WHEN THEIR PROBLEMS COME HOME

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WHEN THEIR PROBLEMS COME HOME
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The Rev. Dr. Jonathan McPherson, co-owner of Scott-McPherson Funeral Home in Fairfield, said, “Rather than getting better, our community is getting worse. We wonder what would the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. think about this violence.” Annie Bushelon Holt, who owns the Bushelon Funeral Home Inc. in West End, said her establishment can be considered […]

TIME TO HANG UP THE CLEATS…

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TIME TO HANG UP THE CLEATS…
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Happy to announce that I will be doing neurosurgery residency at MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL/HARVARD!! God’s good. #Match2017 #2% A post shared by Myron Rolle (@myronlrolle) on Mar 17, 2017 at 10:41am PDT Rolle, 30, played three seasons as a defensive back for the Seminoles, graduating early in 2008. He deferred an NFL career for a […]

BRING US TOGETHER

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BRING US TOGETHER
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Shirley Chisholm once said of her unsuccessful presidential bid, “I ran because somebody had to do it first.” The 37th stamp in the Black Heritage series features a painting of Chisholm by artist Robert Shetterly. According to SmithSonianMag.com, Although dismissed at the time, Shirley Chisholm was a Presidential candidate of considerable substance and experience. She’d served for […]

SHE MADE HISTORY IN 18 HOURS!

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SHE MADE HISTORY IN 18 HOURS!
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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – By now you may have seen or at least heard of the new movie “Hidden Figures.” It tells the story of three African American woman who helped engineer America’s space program despite facing racial and gender biases back in the 60’s. But, did you know that Arkansas has our own […]

HIDDEN FIGURES

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HIDDEN FIGURES
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Katherine Johnson Who: Johnson, born in White Sulfur Springs, W.V., began high school when she was just 10 years old, graduating at 14 and going on to finish her B.S. in mathematics and French by the time she was 18 from West Virginia State University. When: She began working for the then National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics […]

SUPER BOWL HISTORY MAKING ERA!

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SUPER BOWL HISTORY MAKING ERA!
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  Doug Williams made double history in 1988 being the first African-American quarterback ever to start in a NFL league championship game and the first to win a Super Bowl. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Williams was drafted in the first round (17th overall) of the 1978 NFL Draft, chosen by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers out of Grambling State University. He […]

Michelle Obama

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Michelle Obama Michelle LaVaughn Robinson-Obama was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1964. Her father Frasher Robinson,III  was a city water plant employee. Her mother Marian Shields Robinson was a full time homemaker until Michelle entered high school became a secretary at Spiegels catalog store. She is one of two, with a brother named Craig Robinson. […]

HONORABLE REV. DR. VANDROTH BACKUS, SR.

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Florence World War II veteran Rev. Dr. Vandroth Backus, Sr.,91, received a full military burial, with honors, on Tuesday, January 3, 2017, at the Florence National Cemetery. Rev. Backus was one of more than 20,000 African Americans who joined the Marines during World War II. He trained at Montford Point Camp in North Carolina before […]