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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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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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