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Celebrating National Black History Month

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Charles Rangel

As we mark the beginning of a month-long celebration of black history in our country, I am proud to be part of a culture and history that has made great contributions to not just to this country but all parts of the world.

"Black Royalty"?

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Michael Henry Adams

The demise in succession of three African American figures of colossal stature on the eve of the new decade caused me to wonder anew about this designation, "black royalty."

African-American Firsts In New York

Huffington Post | David Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

In 1911, Samuel Battle became the "first black officer to join" the NYPD. Today, nearly 100 years later, the intersection at West 135th Street and Le...