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  • Democratic Presidential Candidates Debate
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    Democratic Presidential Candidates Debate

    The Democratic presidential candidates debated social issues, including health care, housing, Hurricane Katrina relief, the economy, and the environment. The debate was moderated by Tavis Smiley. The…

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  • Opening News Conference
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    Opening News Conference

    Foundation officials announced the theme of the Annual Legislative Conference, “Changing Course, Confronting Crises, Continuing the Legacy.” Officers from Dell Corporation and others…

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  • Improving the Community
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    Improving the Community

    During the National Black Caucus of State Legislators held its 29th Annual Legislative Conference, titled “Seeing Beyond: Investing in State Leadership, Improving Communities.” Mr. Swygert and others…

    98 views
  • Howard University Commencement Address
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    Howard University Commencement Address

    After receiving a special citation of achievement for social activism, former Congressman Mfume addressed the Howard University graduating class of 2005. He talked about equality, black…

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  • Congressional Black Caucus SwearingIn
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    Congressional Black Caucus Swearing-In

    Members of the Congressional Black Caucus conducted a ceremonial swearing-in cereomny in the Coolidge Auditorium in the Library of Congress. Outgoing CBC Chair Rep. Elijah Cummings and…

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  • Congressional Black Caucus Officers
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    Congressional Black Caucus Officers

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  • National Slavery Museum
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    National Slavery Museum

    Participants talked about establishing a museum dedicated to the study and presentation of issues related to slavery in America. Among the topics addressed were the types of collections to…

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  • Charter Day Speech
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    Charter Day Speech

    Dr. Swygert read a list of Franklin Raines' accomplishments, including his tenure as chairman of the Office of Management and Budget and his appointment as the first African-American of a…

    161 views
  • The Influence of Media on World Issues
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    The Influence of Media on World Issues

    Mr. King talked to School of Business students about his media career and how to get involved in the media. After his prepared remarks he answered audience questions.

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  • South Africa After Apartheid
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    South Africa After Apartheid

    President Mbeki spoke to students and faculty about the history of violence, disease, and inequity in Africa and said that these problems should be solved by cooperation between all…

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  • Home Renovations Initiative
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    Home Renovations Initiative

    Ms. Gorelick reviewed a project to provide adequate housing in the LeDroit Park region of Washington, DC. The project was taken on by federal agencies in league with Howard University and…

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  • Howard University Commencement
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    Howard University Commencement

    The first lady delivered the commencement address at the Howard University graduation. She congratulated the students on their achievements and encouraged them to remember the example of…

    213 views
  • Technology Globalization and Productivity
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    Technology, Globalization and Productivity

    Mr. David talked about how technological change, globalization standards and productivity are impacting today’s workplace. His company produces goods and services for the aerospace, defense…

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  • National Council of Negro Women Convention
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    National Council of Negro Women Convention

    Friends and colleagues from the fields of business and politics gathered to pay tribute to Ms. Height. She recently announced she is stepping down from her post as leader of the National…

    327 views
  • AfricanAmerican Leadership in Communications
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    African-American Leadership in Communications

    Mr. Shaw spoke during the 25th anniversary celebration of Howard University’s School of Communications. In his remarks, he spoke about the important role of minorities in broadcast…

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  • Legal Ethics
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    Legal Ethics

    Attorney General Reno urged an audience of law students to pursue their profession with the highest concern for legal ethics and the scourges of crime in the U.S. She also asked them to…

    94 views
  • Howard University Commencement
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    Howard University Commencement

    President Swygert presented several honorary degrees, including one to Mr. Hightower. Then he spoke to graduates about their roles in a very uncertain economic and political landscape. He…

    179 views
  • Hate Crime Summit Opening Plenary
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    Hate Crime Summit: Opening Plenary

    Speakers, including Southern law enforcement officials, fire investigators, and church and civil rights leaders, discussed the recent church burnings and hate crimes. Mr. Newsome moderated…

    134 views
  • Bunche Center Dedication
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    Bunche Center Dedication

    At a ceremony dedicating the Ralph Bunche International Affairs Center, Secretary General Boutros-Ghali spoke about Mr. Bunche’s commitment to international understanding and peace. Ralph…

    114 views
  • Washington Thursday Journal
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    Washington Thursday Journal

    Current news events and political issues were examined through reviews of the morning newspapers; interviews with journalists, newsmakers and legislators; and viewer telephone calls, faxes…

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