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East St. Louis woman who raised 12 children and helped feed the hungry dies at 105 | Belleville News-Democrat

A few years ago, I read slave narratives to explore the lives of black agricultural workers after the end of the Civil War. The narratives came from the Federal Writers Project of the Works Progress Administration, a program that employed researchers from 1936 to 1938 to interview former enslaved people, producing more than 2,300 narratives that, thankfully, reside online and are fully searchable. Those whom the law defined as property recounted various unique human experiences — their daily horrors and monotonies, how they freed themselves or learned of their emancipation, the surge of exhilaration upon securing freedom, and how they […]

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Jennifer Hudson Reveals She Has 26 Siblings: “I’m The Youngest, Or At Least In The Last Two Or Three” | Madame Noire

Jennifer Hudson may have grown up in a relatively small brood, but according to the 38-year-old singer and actress, she actually comes from a pretty large family. Huge actually. During an interview with The Guardian to promote her latest film, Cats, Hudson talked about about her family, her relationship with her sister Julia, and their upbringing. It was brought up that the girls, and late brother Jason, were raised solely by their late mother, Darnell Donnerson, because their father was absent. When she was a teenager, the Oscar winner said she decided to track him down to make him a […]

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Couple Married For 47 Years Goes Viral With Glam Photo Shoot — But It’s Their Love Story That’s Warming Hearts | Huffington Post Photos of a couple married for 47 years — and who conquered cancer twice — are going viral for exemplifying true love.

Photos of a couple married for 47 years — and who conquered cancer twice — are going viral for exemplifying true love.

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Hill Harper Adopted A Baby At Age 51 – Black America Web Hill Harper has an impressive resume: He is an accomplished actor, author, has a Harvard law degree and even started his own skincare line. Now, he can add fatherhood to his list.

Hill Harper has an impressive resume: He is an accomplished actor, author, has a Harvard law degree and even started his own skincare line. Now, he can add fatherhood to his list.

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