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In its 11th year, the National Book Festival in Washington, D.C., had more than expanding to 115 authors to celebrate. Toni Morrison, winner of the Nobel, Pulitzer and most other literary prizes of note, attended as an author and to receive the festival’s Creative Achievement Award. The two-day festival was geared toward participants who have…

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With the exception of the president and maybe a few Capitol Hill police and some cleaning staff, as expected, the majority of the nation’s political establishment is comprised of white men. Even the people who work for the senators and congressmen and women are mostly white, this according to the 2011 edition of the National…

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WASHINGTON – Often derided as irreverent, ungrateful, recklessly bodacious and morbidly self-obsessed, many in the so-called hip-hop generation nevertheless understand the depth and enormity of Martin Luther King Jr.’s contributions to American life. With the incomplete Martin Luther King Memorial on the Mall on Washington serving as a powerful backdrop, three Howard University communication students…

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