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Michael Coard: Happy 217th birthday, Nat Turner!

The man known as Nat Turner was born 217 years ago on Oct. 2, 1800 in Southampton County, Va. I should point out that despite the fact that history books refer to this intelligent and literate individual as “Nat Turner,” he, his family, friends and followers never referred to him that way because he refused

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Buhari and Dasuki: managing perceptions

While millions of Nigerians want the twins;  Corruption and Impunity, caught, tied up, flogged and severely disabled, they also want  this to be done within the boundaries of law, and accountability. The question is whether this administration realizes it or not. The revelations from the Department of State Security (DSS) and the former National Security

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Why African Americans Should Be 1st in Line to Cuba

Why African Americans Should Be 1st in Line to Cuba As the U.S. Embassy opens in Havana for the first time in 54 years, we should learn the history that ties black Americans to the black population of the island. By: DeWayne Wickham Posted: July 20 2015 3:00 AM Old HavanaWikimedia Commons Havana: On a small cut of

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Body Shaming Black Female Athletes Is Not Just About Race

Source: Time.com Date: 7/20/2015 Byline: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Body Shaming Black Female Athletes Is Not Just About Race Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Body Shaming Black Female Athletes Is Not Just About Race Kareem Abdul-Jabbar@kaj33 Julian Finney—Getty Images Serena Williams celebrates after winning the Final of the Ladies Singles against Garbine Muguruza of Spain during the day 12 of

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Glitches bedevil President’s House

Source: Philadelphia Inquirer Date: September 25, 2011 Byline: Stephan Salisbury Glitches bedevil President’s House The President’s House is broken. That should not come as a surprise to most of the tens of thousands of visitors who have passed through the exhibition and slavery memorial on Independence Mall. More often than not, they’ve been greeted by blank

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