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His Name is Trayvon

On this day in 2012, Trayvon Martin, a 17-year-old high school student, is fatally shot in Sanford, Florida by George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer….

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Limbaugh’s Legacy of Lies

(Originally Published as “GOP-A-GANDA” in November, 2011) In a week filled with news including Jerry Sandusky’s horrible habits, Cairo’s own million man march and the…

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Cool Papa Bell

On February 13th, 1974, James “Cool Papa” Bell was inducted in the the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Said to be the fastest man to…

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Madiba, Father of the Nation

On this day in 1990, the South African government of President F.W. de Klerk releases Nelson Mandela from prison. Shortly after his release, Mandela was…

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Renaissance (Black) Man

On this day in 1976, actor, athlete and activist Paul Robeson dies from a stroke in Philadelphia, PA; he was 77. Born to a former…

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The Nation’s First From Old Dominion

On this day in 1990 Douglas Wilder becomes the first-ever African American elected governor of a US state, and the first governor of color in…

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