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  • Lena Horne Moves Beyond ‘Stormy Weather’

    Lena Horne harbored a tempestuous relationship with her own striking beauty. Her appearance provided a gilded pathway to prominence, but also constructed the glass ceiling that stymied her career during the early 20th century. Yet, Horne’s beauty did not eclipse her talents and innate ...

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  • Obama Makes Supreme Court Nomination

    After weeks of speculation, President Obama on May 10 nominated Solicitor General Elena Kagan to succeed retiring Associate Justice John Paul Stevens on the U.S. Supreme Court. “While we can't presume to replace Justice Stevens’ wisdom or experience, I have selected a nominee ...

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  • Maryland Orthopedic Surgeon Set to Operate Overseas

    There aren't too many health initiatives that provide free surgery, so Maryland orthopedic surgeon Dr. Rinelda Horton is trying something new. Horton's group, Women Orthopedist Global Outreach (WOGO), is a not-for-profit volunteer medical service organization and the newest member of ...

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  • Davis Snubs Prominent Black Ala. Political Groups

    Rep. Artur Davis (D-Ala.) will not seek endorsements from his state’s major Black political groups in his quest to become governor of Alabama. Davis has decided not to go through a traditional candidates screening process with the Alabama New South Coalition, the Alabama Democratic ...

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  • ‘Drum Major for Justice’ Remains Powerful in Death

    Dr. Dorothy Height, the legendary civil rights icon who championed social justice, was one of the crowning trailblazers from an era that revolutionized Black Americans’ leverage in politics, economics and employment. On April 29, Height’s funeral amassed a diverse cross-section of ...

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  • Attention, Shoppers: Gulf Spill Could Affect You

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The calamitous oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico isn’t just a mess for the people who live or work on the coast. If you drink coffee, eat shrimp, like bananas or plan to buy a new set of tires, you could end up paying more because of the disaster. The […]

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  • Betty vs. Goliath

    PITTSBURG, Calif. (AP) — As a “greeter,” the cheerful Betty Dukes is one of the first employees customers usually see as they walk through the front doors of the Wal-Mart store here. As the first “named plaintiff” in Dukes v. Wal-Mart, the ordained Baptist minister ...

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  • Governments, Sports Organizations to Boycott Arizona

    Several governments and sports organizations nationwide are calling for boycotts of travel to and business with Arizona following that state’s passing of a tough immigration bill. Members of the city councils in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. both took steps during the week of April 26 ...

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