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ESPN's Jemele Hill named #NABJ18 Journalist of the Year

Jemele Hill has been selected as the 2018 Journalist of the Year by the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ). The annual award recognizes a black journalist who has amassed a distinguished body of work with extraordinary depth, scope and ...
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Negro League Baseball is Back with the Official Launch of the National Urban Professional Baseball League — Opening Game is on May 25th

Thanks to the National Urban Professional Baseball League, the rebirth of Negro League Baseball will take place with opening day on May 25, 2018 in Laurel, Mississippi at 7pm as the Vickie Pasley All-Stars (the first African American woman to ...
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Dr. Percy L. Julian: The Chemist Who Changed the World

Dr. Percy L. Julian was more than just a scientist or a person you read about in Black history books. He was a visionary who wanted to literally change the world.
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After High School What’s Next?

According to EdSource surveys, fewer than half of high school students across the country feel that they’re ready for college and careers. Houston based entrepreneur, Joshua T. Scott recognized this issue among the youth and has made it his duty ...
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Female shooter at YouTube headquarters is identified

A woman who injured three people during a shooting at YouTube headquarters in Northern California has been identified as Nasim Najafi Aghdam.
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Civil Rights Leader and Educator Clara Luper Has Department Named in her Honor at University of Oklahoma

The University of Oklahoma has announced that it is recognizing educator and civil rights leader Clara Luper by naming the department of African and African American studies in her honor.
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Craig Mack, "Flava in Ya Ear" rapper, dies at 46

Craig Mack, one of the artists who laid the foundation for Bad Boy Records, has died, the label's former director of marketing Michelle Joyce confirmed to CNN.
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Tiger Woods offers 'compelling' superhuman story, says PGA Tour chief

His comeback is compelling from a sporting perspective, but Tiger Woods' resurgence is like gold dust for golf's PGA Tour.
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Darrell 'Bubba' Wallace: How Lewis Hamilton inspired NASCAR star

Lewis Hamilton made his Formula One debut in 2007 and a year later he became the sport's youngest champion at the age of 23.
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“Black Panther” Crosses $1 Billion in Global Box Office; “A Wrinkle In Time” Debuts in 2nd with $33.5 Million

“Black Panther” continues to dominate the North-American box office for the fourth weekend in a row, earning $41.1 million , according to Variety.com. In second place is the Ava DuVernay‘s family-friendly fantasy adventure “A Wrinkle in Time” with $33.5 million, ...
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Serena Williams Wins in Tennis Comeback in Indian Wells

Making her tennis comeback after becoming a mom for the first time, Serena Williams beat Zarina Diyas in straight sets in the first round in Indian Wells.
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Richard T. Greener, 1st Black Faculty Member of University of South Carolina, is Honored with Bronze Statue on Campus

Recently the University of South Carolina unveiled a nine-foot statue of Richard T. Greener on campus. The bronze statue, located between the library and the student health center, honors the first Black faculty member at the university.
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Marshall Named Interim CEO of Dallas Mavericks

Cynthia Marshall, named interim CEO of the Dallas Mavericks in the wake of a scathing article exposing the basketball organization’s culture of sexual harassment against women, is about to give a whole new meaning to the idea of March Madness. ...
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The Ensemble Theatre Honors King in a Magnificent Way

On April 4, 1968, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., 39, was shot to death in Memphis TN while standing on a hotel balcony. Dr. King, the praised civil rights leader, arrived in Memphis on April 3rd and delivered ...
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Meet the First African-American Driver to Race in the Daytona 500 in Nearly 50 Years

Last Sunday, Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr. hit the tracks in Daytona as the ‘first black driver’ since 1969. But that is just one of the many records he set in history that day.
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