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May 10, 2014

The Life And Times Of Dinah Washington

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  Most of us don’t know the story of Dinah Washington  Dinah is one of those important, yet lost figures in black history, who made a variety of contributions, particularly in music and the arts.  She referred to herself as the “Queen of Blues,” and was an inductee into the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Here’s more of her bio: Dinah Washington,…

All about The Great Migration: When black people came to the North

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A lot of black people don’t know anything about The Great Migration.  But at the turn of the century, many African Americans were in the south working agricultural jobs.  But the south was dangerous.  Southerners had not yet learned to respect African Americans as free human beings worthy of basic dignity and respect.   Also, the jobs were low-paying and the work was difficult.  So, for about 50 years, millions…

Amazing poet shows that black people are living The Hunger Games

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This is from the prelims of the Women of the World Poetry Slam. Imani Cezanne placed second overall in the tournament. This poem goes in on The Hunger Games, a fictional tale about white people who are forced to be poor and perform for the rich.  She starts by saying that the film puts a white face on poverty to make it fantasy.  “A number one selling novel,” a “hit…

Money Challenge: These are the bank accounts you should open

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This person in the video says that you should have three accounts:  One for deposits, one for bills, and another one for savings.  This may not be entirely necessary, since a lot of people pay their bills out of the account that has direct deposit.  Some other accounts you may want to consider are investment accounts or an account for your small business.  Since we believe that every person of…

When Cicely Tyson got her first acting role, she was kicked out of the house

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There’s no doubt that you’ll know all these actors on the list – but did you know these interesting facts about some of Hollywood’s elite? 1. Most of us might know Diahann Carroll from her role on the hit show Dynasty – but did you know she was the first African American woman to star in her own show? She starred as a nurse and widow in the show Julia…

Openly Gay NFL player Michael Sam cries after being drafted

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Michael Sam has made history by being the first openly gay college athlete in America.  This has helped him to gain a great amount of instant fame and opportunity, which led to ESPN following him on the day of the NFL draft.  Sam got his wish by being selected as a member of the St. Louis Rams. Bleacher Report tells the rest: Michael Sam has officially made NFL history. The St. Louis…

Men: Dating a Single Mom? Here’s What NOT to Do On Mother’s Day | iDateDaily.com

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By Anna Bella Men!  Pay attention to what your foxy lady (who also happens to be a single Mom), really doesn’t want from you on Mother’s day.  We have all seen the ads on TV that say, ‘Do something special for her on Mother’s Day…’  But what about what not to do for her on Mother’s day? Here are some ground rules that might help you survive the day: Don’t Wake Her…

Four year old Kasii Haith was attacked and killed by three pit bulls while visiting his mothers friends house in Delaware. www.blacklikemoi.com

Mother And Toddler Viciously Attacked by Pit Bulls, Toddler Dies

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Reported by Krystle Crossman Four-year-old Kasii Haith lost his life on Wednesday when he was left alone with three pit bulls. Keisha Haith, the boy’s 24-year-old pregnant mother, was also injured in the attack. Haith and Kasii were visiting with a friend in Kent County, DE. The boy was playing outside in the yard where there were three pit bulls. When Keisha looked out the window, she saw the dogs attacking…

Atlanta Black Star reveals the five things white women are allowed to getaway with that Black women can not. www.blacklikemoi.com

4 Things Society Hates About Black Women, Loves About White Women

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Reported by April Taylor Living as a woman presents its own set of challenges; however, living as a black woman can be even more challenging due inequality and prejudice.  A recent article by the Atlanta BlackStar highlights some statistics that illustrate just how different being a black woman is than being a white woman in America. They do this by pointing out five significant things that white women get away…

He had no acting experienced in his first role: 10 Things you may not know about Mekhi Phifer

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by Marie Seva Mekhi Phifer is a versatile actor known for starring in the dramatic film written by Scott Silver, 8 Mile, the Fox crime series, Lie to Me, and the BBC series, Torchwood: Miracle Day.  Here are a few more facts about the versatile actor: 1. It was in Harlem, New York City, that Phifer was born in December, 1974.  He was brought up by his mother, Rhoda Phifer, who was…

This cop went above and beyond to help a black teenager

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Reported By Liku Zelleke Sumter, S.C.: Christmas might still be a long time off, but 13-year-old Cameron Simmons must have done something right because his presents arrived early this year. A few weeks ago Simmons called the Sumter police because he was upset after getting into a fight with his mother. When Officer Gaetano Acerra met him after responding to the call, the teenager told him that he did not…