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New Leader for NAACP

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South Sudan’s leaders took the first tangible step toward peace in two and a half years on Tuesday, raising hopes the young country’s nightmarish civil war could finally end. Opposition leader Riek Machar landed in the capital Juba on Tuesday and was sworn in as vice president, a major boost for the peace deal signed by Machar and President Salva Kiir last year. “It’s the best hope that South Sudan has had in a very long time,” U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power said of

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The year is 1993. Carlito’s Way is our favorite movie. We watched it at least 10 times. We knew the lines of our favorite scenes verbatim. Moya would play Gail, and I Carlito. She was fond of the scene where Gail confronts Carlito as to why they broke up. Moya was a romantic — she was fond of saying, “Prison could never come between true love.” She thought Carlito was selfish — thus only protecting himself by breaking up with Gail after he got sentenced to 30 years in prison. I admired
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Major Milestones in the African American Struggle for Freedom

Camille Cosby will not be deposed Wednesday in a case of defamation by seven accusers… http://www.blackenterprise.com/news/camille-cosby-will-not-be-deposed-in-case-against-husband/
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Michael Brown’s Funeral Eulogy by Al Sharpton

The explosion of the Black Travel Movement in recent years has meant that more brothers and sisters are discovering foreign lands than ever before. But with this increased global mobility comes the question: “How will my skin colour be perceived abroad, especially in places where there are very few people who look like me?” As a travel blogger and serial expat, my inbox is often flooded with anxious queries from would-be black jetsetters. While they are curious about the world around them,
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Robert F. Williams: Black Power Before the Black Power Movement

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Major Milestones in the African American Struggle for Freedom

NEW YORK (AP) — The Queen of Soul made a surprise appearance at the House of Swing, helping the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra usher in the holiday season at their first concert in their newly refurbished home. Trumpeter Wynton Marsalis had a special gift for the audience when he introduced Aretha Franklin in the middle of Thursday night’s annual “Big Band Holidays” concert at the Rose Theater. The concert followed a ribbon-cutting ceremony hosted by Bette Midler to open the new Mica and
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