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Documentary on slavery spurs racial healing

August 13, 2011

“Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North,” is helping Americans talk more openly and honestly about race and race relations. The film is a well-researched account of the filmaker’s New England ancestors’ status as the largest slave-trading family in U.S. history.

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Historic gathering of presidents in nation’s capital

August 13, 2011

President Barack Obama is the scheduled keynote speaker at a black -tie gala horing the leaders of more than a dozen African American religious organizations. The August 10 banquet is the highlight event of the 50th anniversary celebration of the Progressive National Baptist Convention.

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Recovering U.S. job market is leaving black men behind

August 7, 2011

The jobs landscape is bleak for any unemployed American, but for black men it’s virtually a desert. For them, the Great Recession not only led to the largest increase in unemployment for any category of American worker, but it also is pinching a lot longer.

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NAACP regains prominence by diversifying agenda

July 31, 2011

As the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People kicked off its 102nd convention last weekend in downtown Los Angeles, the venerable civil rights organization’s policy agenda shows how it has evolved from its decades-long role as a leading fighter against…

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NAACP chief focuses on voting laws at convention

July 31, 2011

The NAACP plans to spend the next year fighting against a slew of voting laws that it says disenfranchise huge swaths of minority voters, the civil rights organization’s president said at the group’s convention on Monday.

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Entertainment

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April 2, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Ellis Marsalis  (AP Photo/Sophia Germer, File) Son: Jazz great Ellis Marsalis Jr. dead at 85;...

Week In Review

SEPTA rear/center door boarding – effective April 1

April 2, 2020

An “Essential Service Schedule” for Regional Rail is in effect.  Other SEPTA service, including city and suburban...

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How to help kids sort fact from fiction about the Coronavirus

April 2, 2020

This is a crucial time to practice news literacy skills.  By Sierra Filucci  commonsensemedia.org Misinformation is spreading...

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Lizzo treated a number of hospital staffs, when they were being overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients, to lunch

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