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Deputies Cuff Rapper Wyclef Jean After Mistaking Him for a Robbery Suspect

Sheriff's deputies in Los Angeles handcuffed rapper Wyclef Jean after mistaking him for a robbery suspect.
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R & B Starlet Coline Creuzot Lives the “High Life” with New Single

Houston’s own and one of R&B’s most promising voices, Coline Creuzot is soaring high today with her hot single, “High Life”. Fresh off the heels of her hit 2016 single “Truth Is” which climbed to #24 on the Billboard Adult ...
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130-year-old Harvard Law Review Elects Its First Black Woman President

In 130 years of existence, the Harvard Law Review had never elected a black woman as president. ImeIme Umana has changed that.
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Missouri City Church Receives Historical Marker

St. John Missionary Baptist Church has received a historical marker from the state nearly a decade after parts of the building were ravaged by a fire.
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Houston Ballet’s First African American Principal Dancer Honored with State Award

Poised and full of grace, Houston Ballet alum and native Houstonian, Lauren Anderson, amongst the legends and rising stars to be honored Wednesday, February 22nd at the esteemed 2017 Texas Medal of Arts Awards in Austin, Texas.
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Harriet Tubman National Historical Park Becomes Reality

Federal parks officials have formally established the Harriet Tubman National Historical Park in upstate New York. Members of the state’s congressional delegation joined U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell in Washington, D.C., for the official signing ceremony last month that makes ...
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BLACK HISTORY MONTH: Inspiring Stories of African Americans to Air on Disney Channel this February

To cultivate kids’ deeper interest in history and inspire them to feel their own significance in the present and future, stories about distinguished men and women including the Tuskegee Airmen Chief Civilian flight instructor Charles Alfred “Chief” Anderson, the history-making ...
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Black Lady Liberty On a Coin for the First Time

A new commemorative coin from the U.S. Mint and Treasury features a fresh depiction of Lady Liberty
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Four Reasons Why HIDDEN FIGURES Should Be #1 AGAIN!

HIDDEN FIGURES blew expectations with movie-goers making the film #1 opening weekend, beating ROGUE ONE at the box office and bringing in $22.8 million!
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San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick Donates Shoe Collection to Bay Area Homeless Shelters

Colin Kaepernick is known for three things. His abilities as an NFL quarterback, his activism and his massive shoe collection. Now, he is taking steps to give back in a new way, by donating most of his shoe collection to ...
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“A Conversation with Harry Belafonte” Kicks Off Brilliant Lecture Series’ 2017 Season

Harry Belafonte, who championed social equality and brought global awareness to the plight of the African people, has accepted an invitation from the Brilliant Lecture Series and Scott Brogan, its Founding Director, to appear in Houston. The ground-breaking artist, humanitarian ...
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“Birth of a Movement”, PBS Documentary on William Monroe Trotter and his Protest of Original “The Birth of a Nation”, Premieres Feb. 6

Birth of a Movement, a documentary about African-American newspaper editor William Monroe Trotter‘s 1915 battle against America’s first blockbuster movie – D.W. Griffith‘s infamous The Birth of a Nation – will have its broadcast premiere Feb 6, 2017 on Independent ...
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President Barack Obama Ranked by Gallup Poll as Most Admired Man of 2016

For the ninth year in a row, respondents to a Gallup poll ranked President Barack Obama as the most admired man in America.
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Cruz: Give Clarence Thomas a Place in the African-American Museum

Sen. Ted Cruz says the new African-American museum honoring black history has made "a mistake" by not featuring Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.
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Harlem Globetrotters to Retire Jersey of Houston Native and Legends Tex Harrison and Geese Ausbie

The Harlem Globetrotters will honor two of its most famous players during the upcoming 2017 world tour, by retiring the numbers of both Tex Harrison and Geese Ausbie. A longtime resident of Houston, Harrison’s No. 34 will be retired during ...
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