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Rudolfo Anaya, ‘godfather’ of Chicano literature, dies at 82

Rudolfo Anaya, a writer who helped launch the 1970s Chicano Literature Movement with his novel, “Bless Me, Ultima,” a book celebrated by Latinos, has died at 82.

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Turmoil at EBONY and Essence magazines prompts changes at top

EBONY and Essence magazines are in trouble.

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Wilder claims racism in state library lag in processing his gubernatorial papers

Former Gov. L. Douglas Wilder is accusing the state library of racism for its slow pace in processing and publicly presenting records from his tenure as the nation’s first elected African-American governor.

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Black lives celebrated and mourned at emotional BET Awards

Black power, suffering and the fight for justice took center stage at the BET Awards on Sunday, the first Black celebrity event since recent nationwide mass protests broke out over systemic racism.

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NASA names D.C. headquarters for engineer Mary W. Jackson of ‘Hidden Figures’ fame

The early African-American women at NASA will not be hidden anymore.

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Feds sue Stafford County over law blocking Islamic cemetery

The U.S. Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit against a Virginia county for “imposing restrictive zoning requirements” that blocked an Islamic nonprofit from building a cemetery.

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Aunt Jemima being retired by Quaker Oats

America’s painful struggles over racism have finally caught up with Aunt Jemima, that ubiquitous fixture served up at breakfast tables for 131 years.

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FBI finds no hate crime in old noose in Bubba Wallace’s NASCAR garage

NASCAR went to Talladega Superspeedway last weekend on heightened alert after Bubba Wallace, its only Black driver, took on an active role in a push for racial equality.

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Beyonce drops new surprise single on Juneteenth; sales to benefit Black businesses

Beyoncé did not let Juneteenth pass without dropping one of her signature surprises — a new single called “Black Parade.”

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