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By Hazel Trice Edney
Trice Edney News Wire
WASHINGTON (TEWire) – The catastrophic earthquake that killed more than 230,000 in Haiti last January, President Obama’s historic health care bill, and the deaths of civil rights stalwarts Dr. Dorothy I. Height, Dr. Benjamin Hooks and Dr. Ron Walters lead the list of top Black Press stories of 2010. All three civil rights warriors left major marks for racial progress and major shoes to fill.
The following is a list of events that made Black Press headlines in 2010 – headlines that heralded contributions …
By Dr. Boyce Watkins, Syracuse University
Dorothy Height was born on the same day as my father (March 24). I’m not sure if that means anything, but it sure feels significant to me. Like my father, Height has had a dramatic influence on how I see the world, and what it means to have courage. She was accepted to Barnard College (the sister school for Columbia University), but not allowed to attend the school because they’d already accepted their two Black students for the year. When my goddaughter takes it for …