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Lori Lightfoot is elected Chicago mayor, making her the first African-American and openly gay woman to lead America’s third most populous...

COMING SOON TO THE NATION’S CAPITAL

Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune’s upcoming Statuary Hall placement tops a list a notable stories around Florida this week.

From slave to plantation owner

The story of Anna Kingsley continues to attract visitors to old Florida estate. GEORGE SKENE/ORLANDO SENTINEL/TNS...

Episcopal bishop breaks race, gender barriers

Bishop Phoebe Roaf is the first female and the first African American elected to lead the Episcopal Diocese of West Tennessee....

‘Black Panther’ a powerful force at box office everywhere, including Africa

BY RYAN FAUGHNDER LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS Marvel Studios and Ryan Coogler’s blockbuster superhero movie “Black Panther” has become a legitimate global juggernaut, grossing a jaw-dropping $427...

To get ‘reparations,’ should we call it something else?

The moral justice of the reparations proposition is unassailable.   African nations and economies...

Lonnie Bunch named new secretary of Smithsonian

PHOTO COURTESY OF LBJ LIBRARY/WIKIMEDIA COMMONS Lonnie Bunch is the founding director of the National Museum of African American History and...

Cory Booker hates public schools

U.S. Senator Cory Booker (DN.J.) announced his presidential campaign last week. There’s plenty about Booker’s record worth...

‘I may not get there with you’

DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. / 1929 – 1968 JAY JONES/CHICAGO TRIBUNE/TNS...

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