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Seeing Martin Luther King Jr. in a New Light

Seeing Martin Luther King Jr. in a New Light The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., more than most civil rights leaders, understood the singular role that television played in documenting the brutality of racial violence on African-Americans…

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Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. hosting Harlem Day of Economic Impact

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. hosting Harlem Day of Economic Impact Members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority,(AKA) Incorporated® from far and wide are uptown experiencing Harlem’s fine dining, shopping and nightlight on as a part of the Harlem…

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We Forgot What Dr. King Believed In

We Forgot What Dr. King Believed In In June 1966, less than two years before he was killed, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. preached from his Atlanta pulpit of the dynamic dance between Good Friday and…

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Under Ben Carson, HUD Scales Back Fair Housing Enforcement

Under Ben Carson, HUD Scales Back Fair Housing Enforcement WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is attempting to scale back federal efforts to enforce fair housing laws, freezing enforcement actions against local governments and businesses, including Facebook, while sidelining…

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Linda Brown, Symbol of Landmark Desegregation Case, Dies

Linda Brown, Symbol of Landmark Desegregation Case, Dies Linda Brown, whose father objected when she was not allowed to attend an all-white school in her neighborhood and who thus came to symbolize one of the most transformative court…

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Cheryl Brown Henderson Reflects on Brown v. Board of Education | History NOW

Cheryl Brown Henderson Reflects on Brown v. Board of Education | History NOW May 17, 1954, the Supreme Court unanimously declared segregation in public schools unconstitutional, but is segregation really over? Cheryl Brown Henderson, daughter of Oliver Brown,…

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Pride and Self-Love in the L.G.B.T.Q. African Diaspora

Pride and Self-Love in the L.G.B.T.Q. African Diaspora When Mikael Owunna returned to his family’s home in Pittsburgh after finishing a Fulbright Fellowship in Taiwan, it was unsettling. He and his family were originally from Nigeria, where gay…

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Blaze Erupts Beneath a Movie Set in Harlem, and a Firefighter Dies Rushing In

Blaze Erupts Beneath a Movie Set in Harlem, and a Firefighter Dies Rushing In Firefighter Michael Davidson was a nozzle man — he’d be at the front of the hose line, leading the charge into a burning building….

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The Great Migration and the power of a single decision

The Great Migration and the power of a single decision Sometimes, a single decision can change the course of history. Join journalist and author Isabel Wilkerson as she tells the story of the Great Migration, the outpouring of…

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