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James Baldwin’s letters acquired by the Schomburg

James Baldwin, a native son of Harlem, is home again, at least some of his precious letters and other artifacts are after having been acquisitioned by the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

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A playwright of the ages, August Wilson

A recent press release from Dr. Maulana Karenga reminded me of the great playwright August Wilson. Karenga, as timely and prescient as ever, will be paying homage to Wilson and his remarkable odyssey and the Classroom follows suit.

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Judge blocks Trump’s sanctuary cities

President Trump suffered another serious judicial bump Tuesday when a San Francisco judge ruled against his executive order barring federal funds to the so-called sanctuary cities. This decision by a judge is the latest court setback for the Trump administration, including three blocks on his earlier immigration orders and travel bans.

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Book Review: ‘Millionaire Moves,’ by Dr. William F. Pickard

Dr. William F. Pickard, in the Introduction to his book “Millionaire Moves—Seven Proven Principles of Entrepreneurship” (Real Times Media, 2016), offers this caveat and promise: “There is a surplus of inspirational, how-to-be-a-winner books on the market, and they all claim to have answers.

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Barack holds town hall meeting in Chicago

Looking rested and younger than ever—despite the increased gray hair—former President Barack Obama sat onstage in the middle of a youthful roundtable at the University of Chicago Monday.

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Add Linda Hopkins’ voice to the angelic choir

In one way, Linda Hopkins cannot be considered among our treasured distant ancestors because she died Monday, April 10.

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Suspicious: Justice Sheila Abdus-Salaam found dead in the Hudson River

Statements of sympathy and grief for Justice Sheila Abdus-Salaam, in many ways reflecting the ordinary and extraordinary people she touched, are coming in from people in all walks of life.

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When Dr. King broke his betrayal of silence

“When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights, are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, extreme materialism and militarism are incapable of being conquered.”

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Mumia Abu-Jamal begins treatment for hepatitis C 

Despite the Specialty Pharmacy Times headline defining Mumia Abu-Jamal as an “infamous inmate,” it’s good news that he has begun receiving treatment for his hepatitis C virus.

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Black nationalist pioneer, Carlos Cooks

African and African-American history can hit you in some of the most unpredictable places, if you pay attention.

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