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Black Politicians Still Face Glass Ceiling

Fifty years after Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his landmark “I Have a Dream” speech at the Lincoln Memorial, African-American progress in the political arena has been spotty. Neil King reports. Photo: Getty Images.
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African American Mayors Conference of Black Mayors

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A Slave\’s Rebellion… the Denmark Vesey Story

Denmark Vesey, or Telemaque while enslaved, (1767 – July 2, 1822) was an African-American man who was most famous for planning a slave rebellion in the United States in 1822. He was enslaved in South Carolina. After purchasing his freedom, he planned an extensive slave rebellion. Word of the plans was leaked, and authorities arrested the plot’s leaders at Charleston, South Carolina, before theRead more…

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Biden honors MLK: “Fighting the fight again” on voting rights

Remembering lawmakers involved in passing the landmark 1965 Voting Rights Act, Vice President Joe Biden urged the audience at the National Action Martin Luther King Day breakfast to work to restore the law.Read more…

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Supreme Court Could Bring Back Jim Crow Voting Laws

Military veterans are at least twice as likely as civilians to hold high paying jobs…
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