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106 Year-Old Woman (Virginia McClain) Has Her Dream Comes True Meeting President Obama and the First Lady! [VIDEO]

What a Blessing!  106 Year-Old Virginia McClain is still of "Sound Mind" and has her "Dream Come True" when she meets President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama...

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Meet A Children’s Book Author From Buffalo!

The Community Connect show with Yasmin Young is here to introduce you to people, places and things in Buffalo and WNY that are good for our community! On this episode, Yasmin introduces you to Dr. Virginia Batchelor, the author of the children's book, Stop Calling Me That! My Name Is Araminta!

Black history in the making! Let's get the youth reading and supporting this book! Watch the interview!

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Join Yasmin Young for Lockport High School’s Black History Month Program

You're invited tonight! Yasmin Young will be hosting Lockport High School's African American History Month Program! The Program, which will be tonight at 7pm, is hosted by the African American History Club! Get the info...get involved!

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Is Black History Month Still Relevant? Buffalo Talks About It! Listen and Vote! [Poll]

The first week of Black History Month is just about over, so for out Talk At 2 today, I posed the question: is it still important in 2016? Listen to what Buffalo has to say about it and vote!

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Join Yasmin Young For Lockport High School’s Black History Month Program

You're invited! Yasmin Young will be hosting Lockport High School's African American History Month Program! The Program, which will be Tuesday, February 9th at 7pm, is hosted by the African American History Club! Get the info...get involved!

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Do African Americans Really Care About Kwanzaa? [POLL]

Here in Buffalo Kwanzaa is and has always been a big deal. In fact, the Kwanzaa celebration in Buffalo is one of the largest in the country and the founder of Kwanzaa Maulana Karenga said that the people of Buffalo are some of the most “Kwanzaa conscious” in the country!

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A Black History Month Lesson From The Beginning-Imhotep [VIDEO]

Malcolm X was fond of saying, "Our history did not begin in chains."Yet every year that's where Black History Month lesson plans in schools across America begin.

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Assembly Woman Crystal Peoples-Stokes Makes Black History As Committee Chairwoman

This Black History Month, the New York State Assembly is making a little history of it's own. First by electing the first African American Speaker and now Buffalo's own Assemblywoman Crystal Peoples-Stokes is tapped to add an impressive title to her resume. Details inside.

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Carl Heastie Makes History As 1st Black Speaker of New York State Assembly [VIDEO]

On February 3rd 2015, Democrat Carl Heastie of the Bronx was elected to replace Sheldon Silver in the most powerful position of the New York Assembly. Watch as he addresses the press for the first time and see what Buffalo's own Assembly woman thinks about his election.

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W. E. B. DuBois — Buffalo Black History Minute

W. E. B. DuBois was an American sociologist, civil rights activist and university professor. He was born in 1868 in Great Barrington, Mass., and lived until 1963 at 95 years old. He was the first African American to earn a Ph. D. at Harvard University. DuBois also co-founded the NAACP, constantly relaying to other African Americans to reject Frederick Douglass’ idea of integration and instead brace their own heritage.

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Mary Morris Burnett Talbert, President of the NACW in 1916 — Buffalo Black History Minute

Mary Burnett Talbert was one of the most prominent African American activists of her time.  She was among the founders of the Niagara Movement and advocated for not only anti-racist movements but female suffrage and women’s rights as well.  She spoke on numerous lecture tours about the oppressive conditions that African-American communities faced and encouraged women of all colors to work together for equality.

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Rev. Jesse Nash — Buffalo Black History Minute

Jesse Nash was the pastor of the Michigan Avenue Baptist Church for 61 years and played an important role in the establishment of the Buffalo branch of the NAACP in 1915, as well as the Niagara Movement. He urged his congregation to strive for equal rights.  Nash played a significant role in establishing a community on Buffalo’s east side.

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