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The Legacy of Flo-Jo, Track and Field Olympian

Florence “Flo-Jo” Griffith Joyner, in a one-legged blue bodysuit, bolted from the starting blocks and into the world record books at the 1988 Olympic...

‘Friday’ Star Anthony ‘AJ’ Johnson Dies at 55

Comedian and actor Anthony "AJ" Johnson, best known for his parts in "Friday" and "House Party," has died. He was 55. Johnson's nephew said that the...

Outrage as ‘Hotel Rwanda’ Hero Is Found Guilty of Terrorism

Paul Rusesabagina, the former hotelier who inspired the award-winning Hollywood movie "Hotel Rwanda," has been found guilty of terrorism-related charges. In the film, a former...

Stacey Abrams Honored With CBC Body Award

Stacey Abrams, the founder of Fair Fight, has been awarded the CBC Body Award for her work in fighting for voting rights. According to Rolling...

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Aims to Raise $1m in 24 Hours for HBCU Impact Day

The Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated is aiming to raise $1 million in 24 hours for their national HBCU Impact Day initiative for the...

An Educator for the People: Paulo Freire at 100 Years

On September 19, people around the world commemorated the 100th birthday of the beloved icon, Paulo Freire.  He is by far Brazil’s most well-known educator...

This Day in History: September 19th

Atlanta University was Founded When the founders of Atlanta University first established the institution, they could not have predicted that it would expand and turn...

Pennsylvania Students Protest Against Racist Book Ban

Students in school districts across southern Pennsylvania are fighting against one of the latest examples of panic over the ways history and race are...

This Day in History: September 18th

The Fugitive Slave Act was passed by the United States Congress on September 18, 1850, as part of a compromise between Southern and Northern...

Biz Markie to Have Street Named After Him in Long Island

Late rapper Biz Markie is to have a street named after him in his honor in his hometown of Patchogue. South Street will be renamed...

Tanzania’s President Appoints Country’s First Female Defense Minister

Tanzania's President Samia Suluhu Hassan ruffled a few feathers when she appointed Stergomena Tax as defense minister. Tax is now the first woman to hold...

Netflix Slapped With $5m Lawsuit Over ‘Sexist’ Line From ‘The Queen’s Gambit’

Netflix has been hit with a $5 million lawsuit over a line from ut limited series, "The Queen's Gambit." The lawsuit was filed by Soviet...

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