Bishop Richard Allen’s Stamp Dedication

View the stamp reveal ceremony here. The 39th stamp in the Black Heritage series commemorates preacher, activist, and civic leader Richard Allen (1760-1831), an inspiring figure whose life and work resonate profoundly in American history. This stamp coincides with the 200th anniversary of Allen's founding of the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church, one…

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Motivational Monday-Diébédo Francis Kéré Brought College Home

Diébédo Francis Kéré personifies what it means to "bring college home." He took what he learned in college and used it to improve his community. Kéré shows how innovation may simply be a tweak to the traditional. Check out his wonderful TED Talk below. [ted id=1888]

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President Obama’s Speech at Nelson “Madiba” Mandela’s Memorial Service

President Obama gave a moving, personal speech at the memorial service for Nelson Madiba Mandela. The speech and transcript are below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTch7y1RzVE To Graça Machel and the Mandela family; to President Zuma and members of the government; to heads of states and government, past and present; distinguished guests -- it is a…

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Motivational Monday-Kenneth I. Chenault and Geoffrey Canada

Kenneth Chenault and Geoffrey Canada, both leaders and change makers, share words of wisdom. These former college roommates have demonstrated leadership in business and education and they share their inspirational stories. https://vimeo.com/76098972 https://vimeo.com/76161983

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1963: Bloodshed and Bombing

AFP/Getty Images By Andrea Price 1963 didn't mark the start of the Civil Rights Movement nor did it mark the end, but the many events that happened this year left a lot of blood on American soil both literally and metaphorically. The 1963 March on Washington is often talked about, but this…

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