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by Frederick H. LoweStaff Writer, The NorthStar News & AnalysisHoward University Board of Trustees on Monday named Wayne A. I. Frederick, M.D., a cancer surgeon, as the Washington, D.C., school's 17th president."I am deeply honored to be selected by the board of trustees to lead this great university," Frederick said. "Howard University has been an unparalleled catalyst since its founding, opening doors and expanding opportunity for untold individuals while driving research, innovation, service and excellence. On the cusp of our 150th anniversary, I could not be more humbled to accept the mantle of leadership and embrace the sacred trust of our motto, Truth and Service."
by Frederick H. LoweStaff Writer, The NorthStar News & Analysis The African American Network Against Alzheimer's is promoting a stage play that raises awareness about the debilitating and deadly disease, which is growing rapidly in the black community. Alzheimer's is characterized by a progressive loss of brain function.
Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Howard University News Serviceby Amylia Johnson(TriceEdneyWire.com) --- Marion Barry walked down an aisle of the auditorium at the old Congress Heights School in Southeast D.C., stopping to shake hands with those in the audience.
by Hazel Trice Edney(TriceEdneyWire.com) --- An attempt to unseat three judges in an upcoming Nashville, Tenn., election is nothing less than a “raw power grab” by right wing special interests, using big money to buy control of the courts, says the head of a non-partisan organization of lawyers this week.
July 211959 ----- Elijah Jerry "Pumpsie" Green made his debut on this day with the Boston Red Sox, the last Major League Baseball team to sign an African-American player. His father named him Elijah, but his mother called him "Pumpsie," though it is not clear why.