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Once a Cop

That’s allowed, you know. You can go in a different direction, pick something else, try another thing, have do-overs, or have two. Pencils come with erasers, few things are forever, and in “Once a Cop” by Cory Pegues, change may ...
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Howard Hewett

Howard Hewett first came to know success as a member of the group Shalamar with hits such as “Second Time Around” “A Night to Remember” and many others.
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Vanessa Bell Calloway

The title of one of the signature poems of the late great Maya Angelou is entitled “Phenomenal Woman.” At this year’s, Jazz Fest while sitting backstage waiting for the legendary Stevie Wonder
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“Madame President: The Extraordinary Journey of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf”

Whether on social media or otherwise, they listen to you and understand, ask your opinion, seek your wisdom, and look to your lead. With them, you live a good life. Have followers like those
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Deepwater Horizon Film tells the Story of Lost Lives, B.P.’s Role in the Oil Spill Disaster

That’s the message of Deepwater Horizon, the Mark Walberg-produced film that chronicles the events that lead to the 2010 British Petroleum Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico that took 11 lives
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Seven-Year-Old Author Debuts at Essence

Morgan Elizabeth Taylor is a second grader at Eastern Elementary School in Greenville, NC. Signed to Taylor Made Publishing, Morgan co-wrote the book “Daddy’s Little Princess” with her father G. Todd Taylor.
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The Great Migration was a Triumph of the Black Press

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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Serena The Great!!!

Lisa Leslie, Laila Ali, Serena Williams; all women, all athletes, all great. They reach a level of greatness that one can only dream of, let alone accomplish. If you were watching Wimbledon, you witnessed something special
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Family and creativity fuel Marlon Wayans’ success

Following the advice of his brother, Keenen, to not sit around and wait for Hollywood, Marlon Wayans has firmly established his own identity as an actor, writer, producer, director and stand-up comedian.
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Dancer Misty Copeland inspires new generation of ballerinas

“This is for the little brown girls,” writes Misty Copeland in the prologue of her New York Times bestselling memoir, Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina,
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Tony Dungy

Anthony Kevin "Tony" Dungy is a former professional American football player and coach in the National Football League. Dungy became the first African American head coach to win the Super Bowl when his Colts defeated the Chicago Bears in Super ...
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Grandmaster Flash

There are lots of stories about the birth of jazz and the beginning of rock n’ roll, but hip-hop has founding fathers: one of them is DJ Grandmaster Flash. In the early 70’s Joseph Saddler was living in the South ...
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Louis Gossett Jr

Born May 27, 1936 in Brooklyn, NY, Lou has a flair for projecting quiet authority and has scored well personally in a string of diverse and occasionally challenging roles. The aspiring actor caught a break at his first Broadway audition ...
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Beverly Johnson

The first African American supermodel on the cover of American Vogue was Ms. Beverly Johnson. Beverly was attending college Northeastern University in Boston, MA when she tried her hand at modeling.
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President Barack Obama

His story is the American story — values from the heartland, a middle-class upbringing in a strong family, hard work and education as the means of getting ahead, and the conviction that a life so blessed should be lived in ...
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