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  • National Urban League Aims to ‘Save Our Cities’

    “Saving Our Cities” is the focus of the 2015 National Urban League Conference which gathers at the Greater Ft. Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida from July 29 through Aug. 1. An estimated 12,000 to 15,000 persons are expected to convene for the annual ...

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  • For Children of Incarcerated Parents Awards Ceremony

    For Children of Incarcerated Parents will host its 4th Annual Awards ceremony to honor and award six $2,500 scholarships and $250 book awards to area students. The ceremony will be held at Pepco Edison Place Gallery, 702 Eighth Street, NW, on July 30 from 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Awardees are all ...

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  • Free Summer Concert Series

    The annual Fort Meade Summer Concert Series is scheduled to begin on Aug. 1 at Constitution Park on Fort Meade, 4409 Llewellyn Avenue. The free concert series features four distinct performances that will occur every Saturday at 7 p.m. until Aug. 22. The concert series is open to the public and ...

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  • Obama Heralds Africa as a Continent “on The Move”

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — President Barack Obama heralded Africa as a continent “on the move” Saturday as he opened a U.S.-sponsored business summit in Kenya, the East African nation where he has deep family ties. “Africa is one of the fastest growing regions of the world,” ...

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  • Kenyan Security on High Alert Ahead of Obama Visit

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A massive security operation is in place to protect President Barack Obama during his visit to Kenya, which has been frequently targeted by al-Shabab militants based in neighboring Somalia. Ahead of Obama’s arrival Friday evening, large numbers of security forces ...

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  • LGBT Anti-Discrimination Bill Introduced in Congress

    Congressional Democrats on July 23 introduced sweeping legislation that would protect lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender people from discrimination. The Equality Act of 2015, which was introduced in both chambers of Congress by 40 senators and 158 representatives, would amend several ...

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  • Dr. George Cooper, HBCU Icon, Dies at 70

    The Obama administration, U.S. Department of Education, and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) across the United States, including schools in the D.C. and Baltimore metropolitan areas are in mourning over the passing of Dr. George Cooper. Dr. Cooper served as the executive ...

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