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Edward Brooke, 1st black elected U.S. senator, dies

    Edward Brooke, 1st black elected U.S. senator, dies

Former Massachusetts Sen. Edward William Brooke speaks in the Rotunda on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2009, during a ceremony where he received the Congressional Gold Medal. (AP

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Senior Spotlight: John and Rosie Raye

    Senior Spotlight: John and Rosie Raye

By John Raye A few years ago, a few unexpected things happen to me. Some were good. Some were bad. I lost my job (layoff) I lost my home (foreclosure)

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M&F top honors go to Marsh and Patterson

    M&F top honors go to Marsh and Patterson

Mechanic & Farmers Bank has awarded its 2013 Founders Awards to William A. “Billy” Marsh Jr., a renowned civil rights attorney, and Vivian R. Patterson, a 48-year veteran of M&F

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Dallas’ first black DA shares innovative approach to crime fighting

    Dallas’ first black DA shares innovative approach to crime fighting

Craig Wakins made history in 2006 when he became the first African American in Texas history to be elected as a District Attorney. Watkins continues to make waves with his

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