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Local Voices: Defeating America’s Legacy of Racism

“We need to become drum majors for equality, justice and peace.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.      Some things never change, do they?  Or, some things change slowly … but surely, don’t they?  Here we are 50 years after […] The post Local Voice...

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White House Names HBCU Director

WASHINGTON, D.C. Johnathan Holifield, a former National Football League player, has been named the director of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The White House kicked off its annual three-day summit on Monda...

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Victoria Time: A Wake-up Call for Women in Africa

The way Victoria Time sees it, “African women carry too heavy a load on their heads and their backs, literally and figuratively.” The goal of her latest book, “Women’s Social and Legal Issues in African Current Affairs: Lifting the Barriers,” […...

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IBWC Prepares for 33rd Women’s Conference

The International Black Women’s Congress (IBWC) will hold its 33rd annual conference Sept. 22-24 at the Wyndham Oceanfront Hotel in Virginia Beach. The conference will feature at least two dozen scholars who will speak on various social, political, a...

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Highway Marker In Lynchburg Recalls Racist History Story

LYNCHBURG An estimated 225 people attended the unveiling on Sept. 16 of a new state historical marker recalling  the tragic story of Ota Benga. The marker was issued by the Virginia Department of Historic Resources for Ota Benga, a young […] Th...

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23rd Annual Sickle Cell Walk on Campus of NSU

NORFOLK Several hundred people turned Saturday out at Dick Price Stadium on the campus of Norfolk State University to support the fight against Sickle Cell disease. The fund-raising walk raises money to continue to combat a malady that affects so [&#...

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DACA lives matter

President Donald Trump has recently revoked the protection that President Barack Obama provided to persons brought to the United States as children without proper documentation. These girls and boys, women and men are known as “Dreamers,” based on pr...

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100 years later

On Saturday, Oct. 7, the Indianapolis Public Central Library will celebrate its 100th anniversary, having opened in 1917. Festivities begin at 11 a.m., and all are welcome. Two weeks later — on Saturday, Oct. 21, at noon — is the…