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Bill Russell finally accepts Basketball Hall of Fame ring

It took him 44 years, but Bill Russell finally accepted his Basketball Hall of Fame ring.

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Justices could return Allen's cable TV race bias suit to lower court

The U.S. Supreme Court seems likely to overturn a lower court ruling in favor of an African-American media mogul and comedian who’s suing cable giant Comcast for racial discrimination.

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Jimmy Carter still drawing devotees to church

The pilgrims arrive early and from all over, gathering hours before daybreak in an old pecan grove that surrounds a country church. They come, they say, for a dose of simple decency and devotion wrapped up in a Bible lesson. The teacher is the 39th president of the United States, Jimmy Carter.

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Rev. Barber wins highest N.C. award

The Rev. William J. Barber II, a social justice activist and co-leader of the national Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival, has been awarded the state of North Carolina’s highest honor.

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'Friday' actor-comedian John Witherspoon dies

Actor-comedian John Witherspoon, who memorably played Ice Cube’s father in the “Friday” films, has died. He was 77.

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World Series winners visit White House

The World Series champion Washington Nationals were honored at the White House on Monday, although more than a half-dozen players skipped the ceremony on the South Lawn.

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Former Gov. Baliles dies of cancer at 79

Former Virginia Gov. Gerald L. Baliles, a Democrat known as the “transportation governor” and for his work to clean up the Chesapeake Bay and increase foreign trade, died Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019.

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Former Rep. John Conyers, the longest-serving black lawmaker in U.S. House of Representatives, dies at 90

Former Rep. John Conyers, a liberal Democrat who was the longest-serving African- American member of the U.S. House of Representatives at more than half a century, died on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019, at the age of 90.

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Comedian Dave Chappelle honored with Mark Twain Prize

Dave Chappelle has built a career on pushing boundaries and challenging social conventions. But his greatest act of defiance may have come Sunday night at Washington’s Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

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Rep. Cummings remembered as ‘fierce champion’

First African-American lawmaker to lie in state at Capitol

Rep. Elijah E. Cummings was eulogized as a leader with the fiery moral conviction of an Old Testament prophet at a funeral last Friday that brought former presidents and ordinary people alike to the Baltimore church where the congressman worshipped for four decades.

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