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President Obama gives a black cop the day of his life

A man is being honored by President Obama for more than 20 years of service to his country.  The president recently met with Clarence Baugh, a man who has spent two decades clearing traffic for presidential motorcades …

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Abraham Lincoln didn’t want black people in the United States

April V. Taylor Black people have been taught for years that their freedom is due in large part to Abraham Lincoln and his signing of the Emancipation Proclamation.  What many fail to realize is that Lincoln never …

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People Magazine apologizes for racially-offensive tweets

Thursday night was the night built for black consumers, who watch more TV than anyone else in the country.  It was the night of the premier of the shows “Scandal” and “How to get away with …

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Grand Jury tries to figure out why this man was shot by police in Walmart

Police and prosecutors are now processing the evidence for a grand jury to investigate the case of a man shot at Walmart on August 5 of this year.  The shooting occurred in Cincinnati, where John Crawford III was …

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Did Lincoln want to send black people back to Africa?

Editor’s note: For those who are wondering about the retro title of this black-history series, please take a moment to learn about historian Joel A. Rogers, author of the 1934 book 100 Amazing Facts About the Negro …

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New Black Spinoff of “The Daily Show” is testing the waters on race

Larry Wilmore is the host of a new show called “The Minority Report.”  He says that he’s ready for a black host to achieve prominence in a late-night spot on television.  Adding a comedic twist to …

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Baltimore cops caught on video beating suspect, officer suspended

A police officer in Baltimore is now in serious trouble for a beating that was caught on camera.  The officer has been suspended and the department is facing a $5 million dollar lawsuit after being caught beating a man …

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Here’s why Joan Rivers banned Michelle Obama from her funeral

Most of the nation remembers that, shortly before her untimely death, Joan Rivers said something that would be considered highly disrespectful of First Lady Michelle Obama.  During an interivew in which she was asked …

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In Whose Garden Did the Harlem Renaissance Grow?

Nearly a century ago, out of the bitter soil of Jim Crow segregation and the First World War, sprang one of the most creative—and socially conscious—artistic flowerings in the history of the United States. The …

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The Klan is giving away free candy as part of their recruitment drive

By Nigel Boys It appears that there is no lack of unscrupulous individuals who will try to turn any tragedy into an opportunity.  The recent events in Ferguson, Missouri, over the shooting of unarmed African-American …

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