Meet Justus Williams, the Lebron James of Chess

A quick glance at Justus Williams and he looks like a typical 12-year-old. He’s quiet, loves Jay-Z and Lil’ Wayne, and wears the latest and greatest Air Jordan’s. However, don’t get fooled. Justus isn’t typical at all.

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[Book] The Almighty Black P Stone Nation: The Rise, Fall and Resurgence of an American Gang

ARU asks author Natalie Y. Moore about the motivations behind her latest book, “The Almighty Black P Stone Nation: The Rise, Fall and Resurgence of an American Gang.”

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[Great shot] Cast of Miracle at St. Anna: Laz, Omar, Spike, Ealy & Derek

A great shot of the cast of Miracle at St. Anna. Laz Alonso, Omar Benson Miller, Spike Lee, Michael Ealy, and Derek Luke.

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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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