On the cusp of 112, a whirlwind tour for World War II’s oldest veteran | The Washington Post Richard Overton, the grandson of a slave, worked in a furniture store and as a courier for decades until he finally retired when he was 85. That was more than 25 years ago.

Richard Overton, the grandson of a slave, worked in a furniture store and as a courier for decades until he finally retired when he was 85. That was more than 25 years ago.

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1,300 people held for 4 years in Louisiana jails without a trial, sheriffs say | NOLA.com The Louisiana Sheriffs' Association says around 1,300 people have been in local jails for four years waiting for their trials, and 70 people have been held for five years without having their case heard, according to the group's informal survey.

The Louisiana Sheriffs’ Association says around 1,300 people have been in local jails for four years waiting for their trials, and 70 people have been held for five years without having their case heard, according to the group’s informal survey.

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‘Uncommon Bonds’ Explores What It Takes for Women to Have Real Friendships Across Race | Colorlines The collection of essays, poetry and letters, edited by Kersha Smith and Marcella Runell Hall, uncovers the tensions, vulnerabilities and power dynamics of true cross-racial friendships.

The collection of essays, poetry and letters, edited by Kersha Smith and Marcella Runell Hall, uncovers the tensions, vulnerabilities and power dynamics of true cross-racial friendships.

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I Am Evidence: the shocking film on the truth about untested rape kits | The Guardian In a new documentary, two film-makers bring to life the stories of sexual assault survivors let down by a fractured system

In a new documentary, two film-makers bring to life the stories of sexual assault survivors let down by a fractured system

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Flint Kids Exposed to Lead to Undergo Testing, Screenings to Determine Special Education Needs | Atlanta Black Star FLINT, Mich. (AP) — An agreement has been reached to get more services to Flint children who were exposed to lead in drinking water.

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — An agreement has been reached to get more services to Flint children who were exposed to lead in drinking water.

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Facebook Removes Popular Black Lives Matter Page for Being a Fake | The New York Times For at least a year, the biggest page on Facebook purporting to be part of the Black Lives Matter movement was a scam with ties to a middle-aged white man in Australia, a review of the page and associated accounts and websites conducted by CNN shows.

A Facebook page that claimed a connection to the Black Lives Matter movement and had more than twice as many followers as the movement’s official page has been removed for being inauthentic, the company said.

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Watch the Electrifying Conclusion of Dr. King’s Final Speech | Colorlines King celebrated the ongoing fight for social and racial equity during his famed “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” speech in Memphis.

King celebrated the ongoing fight for social and racial equity during his famed “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” speech in Memphis.

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Octavia Spencer To Produce New Film About First Black Woman To File And Win Her Freedom Suit | MadameNoire Oscar-winning actress Octavia Spencer has been linked to a new project and we’re particularly excited about it. According to Variety, Spencer has signed on to executive produce an independent movie about Elizabeth “Mumbet” Freeman.

Oscar-winning actress Octavia Spencer has been linked to a new project and we’re particularly excited about it. According to Variety, Spencer has signed on to executive produce an independent movie about Elizabeth “Mumbet” Freeman.

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