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The biggest stories of 2013 in Black America

  • Written by theGrio
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zimmerman 600Although the economy showed improvement, the setbacks of Obamacare and the government shutdown overshadowed the post-2012 election euphoria.

There were some promising developments in pop culture, with African Americans making great strides in film and music.

We also recognized some important milestones: the anniversaries of 'I Have a Dream' and the death of Medgar Evers.



voting-rights-act-16x9And we lost one of history's greatest heroes, Nelson Mandela.

paula-deen-today-16x9obamacare-rollout-woesThis fall, in an effort by Republicans to prevent the implementation of Obamacare, the federal government was shut down. The whole debacle damaged the already unpopular GOP brand, cost billions of dollars and did nothing to end health care reform.miley-twerkinkendrick-johnson112-years-a-slave-16x91mandela-statue1From the Trayvon Martin case to Miley Cyrus' infamous twerking, this won't be a year any of us will soon forget.

march-on-washington-2013-16x9Take a trip down memory lane we recognize the 10 biggest stories of the year in black America.

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