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Rafer Johnson, 1960 Olympic Decathlon Champion, Dies at 86

BETH HARRIS | AP Sports Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) - Rafer Johnson, who won the decathlon at the 1960 Rome Olympics and helped subdue Robert...

Bruce Boynton, Who Inspired 1961 Freedom Rides, Dies at 83

AP Wire Service SELMA, Ala. (AP) - Bruce Carver Boynton, a civil rights pioneer from Alabama who inspired the landmark "Freedom Rides" of 1961, died...

Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” Continues to Reach New Milestones

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent Thirty-eight years ago, Michael Jackson released his groundbreaking “Thriller” album, and the music world has never...

IN MEMORIAM: David Dinkins, New York’s First and Only Black Mayor, Dies at 93

By Lauren Victoria Burke, NNPA Newswire Correspondent David Dinkins was the stuff of political legend in New York’s Harlem. From 1990 to 1993, Dinkins served...

Black Lawmakers from States Across the Country Are Meeting This Week

Antonio Ray Harvey | California Black Media Various state legislators, policy advocates, subject matter experts, and young emerging leaders from across the country will convene...

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