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Lena Horne Passes Late Sunday Night

  Singer, dancer and actress Lena Horne died at New York-Presbyterian Hospital on Sunday night, a hospital spokeswoman said. Horne was 92. She was one of the first African-Americans to sign a long-term movie contract with a major Hollywood studio when she joined MGM in 1942. Horne’s expressive voice made her a singing star after […]Read More

Dorothy Irene Height, passed this morning (April 20, 2010) in

At 98, Dorothy Height was a highly respected, longtime civil rights leader, 2004 Congressional Award winner, and the 10th National President of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. (1946-1957) She led the National Council of Negro Women for 40 years as its president from 1957 to 1997. She fought for equal rights for both African Americans […]Read More