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Due to her case-altering video that captured Derek Chauvin murdering George Floyd last year, teen witness Darnella Frazier is now being officially awarded a special citation in this year's Pulitzer Prize.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Isabel Wilkerson’s first book since her Pulitzer Prize winning “The Warmth of Other Suns” is a years-long project that will explore what she calls the “unseen skeleton” of hierarchy in American life. Random House announced Monday that Wilkerson’s “Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents” comes out Aug. 20. In the book, […]

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NEW YORK (AP) — Aretha Franklin received an honorary Pulitzer Prize on Monday, as judges praised the Queen of Soul “for her indelible contribution to American music and culture.” Competitive Pulitzers were awarded to books about two other giants of American history: Frederick Douglass and Alain Locke. David W. Blight’s 900-page “Frederick Douglass” was named […]

  Charles Gordone, playwright, actor, director and educator, might not be commonly known but he’s a pioneer in the theater world nonetheless. On this day in 1970, Gordone became the first African-American to win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Gordone, born Charles Edward Fleming on October 12, 1925, was raised in Indiana with his family. […]

Congrats are in order for the Detroit Free Press’ Stephen Henderson! The 43-year-old Editorial Page Editor won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for “his columns on the…