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10 things you didnít know about Thurgood Marshall
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Thurgood Marshall, born in Baltimore, Maryland, on July 2, 1908, was the first African-American U.S. Supreme Court Justice, but it almost didn't happen because his original plan was to study dentistry at Lincoln University. He did end up going to law school, and also went on to become a strong supporter of the civil rights movement. But a lot of his story
 
Why black womenís experiences of #MeToo are different
Sunday, June 17, 2018
In April, a 25-year-old black woman named Chikesia Clemons was violently arrested by police at a Waffle House restaurant in Alabama. A video of the arrest that went viral shows police pulling Clemons from her chair and throwing her to the floor. In the process, her breasts are exposed and her dress rides up in the back. When she attempts to cover her
 
10 things most people don't know about Martin Luther King Jr.
Monday, June 4, 2018
The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was one of the greatest and most recognized civil rights leaders of all time. He is remembered for his brave hands-on civil rights efforts, including his famous speeches. But there are many aspects of his life that are not known by most. Here are 10 facts that you probably did not know about him: He started college at the
 
Lynching memorial highlights women were also victims
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
A memorial to victims of lynching in the U.S. opened in Alabama last week. The National Memorial for Peace and Justice is a six-acre site that overlooks Montgomery, the state Capitol. It uses sculpture, art and design to give visitors a sense of the terror of lynching as they walk through a memorial square with 800 six-foot steel columns that symbolize the
 

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CONCERT: Mystic Bowieís Talking Dreads

Mystic Bowie’s Talking Dreads June 29, 8:30 p.m. Motorco Music Hall (919) 901-0975 Mystic

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10 things you didnít know about Thurgood Marshall

Thurgood Marshall, born in Baltimore, Maryland, on July 2, 1908, was the first African-American