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In this April 3, 2014 file photo shows Anika Noni Rose, from left, LaTanya Richardson, Denzel Washington and Sophie Okonedo at the curtain call for the opening night of “A Raisin In The Sun” in New York. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama caught the American masterpiece Friday night, April 11, 2014, at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, where it first opened more than 50 years ago. They took their seats to huge applause. Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision
In this April 3, 2014 file photo shows Anika Noni Rose, from left, LaTanya Richardson, Denzel Washington and Sophie Okonedo at the curtain call for the opening night of “A Raisin In The Sun” in New York. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama caught the American masterpiece Friday night, April 11, 2014, at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, where it first opened more than 50 years ago. They took their seats to huge applause. Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision (AP File Photo)
Obamas and Friends Take in Dinner and “A Raisin in the Sun” in NYC
Originally published April 12, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Capping two days devoted to praising the advances of the civil rights movement, President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama attended the Broadway revival of "A Raisin in the Sun," a play about an African-American family in 1950s Chicago.more More Arrow
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President Barack Obama, left, with his wife, Michelle, listening, gives a keynote address during the Civil Rights Summit on Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Austin, Texas. Photo/Jack Plunkett
- AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Reflecting on the unique power of the office he holds, President Barack Obama on Thursday honored Lyndon B. Johnson as leader who seized the presidency's opportunity to shape the "currents of history" and fulfill America's founding promises of equality.more More Arrow


Rwandans light candles of remembrance and listen to religious speeches and music at an evening ceremony at the Amahoro stadium in Kigali, Rwanda Monday, April 7, 2014. Sorrowful wails and uncontrollable sobs resounded Monday as thousands of Rwandans packed the country's main sports stadium to mark the 20th anniversary of the beginning of a devastating 100-day genocide.
- Hutu vs. Tutsi. Neighbor vs. neighbor. Politician vs. politician. Military vs. rebels.
Almost 1 million people slain in 100 days; bodies lining the streets. Hundreds of thousands of women brutally raped or sexually mutilated, innocents maimed, property destroyed…and the world stood by.more More Arrow


Attorneys David Boies, left, and Theodore B. Olson discuss the issue of gay marriage at the Civil Rights Summit at the LBJ Presidential Library, Tuesday, April 8, 2014 in Austin, Texas. The summit opens Tuesday and marks the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which outlawed discrimination in public places based on race, ethnicity, religion or gender. Photo/Austin American-Statesman, Jay Janner, pool
- AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter on Tuesday night lamented continuing inequalities between Black and White Americans during a 50th anniversary celebration of the Civil Rights Act in Texas that will feature four of the five living U.S. presidents this week.more More Arrow


President Barack Obama.
- The White House-Washington D.C. We join with the people of Rwanda in marking twenty years since the beginning of the genocide that took the lives of so many innocents and which shook the conscience of the world.more More Arrow


A painting of U.S. District Judge Waites Waring, one of three federal judges to hear a key school desegregation case from Clarendon County, S.C., in 1951, hangs in the courtroom where the case was heard in the federal courthouse in Charleston, S.C., on April 3, 2014. Waring was the first judge to write an opinion that separate schools are not equal schools since separate but equal became the law of the land in the late 1800s. A statue of Waring is being dedicated outside the courthouse on April 11, 2014. Photo/Bruce Smith
- CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — In a little-known chapter of American history, a federal judge who was the son of a Confederate soldier and presided in the city where the Civil War began was the first judge in the nation to write that segregated schools are unequal schools since separate but equal became the law of the land.more More Arrow


This Oct. 8, 2013 file photo shows Cornell Woolridge of Windsor Mill, Md., takes part in a demonstration outside the Supreme Court in Washington as the court heard arguments on campaign finance. The Supreme Court struck down limits Wednesday in federal law on the overall campaign contributions the biggest individual donors may make to candidates, political parties and political action committees. The justices said in a 5-4 vote that Americans have a right to give the legal maximum to candidates for Congress and president, as well as to parties and PACs, without worrying that they will violate the law when they bump up against a limit on all contributions, set at $123,200 for 2013 and 2014. That includes a separate $48,600 cap on contributions to candidates.
- WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court further loosened the reins on political giving Wednesday, ruling that big campaign donors can dole out money to as many candidates and political committees as they want as long as they abide by limits on contributions to each individual campaign.more More Arrow


Dr. Andrew Billingsley is congratulated for his 
88th birthday.
- On March 21, Hampton University hosted the closing luncheon of its 36th annual Conference on the Black Familymore More Arrow


Trayvon Martin's mother, Sybrina Fulton, speaks about her support to eradicate
- Enough is enough, says Rev. Dr. R.B. Holmes, noting the list of young Black people dead or in jail in states where “stand your ground” laws are in place.more More Arrow


Fox News commentator Bill O’Reilly.
- [UPDATED 3/29/14] Fox News commentator Bill O’Reilly had some harsh words for Congressional Black Caucus members this week in response to CBC members’ recent attack on Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.).more More Arrow


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