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Black history salute to Prince Hall Masons

BY DR. BENJAMIN CHAVIS, JR. During Black History Month 2015 I believe it is important to highlight some of those long lasting institutions and entities that have continued to serve the empowerment interests of Black America for over the past 200 years.  Too often some of us forget too quickly about the historical groups and social bridges that have helped to bring Black America across troubled and perilous ...

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Did NBC’S Brian Williams also lie about Hurricane Katrina?

BY GEORGE CURRY “NBC Nightly News” anchor Brian Williams has finally admitted that he had incorrectly asserted that a helicopter he traveled aboard in 2002 while reporting on the Iraq War in 2003 was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade, forcing an emergency landing. “This was a bungled attempt by me to thank one special veteran and by extension our brave military men and women veterans everywhere…” he said on ...

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Nobody Knows the Trouble We’ve Seen

  BY DR. BENJAMIN F. CHAVIS, JR. Nobody knows the trouble I’ve seen Nobody knows my sorrow Nobody knows the trouble I’ve seen Glory hallelujah! Those are the opening lyrics to “Nobody knows the trouble  I’ve seen,” a spiritual with roots  as a slave song. It was originally called, “Nobody Knows The Trouble I’ve Had.” The enormously gifted Marian Anderson popularized “Nobody knows the trouble I’ve seen” ...

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