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Lamont Lilly: Farewell, Afeni Shakur

On April 2, 1969, twenty-one members of the Harlem Chapter of the Black Panther Party were formally indicted and charged with 156 counts of “conspiracy” to blow up subway and police stations, five local department stores, six railroads, and the Bronx-based New York Botanical Garden.

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'People who understand a shine still get a shine'

Pierce McKoy, 60, works as a shoe-shine man just outside the lobby of The Durham Hotel, one of downtown Durham, N.C.'s newest hotels.
Mark Schultz mschlutz@newsobserver.com
'People who understand a shine still get a shine' 01:02

'People who understand a shine still get a shine'

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Coach K speaks to Duke grads about success and attitude

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Time-lapse shows National Museum of African American History under construction in D.C.