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11 Summer Must-Reads for Young Readers

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the publication of Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, by Mildred D. Taylor. Taylor, one of the first African-American children’s-book authors to gain widespread acclaim, later won the Newbery Medal for the book. … Continue reading

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Body of Ariz. Woman Who Went Missing After Date Found; Suspect in Custody

The body of a missing Arizona woman who was last seen April 19 while on a date with a man has been found in a shallow grave. According to CBS 5, 25-year-old Angela Russo’s body was found in a desert area … Continue reading

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Ill. Woman Charged for Firing Warning Shots After Gunman Fatally Shot Fiance

Ashley Harrison, 26, and her fiance and father of her two children, Garvin Whitmore, 27, were stopped at a light on an Aurora, Ill., street when a gunman walked up to the car and shot Whitmore in the head. Frantic, … Continue reading

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Native American Activist Leonard Peltier Asks Obama for Clemency

In 1977, Native American activist Leonard Peltier was put behind bars, where he has remained in federal custody for 40 years, for the murder of two FBI agents. Yet, many have denounced Peltier’s  incarceration as a farce with a trial … Continue reading

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Madonna Claps Back at BET for Its Dig After Her Prince Tribute

With bated breath we all waited for Madonna to do a befitting tribute to Prince Rogers Nelson, her “contemporary,” at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards. And even before the Material Girl hit the stage, there were (legitimate) gripes that black … Continue reading

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