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Sidney Poitier saved Denzel Washington from his most racist role ever

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This video with Denzel Washington reminds you of how some things can change in an instant.  If you make the wrong decisions early in your career, they can haunt you forever.  This video knocked our socks off when we saw it, and it’s great to see Denzel be so candid about racism.  It’s amazing.   [leadplayer_vid id=”534C112321995″]

Dr Umar Abdullah Johnson “KILL THE N*GGER SO THE AFRICA CAN BE REBORN

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We know that Dr. Umar Johnson just doesn’t play.  He doesn’t care about what you think is politically correct.  He isn’t trying to cater to the liberals who expect black people to just go along with the program.  Dr. Johnson has his own beliefs and his own way of caring about black people, whether you like it or not. He doesn’t have a lot of friends in the Democratic or…

Have you ever heard Marcus Garvey Speak? You’ve got to hear this

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  Most black people know about Marcus Garvey, but don’t know what he sounds like.  You have to listen to this speech by Garvey and you can see clearly that he can compete with most of the greatest black men and women of today.  The speech is unbelievable.  Take a listen. [leadplayer_vid id=”533122629CAE6″]

Photographer Captures Black History In A Visual Book

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By Andrew Scot Bolsinger What started as a Black History month photo collection last year has grown into a full –time job, campaign and book with more than 375 photos of famous and relatively unknown blacks taken when they were children. Photographer Eunique Jones Gibson launched a campaign named “Because of Them, We Can,” which is also the title of her photographic compilation. The inspiration grew from her desire to…

Kamara Taylor: What Did Brown Vs. Board of Education Really Do For Black Children?

Kamara Taylor: What Did Brown Vs. Board of Education Really Do For Black Children?

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By: Kamara Taylor The Economic Resurrection of Brown v. Board of Education The idea that the legislative landmark of Brown v. Board helped to end school segregation can be looked at as another ploy to manipulate minds into the old Negro way of thinking.  Theoretically, schools were integrated as Blacks were allowed to attend school with White counterparts.  But economic disparities quickly changed this form of integration. The idea that…

What Does 100 Years of Delta Sigma Theta Really Mean?

What Does 100 Years of Delta Sigma Theta Really Mean?

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By: Dr. Kimberly Brown What Does 100 years of Delta Sigma Theta Really Mean? The District of Columbia should brace itself. The phrase, “paint the town red,” will take on a new and vibrantly literal meaning as immeasurable numbers of women of the illustrious Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated descend upon the city this weekend to celebrate the organization’s 100th anniversary. Yet, besides the grand convention assemblies; the sea of vendors…

President Obama Says Black Men No Longer Have Excuses

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Morehouse College was lucky to have President Barack Obama speak at the 129th Commencement ceremony yesterday. During his speech the President made it a point to address all black men. Sunday President Obama told the graduating class at Morehouse College, the country’s pre-eminent historically black college, there is “no time for excuses” for this generation of African-American men reports USA TODAY. The President continued by let the young men know that…

Amazing Photographs Of Former Slaves Taken Seventy Years After The Emancipation Proclamation

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In the 1920s and 1930s, an interest in slave narratives was rekindled, and as part of the Federal Writers’ Project of the Work Progress Administration, more than 2,000 first-person accounts of slavery were collected, as well as 500 black and white photographs.  The collection was compiled in 17 states between 1936 and 1938. Many of the former slaves interviewed were well into their 80s and 90s – some were even…

Meet History Maker Antron Brown: The First Black NHRA Champion

Meet History Maker Antron Brown: The First Black NHRA Champion

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This past Sunday in (Pomona) California, Antron Brown became the first black champion in any NHRA pro series when he won the Top Fuel title at the season-ending event, according to the Associated Press. Brown suffered minor burns to his hands when his engine popped in an opening-round loss during eliminations, then had to wait to celebrate his victory until the final, when teammate Tony Schumacher lost in a photo…

Vince Young Bought All Tickets on an Airplane So He Could Fly By Himself

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The media has recently reported that former NFL star Vince Young went broke after earning $26 million dollars in the last five years. Young was just cut from the Buffalo Bills, possibly ending his football career.  Sadly, it appears that Young’s financial irresponsibility might have led to his demise, since he doesn’t appear to have been very well-educated on how to manage money. The first woman says that Vince bought…

Three Black College Students Create “Instagram For Fashion”

Three Black College Students Create “Instagram For Fashion”

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One weekend, Darian Demetri, Kris Jordan, and Eric Chisolm were hanging out, like most college students do, when they realized that they were all entrepreneurs but had nothing to preneur. They quickly began brainstorming about what was missing from society that they could create and profit from. That night, the idea for Faddest.com was born. Using money from their financial aid returns at school and some financial assistance from their…

Meeka Claxton Expresses Frustration with Wendy Williams and Sherri Shepherd

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Meeka Claxton recently wrote a blog post about her experience on that show everyone loves to hate, “Basketball Wives.”   Her anger was directed at the show, her co-workers and fans, along with Wendy Williams.  She expressed frustration that the show promotes violence, and also said that neither Wendy Williams nor Sherri Shepherd were interested in helping her get an anti-bullying message out to the public. “That’s what I was looking…

Dr. Wilmer Leon: If Obama Loses, do Black People Have a Plan B?

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  by Dr. Wilmer Leon       “Under the Obama administration, African-Americans are worse off economically, but where’s the outrage?”   As the country moves into the full-scale presidential election process, a troubling pattern is developing within certain segments of the African-American community. There’s a concerted effort by some to silence those who are offering honest, valid, and well-thought-out analysis and criticism of the Obama administration.   I’ve written…

Colin Powell Has “No Problem” With Gay Marriages

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Colin Powell, again defying Republican tradition, has come out in support of same sex marriage.  This is yet another cause for concern for his fellow Republicans, starting with his endorsement of Barack Obama four years ago.  Powell appeared on CNN this week stating that he is fine with people of the same sex tying the knot. “I know a lot of friends who are individually gay but are in partnerships…

20 Yrs with HIV, NY Times Celebrates Magic Johnson’s Continuous Contributions

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A curtain falls on one act and rises on another. Such has been the continuous narrative for Magic Johnson, who 20-plus years after receiving what was feared to be an immutable death sentence is not only alive but seemingly larger than life. Through the years, Magic Johnson has had a social impact, long after he forged a friendship with Larry Bird. For the past few weeks Johnson has been featured…