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Remembering not to forget

In the days leading up to the Memorial Day holiday, Atlantic magazine released an article by Ta-neshi Coates, one of its senior editors, who wrote a story with a provocative title called,“The Case for Reparations.” ...

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Freedom’s Race

At the entrance of the Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium on The Ohio State University campus stands the lifesize figure of the man for which the venue is named. ...

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Urban Strings

Urban Strings Columbus performed in the Rhodes Office Tower lobby on Saturday, February 15, for a Black History Month event. ...

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On Freedom’s Trail

Shiloh Baptist Church was completed in 1923 and is the third oldest African-American church in Columbus. ...

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CSU brings the spirit of African-American music

In observance of African American History Month, Clark State Community College and Central State University will co-present a free concert on Friday, February 7, 7:30 p.m. at the Clark State Performing Arts Center, Kuss Auditorium in Springfield. ...

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Lawyers for S.C. teen executed in 1944 have new info

Stinney, who was black, was executed just 84 days after the two white girls were killed in Jim Crow-era South Carolina, where the legal system routinely found blacks guilty even in cases with scant evidence. ...

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A retrospective of African Americans in the U.S. Military

Veteran’s Day Weekend, November 9 – 10, St. Paul AME Church will present a seminar, “African Americans in the U.S. Military, French and Indian War – Vietnam.” ...

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CBC Chair Marcia L. Fudge Applauds Announcement of Shirley Chisholm Stamp

Congressional Black Caucus Chair Marcia L. Fudge (OH-11) released the following statement on the United States Postal Service’s announcement that Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm will be the 2014 inductee to the Black Heritage stamp series. ...

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Latest March on Washington more diverse

The 50th Anniversary for the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom celebrated a more diverse coalition and needs, but the central themes resonated around voting rights, jobs, gun violence and equality in minority communities. ...

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Preserving, recognizing African American landmarks

The Columbus Landmarks Foundation, with the help of local preservationists and historians, has organized the African American Landmarks Preservation Initiative to expand its efforts “to advocate for, promote and preserve Columbus landmarks and neighborhoods.” ...

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