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A Living Legend: The University of Virginia Honors Julian Bond

The University of Virginia invites the community to join in a celebration of Julian Bond. Bond, a longtime civil rights leader who is also chairman emeritus of the NAACP and a professor emeritus at the University of Virginia. He retired from teaching at U.Va. in May 2012 after teachng for 20 years.
In this community celebration hear from U.Va. President Teresa Sullivan, Virginia Senator Henry L. Marsh (D-Richmond), and from Julian Bond himself. He shares in a conversation with longtime
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James Brown Estate Fight Raises Many Questions

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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…

15. Langston Hughes

Peter P., 17, spent two months sleeping on his school’s roof after becoming homeless in April. When administrators at Dominguez High School learned of his situation, they didn’t help with essential services or support. They suspended him and turned him over to the police for trespassing, according to a lawsuit filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles.
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