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Black in Latin America – This History You Should Know

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Ferguson Missouri Demands Justice for 18 Year Old Michael Brown Gunned Down by Police

WASHINGTON (AP) – A star-studded lineup of comedians including Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle, George Lopez, Kathy Griffin and Arsenio Hall honored Eddie Murphy as an “American icon.” The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presented the comedian Sunday with the Mark Twain Prize, the nation’s top prize for humor. The evening’s most emotional tribute came from “Saturday Night Live” alum Tracy Morgan, who received a standing ovation from the audience. He called Murphy his “comedic hero.” Morgan
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America’s Innovative Leaders: Mayor Shirley Franklin, Atlanta, GA

Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin has brought about significant municipal court reform by effectively improving the services of the city’s judicial system and eliminating wasteful practices. She shares her successes with Stephen Goldsmith in this interview of the Americas Innovative Leaders Series. Read more in the Series article at http://www.governing.com/articles/mayors-sf.htm.
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Obama Normalizes Relations with Cuba

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Reconstruction: America’s Unfinished Revolution, 1863-1877

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