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Will Obama Be Acknowledged as a Transformative President?

    Will Obama Be Acknowledged as a Transformative President?

By Roger Caldwell NNPA News Wire Columnist As President Obama completes his second term, the political pundits are debating if his time in office was transformative. In “Leadership: Theory and

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Column: Restore the Voting Rights Act of 1965

    Column: Restore the Voting Rights Act of 1965

In above photo: President Lyndon B. Johnson shakes Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s hand as he hands him one of the pens used to sign the 1965 Voting Rights Act. Marc

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Commentary: Black and African lives have always mattered in Castro’s Cuba

    Commentary: Black and African lives have always mattered in Castro’s Cuba

In above photo: The late Nelson Mandela (left) and Fidel Castro (right). (Submitted/AP Photo) Bill Turner, Guest Columnist “What’s it matter to people of color, Black Americans, in particular ?”

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Longtime civil rights activist Julian Bond dead at 75

    Longtime civil rights activist Julian Bond dead at 75

In above photo: Julian Bond, Georgia state legislator, withdraws his name from consideration as a vice presidential candidate after it was entered in nomination Aug. 29, 1968 in Chicago at the

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Politicians are in the pulpit in Winston-Salem

    Politicians are in the pulpit in Winston-Salem

In photo above: The Rev. Derwin Montgomery delivers the morning sermon on Sunday July 5, at First Calvary Baptist Church,

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White gunman accused of killing 9 in black church caught in N.C.

    White gunman accused of killing 9 in black church caught in N.C.

In photo above: Dylann Storm Roof (Courtesy Photo) JEFFREY COLLINS, Associated Press RUSS BYNUM, Associated Press CHARLESTON, South Carolina —

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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

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Cubans hopeful U.S. embargo will end, pastor finds

    Cubans hopeful U.S. embargo will end, pastor finds

Rev. Lamont Williams was among black pastors that visited Cuba earlier this year, after President Barack Obama called for an

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Reynolds and Mount Tabor high schools planning tribute to Stuart Scott

    Reynolds and Mount Tabor high schools planning tribute to Stuart Scott

In photo: Stuart Scott on the “SportsCenter” set in 2000. ESPN Photo by Rich Arden  Reynolds High School had been

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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

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