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    Octavia E. Butler

    Octavia E. Butler (June 22, 1947 – February 24, 2006) was one of the few African American female science fictions writers and the first SciFi writer to be awarded a MacArthur Grant. She is best known for her novel Kindred, as well as the Patternist, Lilith’s Brood and Parable series.

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    Among Delinquent Teens, Whites More Likely Than Blacks to Abuse Hard Drugs

    Abuse and dependence on “hard drugs” (cocaine, hallucinogen or PCP, opiate, amphetamine and sedatives) are less common among delinquent African American youth than those who are non-Hispanic white, according to a new Northwestern Medicine study. The study offers the first comprehensive picture of drug and alcohol abuse and dependence in delinquent youth after detention. The […]

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    America’s largest Black-owned bank

    OneUnited Bank Partners With #BlackMoneyMatters L.A. To Empower African-Americans To #BankBlack In Response To National Outcry July 23rd from 2pm-5pm over 1,000 people are expected to attend and move their money LOS ANGELES, July 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — OneUnited Bank, the nation’s largest Black-owned bank, first black internet bank, and FDIC insured, announces its partnership […]

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    Robert Tanner Freeman

    Dr. Robert Tanner freeman was the first African American dentist to receive a degree in the united states. Robert Tanner Freeman was born in Washington DC in 1846. He was the son of slaves who had bought their freedom.  Dr. Tanner graduated from the Harvard University dental school in 1869. He and George Lewis Ruffin […]

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    Gabrielle Kirk McDonald

    Gabrielle Kirk McDonald (born April 12, 1942) is an American lawyer who is American arbitrator on the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal. She enrolled at Howard University School of Law in 1963, serving as secretary of the student bar association and Notes Editor for the Howard Law Journal. She graduated cum laude and first in her […]

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