10 31 2014
  4:28 am  

Cherokees Expel Descendants of Slaves from Tribe

The 300,000-member tribe is the biggest in Oklahoma, although many of its members live elsewhere

TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- One of the nation's largest American Indian tribes has sent letters to about 2,800 descendants of slaves once owned by its members, revoking their citizenship and cutting their medical care, food stipends, low-income homeowners' assistance and other services.

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'Creole Beethoven' Composer, Arranger Dead at 81

Wardell Quezergue worked with diverse group of artists including the Dixie Cups and B.B. King

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Composer, arranger, bandleader, producer and teacher Wardell Quezergue (kuh-ZEHR), who arranged "Chapel of Love" for the Dixie Cups and was dubbed the "Creole Beethoven" by Allen Toussaint, has died. He was 81.

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New Orleans Civil Rights Activist Carlton Roy Dies

Roy was a founding member of the Black Businessman's Association of Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Carlton J. Roy Sr., a black businessman who worked against segregation alongside influential New Orleans civil rights leaders such as the Rev. Avery Alexander and Dorothy Mae Taylor, has died. He was 94.

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