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Throughout the past year, I have heard over and over again that President Obama hasn’t done enough for the Black community.  And with double-digit… Read More

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In news that is shocking to no-one, but should be chilling to everyone, a grand jury has declined to indict a rookie Cleveland police officer or… Read More

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The African American culture is one of the richest in historical traditions, artistic valor, and communal practice. It takes with it the meaning of… Read More

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