BEAUTIFUL NEWS: Black Man Wins 2014 Pulitzer Prize + More Black Winners

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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 financial crisis facing his hometown, written with passion and a stirring sense of place, sparing no one in their critique.” This is the biggest prize in U.S. journalism! “It’s not really sunk in yet. I’m still completely overwhelmed, but, of course, really grateful,” Henderson told the Free Press.

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“There is still greatness there and excellence,” Henderson says of his hometown of Detroit. “I feel like it’s ironic, almost, that I’m being honored for work about perhaps the darkest hour for my city, the city where I was born…we’re down but not out.”

Henderson is the seventh Black journalist to win…

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