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    • Little Known Black History Fact: Dr. Clifton Wharton, Jr.

      Dr. Clifton Wharton Jr. has amassed a dizzying array of firsts over the course of his long career. On October 17, 1969, Wharton became the first Black president of a predominately white major learning institution when he was elected to lead Michigan State University. Clifton Reginald Wharton was born September 13, 1926 in Boston, Mass. […]

    • Former NAACP Head Ben Jealous Looks To Governor’s Mansion In Maryland

      BALTIMORE (AP) — Democrat Ben Jealous said Tuesday that if he were elected governor over a popular Republican incumbent he would support broadening a new Maryland gun-control law to restrict firearms access to people found to be a risk to themselves or others. The former NAACP president also said he would stand up to President Donald […]

    • Tauren Wells Is Big Winner At Dove Awards

      NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Christian artist Tauren Wells won four awards including new artist and contemporary Christian artist of the year at the 49th annual Gospel Music Association’s Dove Awards. Wells, who was the former lead singer for Christian rock group Royal Tailor, performed “Known” from his solo debut album, “Hills and Valleys,” during Thursday’s […]

    • Helping Families Cope With Alzheimer’s Disease

      The Balm In Gilead, Inc. is a not-for-profit, non-governmental organization (NGO) whose mission is to prevent diseases and to improve the health status of individuals who are disproportionately affected by high rates of health disparities. Dr. Pernessa Seele, is the Founder and CEO. Her organization works to combat health disparities in the African-American community. One of […]

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