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Obama Celebrates Black History Month, Ahead of Selma Visit

President Barack Obama is celebrating what he calls “the central role that African Americans have played in every aspect of American life.”

02/26/2015

Black congressional staffers hold their hands up as they pose for a group photo during a walkout December 11, 2014 on the steps of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC. The staffers staged a walkout to protest over the recent Mike Brown and Eric Garner grand jury decisions.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Senate Votes to Award Congressional Medal to Selma Marchers

The Senate has voted to award the Congressional Gold Medal to honor those who participated in the historic Selma civil rights protest 50 years ago, enduring police violence as they peacefully marched for the right to vote.

02/26/2015

(L-R) Oprah Winfrey, actor David Oyelowo, and director and executive producer Ava Duvernay attend the 'Selma' New York Premiere at Ziegfeld Theater on December 14, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)

Oprah, Cast of ‘Selma’ at White House for Film Screening

Oprah Winfrey and the rapper Common are joining President Barack Obama for a special screening of the film “Selma.”

01/16/2015

Golden Globes w/ Tina Fey & Amy Poehler ((Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)

What You Need To Know In Entertainment – January 2015

January always marks a fresh new start to the year and with it, a plethora of new events, festivals, shows, and films worth checking out.

01/09/2015

Hundreds attended a Sunday morning brunch with Vice President Joe Biden, and thousands gathered Sunday afternoon to march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma's annual Bridge Crossing Jubilee. The event commemorates the "Bloody Sunday" beating of voting rights marchers by state troopers as they began a march to Montgomery in March 1965. (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Biden Leads Selma Civil Rights March, Tells Crowd They ‘Broke The Back Of The Forces Of Evil’

The vice president and black leaders commemorating a famous civil rights march on Sunday said efforts to diminish the impact of African-Americans’ votes haven’t stopped in the years since the 1965 Voting Rights Act added millions to Southern voter rolls.

03/03/2013

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