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Black History Month: Order of African American Nuns Celebrates 100 Years of Service

The Franciscan Handmaids of the Most Pure Heart of Mary started as a social mission and expanded

An order of black nuns in Harlem N.Y.—one of only three original orders of its…

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Octavia Spencer & Taraji P. Henson Co-Starring in Film About Black Women Space Pioneers

Fox 2000's 'Hidden Figures' set for release in 2017

Octavia Spencer has landed a role in Fox 2000’s “Hidden Figures,” co-starring with Taraji P.…

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Jeh Johnson, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security

Black History Month: Jeh Johnson, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security

29 days of modern black history makers

A civil and criminal trial lawyer, Jeh Johnson became the first African American U.S. …

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Comcast Launches New Xfinity On Demand Destination Featuring ABFF Curated Film Collection

There's a special focus on stories from independent black filmmakers

Today, Comcast announced a Black History Month celebration with a special focus on stories from…

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Black History Month: Shonda Rhimes, Show Creator and Executive Producer

29 days of modern black history makers

Shonda Rhimes made history as the first African American woman to create and executive produce…

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Florida Mayor Requests $8 Million for African American Heritage Museum

Hometown of Zora Neale Hurston may get largest center of black history in state

Officials in Eatonville, Fla., recently announced plans to build an $8 million African American History…

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What You’re Missing: Black History Month Events in NYC

Art exhibits, restaurants, walking tours and more to celebrate

Art exhibits, restaurants, walking tours and more held in NYC to celebrate black history month.

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The Black Panther Party For Self-Defense: Black Lives Matter 1960s Style

PBS documentary Vanguard of the Revolution

On Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 9PM, Vanguard of the Revolution premiered on PBS and…

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Blacks in the U.S. Gaining Wealth and Education Faster Than Other Groups

Study paints often overlooked picture of strength and resilience

“When Black consumers see how much power they have, it will change the way African…

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Dr. Dre, recording artist and entrepreneur

Black History Month: Dr. Dre, Hip-Hop Artist and Entrepreneur

29 days of modern black history makers

Andre Young, aka Dr. Dre—the critically acclaimed producer, rapper, founder and CEO of Aftermath Entertainment,…

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[Watch] Black History Month: Allstate Spotlights Modern African American Inspirational Stories

Allstate insurance company honors Black History Month with a salute to modern day change makers

Allstate insurance company honors Black History Month with a salute to modern day change makers.

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Black History Month: Ruth J. Simmons, President of Brown University

29 days of modern black history makers

Ruth J. Simmons became the first black president of an Ivy League institution as the…

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Black History Month: Google Cultural Institute’s Ode to Black History

Google Cultural Institute creates an online museum of black history, arts, and culture

Google Cultural Institute’s virtual black history museum.

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Dr. Paula A. Johnson, president, Wellesley College

Wellesley College Names First African American President

Dr. Paula A. Johnson brings educational and medical experience to the role

Dr. Paula A. Johnson has been named Wellesley College president, making her the first black…

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NBC Honors 29 Modern Day History Makers With New Black History Month Initiative

Young politicians, athletes, actors and more make the list

NBC’s new platform, NBCBLK, celebrates Black History Month with new initiative spotlighting modern day history…

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Black History Month: The Divine Nine

A brief look at black Greek letter organizations

Black Greek-letter sororities and fraternities have been a pivotal part of black history since the…

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Kendrick Lamar, hip-hop artist

Black History Month: Kendrick Lamar, Hip-Hop Artist

29 days of modern black history makers

Kendrick Lamar made history in 2015 as the hip-hop recording artist to receive the most…

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Sheila Johnson, Salamander Hospitality

Black History Month: Sheila C. Johnson, CEO of Salamander Hospitality

29 days of modern black history makers

Sheila C. Johnson, best known as co-founder of Black Entertainment Television, is the first African…

By Safon Floyd

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Black History Month: Michelle Howard, Four-Star Admiral and 38th Vice Chief of Naval Operations

29 days of modern black history makers

Four-star Admiral Michelle Howard currently serves as the 38th Vice Chief of Naval Operations—the first…

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F. Gary Gray, film producer

Black History Month: F. Gary Gray, Film Director

29 days of modern black history makers

F. Gary Gray, known for Set It Off, Friday, The Negotiator, and The Italian Job,…

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