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Thoroughgood, later changed to Thurgood, Marshall spent the first third of his life exploring the Eastern Shore of Maryland. His family moved to New York’s Harlem when he was two years old but returned to Baltimore’s Druid Hill Avenue four years later. In high school, he traveled to Delaware with the debating team, and as…

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Sony Comments on the Passing of Michael Jackson

NEW YORK, NY – June 25, 2009 – Michael Jackson, one of the most widely beloved entertainers and profoundly influential artists of all-time, leaves an indelible imprint on popular music and culture. {{more}}Commenting on his passing, Sir Howard Stringer, Chairman, CEO and President, Sony Corporation, said: “Michael Jackson was a brilliant troubadour for his generation,…

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New Funeral Home Opens in Abilene

Heavenly Care Funeral Service held its grand opening June 13th and 14th. The Green Coats, a special group of ambassadors from the Abilene Black Chamber of Commerce, were on hand to help them celebrate.{{more}}The owner is Mr. Elliot Kirk a graduate of Prairie View A&M University and Mortuary School. Kirk comes from a family that…

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Williams Promoted to Sergeant Major

One of Abilene’s own, Rodney Earl Williams, attained the rank of Sergeant Major in the United States Army. He graduated from the Sergeant’s Major Academy at Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas on May 21.{{more}}Rodney Williams joined the Army in January of 1989 and for the past 20 years has worked in Public Affairs. Rodney…

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Restore the Mansion

Champions Church has taken on the task to restore the Mansion on Buffalo Gap that adjoins their church. They believe they can convert it to a place of learning and faith.{{more}}Several hundred people came thru the open house on the weekend of 20 June. There were some who could only see the ruin that time…

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What is the meaning of the 4th of July for Today?

It will mean that Editor Floyd Miller is 3 days past his last birthday. It will mean that my collie who would face down a grizzly bear to keep it out of her yard will have spent the last three or four days shaking in my closet from the noise of fireworks. It will be…

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It’s Not Your Daddy’s Juneteenth

I remember growing up in Hallettsville, Texas and going to Juneteenth celebrations. On many occasions Professor Mayo, for whom the Stevens Mayo High School was named after, was the keynote speaker. Stevens Mayo High School was an all black school and our Juneteenth celebrations in those days were all black and for the most part…

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Ask a Fashionista!

Your one stop shop for the lowdown on hair, makeup, and everything fabulous! Hair Loss. It doesn’t have to be YOUR loss! By: Hairstylist and Certified Classic Artist for Alterna Hair Care, Amber Monroe many of us have ever experienced this scenario: You’re in the shower, washing away with your favorite shampoo. And just…

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