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Rockingham County EMS worker credits weight loss to God

WENTWORTH, NC -- At 443 pounds, Justin Stewart knew it was time to take control of his own health.<p>"Four years ago I lost my daughter to leukemia," he …

Drink Green Tea for Weight Loss

The researchers attribute this benefit to the catechin polyphenols that naturally occur in green tea. These antioxidants have been found to influence …

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Black History | Herbert Lee | NAACP member killed for registering voters

Herbert Lee was a 42 year old a dairy farmer and father of nine children in Amite County. He had been a member of the NAACP since the early 1950s. …

Black History Month Matters Because for Many of Us, It Is the Only History We Have

The other day, I expressed to a friend my frustration with the fact that my school did not cancel class on Martin Luther King Day. I mean, I value education as much as the next person, but I think the holiday is one worth celebrating. My friend, out of genuine curiosity, responded with the comment, …

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“Dr. Martin Luther King’s Mother is Slain” and Lessons from Gendered History

On June 30th, 1974 an armed gunman strode into the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia. The church, located in the heart of the black …

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Inspiring Quotes and Famous Speeches on MLK Day

Today, four days after what would have been Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s 86th birthday if he were still alive, we honor the civil rights activist for preaching equality and change through nonviolent measures. Although King's legacy is one we celebrate every year, perhaps this year, more than any …

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Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 1963 “Letter from Birmingham jail” remains relevant today

<i>King’s famous 1963 “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” published in The Atlantic as “The Negro Is Your Brother,” was written in response to a public statement of concern and caution issued by eight white religious leaders of the South. It stands as one of the classic documents of the civil-rights</i> …

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Time Travel: Selma and Civil Rights

<i>Image above depicts a young African American boy watching a group of people, some carrying American flags, marching to protest the admission of the</i> …

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