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    By Dianne Anderson Music and history are synonymous to classical aficionado John Malveaux, whose epic concert venues demonstrate that one story can’t be told without the other. Many people assume Black classical connections followed emancipation, but Black composers go back much further in time, starting with the highly sought-after musician Chevalier de Saint-Georges of African ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Perseverance to the top of their career paths, and a strong dedication to give back to the community are a few of the finer attributes that Long Beach City College looks for in their distinguished Hall of Famers. Paula Barrow, director of Development and Alumni Relations with the LBCC Foundation, said their ...
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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Sr Natl Correspondent Marvelous Marvin Hagler, who ruled the middleweight boxing division in the 1980s, yet never received the recognition he deserved as an all-time great, has died. Hagler was 66. Before Hagler’s death, former boxer Thomas “Hit Man” Hearns posted on Instagram that the legend had “taken ill.” ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Decades of dedication have not gone unnoticed for teachers that will be honored for their hard work at this year’s annual International Educators’ Hall of Fame Community Dreamer Award. This year, the event pays tribute to 22 outstanding inductees from six different countries. Many of the trailblazers are long retired, but they ...
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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Frank Robinson, a trailblazing figure who was Major League Baseball’s first African American manager and one of its greatest players during a career that spanned 21 seasons, died last Thursday after a prolonged illness. Robinson was 83. The Hall of Famer hit 586 home runs and appeared in 14 ...