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Icon Angela Y. Davis unleashes her thoughts on Trump, Clinton and future

The election of Donald Trump as the nation’s 45th president “was the future we really dreaded,” said scholar and activist Angela Y. Davis.
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Former NASA ‘hidden figure’ advises students to chart own course

Christine Darden was a student at Hampton University when she learned to chart her own path. She and her classmates would visit the school’s cafeteria together, and she decided that she needed to learn to go on her own.
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Rihanna named Harvard University Humanitarian of the Year

Rihanna has been named the 2017 Harvard University Humanitarian of the Year. The Grammy Award-winning singer received the Harvard Foundation’s Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award at a ceremony on Tuesday, Feb. 28.
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Obama names 3 national monuments honoring civil rights

The Obama administration has designated three new national monuments honoring civil rights history. The designations were announced Thursday, Jan. 12, just eight days before the nation’s first African-American president leaves office.
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74th Golden Globe Awards hit notes of inclusion

The lack of racial and ethnic diversity in Hollywood was a running joke during last year’s Academy Awards ceremony. This year, several African-Americans were recognized at the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards, a star-studded event televised from Beverly Hills, Calif. ...
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It’s a boy for 50-year-old Janet Jackson

Pop singer Janet Jackson has had her first child at the age of 50, Billboard magazine reported Tuesday, citing the pop singer’s publicist.
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‘She is a 0, but I’m a 10’

As soon as Ohio Congresswoman Joyce Beatty stepped off the stage following her July 28 address at the Democratic National Convention, Twitter blew up.
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‘We are The Wilsons!’

Singer Ciara has one-two stepped down the aisle with NFL player Russell Wilson. The couple both posted the same photo Wednesday on Twitter and Instagram showing Ciara in a wedding gown and the Richmond native in a tuxedo with the ...
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‘Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic’ opens Saturday at VMFA

Special to the Free Press Asked what “A New Republic” means, visual artist Kehinde Wiley replies rapid-fire. “It’s a space-clearing gesture.”
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Malia, Sasha turn heads at first state dinner

Sasha and Malia Obama, the teenage daughters of President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, were nothing less than stunning for their first state dinner, where they were first clad in designer fabrics and later in controversy. During the official ...
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At African-American churches

Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from NorthStarNewsToday.com After the Fourth Sunday of Advent Service in December, members and guests of St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, a mostly African-American church on Chicago’s West Side, celebrated by hosting a special Advent ...
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From SAG Awards to Sundance, diversity makes a comeback

In a flurry of wins at the Screen Actors Guild Awards and the Sundance Film Festival, diversity made a comeback. Over just a few hours last Saturday, the SAG Awards and Sundance showered their honors on a parade of performers ...
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Denzel receives top Golden Globe award

Oscar-winning actor Denzel Washington joined the ranks of Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro when he was awarded the Golden Globe for lifetime achievement Sunday.
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MJBL celebrates 50th anniversary with games in Ga., Fla.

When his son was banned from Richmond area Little League baseball programs because of the color of his skin, physician William M.T. Forrester Sr. took action.
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Sharpton on GOP: ‘They entertain you with foolishness’

“And let us not be weary in well doing!” the Rev. Al Sharpton said. “For in due season, we shall reap, if we faint not!” Moved by those stirring words, more than 1,000 worshippers rose to their feet, cheering and ...
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