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    By Nsenga Burton, Ph.D., NNPA Newswire Culture and Entertainment Editor The world is reeling from the loss of iconic actor Chadwick Boseman, who died Friday, August 28, after losing a private battle to colon cancer. Boseman died at home surrounded by his family. A statement released by his family said Boseman was diagnosed with stage ...
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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent Somewhere it’s raining. Somewhere the heavens have opened up, reflecting the tears that are falling across the globe as news of the death of civil rights icon John Lewis spreads. The congressional genius and justice warrior, famously beaten and bloodied at Selma and across the Jim Crow ...
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    By Lauren Victoria Burke, NNPA Newswire “I am going to fight it,” read a statement from Rep. John Lewis on the evening of December 29. “I may miss a few votes during this period, but with God’s grace I will be back on the front lines soon,” he added. Lewis announced on the last week ...
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    By Dianne Anderson It’s a rare occasion when a city council reaches a unanimous agreement on any single point of interest, but there are exceptions. And, Waudier Rucker Hughes was exceptional in her own right. The lifelong community activist drew undisputed support last week from seven Riverside City Council members who voted to rename a ...