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Today In Black History – Malcolm X Was Assassinated [VIDEO]

107 Jamz celebrates Black History Month and remembers the historical events that happened on this day....

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107 Jamz Celebrates Black History Month – On This Day In Black History The Negro Baseball League Founded

African Americans have made a profound impact on this country, even though many of our accomplishments go unnoticed in American History books.  From bringing the world Jazz and Rap/Hip Hop to the countless inventions used in our daily lives like the traffic single, refrigeration, blood banks, performing the first successful open heart surgery down to America's favorite snack the potato chip.  Whether you know it or not, Black History is celebrated 365 days a year.

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MLK School Holiday march
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The Full Story Of How Lake Charles Won The Right To Have A MLK School Holiday [VIDEO]

Happy Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day everybody!  The old saying is true, "you gotta know where you've been, to know where your going."  In part II of my interview with retired educator Dr. Nancy B. Shepard, she explains how the MLK School Holiday came about here in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

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How Martin Luther King Jr.’s ‘Mountaintop Speech’ Changed My Life [VIDEO]

I was 30 years old the first time I saw Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I've Been to the Mountaintop" speech.  I wish I had seen it as a child.  I wish everyone could see it as a child.  It should be required viewing in American schools, and it should be part of the fabric of American life.  Here's how it changed mine forever.

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Dr. Nancy B. Shepard
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Dr. Nancy B. Shepard’s Martin Luther King Jr. Poem [VIDEO]

The national holiday celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is fastly approaching. In tribute, I would like to share a poem by retired educator Dr. Nancy B. Shepard.

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Go See The Story About Eugene Allen “The Butler” [VIDEO]

One of the most moving stories to hit the big screen this year is Lee Daniels, "The Butler".  Starring an all-star cast including Forest Whitaker, Cuba Gooding Jr., Oprah Winfrey, Terrence Howard, Robin Williams, Jane Fonda and more.....this movie is a must see. 

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New Jersey Residents In Areas Affected By Superstorm Sandy Vote Early In Presidential Election
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Go Vote On Tomorrow, It Is Very Important [Photos]

Tomorrow is the time where we as the people have the opportunity to get out and vote for the leader of the next 4 years. Now regardless of what party you represent the worst party is that who doesn't vote!

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Black Valedictorian Sues Her School After Being Forced to Share Honor with White Student

In 1957, nine black students were denied entry at the illegally racially-segregated Little Rock Central High School in Arkansas, setting off a firestorm that became a watershed moment in the civil rights movement.

Now, a young woman claims another school in the state is still discriminating against minority students.

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