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Website Aims to Highlight Hidden Figures in Black History

HANOVER, N.H. — A few years back, Matthew Delmont felt his teaching about African American history had gotten a little stale so he starting casting around for a fresh way to bring it to life. “l felt like my students were coming away from the class only thi...
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Class Assignment Creates Uproar in FTA, Black Community

A classroom assignment connected with a novel by acclaimed author Zora Neale Hurston has embroiled Fresno Unified School District in another race-related controversy. This time the district is in the crosshairs of both the teachers union and members of the bla...

Biden’s New Endorsement Reflects Battle for Latino Support

Joe Biden’s presidential bid got a boost Monday from one of the leading Latinos in Congress, with the chairman of the Hispanic Caucus' political arm endorsing the former vice president as Democrats’ best hope to defeat President Donald Trump. “People realiz...
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Acclaimed Novelist Ernest Gaines Dies at 86

NEW ORLEANS — Novelist Ernest J. Gaines, whose poor childhood on a small Louisiana plantation germinated stories of black struggles that grew into universal tales of grace and beauty, has died. He was 86. The Baton Rouge Area Foundation, which sponsors a li...