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As the Supreme Court hears case challenging the historic legislation, PBS gathers personal stories of its passage

As the U.S. Supreme Court takes up the debate on whether to preserve the Voting Rights Act of 1965, a national news organization is taking a bold step in covering the debate: They're asking Americans to share their stories of the historic legislation's passage.

Americas earliest black athletes won 15 of the first 28 Kentucky Derbys

The first generation of black U.S. athletes dominated an unlikely sport. The godfathers of Owens, Ali and Williams weren't found on basketball courts or in boxing rings. Instead, they were the jockeys of the race track and their dizzying success -- and dramatic fall -- is one of the most remarkable buried chapters in U.S. sporting history.


Members of the group criticized the Portland Development Commission's contract award process which, they say, did not result in significant investment in the local Black community's businesses despite the fact that the Heritage Marker was designed to honor the Black community

Any depiction of Islam's prophet is considered blasphemy by many Muslims

PARIS (CNN) -- After a week of deadly, international protests against an anti-Islam film, a French satirical magazine is fueling the debate between freedom of expression and offensive provocation.

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