Herb Boyd



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Trump’s tax returns targeted again

Yet another phase of getting Trump’s personal and corporate tax returns was recently disclosed, this one a subpoena issued by the Manhattan district attorney’s office.

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Pumpsie Green, first Black on the Boston Red Sox

There must have been a moment in July 1962 when catcher Elston Howard of the New York Yankees was at home plate with the batter Pumpsie Green of the Boston Red Sox.

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Trump’s map flap creates a political imbroglio

Trump’s map flap, his tweet that Hurricane Dorian would hit Alabama “harder than anticipated,” has left in its wake a political imbroglio at the National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration.

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Henrietta Wood, won the first reparations lawsuit

When it comes to reparations and its history, I have often cited its origins to Callie House, Rev. Isaiah Dickerson and their National Ex-Slave Mutual Relief, Bounty and Pension Association, which they established in 1894.

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Trump to loot the Pentagon

The promise, or should we say threat that Trump made months ago about declaring a national emergency to divest funds from the Pentagon to build a wall along the southern border appears to be closer to a reality.

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Celebrate National Grandparents Day, Sept. 8

Perhaps if you’re a New Yorker who gets around town, you’ve encountered the ubiquitous Doris Williams, pushing her cart and dispensing fliers promoting National Grandparents Day, which falls on the first Sunday after Labor Day, and Sept. 8 this year.

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Author Paule Marshall, whose novels merged Black worlds

At a lunch date in 1983 at the University of Iowa, I met the acclaimed author Paule Marshall for the first time.

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First Black fighter pilot, Eugene Bullard

During a recent conversation with Ed Dwight, once among the most celebrated pilots in the nation, and my goddaughter who is in the process of becoming a commercial airline pilot, I thought of Eugene Bullard.

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Trump waffles on trade war

Trump’s appearance at the recently concluded G-7 summit did little to resolve the ongoing trade war with China.

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Dr. Margaret Just Butcher, educator and political activist

When your father is the famed biologist Ernest Everett Just and the first to receive the NAACP’s Spingarn Medal, great things are expected of you, and his daughter Margaret Just Butcher forged her own path of brilliance and achievement.

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