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Dr. Patricia Bath, whose patents advanced cataract treatment, dies at 76

Dr. Patricia Bath, a pioneering ophthalmologist who became the first African-American female doctor to receive a medical patent after she invented a more precise treatment of cataracts, has died. She was 76.

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Mueller report may be available in April

U.S. Attorney General William Barr is combing through special counsel Robert Mueller’s report, removing classified and other information in hopes of releasing the report to Congress in April.

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Breakdancing an Olympic sport?

Breakdancing, an art form started by African-American teenagers that has spread all over the world, may break into the 2024 Summer Olympic Games in Paris as a new sport.

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United Methodist Church keeps ban on gay clergy, same-sex marriage

“We’re in this to the end,” sang LGBTQ United Methodists and their allies.

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Former Congressman Ron Dellums, who pushed U.S. sanctions against apartheid South Africa, dies at 82

Ronald Vernie “Ron” Dellums was a fiery anti-war activist who championed social justice in his community and in Congress. The first African-American Democratic congressman from Northern California and a former mayor of his native Oakland, Calif., died from cancer at his Washington residence on Monday, July 30, 2018, according to his family. He was 82.

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James Meredith on mission from God

James Meredith is a civil rights legend who resists neatly defined narratives.

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Morman Church teams up with NAACP

The Mormon Church is teaming up with the national NAACP on a new education and employment program on the East Coast, an outgrowth from the first official meeting between the groups in May.

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Dr. William E. ‘Bill’ Ward, former mayor of Chesapeake, NSU professor dies at 84

Dr. William E. “Bill” Ward, the first African-American mayor of Chesapeake and the only official to serve the longest in that role, has died.

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Congressional Black Caucus calls for decriminalizing marijuana use

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus are calling for decriminalizing marijuana use. The group wants the federal government to get out of the prohibition business when it comes to the drug, a position it says is supported by an overwhelming majority of the 48-member caucus.

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President Obama says world should resist cynicism over rise of power politics

In his highest profile speech since leaving office, former President Obama on Tuesday denounced the policies of President Trump without mentioning his name, taking aim at the “politics of fear, resentment, retrenchment,” and decrying leaders who are caught lying and “just double down and lie some more.”

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