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Schomburg Center getting Maya Angelou’s papers

October 31, 2010

More than 300 boxes of Maya Angelou’s personal papers, including letters from Malcolm X and James Baldwin and several scribbled revisions of the poem she wrote to celebrate President Bill Clinton’s inauguration, will be made public at a New York library, the author said.

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New book on Mandela offers a personal portrait

October 17, 2010

“Conversations” was compiled with the 92-year-old former South African president’s blessing by a team of archivists, editors and collaborators who worked from decades of notes, letters, recorded conversations and other material.

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George Clooney in Southern Sudan over war worries

October 11, 2010

American actor George Clooney is visiting the little known region of Southern Sudan. The U.N. Security Council arrived to a raucous welcome on Wednesday, and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum also made a recent trip here.

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Haiti still waiting for pledged U.S. aid

October 1, 2010

Nearly nine months after the earthquake, more than a million Haitians still live on the streets between piles of rubble. One reason: Not a cent of the $1.15 billion the U.S. promised for rebuilding has arrived.

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Three French employees kidnapped by Nigerian Pirates

September 26, 2010

Pirates armed with Kalashnikov rifles clashed with Nigerian navy forces in a failed bid to take over an offshore oil platform, then kidnapped three French employees of a marine services company while retreating, a Nigerian official said Wednesday.

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The life and legacy of Dr. Ronald Walters

September 20, 2010

In the tradition of W.E.B. DuBois, Dr. Walters was an authentic intellectual, an action-oriented theorist who never wavered in his conviction that the lessons learned in the academy must be translated/applied in terms of activism in the community.

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Haiti quake survivor returns home after 6 months (part one)

September 19, 2010

Half-buried in rubble, Bazelais Suy struggled to breathe , a dead woman lay on his chest. He knew he had to get her off, fast. Because he could still move his arms, he somehow managed to remove his belt, loop it around the woman’s own belt and drag her off. But his legs were still pinned.

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Q&A: Miss Haiti gives hope to devastated country

August 29, 2010

The first Miss Haiti in 22 years is not the typical contestant you’d find in a beauty pageant. She is a young lawyer who speaks four languages and is happy to be able to help her country after the horrific earthquake that devastated the impoverished Caribbean nation last January.

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