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National Museum of African American Culture and History opens in Washington

WASHINGTON — The idea of erecting a museum that would highlight the contributions of African Americans first received public attention more than a century ago after black veterans of the Civil War proposed the idea. But the real push occurred when Georgia Rep. John Lewis took up the mantle, securing the support of several of […]

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GEORGE CURRY: (1947-2016): Advocate for social change, soldier for black media

First and foremost, George Curry was a freedom fighter, and journalism was his weapon of choice. Rather than a soldier in the marches and at the rallies, though he was there too on occasion, he fought his battles at the keyboard, maintaining a fiercely independent resolve and spirit of attack. With his passing on Aug. […]

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Black political contractors say Democrats ‘take us for granted’

While Democrats scramble to secure the African-American community’s support post-Obama, black contractors complain that they are not getting their fair share of the party’s campaign spending. Among $514 million that Democrats spent on political consultants during the 2010 and 2012 election cycles, only $8.7 million (just 1.7 percent) went to minorities, according to a June […]