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Billy Graham, Marvel Comics’ first Black artist

Billy Graham, Marvel Comics’ first Black artist - Black Panther

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Trump’s top economic adviser resigns

In one tweet Trump said there was no chaos in his administration. Shortly thereafter, he noted that his chief economic adviser, Gary Cohn, was resigning and he was in the process of making a new appointment.

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Anna Murray Douglass, more than a ‘helpmeet’ for her famous husband

A week or so ago, I had the distinct pleasure of sharing a podium with Lloyd Weaver, the great-great grandson of the incomparable Frederick Douglass. During his presentation, Weaver laid out portions of his remarkable genealogy, including Anna Murray, Douglass’ first wife, his great-great grandmother.

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Gates cops a plea

Plead guilty to lying and conspiracy and get all the charges against you dropped.

Court ruling protects Malcolm X’s legacy

Except for the late Percy Sutton, few attorneys in America have had the life of Malcolm X so intertwined in their career as Gregory Reed.

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Classical avant-garde composer Julius Eastman

In last week’s classroom, we featured the relatively unknown composer and pianist Florence Price. Equally unknown, except to the real cognoscenti of classical music, is Julius Eastman.

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Recalling the greatness of W.E.B. Du Bois

It is possible to string three lives together and gather the full expanse of African-American history

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Trump blames Obama on Russian meddling

Once again President Trump is trying to have it both ways in the ongoing investigation of the Russian involvement in the 2016 presidential election.

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Trump’s budget a harbinger of ‘spiritual death’

On its surface Trump’s second budget proposal released Monday bolsters military spending while it will leave Medicare, Medicaid and food stamps in tatters.

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Legendary reporter of the Pittsburgh Courier, Frank E. Bolden

Next time you’re in Pittsburgh, set aside some time to visit the Senator John Heinz History Center.

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