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Whether they were at home, a stadium, or a gas station, most South Africans spent Sunday morning watching the state funeral of Nelson… Read More

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Tell Us How His Life Has Touched Yours

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President Obama says that the fight against apartheid and the battle to free Nelson Mandela from unjust imprisonment was the spark… Read More

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It’s a typical Tuesday morning at Sylvia’s, the beloved soul food emporium in the heart of Harlem. Regulars line  I the ancient pale… Read More

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Greenwood, Oklahoma, a suburb of Tulsa, was the type of community that African Americans are still, today, attempting to reclaim… Read More

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