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February 22, 2013

Please, No Negroes Touch My Baby!

Please, No Negroes Touch My Baby!

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Dr. Darron Smith African American participation as professionals in the health care field remains disappointingly low. The reasons for this shortage are multifactorial, but not well understood or well documented. One usual suspect is our centuries-old history of racial discrimination, which persistently impacts the decisions that young people make and the opportunities they are granted regarding their future work and how best to contribute to the nation. The medical profession…

Denzel Washington’s Average Guy Appeal And His Friendships

Denzel Washington’s Average Guy Appeal And His Friendships

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By Darron Smith Denzel Washington is nominated for another golden statue, an Oscar, to add to the two he already has for “Glory” and “Training Day” at this coming Sunday night’s Academy Award show for his role in “Flight.” In an interview with the Guardian, the actor declared, “Actually, even within the industry, I don’t have any actor friends. My friends are old friends. One’s an ex-music guy, the other’s…