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November 25, 2013

Barneys and Macy’s “No Show” at City Council Hearing

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by Barry Burch Jr. Looks like Barneys and Macy’s are doing exactly what they want African-Americans to do: Not show up. In New York, 17 chief retail stores are being given this Friday as a deadline to provide information with regard to their handling of shoppers they suspect are stealing. On Wednesday, the City Council at a hearing received statements form Macy’s and Barneys New York, which deny singling out customers and…

Jeffrey Wright Says He Doesn’t Consider Himself “A Black Man in Hollywood”

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by Barry Burch Jr. Just because your name is at the top of an impressive resume, that does not thereby mean your name is familiar.  Actor Jeffery Wright must understand this perfectly.  After appearing in nearly 40 films and winning a Tony, Emmy and Golden Globe, without his picture, his name rings nearly silent bells. Fortunately for Wright, he doesn’t care. In 1996, the actor played painter Jean-Michel Basquiat in Julian Schnabel’s biopic.  This led to…

Did You Know Richard Pryor Had a Boyfriend for Two Weeks? Seven Interesting Things about Pryor

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By Yolanda Spivey Controversial comedic legend, Richard Pryor, (legally known as Richard Franklin Lennox Thomas Pryor), was born on December 1, 1940 in Peoria, Illinois.  Pryor was known for his work on and off stage that often encompassed his uncompromising examination of racism and other adult contemporary issues, that was usually told filled with vulgarity and profanity.  He is one of the most influential stand-up  comedians of all times and…

Dr. Boyce Speaks with Doshon Farad: Why America Wants to Destroy Black Boys

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Dr. Boyce Watkins and Doshon Farad talk about the hard work being done to keep black men from reaching their potential. [leadplayer_vid id=”5293040CD84D8″] Join Dr. Boyce Watkins, Dr. Steve Perry, Dr. Towanna Freeman, Etan Thomas and Janks Morton for the New Paradigm forum to be held in Washington DC on 12/1.   You can learn more here.   

Dr. Steve Perry: How He Rose Out of the Projects to Become America’s Most Trusted Educator

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Dr. Steve Perry explains that education is the best way to free black people.   He tells his story after being selected as one of the Root 100. [leadplayer_vid id=”5293019CB457E”]