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Obama marks Selma March milestone

    Obama marks Selma March milestone

(Above: AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin- President Barack Obama, fourth from left, listens to Rep. John Lewis, (D-Ga.), as he speaks about “Bloody Sunday” as they and the first family, civil right

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Sunshine, Music and Freedom

    Sunshine, Music and Freedom

Locals mark Juneteenth (pictured above:  Residents enjoy Saturday’s Juneteenth street festival.) The city’s annual Juneteenth festival celebrated a landmark anniversary in a new location on Saturday, but the hours-long, jazz-infused

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BLSA scholarships and honors presented

    BLSA scholarships and honors presented

More than 180 people attended the Wake Forest University Black Law Students Association 29th Annual Scholarship Banquet on Feb. 28 at the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts. Guest speakers

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Jealous decries nation’s culture of incarceration

    Jealous decries nation’s culture of incarceration

(pictured above: Ben Jealous delivers his address.) Like a plane that is rapidly losing altitude, America will fall if her people do not learn to embrace equality, according to former NAACP

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Graphics firm celebrating anniversary

    Graphics firm  celebrating anniversary

Lin Taylor Graphic Design is celebrating 25 years in business this year. Owner Lin Taylor Johnson and her employees are

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Juneteenth luncheon to honor locals

    Juneteenth luncheon to honor locals

John W. Franklin, senior program manager of Community and Constituent Programs at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and

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Marker unveiling, Open House to start Centennial Celebration

    Marker unveiling, Open House to start Centennial Celebration

Winston-Salem’s four-day centennial celebration begins Thursday, May 9, with the unveiling of a local historic marker commemorating the centennial, followed

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Progression of WSSU library is subject of event

    Progression of WSSU library is subject of event

The staff of the C.G. O’Kelly Library at Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) will celebrate National Library Week by hosting “From

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Burr measure calls for March 29th ‘Vietnam Veterans Day’

    Burr measure calls for March 29th ‘Vietnam  Veterans Day’

U.S. Sen. Richard Burr, a North Carolina Republican and the ranking member of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, has

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Some to spend MLK holiday helping others and causes

    Some to spend MLK holiday helping others and causes

Many will be honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday – the federal holiday in his honor – by

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