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First black Catholic priest moved closer to sainthood
Thursday, July 11, 2019
The Rev. Augustus Tolton is one step closer to becoming a Roman Catholic saint. On June 11, Pope Francis declared Tolton to be “venerable,” the second of a usually four-step path toward canonization. The Pope’s designation means Tolton lived a life of “heroic virtue,” according to the Archdiocese of Illinois, where he founded
The first black woman to become a licensed pilot
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Bessie Coleman was raised by a poor family in a time of discrimination and segregation, but this didn't stop her from becoming the first black woman to become a licensed pilot. In fact, her passion for aviation was inspired by the stories of soldiers who had been returning from World War I. Coleman was born in 1892 in Atlanta, Texas, and move to Chicago at
The pillars of black America’s struggle for justice
Sunday, June 30, 2019
Since the founding of the black press 192 years ago, black-owned newspapers have served their communities in ways that no other publications have. Historically, these publications have operated on “shoestring” budgets, are usually understaffed, and also face other severe limitations. Yet, the black press always has maintained its mission as the

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Upcycled Exhibit

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Vigil for Jamie Daniels

Time: 5 p.m. Vigil for Jamie Daniels at the


Upcycled Exhibit

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Bowie State, VUU ranked in poll

Defending CIAA champion Bowie State is ranked No. 25 in the 2019 College Football America

Being black and Republican in the Trump era

It’s likely that identifying as a Republican today isn’t as easy as it once was,

Fewer families accessing WIC benefits

Fewer women and children in North Carolina are taking part in the Special Supplemental Nutrition