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Decades after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on April 4, 1968, we still recall the fateful words of his last public speech the day before. Delivered in Memphis, Tenn. in support of striking sanitation workers there, his address is popularly known as “The Mountaintop Speech” for these famous closing lines: “We’ve got […]

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World War II veteran Richard Overton celebrated his 109th birthday with whiskey, cigars, and burgers because…YOLO. Known as the oldest living veteran in America, Overton has been honored by the people of his native state of Texas, President Obama, and veterans from all over the country. He celebrated his birthday on Sunday in Austin with […]

From the peaceful protests to the riots, to the homegoing services, see the city’s reaction to case of Freddie Gray, the Baltimore man who died after his…

If you are a Black person living in America, then this headline from Monday’s New York Times may be jarring, but not truly shocking: 1.5 Million Missing Black Men. What it addresses is the number of Black men aged 25-54 who are missing from daily life in our country, mostly due to early death or incarceration. […]

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Congratulations to this senior who got in to 7 Ivies: http://t.co/PPedd4iWiu. #TellYourStory in your #collegeessay to make a difference — Story2 (@_Story_2) April 20, 2015 In the face of tremendous obstacles, an 18-year-old Long Island, NY student has been accepted at seven Ivy League colleges, according to ABC News. Daria Rose tells the television news station that […]