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Frank E. Petersen Jr., First Black Marine Aviator, Dies
Frank E. Petersen Jr., the first black aviator and brigadier general in the Marine Corps, has died....


This Day in Black History: July 27, 1984
Purple Rain, starring Prince, made its box-office debut on July 27, 1984....


What Lee Daniels Means to Black Gay America
Audiences across the country will be making history as they lend their support to openly gay Black ...


This Day in Black History: April 18, 1983
Alice Walker becomes the first African-American to win a Pulitzer Prize....


This Day in Black History: March 23, 1953
Singer, songwriter and actor Chaka Khan was born in Chicago, Illinois, on March 23, 1953....


October Is Also National Domestic Violence Month
Nationwide effort focuses on combating an evil that disproportionately affects Black women — and me...


Alice Walker Calls U.S. a Terrorist Nation
Alice Walker will join a flotilla of ships this week that will try to break Israel's blockade of th...


Jesse Jackson Says Banning Affirmative Action in Higher Ed Is Like Ethnic Cleansing
Proponents of affirmative action argue that diversity works....


This Day in Black History: January 29, 1954
Media mogul and philanthropist Oprah Winfrey is born in Kosciusko, Mississippi....


That Boy Can “Sang!”
A Black Oakland, California teenager has an unusual talent: the ability to sing perfect, Mandarin C...


Father of Missing Detroit 2-Year-Old Pleads for Help
After nearly five days since the disappearance of Detroit 2-year-old Bianca Jones, her father spoke...


Under Pressure, Hagel Steps Down as Pentagon Chief
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is the first senior adviser to leave the administration since the mid...


Vigil Honors Teen Stomped to Death in Party Brawl
Vigil honors Ga. teen stomped to death in party brawl....


Rutgers Suicide Case Poses Test for NJ Privacy Law
Rutgers Suicide Case Poses Test for NJ Privacy Law...


Ethiopian Women Turn to Construction Jobs for Better Life
The nation's rapidly developing capital, Addis Ababa, has attracted young women eager for better pa...


US walks out of Ahmadinejad UN speech
President Barack Obama and his Iranian counterpart Mahmoud Ahmadinejad traded accusations about the...


Facebook Works to Remove Anti-Gay Hate Speech
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is working with a gay-advocacy group to reduce the amount of hate sp...


Rev. Run and Vanessa Simmons Support Diggy's J. Cole Diss
Rev. Run and Vanessa Simmons support Diggy in beef with J. Cole....


Donna Summer's "I Feel Love" Among Songs Added to Library of Congress
The Disco Queen, Prince and Sugar Hill Gang are among new entrants as well....


Commentary: The Legacy of Andraé Crouch
A moment of reflection for the legendary gospel singer....

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