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Michelle Singletary: How Do Lending Companies Prey on Black People?

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Michelle Singletary is a nationally syndicated, award winning columnist for The Washington Post.  She graduated from the University of Maryland at College Park and Johns Hopkins University and has a Master’s degree in business and management.  Her column, entitled “The Color of Money,” runs in over 100 newspapers and focuses on personal finance issues and advice.  The column has won multiple awards, including being nominated for a Pulitzer, receiving an…

#Ferguson Cops To Reporter: GET THE F&%! OUT OF HERE

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April V. Taylor The St. Louis suburb of Ferguson erupted in protest following the shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown by a local police officer.  As protestors took to the streets, the large majority were peaceful.  Many Americans from all over the country were also outraged when they learned of Brown’s death, some because of the specific circumstances surrounding his death and some because Brown was another unarmed black person…

Yvette Carnell and Dr. Boyce Watkins Discuss Rev. Al Sharpton’s “Ghetto Pity Parties”

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In the following video, BreakingBrown founder & Your Black World contributor Yvette Carnell discusses Rev. Al Sharpton’s eulogy for Michael Brown with Dr. Boyce Watkins. If you missed the eulogy, Sharpton said black folks are “sitting around having ghetto pity parties rather than organizing and strategizing.” “Blackness was never about being a gangster or thug,” he said. “Blackness was about how no matter how low we was pushed down, we…

Tupac: Why Black People Have A Right To Be Angry

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Tupac Shakur was one of the most legendary hip hop artists of all time, and his influence helped a generation of black youth find their voice.  Eighteen years have passed since his senseless and tragic murder, but the imprint he left on American culture and black conscious is still visible. Born in Manhattan, New York, he was named after Tupac Amarau, an 18th century South American revolutionary who was executed…

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…

William Patterson Explains Steps To Independently Gain Wealth, Power, and Success

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  William R. Patterson is a renowned executive coach, award-winning lecturer, and national best-selling author.  He is the CEO and co-founder of The Baron Solution Group; the company holds business and personal finance workshops in cities across the United States based on the strategies Patterson outlines in his book, “The Baron Son.”  The company is a Top 100 Minority Business Enterprise. Patterson co-founded and co-authored the company and book with…

Eddie Murphy and Kevin Hart In A Comic Battle

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Kevin Hart is an actor and comedian.  He grew up in Philadelphia and was raised by a single mom.  His father was a cocaine addict, and Hart’s experiences growing up as the son of an addict have served as material for some of his comedy. Comedy became a coping mechanism for dealing with the pain of his father being largely absent from his life. He started his comedy career appearing…

Why Are Many Black People Financially Illiterate?

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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, and political scientist. He practices psychology privately in Pennsylvania and also serves as a special education evaluator. One of the components of these jobs is evaluating children between the ages of 3 and 21 to determine if there are any educational disabilities or needs that can be met through special education…

How Has The Black Middle Class Changed Since Obama’s Election?

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Mary Pattillo is the Harold Washington Professor of Sociology and African American Studies as well as the Faculty Affiliate for the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University.  She studies race and ethnicity, specifically focusing on the black middle class, as well as urban sociology, and qualitative methods.  She received her doctorate degree from the University of Chicago. Pattillo conducts much of her research in Chicago, studying the city’s history,…

Take A Look Back At The Best Robin Williams Moments After Tragic Suicide

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Robin Williams is an actor and comedian who was born on July 21, 1951 in Chicago, Illinois.  Williams appears to have had a sense of humor from an early age.  He was bullied by classmates in middle school, and Williams came to use his comedy as a way to mask the pain and to also make his mother laugh and pay attention to him.  He was an only child and…

Patti Labelle’s Rollercoaster Ride To Become The Godmother of Soul

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Patti LaBelle was born Patricia Louise Holte in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on May 23, 1944.  LaBelle began singing in her church chior at just 10 and sung her first solo at the Beulah Baptist Church at twelve.  LaBelle got her first break in the music industry as part ofThe Ordettes, which she had formed in 1958 with three of her friends.  The group members changed, but in 1961, they met Netown…

Do You Know The Difference Between Annual Percentage Rate & A Loan’s Interest Rate?

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Dr. Harold A. Black is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville who lectures, consults and publishes extensively on the subjects of financial institutions and the monetary system.  After being the first black male freshman to enroll at the University of Georgia in 1962, Black went on to become a Dean’s List student and earn his undergraduate degree.  He later earned his Master’s and Doctorate degree from Ohio…

10 Bob Marley Songs That Speak To The Soul

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Bob Marley is known as one of the most influential figures of the 20th century.   More than just a musician, over the course of his career, Marley became a moral and religious figure.   Born in Jamaica,he moved to Kingston at the age of 14, and in 1963, he formed the Wailers with Peter Tosh, Bunny Livingston, Junior Braithwaite, and Beverly Kelso.  Their first single “Simmer Down” became one…

Where Is Black Children’s Inheritance?

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Dr. Claud Anderson is the current president of PowerNomics Corporation of America , Inc.  The Harvest Institute, and WaterLand Fisheries, Inc. PowerNomics is a corporation that facilitates major business development, focusing on inner cities. PowerNomics is also a social-political-economic concept developed by Dr. Anderson that examines race and offers specific principles, strategies and activities for Black America to change behavior, establish accountability, and achieve unity of purpose in a way…

What Happened When Kevin Hart Spilled A Drink on Jay-Z?

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Kevin Hart is an actor and comedian.  He grew up in Philadelphia and was raised by a single mom.  His father was a cocaine addict, and Hart’s experiences growing up as the son of an addict have served as material for some of his comedy. Comedy became a coping mechanism for dealing with the pain of his father being largely absent from his life. He started his comedy career appearing…