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North Dakota has one of the lowest Black populations in the country but that did not stop the introduction of a bill to their State Senate to make Juneteenth a ceremonial holiday. The bipartisan bill will recognize June 19 as an important day of remembrance without interruption to normal pub…

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My Soul sings and soars to Hope!

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We shall not, we shall not be moved.  Just like a tree that’s standing by the water, we shall not be moved.  We’re fighting for our freedom; we’re fighting for our children; we’re building a mighty union - black and white together; young and old together.  We shall not, we shall not be moved…

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CNN’s Don Lemon called Cicely Tyson a “true American” in announcing the iconic and pioneering actress’s death on Thursday, Jan. 28. The former model, turned stage and film actress, died two days after the release of her memoir, “Just As I Am.”

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Buried deep underground in small English town of Margate, Kent; is a grotto shrouded in complete mystery. Adorned with 4.6 million shells and 70ft of winding underground passages leading to a rectangular chamber, this shell grotto is undoubtedly a remarkable site to behold.

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Editor's Note: Sharing Our Stories is dedicated to the review of works by Black authors, both fiction and nonfiction. Today, I give you a nonfictional work; specifically, a biography. Written by Sharon Botts Garth, When Destiny Calls: Living Life With Purpose is the story of her grandfather,…

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For almost 30 years, the Ordway has honored members of Minnesota's artistic community with Sally Awards, which recognize and celebrate the contributions and accomplishments of artists, educators, volunteers, philanthropists and leaders who strengthen and enrich our state with their commitmen…

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Continuing conversations surrounding issues impacting Black lives, “OWN Spotlight: Culture Connection & August 28th, Ava DuVernay & Rev. Sharpton,” which originally aired Friday, August 28 at 1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. ET/PT on OWN, will stream for free on the Watch OWN app and the OW…

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At only age 43, Chadwick Boseman appeared to be the beginning of an acting career that was almost certain to eclipse many others. Boseman played several legendary figures in Black history including Jackie Robinson, James Brown and Thurgood Marshall.

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In BrownMark’s forthcoming book My Life in the Purple Kingdom, we learn the early life story of Mark Brown, the nice guy raised in Minneapolis, who Prince mentored into Bad Boy of Bass Status. If you have ever experienced this brotha playing live, you felt that bass thunder literally rock yo…

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Stephanie Mills legendary singer, songwriter and actress, rose to stardom as “Dorothy” in the original Broadway run of the musical The Wiz from 1975 to 1977. The song “Home” from the show later became a Number 1 U.S. R&B hit for Mills and her signature song.

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Lately, the phrase ‘unprecedented times’ has been so widely used that much of the world around us feels alien in comparison to our previous “normal.” Throughout the sanitation frenzy and social distancing mandates, one of the main beacons that keeps our spirits high and sanity in check is mu…

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It turns out the social media beef between Public Enemy icons Chuck D and Flavor Flav was a hoax.  

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Spend any amount of time on social media and it’s apparent there’s a huge cookout (not barbeque, but cookout) and invites are culturally specific (thus cookout, not barbecue).

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Let’s take a look at some of the most memorable contributions of Black artists from the past decade. 

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Famed Civil Rights Attorney Ben Crump has written a new book that examines the troubling history of environmental racism in America.“Open Season: Legalized Genocide of Colored People,” the 272-page book that’s already the top seller on Amazon.com in the category of Civil Rights Law, tackles …

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The “Capri Glee!” Adult Community Choir, under the direction of J.D. Steele, performs along with guest choirs, The Mill City Singers and MacPhail Community Youth Choir, tentatively set at Patrick Henry High School.

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With the release of Netflix’s “Cannon Busters,” we go back to the age-old conversation of representation of African-Americans in anime.

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