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Clara is a housekeeper who is a cat-whisperer of sorts, because she has been capable of communicating with felines ever since the day she was rewarded with VSP, aka Very Special Powers, for rescuing seven kittens that were drowning.


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Book Review: Take Back Your Family: How to Raise Respectful and Loving Kids in a Dysfunctional World
by Rev. Run and Justine Simmons with Chris Morrow


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People who were patient enough to wait for a quality opus in the presidential history of Barack Obama will find themselves handsomely rewarded by "Renegade," a recounting of Obama's ascension to the White House by Richard Wolffe, a reporter who was assigned by Newsweek Magazine to cover the 2008 campaign from beginning to end.


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Knight, subject of the new book "The State of Jones'' by journalist Sally Jenkins and Harvard University historian John Stauffer, remains an obscure Civil War figure. To the authors and some in Jones County where Knight led a campaign against the Confederacy, he's an American hero. "Southern humanism is just a very overlooked subject in general,'' said Jenkins, a Washington Post sports writer. "It's not as romantic, it's not 'Gone With the Wind.' It's truer. ...


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NNPA) - E. Lynn Harris, the author of best-selling novels about the African-American gay community, has died at age 54, according to the Associated Press.


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1.     Your History: From the Beginning of Time to Present    By J.A. Rogers
2.     African People in World History   By John Henrik Clarke
3.     Africa: Mother of Civilization   By Yosef be-Jochannon ...


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NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — The Ku Klux Klan was rising again. Segregation was the law and Martin Luther King Jr. was not even born yet. Amid the terror and oppression, civil rights pioneer W.E.B. DuBois published a groundbreaking book in 1924 that challenged the pervasive stereotypes of Black Americans and documented their rarely recognized achievements ...

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Born into slavery in Georgia, Tom Wiggins was both blind and autistic. After discovering music, Tom was playing piano by age four. In 1908, he died an international musical celebrity in New York City ...

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Sana Butler paints a fascinating picture of freed slaves as husbands and wives, mothers and fathers and tells the story of how they raised children after the Civil War. ...

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American culture has become obsessed with the intricate details of celebrity lives. People have also become increasingly interested in their own ancestry, which has been propelled by websites like ...


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