Los Angeles City Council Approves Changing Name of Rodeo Road to Obama Boulevard

by Alejandra Reyes-Velarde via latimes.com The Los Angeles City Council voted to rename Rodeo Road as Obama Boulevard in honor of…
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American Legend Aretha Franklin Laid to Rest in Epic Funeral filled with Detroiters and Dignitaries

via ap.com Today was Aretha Franklin‘s homegoing service at Greater Grace Temple in Detroit, MI. Some may have questioned why…
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Science Fiction Author N.K. Jemisin Makes History at the Hugo Awards with 3rd win in a row for Best Novel

by Michael Schaub via latimes.com The winners of the Hugo Awards, considered some of the most prestigious science fiction and fantasy…
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Stephanie G. Adams Earns American Society for Engineering Education’s Harriet Tubman Award for 2018

by Lango Deen via blackengineer.com Stephanie G. Adams, Dean of the Frank Batten College of Engineering and Technology at Old…
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HISTORY: Movement to Honor Anti-Lynching Crusader and Journalist Ida B. Wells in Chicago is Gaining Momentum, and is ‘Long Overdue’

Adapted from a story by The Washington Post’s Peter Slevin. via thelily.com Ida B. Wells, a crusading African American journalist who exposed…
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Will Smith Honored with Mural in West Philadelphia (VIDEO)

by Kia Morgan-Smith via thegrio.com Will Smith is the native son of West Philadelphia and the city that raised the mega movie…
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Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. Awarded the 2018 Creativity Laureate Prize

via jbhe.com Henry Louis Gates Jr., the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and Director of the Hutchins Center for African &…
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Kendrick Lamar Wins Pulitzer Prize for Music for His Grammy-Winning Album ‘Damn’

by Lori Lakin Hutcherson (@lakinhutcherson) According to the Los Angeles Times, Compton native and acclaimed hip hop artist Kendrick Lamar…
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Ieshia Champs, Single Mother of 5, to Graduate Magna Cum Laude From Texas Southern University’s Thurgood Marshall School of Law

by Kerry Justich via yahoolifestyle.com Ieshia Champs never could have imagined what she would achieve when she grew up, as…
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Linda Oubré Selected as President of Whittier College in California

via jbhe.com The board of trustees of Whittier College in California, has chosen Linda Oubré as the educational institution’s fifteenth…
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