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Clarence J. Fluker

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Clarence J. Fluker: Dear President Trump

You will hear us. You will hear the voices of millions of Americans who oppose your narrow worldview, shallow rhetoric and proposed policies that benefit those who have the most, while hurting the most vulnerable. Our voices will not be made silent. We stand in truth. We stand on the right side of history.
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New Smithsonian places African American LGBT community in full view

On Saturday, Sept. 24, the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture will open to the public for the first time. The design of the 400,000-square-foot, five level structure includes a series of small openings built to act as frames or “lenses” to remind visitors that the museum presents a view of America through the lens of the African American experience.
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Gentrification in D.C.: How will we remember those displaced?

This Columbus Day, I am extra sensitive about the framing of history. As we all know, Christopher Columbus did not “discover” the Americas nor was he the first European to visit the Western Hemisphere. There weremillions of people living freely on the land that he stumbled upon in 1492. Not long ago, a newcomer to the neighborhood complained to me about how slow the community was progressing.
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Rev Al Sharpton

Dynamic ministers teach, preach and inspire their congregants with messages to awaken and elevate their spirits and minds. Reverend Al Sharpton, born Alfred Charles Sharpton Jr., in 1954, has been doing just that since he delivered his first sermon before he even entered kindergarten. His understanding of the Bible and keen ability to connect people to the scriptures lead his path to ordination before he completed seventh grade.
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National Park Week

Posted by Clarence J. Fluker Deputy Associate Director of National Parks and Youth Engagement, Council on Environmental Quality on April 21, 2016. As part of President Obama's commitment to protecting our nation's natural, cultural, and historic sites and ensuring that every American has the opportunity to visit and enjoy them, the Obama Administration launched the Every Kid in a Park initiative in September 2015.
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Applauding President Obama for his announcement on same-sex marriage

Since President Obama took office, he has accomplished a great deal. In my view, the president’s leadership has led to a safer country and a stronger economy. But Wednesday, when President Obama announced that he supported the right of same-sex couples to marry and be treated as equal citizens under the law, he reminded me why I voted for him.
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News – Winter 2013 (Mandy)

“Who would have thought that 50 years later a Black man would be sitting in that house?”. wonders Mandy Carter when asked about the 50th Anniversary commemoration of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. She shakes her head in wonderful bewilderment. In 1963, when Martin Luther King Jr. gave his “I Have a Dream” speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, John F.
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Honoring Martin Luther King Jr. through his memorial, life’s work

As the country celebrates the life and legacy of Dr. King on the federal holiday in his honor, that has become a National Day of Service, ‘a day on not a day off’ I find myself reflecting once again on my visit to the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial. I don’t remember a single quote and I faintly remember the size of the monument or the expression on his face.
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60 Years After Brown, the Fight Continues

“No matter where you sit in Topeka is hallowed ground,” said Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT). Weingarten and nearly three hundred teachers and education advocates had come to Topeka, Kansas on May 17, to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the historic Brown vs.
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Fans for the Teachers?

Lebron James is undeniably one of the most gifted athletes of our time and will be ranked as one of the greatest men to ever play professional basketball. Over the weekend much of the news media was focused on the decision by Lebron “King” James to leave the Miami Heat, after winning two NBA championship rings with them in just four years, and return to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
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30 Americans participate in one extraordinary exhibit

Sinister and sensual, frightening yet full of faith, a feast of the eyes but often hard to digest, 30 Americans, the new exhibit at the Corcoran Gallery of Art that opens October 1st is a breathtaking collection of work. Highlighting the exceptional work of some of the most dynamic and thought provoking African American visual artists in the last three decades 30 Americans provides visitors new and different lenses to view black identity through their art.
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5 Tips to a Happy Gay Party

Don't fret over your own fete with these tips to a happy gay party: If you've chosen not to shell out money for a caterer this year and will be preparing (or at least serving) your own food, be sure to choose items that won’t keep you away from your guests. Select items that can be prepared in advance.

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Clarence J. Fluker

Clarence J. Fluker is a skilled writer and storyteller. He writes features about people, politics and pop culture. His background in public affairs and nonprofit fundraising has also given him significant experience writing website copy, press materials, speeches, solicitations, brochures, ads and event scripts.