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Dr. Umar Johnson explains why black boys are given so much harmful medication

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Black boys are typically the most likely to be placed in special education.  They are also the most likely to be put on special drugs that are designed to control and modify their behavior.  What are the long-term effects of giving medication to your children?  Are they going to be able to live healthy and productive lives, or are the drugs likely to push them down a path toward a…

Sherry Peel Jackson – Breaking The Invisible Shackles Of The IRS

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April Taylor Sherry Peel Jackson is a former IRS agent and certified public accountant who has publicly spoken out about the fact that there is no law that actually requires American citizens to file an income tax return and that there also is no law that makes anyone liable for paying the federal income tax. Jackson was named as a plaintiff in the “We the People” Foundation case which used…

Ex IRS agent tells it like it is

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April Taylor Sherry Peel Jackson is a former IRS agent and certified public accountant who has publicly spoken out about the fact that there is no law that actually requires American citizens to file an income tax return and that there also is no law that makes anyone liable for paying the federal income tax. Jackson was named as a plaintiff in the “We the People” Foundation case which used…

Slavery by Another Name: The History of Exploitation of Black Labor

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April Taylor Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II was originally a book by Douglas A. Blackmon that tells the story of how black men and women were placed back into slavery conditions through the convict lease system used by state and local governments, white farmers, and corporations after the Civil War.  The book highlights the little known fact that…

Dr Boyce Watkins: Arsenio’s show might have been too black for TV

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The cancellation of the Arsenio Hall Show was a surprising and revealing reflection on the state of American television.  Dr Boyce Watkins, author of the lecture series “The 8 Principles of Black Male Empowerment,” says that Arsenio’s Show was amazing for the African American community.  He applauds Hall for creating the kind of television that is actually interesting to watch, much better than the other shows on during the same…

Arsenio says that he chose to leave late night the first time

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Arsenio left late night the first time many years ago, but people thought he was forced out.  However, according to this interview, he says that wasn’t forced out, he chose to leave.  He’s been asked to leave again this year, after his show was canceled and he was sent packing.  It was a huge surprise for some, since his show was pretty strong. But Arsenio is a staple in entertainment,…

Look at Iyanla Vanzant’s face as Al Sharpton screws up her name

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Al Sharpton is probably a smart person, but you wouldn’t know it from listening to him jumble up words from the teleprompter on his MSNBC show.  There are times when you wonder if something is wrong with him, or if he’s losing his mind, since he mixes words up left and right and pronounces them worse than a five year old in reading class. The funniest part of this video…

Stubborn as a Mule Documentary Makes a Case For Reparations

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  “Stubborn As A Mule” is an internationally award winning documentary that has been ten years in the making about reparations produced and directed by Arcelious Daniels.  Miller Bargeron Jr. and Albert A. George Jr. also helped create the film. The documentary explores the historical, philosophical, physical, psychological, economic, and legal issues of slavery that support the case for reparations. The film also uses interviews with academics and intellectuals to…

Kevin Hart Performing As A Teenager

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  Kevin Hart is an comedian and actor who was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  His mother, Nancy, was a single parent to him and his older brother due tot he fact that his father was a cocaine addict who spent repeated stints in jail during Hart’s childhood. Hart used comedy as a way to deal with the painful reality of his father’s addiction. Prior to pursuing his career in stand-up,…

Will Smith Interview – Before his Box Office Super Stardom

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Will Smith is widely known for starring in such blockbuster films as Independence Day, Men In Black, and Bad Boys, but before Smith was an actor, he was a rapper.  Smith got his start in entertainment as the MC of the hip-hop duo DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince. The group was most known for the tracks “Parents Just Don’t Understand” and “Summertime.”  The duo won the first ever…

Common on MLK Jr. Conspiracies (Throwback)

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Common, who was born Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Jr., is a Chicago born hip hop artist who has used the platform as a way to speak out about political issues.   Common debuted with the 1992 album Can I Borrow A Dollar? Like Water for Chocolate was Common’s first major-label album, and he earned significant commercial success and widespread critical acclaim for his work.  A string of awards followed including winning…

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…

The 9 Words That Changed Dr. Maya Angelou’s Life Forever – Super Soul Sunday – Oprah Winfrey Network

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Maya Angelou was born Marguerite Annie Johnson on April 4, 1928  in St. Louis, Missouri.  After her parents divorce at the age of three, she went to live in Stamps, Arkansas with her grandmother.  There she grew up under Jim Crow laws that legally enforced racial discrimination. She was given the nickname Maya by her brother who had a stutter and could not pronounce her name.  He called her My…

Iyanla Calls Black Women Out For Being Reckless!

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Iyanla Vanzant is a widely recognized spiritual teacher, author, and inspirational speaker.  She is most known for her self help books, talk show, and frequent appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show.  Vanzant was born in Brooklyn, New York, and her given name was Rhonda Eva Harris.  She changed her name to Iyanla after being initiated as a Yoruba priestess. Vanzant’s story is one that hits home for a number of…

Suze Orman: Fatal Financial Mistakes You Can Avoid

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Susan Orman is a financial adviser who dispenses her advice through books, motivational speaking, and television appearances. She was born in Chicago and although her bachelor’s degree is in social work, she worked as a financial adviser at Merrill Lynch. She later served as the vice president of investments at Prudential Bache Securities, and she founded the Suze Orman Financial Group in 1987. In 2002, she began appearing on CNBC…