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The immortal, rebellious Rosa Parks

One indisputable date on the American historic calendar is Dec. 1, 1955.
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Pauli Murray: Lawyer, priest, feminist, poet and civil rights activist

If Pauli Murray were alive today, she would be celebrating her 105th birthday.
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The extraordinary voice of Minnie Riperton-Rudolph

Remembering the life and voice of Minnie Riperton.
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Basketball Hall of Famer Mel Daniels dominated the court

Basketball buffs up to the minute on their NBA trivia know what Ralph Simpson, Steve Smith, Kevin Willis and Spencer Haywood have in common.
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A true Renaissance woman, Gwendolyn Bennett

For many years in various books on the Harlem Renaissance, Gwendolyn Bennett’s name has popped up.
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Council members honor African-American ballerina Misty Copeland

Misty Copeland solidified her place in history when she was named the first African-American principal of the American Ballet Theatre in its 75-year history.
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Keeping it real with the new ‘Star Wars’ directors

The two men, pictured above, are creative, fun, rich and (notice their posture) very down to earth. In the law of attraction, you must “let go of negative thoughts” and know that you are going to be successful, despite appearances ...
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Blade returns—and he’s bringing his daughter

Writer Tim Seeley is bringing a new twist to the “Blade” series at Marvel, but the Daywalker won’t be fighting creepy evil demons and blood thirsty vampires alone.

Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

This week a “Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration” was held by the Baptist Ministers’ Conference of Greater New York and Vicinity.
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Family and creativity fuel Marlon Wayans’ success

Following the advice of his brother, Keenen, to not sit around and wait for Hollywood, Marlon Wayans has firmly established his own identity as an actor, writer, producer, director and stand-up comedian.
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Dancer Misty Copeland inspires new generation of ballerinas

“This is for the little brown girls,” writes Misty Copeland in the prologue of her New York Times bestselling memoir, Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina,
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James Baldwin gets his place in Harlem

As the old saying goes, the fruit never falls that far from the tree, and Trevor Baldwin, the nephew of James Baldwin, proves that even a relative of the great writer has a way with words. “This is a family ...
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‘Get on Up’ gets it right

“Get on Up” is an excellent peek inside the fascinating life of the undeniably brilliant funk-soul legend, James Brown, a complex man who displayed as many quirky personalities and personas as he did colorful nicknames and honorary titles.
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Malcolm X addressed human rights violations at OAU

Malcolm X’s visits to Mecca and West Africa in April-May of 1964 helped broaden his global scope a bit more since departing from the Nation of Islam earlier that March. Later, during the summer, he internationalized the plight of Africans ...
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