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Water crisis tests Mississippi mayor who started as activist

By Emily Wagster Pettus, The Associated Press The mayor of Mississippi's capital was 5 years old when his parents moved their family from New York...

Russell Was a Champion of Activism Before Winning NBA Titles

Bill Russell never had to find his voice as an activist. He didn't know any other way but to speak his mind. It's what...

IN MEMORIAM: Basketball Legend Bill Russell Dies at 88

By Stacy M. Brown, Senior National Correspondent, NNPA Newswire Boston Celtics Legend Bill Russell, one of professional basketball’s greatest players and the sport’s most crowned...

Autherine Lucy Foster, A Critical Figure in the Civil Rights Movement, Dies at 92

Autherine Foster “was the embodiment of courage,” said Rep. Chris England, D-Tuscaloosa, who chairs the organization. “As the first Black student to attend the...
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Samuel L. Jackson To Receive Honor At NAACP Image Awards

Samuel L. Jackson will receive the Chairman's Award during the 53rd NAACP Image Awards this month. The Associated Press The NAACP announced Thursday, February 3, that...