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Following a report that Paula Deen uses the N-word repeatedly, likes to tell racist jokes, and once proposed using black waiters dressed as slaves at a wedding, the hashtag #PaulasBestDishes was trending on Twitter. Inspired by her Food Network...
NEWPORT NEWS – E.W. Jackson, the Republican candidate for lieutenant governor, told a group of people at a Juneteenth celebration in Newport News Wednesday that Americans "should remember" the country's history of slavery, but "not wallow in it."...
Tags: Elections, Social Issues, Bobby Scott, Ku Klux Klan, Politics
Today is Juneteenth, a whimsical sounding name for a holiday commemorating an event of broad reaching and continuing impact. One hundred and forty-eight years ago today, Galveston, Texas finally learned that slavery was no longer an institution anywhere...
Staff Writer, Copy EditorThe commemoration of Juneteenth returned to the Valley on Saturday after having taken a short hiatus. Although the event did not attract the crowds organizers had hoped for, they expressed confidence it would improve with each passing year. “...
Folks in Franklin County are celebrating freedom. They gathered at the Booker T. Washington National Monument on Saturday for the annual Juneteenth Event. The celebration commemorates the release of about four million African Americans from slavery...
Local students learned important lessons about black history Saturday as they celebrated the Juneteenth holiday at Valencia College's West Campus. Juneteenth has its origins in Galveston, Texas, where on June 19, 1865, slaves first learned that they had...
Delray Beach residents can celebrate the 148th anniversary of the abolition of slavery with Juneteenth celebrations at Pompey Park and a fundraiser for the Spady Cultural and Heritage Museum. The One Love-One Community Foundation is having its fourth...
Tags: Ceremonies, Entertainment, Culture, Museums, Heart Disease
Sunday, June 9 Talking genealogy Wanda Franklin, director of the Columbia Family History Center and mother of three adopted children, will host a presentation on "Searching for Birth Parents: Some Experiences and Resources" at 3 p.m. at the Church of...
Tags: Catonsville, Entertainment, Etta James, Chuck Berry, Culture
Channel Guide MagazineHere are some of the notable new and returning TV specials, documentaries and movies airing in celebration of Black History Month 2013. All times are Eastern. Programming is subject to change; check back regularly for additions and updates. American...
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Jun 12, 2013 |Story| South Florida Sun-Sentinel
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