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Black History Month 2019: Hidden figures of literature

Black History Month is 28 days long. In those 28 days, it is the chance to celebrate the achievements that African-Americans have accomplished and are continuing to accomplish each day. African-American literature is not taught in schools. Why is that? It takes stepping foot on a college campus for an ...

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Jan. 21, 2009: ‘Everyone . . . wanted things to be right again’

Editor’s Note: This is a special republication of our 10-year anniversary edition of the 1999 tornado titled “Celebrating Restoration.”   A personal account by Deborah Shearon On Jan. 22, 1999, I reached the intersection of College and 9th at approximately 7:30 a.m. Not knowing the extent of the damage on ...

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Kaepernick: The Saga Continues

We are all familiar with Colin Kaepernick taking a knee during the national anthem in 2016. In the two years since, he is more well-known for his protesting than his career as an athlete. Recently, Kaepernick has become the face of Nike’s 30 year anniversary campaign. In the advertisement, Kaepernick ...

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Henrietta Lacks: An Immortal Woman

The year is 1951. Six years after World War II. Harry Truman is President of the United States and one woman from Roanoke, Virginia is going to make history; the kicker? She did not live long enough to see it happen. Henrietta Lacks was born Loretta Pleasant in 1920. A ...

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Top 10 Reasons to go see Black Panther

It is more than “just a movie.” Think of any movie that you have ever seen that had Black people in it. What role did that Black actor or actress play? They were either the best friend to the hero/heroine who was white, or the drug dealer. If it was ...

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