Historic Madam Walker Theatre Center in Indianapolis to get $15.3 Million Restoration
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Historic Madam Walker Theatre Center in Indianapolis to get $15.3 Million Restoration

The Historic Madam Walker Theatre Center will get a much needed makeover, thanks to a $15 million grant from the Lilly Endowment Inc. The site will be renamed…

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Black Speed Skating Champion Shani Davis Snubbed During Winter Olympics Opening
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Black Speed Skating Champion Shani Davis Snubbed During Winter Olympics Opening

America’s First Black Olympic Speed Skater Shani Davis lost the honor to carry the American flag during the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics in a coin toss…

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NASA Celebrates Legacy of First Black American Astronaut on Anniversary of his Death
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NASA Celebrates Legacy of First Black American Astronaut on Anniversary of his Death

By Erick Johnson (Chicago Crusader/NNPA Member) Fifty years ago, a tragic accident ended the groundbreaking career of Major Robert H. Lawrence, Jr., a Chicago native and stellar Air…

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It’s Time for Blacks to Stand Up and Fight Trump
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It’s Time for Blacks to Stand Up and Fight Trump

By Richard Gordon Hatcher (Chicago Crusader/NNPA Member) Donald Trump once famously asked the African American community: “What do you have to lose?” We now have the answer. Everything.…

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Gwendolyn Brooks Won the Pulitzer Prize while Living in a Housing Project
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Gwendolyn Brooks Won the Pulitzer Prize while Living in a Housing Project

By Erick Johnson (Chicago Crusader/NNPA Member) Gwendolyn Brooks’ apartment was dark on May 1, 1950. The brilliant, award-winning Black poet, who wrote about life on Chicago’s South Side,…

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Iconic EBONY Magazine Moves Editorial to Los Angeles
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Iconic EBONY Magazine Moves Editorial to Los Angeles

By Erick Johnson (Chicago Crusader/NNPA Member) Los Angeles has lured another Black icon away from the Windy City. The company that now owns EBONY and Jet magazines, recently…

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Black Press Honors Life and Legacy of Atlanta Inquirer Publisher John B. Smith, Sr.
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Black Press Honors Life and Legacy of Atlanta Inquirer Publisher John B. Smith, Sr.

By Erick Johnson (Chicago Crusader/NNPA Member) The Black Press celebrated the life and legacy John B. Smith, Sr., the publisher and CEO of The Atlanta Inquirer during a…

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Still Pleading Our Own Cause: The Black Press Celebrates 190 Years
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Still Pleading Our Own Cause: The Black Press Celebrates 190 Years

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA News Wire Contributor) The oldest Black business industry in America began 190 years ago today. On March 16, 1827, the first edition of…

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Black Chicago Fights to Save Historic EBONY Building from Developers
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Black Chicago Fights to Save Historic EBONY Building from Developers

By Erick Johnson (Chicago Crusader/NNPA Member) Downtown Chicago is set to explode with construction. In the next several years, the city that gave birth to the skyscraper will…

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First Black Astronaut Robert H. Lawrence Jr. Remains a Forgotten Pioneer
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First Black Astronaut Robert H. Lawrence Jr. Remains a Forgotten Pioneer

By Erick Johnson (Chicago Crusader/NNPA Member) Two historic events that changed America occurred 50 years ago. While many will remember the 50th anniversary of the failed Apollo 1…

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