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Celebrating 5 MLK Statues, Memorials and Significant Locations Across the Country—All Worth a Visit

A crucial part of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s work in the Civil Rights movement was protecting voting rights. Instead of MLK Day celebrations this year, the leader’s family is spearheading a supportive push towards voting rights reform across the country. Statues honoring Dr. King’s activism and messages pay tribute…

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House Passes and Biden Signs New Bill To Make Juneteenth a Federal Holiday

The U.S. House of Representatives has voted to designate Juneteenth as a federal holiday, one day after the Senate unanimously voted for its passage. President Biden quickly signed the bill into law on June 17, making this year’s Juneteenth the first national recognition of Black Independence Day in the United…

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Elijah Cummings’ Daughters Endorse His Staffer Over Their Stepmother for Vacant Seat

Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings’ two daughters are supporting their late father’s long-time staffer, Harry Spikes, over Cummings’ second wife and their stepmother, Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, to fill the vacant congressional seat left after Cummings’ untimely death in October. “My sister and I are supporting Harry Spikes for Congress because for…

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Morehouse Commencement Speaker Robert F. Smith to Pay Off Student Loans of 2019 Grads

Morehouse College’s Class of 2019 received an extraordinary surprise on Sunday morning that will positively affect their future. During graduation exercises at the all-male historically Black college located in Atlanta, billionaire technology investor and philanthropist Robert F. Smith, who received an honorary doctorate, told the almost 400 graduates that he’s…