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Virginia Proctor Powell Florence, her degree in library science a first for a Black woman

There are hundreds of notable African American women librarians in the nation’s history, including Jean Blackwell Hutson, Regina Anderson Andrews, Dorothy Porter Wesley and Clara Stanton Jones, all of whom have been featured in this column.

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Trump has Georgia on his mind

With his own chances of upending the election results out of reach, Trump remains a formidable politician in play as he heads to Georgia.

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A one-two punch staggers Trump’s quests

Michigan and General Motors delivered a one-two punch to Trump, hurting him on global warming and his determination to delay the increasingly dim prospects of flipping the Midwestern state.

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Harun Kofi Wangara (Harold G. Lawrence), a gifted teacher and historian

A week or so ago, while researching the life and times of the late poet Naomi Long Madgett, I came across the name of Harold Lawrence

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Rather than conceding, Trump incites

There were no events on Trump’s schedule for Tuesday, Nov. 17, but his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani is seeking to join the team to stop Pennsylvania from certifying a projected victory of Joe Biden. His request comes in the wake of other lawyers on the lawsuit quitting.

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Gov. Cuomo takes his daily reports to church

After praising him for his leadership, calling him a “people’s governor with a sensible approach,” the Rev. Michael Livingston, the pastor of Riverside Church, turned his pulpit over to Gov. Cuomo on Sunday, who used a metaphor of a low tide to illustrate how devastated the nation has been for the last eight months of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Margaret Danner, a poet who framed wonderful word structures

Asked to name a Black woman poet from Chicago, Gwendolyn Brooks is the usual response.

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Gov. Cuomo takes his daily reports to church

Gov. Cuomo takes his daily reports to church

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James P. Ball, a Black pacesetter in photography

Many years before Gordon Parks, and even James Van Der Zee set their cameras and focused their lens on Black life, James Presley Ball had already captured treasured moments in his daguerreotype photography.

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Noted poet laureate of Detroit, Naomi Long Madgett, dead at 97

Amid the illustrious women listed on the cover of Haki Madhubuti’s book “Taught by Women” is Naomi Long Madgett.

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