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Rep. Bass hosts Africa Braintrust Forum in Washington

WASHINGTON — As part of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s annual Legislative Conference, Rep. Karen Bass welcomed attendees to the annual Africa Braintrust Forum Sept. 16. This year’s theme, “U.S. – Africa Policy in the Next Administration,” brought together American and African government officials as well as prominent private sector leaders to discuss possible key Read More…

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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 Read More…

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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. Read More…