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Former President Barack Obama delivered a powerful eulogy for Congressman John Lewis. On Thursday, July 30, 2020, the 44th U.S. president shared details of Lewis’ upbringing and rise as a civil rights leader during the ceremony, which took place at historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. “I’ve come here today, because I, like so many…

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Civil rights icon and U.S. Congressman John Lewis, is being celebrated on July 30, 2020, at Ebenezer Baptist  Church in Atlanta. Dignitaries in attendance include former Presidents Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, and U.S. Sens. Kamala Harris and Cory Booker. Obama will eulogize Lewis. On Friday, July…

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Congressman John Lewis has died at the age of 80 of pancreatic cancer. On July 17, 2020, reports emerged that Lewis died while in hospice care in Atlanta, according to reports by The Daily Beast. Born on Feb. 21, 1940, in Troy, Alabama, Lewis was inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at an early…

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Nassim Ashford is a Mercer University senior who has been selected for one of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) Emerging Leaders Internships and will spend this semester working on Capitol Hill. Ashford completed graduation requirements for his bachelor’s degree a semester early and plans to participate in commencement in May. While in college, he…

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Right on cue, infuriatingly and disrespectfully, some Americans are confusing the late legendary Congressman Elijah Cummings with the venerated Georgia Rep. John Lewis. That’s why Lewis was trending No. 1 on Twitter Thursday morning, Oct. 17, 2019, instead of Cummings. Cummings, D-Maryland, suddenly passed away Thursday at age 68 from an undisclosed illness at Johns…

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  Congressman John Lewis, D-Ga., is loudly criticizing state officials who have mismanaged funds that were supposed to help troubled Georgia homeowners. The money came as part of the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) and Lewis has long maintained that the program was not helping Georgians who were hardest hit. Lewis asked the Special Inspector…

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  Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams has a book deal. The state representative, D-Atlanta, is scheduled to release the Inspirational Minority Leader: How to Lead from the Outside and Make Real Change in spring 2018 through Henry Holt and Co., according to the Associated Press.  According to Holt, her book will combine her life story…

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