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Simone Manuel Becomes First African-American To Gold Medal In Swimming Event

Simone Manuel made history at the 2016 Rio Olympics last night.  Manuel became the first African-American to win a gold medal in an Olympic swimming event. 184 more words

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MLK Jr. Dream Not Yet Realized - David Dinkins

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First black mayor of New York City, David Dinkins said Martin Luther King Jr’s dream is yet to be realized. 21 more words

Politics

Robert Morris University names Dr. Christopher Howard its next president

Dr. Christopher B. Howard, president of Hampden-Sydney College, has been named the eighth president of Robert Morris University.“The Robert Morris University Board of Trustees is pleased to appoint Dr. 1,492 more words

Metro

Broadway Star of ‘Les Miserables’ Dies at 21

This is one of those stories that really takes your breath away. Kyle Jean-Baptiste, the first African-American to play Jean Valjean in Les Miserables – and the youngest, at 21 – fell to his accidental death Friday morning. 85 more words

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