie Pope. Pope’s image was inspired by Douglass’s work as the publisher of “The... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
Black History Month: Google honors Frederick DouglassToday is February 1, which means it's the start of black history month. 1. His
Black History Month: Google honors Frederick Douglass
WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 5 days ago
Today is February 1, which means it's the start of black history month. 1. His autobiography "Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave" was a best seller. 2. He was the first African American nominated for Vice President of... Read more
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News Channel 12 New Bern
Monday kicks off Black History MonthMonday marks the beginning of Black History Month. Black History Month began i
Monday kicks off Black History Month
News Channel 12 New Bern / Posted 6 days ago
Monday marks the beginning of Black History Month. Black History Month began in 1926 by Carter G. Woodson, a noted African American historian, scholar, educator, and publisher. It became a month-long celebration in 1976. February was chosen for... Read more
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Bay News 9 Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay Black History | Local Black History Month EventsThe story of Black History Month begins in 1915, half a century after the Thirt
Tampa Bay Black History | Local Black History Month Events
Bay News 9 Tampa Bay / Posted 6 days ago
The story of Black History Month begins in 1915, half a century after the Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery in the United States. That September, the Harvard-trained historian Carter G. Woodson and the prominent minister Jesse E. Moorland... Read more
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Altoona Mirror
Black Civil War soldiers forgottenStrolling through a Blair County cemetery around a national holiday, when brigh
Black Civil War soldiers forgotten
Altoona Mirror / Posted 6 days ago
Strolling through a Blair County cemetery around a national holiday, when bright flags mark each veteran's grave, it's easy to overlook the four letters carved into some: "U.S.C.I." Graves of black soldiers who served in the Civil War, such as this... Read more
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International Business Times
Black History Month 2016 kicks off in US Black History Month 2016 begins from 1 February and will continue for a month i
Black History Month 2016 kicks off in US
International Business Times / Posted 6 days ago
Black History Month 2016 begins from 1 February and will continue for a month in the US. The annual month-long celebration is held to honour historical accomplishments and contributions of black Americans towards the country. The foundation of the... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Joan Hammonds, longtime Baltimore City educator, diesJoan Hammonds, a longtime Baltimore City teacher who served as executive assist
Joan Hammonds, longtime Baltimore City educator, dies
Baltimore Sun / Posted 6 days ago
Joan Hammonds, a longtime Baltimore City teacher who served as executive assistant to the school district's interim CEO, died last week of unknown causes at Good Samaritan Hospital, her son said. She was 65. In her 43-year teaching career, Mrs.... Read more
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Daily Press
Saving a lost link to the pastWILLIAMSBURG — Some 150 years after free African-American blacksmith Alexander
Saving a lost link to the past
Daily Press / Posted 6 days ago
WILLIAMSBURG — Some 150 years after free African-American blacksmith Alexander Dunlop erected them behind his home and shop, nobody knows exactly when the headstones marking the remains of his wife and father-in-law began to vanish. Judging by the... Read more
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BlackNews.com
Stacey Dash Slammed By Aunt Viv of "Fresh Prince of Bel Air" -- Says, "Slap The Little Bit of Black Off Her"Nationwide — Actress Janet Hubert, who played Aunt Viv in the 90’s sitcom “Fres
Stacey Dash Slammed By Aunt Viv of "Fresh Prince of Bel Air" -- Says, "Slap The Little Bit of Black Off Her"
BlackNews.com / Posted 7 days ago
Nationwide — Actress Janet Hubert, who played Aunt Viv in the 90’s sitcom “Fresh Prince of Belair”, said in a HuffPost Live interview that Stacey Dash needs to get her story straight, and that somebody needs to “slap the little bit of Black off her.”... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Five-old girl’s incredible strengthFive-year-old girl dead lifts 75 pounds | video | DailyTelegraph SearchUse key
Five-old girl’s incredible strength
Daily Telegraph / Posted 8 days ago
Five-year-old girl dead lifts 75 pounds | video | DailyTelegraph SearchUse keywords to search content on this website SearchUse keywords to search content on this website Five-year-old Harper is overjoyed by her achievement — and so is her... Read more
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Orange County Register
Fountain Valley teacher takes innovation to new placesAs he stands in front of his English class, David Theriault, a teacher national
Fountain Valley teacher takes innovation to new places
Orange County Register / Posted 8 days ago
As he stands in front of his English class, David Theriault, a teacher nationally recognized for integrating new technologies into the classroom in innovative ways, is going old school. He is standing in front of the class of Fountain Valley High... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Of Corrupt Justice and Fight Against CorruptionJudges in Nigeria are taking the flak for the intractable failure of the rule o
Of Corrupt Justice and Fight Against Corruption
AllAfrica.com / Posted 9 days ago
Judges in Nigeria are taking the flak for the intractable failure of the rule of law in the country. Every waking day, you hear and read postulations about how corruption has become the nature of judges in Nigeria. A lot of our people have concluded,... Read more
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E! Online
Stacey Dash Explains Her Remarks on Getting Rid of Black History Month"I'm not saying we as black people deserve LESS respect. I'm saying we deserve
Stacey Dash Explains Her Remarks on Getting Rid of Black History Month
E! Online / Posted 9 days ago
"I'm not saying we as black people deserve LESS respect. I'm saying we deserve MORE," Dash wrote. "Black History should be a part of social studies and history curriculum EVERYDAY OF EVERY MONTH OF EVERY YEAR." She added, "Black history IS American... Read more
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Grand Blanc View
The evolution of Black History Month | January 28, 2016Black History Month, sometimes referred to as African American History Month, i
The evolution of Black History Month | January 28, 2016
Grand Blanc View / Posted 9 days ago
Black History Month, sometimes referred to as African American History Month, is a federally recognized month-long commemoration of the achievements of African Americans and the roles they have played in shaping United States history. Each February,... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
This year's Black History Month reflects on the present as much as the pastFrom Black Lives Matter to the Baltimore Uprising and beyond, 2015 was a tumult
This year's Black History Month reflects on the present as much as the past
Baltimore Sun / Posted 10 days ago
From Black Lives Matter to the Baltimore Uprising and beyond, 2015 was a tumultuous year in the annals of black America -- a fact that hasn't been lost on educators and museum officials planning commemorations for Black History Month. Events of the... Read more
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Campus Times - University of Rochester
Students meet with Seligman to discuss racial tensionsIt has been over six months since student members of Douglass Leadership House
Students meet with Seligman to discuss racial tensions
Campus Times - University of Rochester / Posted 11 days ago
It has been over six months since student members of Douglass Leadership House (DLH) were threatened by a flurry of racist posts on the anonymous social media app, Yik Yak, prompting an investigation by UR administrators that failed to reveal the... Read more
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Key West Citizen
Local group wants old band roomCall it a Bahama Village turf war. The city’s plan to repair the now-dilapidat
Local group wants old band room
Key West Citizen / Posted 14 days ago
Call it a Bahama Village turf war. The city’s plan to repair the now-dilapidated old band room named to honor Frederick Douglass, for $247,500, has ignited tempers, prompted questions and stalled one city leader’s push to reserve the building for... Read more
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The Johns Hopkins News-Letter
Dwight Watkins talks The Beast Side at Barnes & NobleBy SAM FOSSUM For The News-Letter Dwight “D.” Watkins, a writer from Baltimor
Dwight Watkins talks The Beast Side at Barnes & Noble
The Johns Hopkins News-Letter / Posted 15 days ago
By SAM FOSSUM For The News-Letter Dwight “D.” Watkins, a writer from Baltimore and a Hopkins alumnus, read and discussed his book, The Beast Side: Living (And Dying) While Black in America, at Barnes & Noble on Tuesday. Watkins described his book... Read more
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