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Soprano Lindsay Roberts gives a ‘bravura’ performance at the Opera North concert

October 27, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Lindsay Roberts entertains the audience with a flawless performance. On Saturday, October 21, 2017, songstress Lindsay Roberts beautifully performed “Let Her Spirit Sing,” as she interpreted the theme of the Opera North concert held at Christ Church and St. Michael’s Episcopal Church located at Tulpehocken and McCallum Streets in Germantown. Opera North, Inc….

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World Health Organization revokes appointment of Mugabe

October 27, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Robert Mugabe   (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)   Associated Press JOHANNESBURG — The head of the World Health Organization revoked his appointment of Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe as a “goodwill ambassador” on Sunday after the choice drew widespread outrage and criticism. Zimbabwe’s government said it respected the turnabout and that the U.N. health agency…

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TRANSCRIPT & VIDEO: Widow of fallen soldier La David Johnson speaks out

October 23, 2017

<a In a wide-ranging interview, Myeshia Johnson, the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson, spoke out on “Good Morning America” about her husband’s death during a mission in Niger and the controversy that has surrounded it. She told ABC News’ chief anchor, George Stephanopoulos, that she was upset about remarks President Trump made during a…

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Black novelist Jesmyn Ward ‘overjoyed’ by MacArthur win

October 20, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  African-American author Jesmyn Ward, poses for a photo in Pass Christian, Miss. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation announced Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017, that Ward was one of 24 fellows to receive a “genius grant” from the Chicago-based foundation. (John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation via AP)   By Janet…

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Rwanda opposition figure Rwigara faces insurrection charges

October 6, 2017

Diane Shima Rwigara, 35, is photographed next to a portrait of her father, business tycoon Assinapol Rwigara, at her home in Kigali, Rwanda. The brother of the former presidential hopeful in Rwanda said Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, that Diane Rwigara and four other family members are in police custody. (AP Photo, File) By Ignatius Ssuuna…

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Segregation lingers in US schools 60 years after Little Rock

September 29, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Surviving members of the Little Rock Nine, the students who integrated Central High School in 1957, speak with the media Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, at the Clinton School of Public Service in Little Rock, Ark. From the left are Thelma Mothershed Wair, Minnijean Brown Trickey, Terrence J. Roberts, Carlotta Walls LaNier, Gloria Ray…

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Lee descendant resigns as pastor over racial justice comment

September 14, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Rev. Robert W. Lee IV By Jonathan Drew Associated Press RALEIGH, N.C.–A descendant of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee has stepped down as pastor of a North Carolina church after negative reactions to his comments supporting racial justice during an MTV awards show. The general’s distant nephew, the Rev. Robert W. Lee IV,…

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