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Dianne Durham, first Black US women’s gymnastics champion, dies

NBC News Dianne Durham, the first Black woman to win a USA Gymnastics national championship, died Thursday in Chicago following a short illness, her husband...

At age 96, Birmingham Business Legend Dr. Jesse J. Lewis Sr....

By Barnett Wright The Birmingham Times Legendary businessman Dr. Jesse J. Lewis Sr. smoothly makes the 20-minute drive from Birmingham’s historic Smithfield neighborhood, where he lives,...

Dr. Jesse J. Lewis Recalls His Lifelong Friendship With Gov. George...

By Barnett Wright The Birmingham Times When Dr. Jesse J. Lewis Sr. was a student with the school newspaper at Miles College in Fairfield, Alabama, just...

Alabama Native Named First Black Secretary of the Senate

BY Zack Budryk The Hill  Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Wednesday named Sonceria “Ann” Berry secretary of the Senate, the first African American woman to hold the...

Word on The Street

Compiled by Erica Wright We asked Birmingham-area residents, What moment in Black History stands out for you? REGGIE COOK: “There are so many, but I would...

Arizona State University Names New American Film School After Sidney Poitier

By Donna M. Owens Essence Sidney Poitier, the dashing, trailblazing star of stage and screen, has received countless accolades and awards as one of Hollywood’s most...

Georgia County To Replace Confederate Monument With John Lewis Statue

By Sara Boboltz Black Voices A tribute to the Confederacy outside a courthouse in Dekalb County, Georgia, will be replaced by a memorial to the late...

ACLU, for first time, elects Black person as its president

By David Crary Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Deborah Archer, a professor at New York University School of Law with expertise in civil rights and...

Regions Scholarship Contest Helps Students Share Inspiring Stories

By Veleka Finch doingmoretoday.com Black Americans helped build the backbones of commerce, community organizing, science, education, arts and entertainment in our nation – holding true to what...

Voting Rights Activist Stacey Abrams Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

MSN News Voting rights activist and politician Stacey Abrams has been nominated by a Norwegian lawmaker for this year's Nobel Peace Prize, Reuters reports. Abrams, who played...

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