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A candidate running for the Texas State Board of Education -- who, if elected, will determine what goes into children's textbooks -- is facing backlash over comments made on social media about President Obama and the Civil War.

Paramount and Netflix dropped out of an overnight bidding war that ended with the historically large offer from Fox Searchlight.

And you thought TV's first interracial kiss was between Star Trek's Captain Kirk and Lieutenant Uhura in 1968.

While replacing a water main near Washington Square Park, construction workers found two buried brick roofs, which were later discovered to be crypts

Zendaya will be immortalized as a one-of-a-kind Barbie doll. Manufacturing company Mattel announced on Twitter.

There wasn't a surefire song of the summer like last year's "Fancy," but the most played tracks were all from Black rappers

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A 25-year-old Black woman is making history by becoming the youngest judge in the history of Easley, South Carolina. According to ForHarriet.com, Jasmine Twitty

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It's been discovered that "I Have A Dream" debuted on November 17, 1962 in a segregated high school gym in Rocky Mount, North Carolina.

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In what critics describe as ethnic “cleansing,” scores of Haitian migrant workers are set to be deported from the Dominican Republic this week, highlighting the country’s long-troubled relationship with its Caribbean neighbor, according to media reports. Undocumented workers had until Wednesday to register their presence in the country, in the hopes of being allowed to […]

Seventy years after he was killed at age 14, making him the youngest person in the U.S. in the last century to be executed, a South Carolina judge tossed out the 1944 murder conviction of George J. Stinney Jr. It took less than a day to convict Stinney of the murder of two white girls […]

Tuesday night saw Republicans take control of the Senate six years after losing their footing to the Democrats, but it also ushered in a new chapter in history — three African-Americans were elected to Congress in the midterm elections. They included Sen. Tim Scott in South Carolina, Will Hurd in Texas, and Mia Love of Utah — […]

Republicans may have painted the town red Tuesday following the 2014 midterm elections, but we’re not congratulating the real winners on whether they wore blue or red to the voting booth. Women actually stole the show Tuesday, making history and changing a largely white, middle-aged male pool of politicians into something a little more diverse. […]