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Robert Turner is the president of Washington, D.C.'s chapter of Log Cabin Republicans. Photo by Timagnus D. Traylor.
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He’s Here. He’s Queer. And He’s A Black Republican.

Posted October 5, 2012 by Rachel Huggins

Mitt Romney got at least one black vote.

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After a Lynching, He Fought Back

Posted April 2, 2012 by Sean Yoes

Kiowa Costonie did not run away from the 1933 lynching that shocked Maryland. He confronted it.

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Tracy Johnson, African-American female skateboarder and co-founder of Culture Skateboards. Photo by Tom DiChristopher

In Skateboarding, A Black Brooklyn Woman Breaks Barriers

Posted March 23, 2012 by Tom DiChristopher

Forty-one-year-old Traci Johnson has been skateboarding since she was 7 and is now leading black Brooklyn youth into national competition.

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Gary, Indiana Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson is the first black female mayor in Indiana.
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Gary, Indiana’s New Mayor Tries to Restore Its Glory

Posted March 12, 2012 by Candace Buckner

Born in Gary, educated at Harvard, Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson has a mission: revitalizing a one-time economic powerhouse now best known as the birthplace of Michael Jackson.

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Haunted by Jim Crow: The Grudges of An Angry 83-Year-Old

Posted March 5, 2012 by Rachel Huggins

To counteract the humiliations she suffered under Jim Crow, Grandma Mattie tried retaliating and imposing a few on white people.

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