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  • Sometimes it Snows in April

    Apr 25, 2016, 6:48 p.m.

    The death came as a shock to most, even after word spread that the prior week his plane had to make an emergency landing due to what was said to be flu-like symptoms.
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  • Harriet Tubman

    Apr 25, 2016, 6:55 p.m.

    When Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew announced that Harriet Tubman would grace the new $20 bill, my heart sang hallelujah. Additional changes to the currency were also announced.
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  • The Great Migration was a Triumph of the Black Press

    Apr 25, 2016, 6:59 p.m.

    Another banned Black newspaper, the Pittsburgh Courier (now the New Pittsburgh Courier), used the Black Pullman Porters to carry out its “Stop and Drop” campaign, where a bundle of papers were dropped before they were sold.
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  • Spiritually Speaking: In the World's Prison, You are Free!

    Apr 25, 2016, 7:02 p.m.

    I remember a while back I heard Bishop T.D. Jakes of the Potters House preach a sermon that still resonates with me to this day. The gist of it was that a good portion of the Bible was written from a jail cell.
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  • Dillard to Conduct Assessment of its School of Nursing

    Apr 25, 2016, 7:05 p.m.

    Dillard University has announced it will conduct a full internal assessment of its generic baccalaureate and LPN-BSN nursing programs. As a result, the University will suspend admission of new students into the programs for the 2017-2018 academic year
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  • Hillary Clinton Advances Toward Democratic Nomination

    Apr 25, 2016, 7:09 p.m.

    Hillary Clinton is on the verge of victory in the Democratic presidential primary, winning in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Delaware on Tuesday night. Her rival, Sen. Bernie Sanders
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  • Jazz Fest Weekend 1 Highlights!

    Apr 25, 2016, 7:06 p.m.

    So, the 2016 Jazz Fest kicked off last weekend at the Fairground Race Course and just as expected, the weather was great, the food was delicious and the music was red hot!
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  • Data News Weekly’s 50th Anniversary Celebration

    Mar 28, 2016, 7:58 p.m.

    Data News Weekly will be celebrating its 50th year of publishing with a two-day celebration on August 26-27, 2016. On the first day of our event, along with world-class entertainment, we will honor our Trailblazers
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