AND1 Street Baller Troy “Escalade” Jackson Reported Dead at 35

According to multiple reports, AND1 basketball player and street ball mixtape star Troy “Escalade” Jackson passed away in his sleep last night in Los Angeles. He was 35-years-old.

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Archaeologists unearthed new details about the lives and cultures of slaves

In a greenhouse on a centuries-old estate where Frederick Douglass lived as a young boy, archaeologists have dug up a variety of objects and strategically placed symbols of spirituality.

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Presidential Medal of Freedom awarded to Bill Russel, Maya Angelou and civil rights leaders

The President quoted Angelou, saying, “History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again,” and bent down to kiss her cheek as he presented her with the medal.

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[Black History] A Brief History of Tuskegee University

Tuskegee University originally called the Negro Normal School in Tuskegee was founded in a one room shanty, near Butler Chapel AME Zion Church, by Dr. Booker T. Washington on July 4, 1881

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Black Owned Businesses Fastest Growning Segment of U.S. Economy

Black-owned firms grew faster — both in number and sales — than U.S. firms did as a whole over a five-year period, according to the latest data available from the Census Bureau.

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[Black History] A Brief History of Morehouse College

In 1867, two years after the Civil War ended, Augusta Institute was established in the basement of Springfield Baptist Church in Augusta, Ga. Upon the death of the founder in 1913, Atlanta Baptist College was named Morehouse College in honor of Henry L. Morehouse

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[Black History] I am Marcus Garvey

I am Marcus Garvey. I united 4 million African Americans in 1920, created the Red, Black, and Green flag, published an multinational newspaper, launched an international shipping company, and inspired generations of civil rights leaders.

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Ohio mother sent to prison for sending her children to school

An Ohio mother of two was sentenced to 10 days in jail and placed on three years probation after sending her kids to a school district in which they did not live.

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