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Rep. Elijah Cummings, key figure in Trump investigations, dies at 68

Rep. Elijah Cummings, a longtime Maryland Democrat and key figure leading investigations into President Donald Trump, has died at age 68, his office announced early Thursday morning.
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History-Making Tyler Perry Studios Has Grand Opening Gala

Actors, directors, musical artists, filmmakers and politicians such as Oprah Winfrey, Beyoncé, Stacey Abrams, Ava DuVernay, Viola Davis, Samuel L. Jackson, Spike Lee, Tiffany Haddish, Whoopi Goldberg, Reginald Hudlin and Halle Berry showed up to support filmmaker and entrepreneur Tyler ...
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Loretta Devine at 70: On A Divine Assignment

Many associate Loretta Devine, with her many memorable performances on both the big and small screen, including the hit movies Waiting to Exhale and Jumping The Broom, as well as her Emmy-winning performance on Grey’s Anatomy, her scene-stealing role on ...

Obama remembers Toni Morrison as a 'national treasure'

Former President Barack Obama on Tuesday honored the life and legacy of author Toni Morrison, who died Monday night at the age of 88.

Toni Morrison lit the way to guide us out of our troubles

Toni Morrison's death this week at 88 comes at a fraught moment, when the country feels trapped in a hornets' nest of racist rage and violence. America is being summoned, yet again, to atone for its original sin, white supremacy.

Toni Morrison, 'Beloved' author and Nobel laureate, dies at 88

Toni Morrison, author of seminal works of literature on the black experience such as "Beloved," "Song of Solomon" and "Sula" and the first African-American woman to win a Nobel Prize, has died, her publisher Knopf confirmed to CNN.
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Toni Morrison's works spoke to a generation of us

As a little black girl who didn't always want to be black, Toni Morrison at once understood me and shamed me.
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South Carolina's Leading Its People Down a Dead-end Street

South Carolina's James Louis Petigru was a Civil War-era lawyer, judge, congressman, and most notably the attorney general who opposed South Carolina's use of nullification of federal laws and, after Abraham Lincoln was elected president in 1860, opposed state secession. ...
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HMAAC Opens Robert Hodge's It Takes A Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back

HMAAC is delighted to originate It Takes A Nation of Millions To Hold Us Back, a solo exhibition of the works by Robert Hodge. The exhibit opens July 12 and runs through September 7, 2019.

Serena Williams reaches Wimbledon semifinals

Serena Williams reached her 12th Wimbledon semifinal with a gritty three-set victory against fellow American Alison Riske on Centre Court Tuesday.
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Passing the Torch

I can imagine that whenever the name of 15-year old tennis phenom Cori ‘Coco’ Gauff is brought up that a certain young lady in the city of Houston face lights up with excitement. It’s as if she is looking at ...
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Music Spotlight: Up Close and Personal With Soul Superstar Erin Stevenson

Stevenson Talks About Performing With Janet Jackson And Her Hot New Single/Visual ‘Make It Last Forever’
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Bushwick Bill Dead at 52 Due to Pancreatic Cancer

One incident can change the course of life. Before Bushwick Bill got shot in the eye, he didn’t think he had much to live for. He told us so in the lyrics of his 1992 hit “Ever So Clear.” Claiming ...

Cardinals Sign Top Pick Murray To Four-Year Deal

The Arizona Cardinals have signed Kyler Murray in time for their rookie minicamp. Arizona signed the No. 1 overall draft pick to a four-year contract Thursday worth about $35 million with a team option for a fifth. It includes a ...

'Where is Stephon's justice?' Tension remains after more than 80 arrested in Sacramento protest

Dozens of protesters bearing bearing photos of Stephon Clark and Black Lives Matter signs were arrested Monday night in a show of disobedience against the decision to not file charges against the police officers who killed Clark.
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