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The Rev. Edwin L. Williams Jr. was surprised June 21 for his 60th birthday at his home church, New Prospect Baptist with the congregation joining him in celebration. In 1983, Williams became an ordained Baptist pastor. Prior to his current location, he served at Southwest Institutional Baptist Church for 16 years. African American Board Leadership Read More…

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Lee Wesley Gibson celebrated his 105th birthday with family and friends May 21. He is the father of three, grandfather of six, great-grandfather of 19, great-great-grandfather of 22 and the great-great-great-grandfather of three. Gibson is currently the oldest living Pullman Porters, according to records at the A. Phillip Randolph Museum in Chicago. President Barack Obama, Read More…

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Fifth-grade student Osiris Bell of Compton received a Schools That Can 2015 Robert F. Kennedy Urban Education Award May 18. While in third grade, the Laurel Street Elementary student used to struggle with reading and writing but he began to improve by showing determination along with the help of his teachers and parents, school officials Read More…