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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…

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…

Did you know: Fatherless men are 20 times more likely to end up in prison?

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Damario Solomon-Simmons isn’t a man of talk.  Sure, he can tell you a few things that will get your attention, including the fact that black males are twenty times more likely to go to prison when they don’t have a father’s guidance.  But he also has an interest in acting upon this information rather than simply dwelling on it. Damario is getting together with several other black men to put…

Dr Boyce Watkins: Does Reality TV cause black women to bully each other?

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  Most of us watch reality TV and see the impact that it has on our society.  But there is a deeper question:  Does it impact young black women and the way they think about themselves or the world?  This question isn’t asked very much, since black women are sometimes left out of the conversation when discussing matters of importance to our society and to the African American community. In…

The New Ron Paul Report – The Racism of the war on drugs.

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  Legal scholar and civil rights advocate Michelle Alexander tackles how the criminal justice system uses drugs laws to advance a new era of Jim Crow laws. She argues that although Jim Crow laws have been use eliminated, the racial caste system it set up was not eradicated. As the United States celebrates the nation’s “triumph over race” with the election of Barack Obama, the majority of young black men…

Black Musicians Are Taking Over Classical Music

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By Itoro Udofia Sterling Elliot, teenage cellist and musical prodigy is preparing for the Sphinx Competition. The history of the U.S. orchestras is wrought with a tumultuous history. Although the orchestra is accepting more people of color, specifically Asian people, the orchestra is still predominantly white. Gone are the days of segregated performing, however, Elliot is still turning the tides of history as a 14 year old African American cellist. Currently,…

Cornel West, Dr Boyce Watkins, black scholars speak out against racism

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We know that black people are great, but how great are we choosing to be?  The panelists for New Paradigm New York explain that our greatness goes as far as we choose to take it.  Wealth, Education, Family and Community: A New Paradigm for Black America, is an initiative created by Syracuse University professor Dr. Boyce Watkins to reshape the trajectory of African American progress by providing 21st century solutions…

Alfre Woodard Will Be Playing The President Of The United States

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By: Stephanie Allen-Gobert Hot off her supporting and star stellar role in 12 Years a Slave, Alfre Woodward has been tapped to play the president of the United States opposite Katherine Heigl in an upcoming NBC drama State of Affairs. According to thegrio.com, Woodward will play President Roberta Payton and Heigl will star as her late son’s ex-girlfriend Charleston “Charlie” Whitney Tucker. The drama described as Scandal meets The West Wing,…

New Film May Feature Kevin Hart And Jamie Foxx

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By David Bloodsaw Kevin Hart is “getting it while the getting it is hot” and who can blame him. Hollywood is finicky and it’s best to strike while the iron is hot. With that said, Kevin Hart will team up with multi-talent Jamie Foxx for a new film project titled, Black Phantom according to The Huffington Post. The Black Phantom is about a hit-man who is double crossed and seeks…

Is Lupita’s Success A Reality Check For Light-Skinned Women?

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By: Stephanie Allen-Gobert “Dear Lupita, the letter reads. “I think you’re really lucky to be this Black but yet this successful in Hollywood overnight. I was just about to buy Dencia’s Whitenicious cream to lighten my skin when you appeared on the world map and saved me.” One might think the previous sentiment would make anyone happy or pleased to be an African American of any shade. But the words…

Vanity Fair Hollywood Issue Highlighting Diversity

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By: Stephanie Allen-Gobert A sneak peek of Vanity Fair’s 20th annual Hollywood Issue was released on Monday.  And it may be the most ground breaking and diverse issue ever released. The magazine has apparently taken the necessary steps toward emphasizing the diversity of Hollywood. For the first time since it began putting out the annual special in 1995, six of the twelve celebrated thespians gracing the 2014 cover are not…

Nene Leakes is fired up again, about what?

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By: Stephanie Allen-Gobert Season six is about to start for The Real Housewives of Atlanta. Reality queen, Ne Ne Leakes is holding no punches and letting everyone know this season of the show will be hotter than ever and that the Atlanta Housewives show is better than all the reality housewives shows out there. Just last week the Bravo series, The Real Housewives of Atlanta shattered ratings records scoring a…

How The Golden Globes Disrespected Black Hollywood

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By Greg B. Sunday Night’s Golden Globes taught me a valuable lesson, next time go to sleep. I stayed up all night to see just one African American win a Golden Globe and was rewarded at the end when 12 Years a Slave won for best motion picture, drama. Outside of that there was none, a few nomination but no Golden Globes. Despite the fact that many African American were…

Malcolm Jamal Warner: Please Don’t Call Him Theo

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By: Stephanie Allen-Gobert Bill, Phylicia, Denise, Rudy, Vanessa, and Theo. The Huxtable family.  The 80’s sitcom, was loved and liked by millions of Americans during its eight seasons on NBC (from  1984-1992). The loveable family will never be forgotten. One of the famed actors from his role on the show, “Theo”, really doesn’t want to be forgotten, but wants to be called his real name, Malcolm-Jamal Warner. Actor Malcolm-Jamal Warner,…

Carlos Chappelle to Become Tulsa County’s First Presiding Judge

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In January of 2014, Carlos Chappelle of Tulsa, Oklahoma, will become the first black judge to hold an additional role as Presiding District Judge, succeeding District Judge William Kellough, in the presiding role position.  Chappelle is 62 years old, and two years ago was selected by his colleagues as the Presiding Judge elect.   Chappelle said “he was honored to be selected.” Although this position of Presiding District Judge, does not…