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What Made Some People Think Muhammad Ali Was Gay?

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Muhammad Ali is known by many as the greatest heavyweight and one of the greatest athletes in boxing history.  Besides being a boxer, he is also a social activist and philanthropist.  He was born January 17, 1942 in Louisville, KY as Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr.  Ali first discovered his talent for boxing at the age of 12.  His bike had been stolen, and when Ali told police officer Joe Martin…

Dr. Umar Johnson on why three chapters were removed from Malcolm’s autobiography

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Dr. Umar Johnson is a 37-year old Doctor of Clinical Psychology, Nationally Certified School Psychologist, Certified K-12 School Principal, activist, orator and political scientist. He practices psychology privately in Pennsylvania and also serves as a special education evaluator. He specializes in working with children who are suicidal, depressed and/or violent. Johnson also trains educators and mental health technicians in a variety of psycho-educational topics that include Attention Deficit Disorder and…

Reporter explains why she cussed out her bosses and quit

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Charlo Greene was a reporter at a remote Alaskan television station, but she is now known all over the country.  Greene made the news for her dramatic exit from her job, while also announcing that she is going to run her own Cannibis Club. Greene’s exit was stunning.  During a media report on Cannibis, Greene simply said, “f*ck it, I quit,” and walked off the stage.  The look of her…

Farrakhan gives some strong words on Ferguson and Michael Brown

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Minister Louis Farrakhan is one of the most respected and appreciated voices in all of black America.  So, when the tragedy of Michael Brown’s shooting in Ferguson, Missouri took place, Farrakhan was one of the first to speak on the matter. Farrakhan gave a recent address in which he stated that the Michael Brown shooting was a mere microcosm of what’s been happening all throughout the United States. He says…

Why Were Freedom Riders Beaten and Arrested?

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The actions of the Freedom Riders over the course of 6 months in 1961 forever changed the way race was viewed in America.  More than 400 black and white Americans put their lives on the line, endured beatings and were imprisoned as they protested segregation by traveling together on buses and trains through the Deep South.  The actions were a direct result of black Americans continuing to endure Jim Crow…

Man Accuses White UPS Driver of Giving Him Homemade Noοse

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An Atlanta man is accusing a white UPS driver of giving him a noose made from packing materials during a tense office delivery. David Mitchell says part of his job entails receiving packages, but the white UPS driver was behaving in an odd manner. After tensions escalated between Mitchell and the driver, Mitchell says the driver made a noose out of packing material. “I go pick up and this is…

Yvette Carnell: How Negroes With Guns Saved the Civil Rights Movement

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by Yvette Carnell If you read American history books, you’re led to believe that the Civil Rights movement was won by long suffering Christian blacks who turned the other cheek. But as writer Thaddeus Russell notes, the history of Jim Crow and the Civil Rights movement is actually a lot  more complicated than that. Russell hopes that in the future, schoolchildren will learn about people such as C.O. Chinn, who…

First black Secret Service Agent discusses JFK assassination and how he was framed

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This is from the Youtube channel of WeAllBeTV: “No More Secrets: The First Black Secret Service Agent, Abraham Bolden, Speaks Out On BEing Framed, JFK Assassination & Cover-up…” 1/19/2011 (Note: Bro. Abraham Celebrated His 76th Life Affirmation Day With Us On The Day Of This Interview!) From the first African American assigned to the presidential Secret Service detail comes a gripping and unforgettable true story of bravery and patriotism in…

A psychologist explains that which shaped Maya Angelou

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In this video, Dr Boyce Watkins and Dr. Monikah Ogando discuss the life of Maya Angelou.  Angelou died recently, but left a major imprint on our society.   Angelou spoke six languages, had 30 honorary degrees, and had written books that were must-reads for the entire black community and beyond. Dr. Monikah Ogando, a psychologist with two PhDs herself, speaks with Dr Boyce Watkins and Angelou’s legacy and what she…

Tupac Uncensored And Uncut Prison Interview (full)

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Tupac Shakur is known as the greatest hip-hop artist of all time.  He was eclectic and varied in his tastes and had an interesting form of consciousness that underlied hardcore hip-hop beats. So, he appealed to the rugged and rough side of the genre while also serving the side of it that required a bit more thinking. This is an awesome interview with Pac from prison, and it’s the kind…

The Last Message- Malcolm X

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The death of Malcolm X was one of the great tragedies in American history.  It was one of those moments that could have been prevented, but the racial climate in the United States is one that was never designed for men like Malcolm to be safe and successful. This video is a chance to see Malcolm right before he died.  Do you ever wonder when or if we will get…

Parking Lot attendant makes just $12 an hour and is worth $500,000

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Meet Mr. Earl.  Mr. Earl is not just a parking lot attendant, he’s also an investment and saving guru.   Earl has had this job for decades, and is known for “preaching the gospel of investing.”  He has never earned more than $12 dollars an hour or $20,000 per year.  His net worth is over half a million dollars from his investing. He says “stop working so hard and let…

Man calls Oprah Winfrey a Monkey on her own show

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Everyone loves Oprah.  At least that’s the way it seems.  You have to search high and low to find anyone who doesn’t think highly of the iconic figure that Oprah has become.  Her step mother is one exception that has appeared in the media recently.  She says that Oprah is mean, controlling and uses her money as a way to show that she is better than other people. But there…

Dillard University President explains why he had a bone to pick with Dr Dre

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Dillard University President Walter Kimbrough is not a punk.  He’s a man of integrity and one who is willing to engage the world.  He spoke last year in public when hip-hop star Dr. Dre made a massive donation of $70 million dollars to USC.  The gift is a nice one and would go toward sustaining the school’s music program. But Kimbrough asked Dre something that a lot of people might…

Dr Boyce Watkins: What every black man must know in order to survive

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  This is an excerpt of the popular lecture series, “The 8 Principles of Black Male Empowerment,” by Dr Boyce Watkins.  Dr Watkins is a leading advocate for African Americans and speaks truth with the kind of raw form that is rare among public scholars today.  Though he struggled in high school, Dr. Watkins was the only African American in the world to earn a PhD in Finance during the…