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African American Politics and Race History in America

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5 Poems by Langston Hughes

The 2011 Haitian presidential election of was full of surprises. Grammy Award-winning artist Pras Michel had convinced his good friend and well-known Haitian singer Michel “Sweet Mickey” Martelly to run for office, then he heard that another famous Haitian musician had thrown his hat into the ring — his former Fugees bandmate Wyclef Jean.
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Obama Normalizes Relations with Cuba

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What’s on Your Mind – Kaye Dee & Motor Mouth

BB King has died. He wasn’t my all-time favorite Bluesman, but he was an exquisite musician and he influencedeveryone.
The moment we heard that Riley B. King — known universally both as “BB” and as the King of the Blues — had breathed his last, we invited ourselves to a very private memorial service. Our own. The King is dead, long live the Blues he was so crucial to shaping over his veryRead more…

African American Mayors Conference of Black Mayors

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The Stolen Girls of Nigeria

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Black Reparation

Are reparations for African Americans needed to compensate for past wrongs? What connection do today’s African Americans have to the injustices of the past? William A. Darity Jr., professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, examines.Read more…

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