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Over a week ago, the nation’s Black political, social, religious, and media leaders descended on Washington, D.C. for the Congressional Black Caucus’ Annual Legislative Conference (ALC) or as it is affectionately referred to by regular attendees, Black prom. Beyond the fact that it was the first time in nearly a decade that the conference was…

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There will be a parade of stars at several college graduation commencement ceremonies this season. Take a look. Arne  Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education, will deliver the address at Howard  University. The 144th Commencement Convocation happens on Saturday, May 12. Honorees are musician and humanitarian John  Legend, MSNBC host Chris Matthews, Pulitzer-Prize-winning author and alumna …

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The Peabody Award-winning “Brick City” is scheduled to return to primetime cable television. Set in Newark, N.J., the show examines individual and community struggles to rise above a violent and impoverished environment. The six, one-hour episodes of “Brick City” follows Newark Mayor Cory Booker, Police Director Garry McCarthy and the citizens of Newark across the…

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