Category Archives: Honor

Photo Gallery: Civil Rights Icon Julian Bond through the years

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President Obama remembers Trayvon Martin

President Obama on Thursday commemorated the third anniversary of the death of Trayvon Martin, the 17-year-old black high school student shot dead in Florida by a neighborhood watch volunteer. “Today on the third anniversary of Trayvon Martin’s death, showing all … Continue reading

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#BlackHistory: Student uncovers lost Malcolm X tape

Ever since Malcolm X was killed, every detail of his life has been scoured. At least that’s what Malcolm Burnley thought … until, as a senior at Brown University, he discovered a story about a campus visit. “Reading his autobiography … Continue reading

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Black History | Black Brain Trust

The Black Cabinet was first known as the Federal Council of Negro Affairs, an informal group of African-American public policy advisors to United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt. It was supported by First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. By mid-1935, there were … Continue reading

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Black History | Phylicia Rashād

Phylicia Rashād[needs IPA] (born Phylicia Ayers-Allen; June 19, 1948) is an American Tony Award-winning actress, singer and stage director, best known for her role as Clair Huxtable on the long-running NBC sitcom The Cosby Show. She was nominated for an … Continue reading

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Video Highlights | 2014 Kennedy Center Honors

Tonight CBS airs the 2014 Kennedy Centers Honors at 9 p.m.ET/8 p.m. CT.  Watch it here.   This year’s honorees are: Lilly Tomlin Al Green Tom Hanks Sting Patricia McBride Mavis Staples and Sam Moore, took folks in the KC … Continue reading

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Justice Department Selects First Indian Country Legal Fellow

Charisse Arce was recently chosen by Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., from a large pool of highly talented and qualified individuals, as the first Gaye L. Tenoso Indian Country Legal Fellow. Arce of Bristol Bay, will serve a three-year … Continue reading

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