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 […]

MATTIE SMITH COLIN

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Mattie Smith Colin, a reporter for the Chicago Defender, was dispatched to a Chicago train station in 1955 to cover the return of Emmett Till’s body. A deeply moving experience, covering what would become a flash point in the civil rights movement, Colin eloquently captured the anguish of Till’s mother as her young, black son, slain […]

BLACK WALL STREET

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  Black America’s most eminent historian Dr. John Hope Franklin often told his students that the past is prologue to the future. His message was essentially a lesson for all of us to examine our history and connect it to our present day lives. Using his aphorism as the method for my research to write my […]

FAREWELL MR. PRESIDENT

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From YES WE CAN to YES WE DID! Making history as the first African-American president of the United States of America, Barack Hussein Obama II was first inaugurated on January 20, 2009. Also making history as the first president being born outside the contiguous United States. He was elected the 44th President of the United States […]

WHAT’S WORSE THAN CANCER?

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WHAT’S WORSE THAN CANCER?
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Top 10 Killers of African Americans Worldwide | According to the CDC.gov in 2014 – 300,000+ African Americans died from these top killers: Heart Disease 73,096 Cancer 69,090  Stroke 17,088 Accidents 14,168 Diabetes 13,435 Lung Disease 9,934 Kidney Disease 8,586 Homicide 7,867 Alzheimer’s 6,567  Septicemia (Blood Infections) 6,386 The top 10 has changed since reported in 2010. […]

MORE THAN A WRONGFUL DEATH

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MORE THAN A WRONGFUL DEATH
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Georgia | Two months after Gordon was found “legally responsible” in connection to the death of “Bobbi Kristina” Brown in 2015, Fulton County Superior Court Judge T. Jackson Bedford has entered the civil suit filed by Bobbi Kristina’s estate against Gordon. Bobby Brown says it is not about the money and that he wants to […]

I Lost My Daughter

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I Lost My Daughter
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Meet Regina. Listen as she shares a heartfelt testimonial about her daughter. She lost her daughter unexpectedly in a wrongful death. Listen as The Witherspoon Law Group faced one of the largest corporations in the world to bring justice to her in the remembrance of her daughter. http://thewitherspoonlawgroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/ReginaWilliams_Testimonial.mp4

Facebook LIVE Autopsy

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Chicago | Dr. Margolis, a Chicago pathologists, have given science students and those interested in the education of autospy a new reason to tune in Facebook LIVE. With proper consent of the family, Dr. Margolis of  Autopsy Center of Chicago was the first ever to go LIVE on Facebook with performing an autopsy. From a recent back surgery, the patient was brought […]

South Carolina Funeral Home Re-Opens

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South Carolina Funeral Home Re-Opens
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South Carolina | Great News for the community of Darlington in Lee County of South Carolina.  According to Mr. Justin Mack, the funeral home is re-opening continuing the legacy Hubert Kenneth “HK” Boatwright. Congratulations to the new owner/manager Mr. Jeffery B Johnson.  “HK” Boatwright departed his life on Monday, December 21, 2015, at his residence after a […]

SCOTT’S FUNERAL HOME

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The Scott’s Legacy Richmond, Virginia | In 1910 a young man by the name of Robert C. Scott, felt the need to provide a funeral service establishment of higher caliber to his community. At the age of 22 he founded the Robert C. Scott Funeral Home. The partnership was operated as Lewis and Scott as […]