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By Brahma Chellaney
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Topic - Mary Church Terrell
Mary Church Terrell (September 23, 1863 – July 24, 1954), daughter of two former slaves, was one of the first African-American women to earn a college degree. She became an activist who led several important associations and helped to work for civil rights and suffrage. - Source: Wikipedia
A nonprofit organization that former D.C. Council member Harry Thomas Jr. used as a pass-through to steal public funds from 2007 to 2009 needs to tighten its books, find more private dollars to complement its public funding and explain the recent firing of its president and CEO, council member Jim Graham said Monday.
A Catholic priest who admitted having a sexual relationship with a high school girl more than 40 years ago was removed from his position, and a high-ranking official who oversaw the background checks of priests has resigned.