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A Life Well Lived

July 20, 2013

For many people around the nation and the world, William H. Gray III was a congressman who made history and the head of an agency designed to connect African American students with money for college. But to John Grinnage, William H. Gray III was his minister, and someone who showed him a spiritual path.

 

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Annette John-Hall Joins Mighty Writers

July 20, 2013

John-Hall was an award-winning columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer from 2007 to 2013. In 2010, she was one of 20 African-American columnists invited to the White House for a group interview with President  Barack Obama.

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The Next Voting Rights Movement

July 12, 2013

In 1965, Joseph Certaine, Philadelphia’s former managing director, was an organizer for voting rights in Georgia, making sure that the Voting Rights Act of 1965 was observed and all were allowed to exercise the franchise.

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Politically Uncorrected: A House Divided

July 12, 2013

Most of the attention in the bruising battle to adopt the recently enacted Pennsylvania budget focused on whether the state budget passed on time.  It did. But a story far more important than budget passage itself was largely missed in covering the late night, last- minute theatrics…

 

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Movie Review: Fruitvale Station

July 12, 2013

Fruitvale Station tells the true story of Oscar Grant, a 22 year old Bay Area resident who was handcuffed and unarmed while fatally shot by a transit officer on New Year’s Day 2009 on San Francisco’s BART system.

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Ex-U.S. Rep. William H. Gray, first Black Majority Whip, dies

July 5, 2013

Former U.S. Rep. William H. Gray III, who rose to influential positions in Congress and was the first black to become majority whip, died Monday at 71. Gray passed away suddenly Monday while in London with one of his sons to attend the Wimbledon tennis championships, said William Epstein, a former aide to Gray.

 

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