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President Obama draws rock-star reactions at Howard University commencement

    President Obama draws rock-star reactions at Howard University commencement

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Saturday, May 7, is a day which will be forever be recalled in African-American history. On this date, the first African-American U.S. president delivered the commencement address at Howard University, largely considered the “Harvard” of America’s historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs).

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Beyond music, Prince’s legacy includes some black activism

    Beyond music, Prince’s legacy includes some black activism

AP Photo/Danny Moloshok Recording artist Prince speaks during a news conference about his recording agreement between himself and Universal Records and his new single “Te Amo Corazon,” Tuesday, Dec. 13,

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Black Caucus members applaud $20 bill tribute to Harriet Tubman

    Black Caucus members applaud  $20 bill tribute to Harriet Tubman

AP Photo/Carolyn Thompson, File In this Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, file photo, a woman holds a sign supporting Harriet Tubman for the $20 bill during a town hall meeting at

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Pop superstar Prince dies at his Minnesota home, publicist says

    Pop superstar Prince dies at his Minnesota home, publicist says

Prince performs. By Nekesa Mumbi Moody, Hillel Italie And Jeff Baenen ASSOCIATED PRESS CHANHASSEN, Minn. — Prince, one of the most inventive and influential musicians of modern times with hits

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N.C. legislative map trial begins in Raleigh

  N.C. legislative map trial begins in Raleigh

BY GARY D. ROBERTSON  ASSOCIATED PRESS RALEIGH, N.C. —A federal court ruled two months ago Republican legislators weren’t legally justified

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Lawsuit challenges North Carolina anti-discrimination law just passed

  Lawsuit challenges North Carolina anti-discrimination law just passed

Photo by Chris Seward/The News & Observer via AP Joaquin Carcano, center, the lead plaintiff in the case, speaks during

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Redistricting creates interesting congressional primaries

  Redistricting creates interesting congressional primaries

BY JONATHAN DREW AND GARY D. ROBERTSON  ASSOCIATED PRESS RALEIGH — Changes wrought by this year’s redistricting will make for

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N.C. GOP’s 1st black chairman feels the heat

  N.C. GOP’s 1st black chairman feels the heat

NC GOP chair, Hasan Harnett BY GARY D. ROBERTSON  ASSOCIATED PRESS RALEIGH, N.C. —Less than a year after the North

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President Bill Clinton visits Wake Forest, stumps for wife

  President Bill Clinton visits Wake Forest, stumps for wife

Photo by Tevin Stinson Former President Bill Clinton discusses college affordability during a rally held at Wake Forest University on

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Holder says Clinton is the right choice for president

  Holder says Clinton is the right choice for president

Holder BY CASH MICHAELS  FOR THE CHRONICLE For four years, as U.S. attorney general, he sat next to her in

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