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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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Terrence Howard breaks his silence after arrest of co-star and TV son Jussie Smollett

Actor Terrence Howard is supporting his television son, Jussie Smollett, after he was accused of staging a hate crime attack last month in Chicago.
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Regina King's Oscar win puts her in very cool company

Regina King is now an Oscar winner. The actress was awarded the best supporting actress statue on Sunday for her role in Barry Jenkins' "If Beale Street Could Talk," in which she plays Sharon Rivers, a matriarch whose spirit is ...
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‘Kevin Hart’s Guide to Black History’ is an ode to heroism

While lessons on Martin Luther King Jr. and Jackie Robinson are being taught in schools across the country, self-proclaimed “comedy rock star” Kevin Hart has taken a lesson of his own to Netflix to celebrate the less acknowledged minds and ...
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Chair Coleman Files Bill to Make Our Schools Safer

This week, I filed House Bill 1623 that continues my work on improving the safety of our schools. Please see below for information on the new bill, as well as information on my past legislation that improves safety in our ...
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How Jackie Robinson’s Wife, Rachel, Helped Him Break Baseball’s Color Line

Jackie Robinson, who would have turned 100 on Jan. 31, is often remembered for his courage, athleticism, tenacity and sacrifice. By confronting Jim Crow – both as a baseball player and as a civil rights activist – he changed America.
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Spike Lee earns first Oscar nomination for directing

More than 30 years after the release of his first feature film, legendary director Spike Lee has earned his first Oscar nomination for best director and his first nomination for best picture.
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Family of the Black Wrestler Who Was Forced to Cut His Dreadlocks Speaks Out

The parents of the 16-year-old black varsity wrestler who was forced to cut his dreadlocks before a match have spoken out for the first time since the incident.
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