Africans Played Key, Often Unheralded, Role in World War I | The Afro American JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Amid the fanfare marking the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, little has been said about crucial participants in the conflict: Africans.

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Amid the fanfare marking the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, little has been said about crucial participants in the conflict: Africans.

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Marvin Gaye, Gregory Hines Honored with U.S. Postal Stamps | The Washington Informer Two new stamps planned in 2019 for the U.S. Postal Service’s Black Heritage and Music Icons series honor R&B singer Marvin Gaye and tap dancer Gregory Hines, two of the most influential performers of their generations.

Two new stamps planned in 2019 for the U.S. Postal Service’s Black Heritage and Music Icons series honor R&B singer Marvin Gaye and tap dancer Gregory Hines, two of the most influential performers of their generations.

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What led Chicago to shutter dozens of majority-black schools? Racism | The Guardian After Rahm Emanuel announced a wave of school closures in 2013, Chicagoans took to the streets in protest. But before we can understand whether the closings are racist, we must understand what racism is

After Rahm Emanuel announced a wave of school closures in 2013, Chicagoans took to the streets in protest. But before we can understand whether the closings are racist, we must understand what racism is.

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No More “We Can’t Find Any Black Female Writers”: Here Are 62 Scribes in One Photo | The Hollywood Reporter For The Hollywood Reporter's largest shoot ever, members of Black Women Who Brunch, a networking group co-founded by Lena Waithe, gather to discuss how the industry can better understand black women in Hollywood: "We have to be exceptional."

For The Hollywood Reporter’s largest shoot ever, members of Black Women Who Brunch, a networking group co-founded by Lena Waithe, gather to discuss how the industry can better understand black women in Hollywood: “We have to be exceptional.”

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Skin-lightening product takes top prize at Tulsa StartUp Series finale | Tulsa World The founder of a skin-lightening product captured first prize and $15,000 Wednesday night at the grand finale of the Tulsa StartUp Series at Tulsa Community College.

The founder of a skin-lightening product captured first prize and $15,000 Wednesday night at the grand finale of the Tulsa StartUp Series at Tulsa Community College.

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‘Surviving R Kelly’ documentary premiere cancelled after shooting threat | The Guardian An anonymous caller claimed that an audience member would fire a gun if the documentary, detailing allegations of sexual assault by the R&B singer, was screened, reports say

An anonymous caller claimed that an audience member would fire a gun if the documentary, detailing allegations of sexual assault by the R&B singer, was screened, reports say.

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(1990) Bush Vetoes Civil Rights Bill | The Washington Post

Facebook0Twitter0MailAnn Devroy , The Washington Post President Bush yesterday vetoed the Civil Rights Act of 1990, prompting the sharpest criticism he has endured from women, unions, blacks and other minorities since taking office. In a three-page veto message to Congress, Bush said that “despite the use of the term ‘civil rights,’ ” the legislation “actually […]

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Deval Patrick to Announce He Will Not Run for President in 2020 | The New York Times Deval Patrick, the former two-term Democratic governor of Massachusetts, plans to announce shortly that he will not run for president in 2020, according to a person close to Mr. Patrick.

Deval Patrick, the former two-term Democratic governor of Massachusetts, plans to announce shortly that he will not run for president in 2020, according to a person close to Mr. Patrick.

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