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John F. Kennedy holds complex place in black history

Not that many years ago, three portraits hung in thousands of African-American homes, a visual tribute to men who had helped black people navigate the long journey to... Read more »

Nov. 21, 2013

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A look at Presidential Medal of Freedom recipients

President Barack Obama honored 16 prominent Americans Wednesday with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest award the U.S. gives a civilian. The ceremony at... Read more »

Nov. 20, 2013


We must restore the trust lost when JFK died

Is it possible to return to an era when Americans believed in their government, as well as other institutions? Can confidence, once lost, be regained? Read more »

Nov. 20, 2013


New Bartlett's compiles black quotations

For the debut Bartlett's anthology of black quotations, editor Retha Powers wanted to capture the personal, the political and the artistic. Read more »

Nov. 15, 2013


5 decades later, some JFK probe files still sealed

Five decades after President John F. Kennedy was fatally shot and long after official inquiries ended, thousands of pages of investigative documents remain withheld... Read more »

Nov. 11, 2013


Advisers: President Obama nurtures his faith away from the spotlight

President Barack Obama is not an overtly religious man. He and his family rarely attend church, and he almost never elaborates in public about his own relationship to... Read more »

Oct. 19, 2013


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