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‘You Can Touch My Hair’ Black Hair Exhibit Encourages People To Feel Natural Hair

‘You Can Touch My Hair’ Black Hair Exhibit Encourages People To Feel Natural Hair

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What do you think about this?  An exhibit is allowing people to touch black women’s hair to see what it feels like.  So, this act that normally drives you insane and gets on your nerves to no end, is now part of an exhibit.  Hmmmmm. They say that the exhibit is designed to explore the fascination that people have with black women’s hair.  Could be interesting.   By letting strangers…

Houston Police Caught On Camera Beating Black Teen

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  Houston Police BEATING Teen Suspect Chad Holley [VIDEO] Here is another case of injustice and brutality being perpetrated against the African American community. Even the Houston Police Chief had to admit to a room of jurors on Tuesday that the video captured in 2012was sickening. The video depicts the beating of a black teenage burglary suspect. The chief claimed that after seeing the footage he was made to feel “sick…

You go Girl! Oprah Winfrey Receives an Honorary Law Degree from Harvard

You go Girl! Oprah Winfrey Receives an Honorary Law Degree from Harvard

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  Now on her list of accolades, you can add “Harvard Law Honorary graduate.”  Oprah Winfrey was in tears as she received the award of a  lifetime from the prestigious institution.  Winfrey deserved the reward for her long list of lifetime achievements.  She also received it for being the commencement speaker for this year’s graduating class. But Harvard isn’t out of the racism fire with this award.  The school has…

Papa John’s Apologizes Over Racist ‘N-Word’ Voicemail Via Facebook

Papa John’s Apologizes Over Racist ‘N-Word’ Voicemail Via Facebook

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When Youtube blows up because one of your employees was singing the “nigger song” on someone’s voicemail, then you’ve got a whole lot of damage control to do.  Papa Johns is begging for mercy over this one, and this situation only serves to hurt the brand they’ve been trying to build.  A note to Papa Johns:  Be careful who you hire.    John Schnatter, Chairman and CEO of Papa John’s, posted…

Russell Simmons inks two year deal with HBO.

Russell Simmons Lands Overall Deal With HBO

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Fifty-five-year-old hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons is showing no intention of slowing down his business ventures. He recently announced the release of his new digital marketing firm and now news has broken that the entrepreneur just landed a two-year overall deal with HBO to assist with content. Under his most recent deal with HBO, Simmons will develop new projects for the cable network that is formerly home to Simmon’s “Def Comedy…

Jada Pinkett Smith Was Floored by the Angela Davis Documentary

Jada Pinkett Smith Was Floored by the Angela Davis Documentary

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Jada Pinkett Smith came away inspired after seeing the documentary about the life of Angela Davis, a black freedom fighter who is now a professor.  Smith says that she learned a great deal from the documentary,“Free Angela Davis and Other Political Prisoners.” Pinkett Smith and her husband Will created Overbrook Entertainment, which is now in the business of making good films.   They are using the platform to help bring…

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…

Ryan Coogler

Young African-American Male Film Director Gets Major Recognition

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Unless you’re an “industry insider” within the entertainment industry, you’ve probably never heard of Ryan Coogler before. He’s a 26-year-old film director who has acquired recognition at the reputable Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France. His first feature movie, “Fruitvale Station”, featuring in Cannes’ “Un Certain Regard” competition, touches on a tragic true-life story that occurred in his native San Francisco. The film recounts the 24 hours leading up to…

Minister Farrakhan Reminds Black Detroit to Stick Together

Minister Farrakhan Reminds Black Detroit to Stick Together

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The Min. Louis Farrakhan went to Detroit as one of many civil rights leaders who is pushing to help the city reclaim its former glory.  The minister told the residents of black Detroit that it’s critical that they stick together, especially when fighting against the forces that are seeking to steal their resources.  Farrakhan turned 80 years old this month, but has as much fire and energy as anyone, and…

Wet Seal Reaches $7.5 Settlement Over Racist Allegations

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Discrimination within the work force is not a new issue, but fed up Wet Seal employees decided it was time for something to be done about the injustice. The popular Junior’s clothing store has been accused of discriminating against employees of color. This discrimination is based on the fact that those employees did not have the desired traits of “white” skin, “blue eyes”, and “blond” hair.  The Equal Employment Opportunity…

Tyler Perry’s ‘Peeples’ Does Horribly at the Box Office

Tyler Perry’s ‘Peeples’ Does Horribly at the Box Office

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Tyler Perry seemed like the director where everything he touched turned to gold. But that seems to just be everything he touches while wearing a dress.  His new film, “Peeples” didn’t do so well at the box office, hauling in a flimsy $4.8 million for the opening weekend.  This was far below the expectations for the film, which may not be a money maker for the super wealthy Mr. Perry….

Antoine Dobson has renounced his homosexual lifestyle. He is now claiming to be a Black Israelite and aspires to have a wife and children.

‘Hide Your Kids, Hide Your Wife’ Star Renounces Gay Lifestyle

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Antoine Dobson was once an openly gay African-American man who rose to fame when his family was attacked by an alleged rαpist. The local news station posted a YouTube video of Dobson telling residents in his community to “Hide your kids, hide your wife because they’re rαping everybody around here,” instantly became a hit on the Internet. Two musicians decided to create a song out of the popular phrase, which…

Jay-Z May Join New Venture To Rebuild New York’s Nassau Coliseum

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It is full steam ahead for Jay-Z. After staking his claim in real estate with the Barclay’s Center, Jay-Z was seen on Thursday attending a meeting in regard to rebuilding the Nassau Coliseum. During the meeting, the media was briefed on four proposals to renovate the Coliseum. It is not clear how much Jay-Z will be involved in the redevelopment process. Nassau Coliseum is home to the New York Islanders…

Tyler the Creator reached out to Dr. Boyce Watkins after PepsiCo pulled the plug on his commercial.

Rapper Tyler the Creator Reaches Out to Mountain Dew Commercial Critic Via Twitter

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Following PepsiCo’s decision to pull the plug on his absurd Mountain Dew commercial after reputable scholar Dr. Boyce Watkins dubbed it to be ‘the most racist commercial in history,’ rapper Tyler the Creator of Odd Future took to his Twitter page to contact Dr. Watkins and let him know he’d like to talk to him. “I Would Love To Have A Convo With @drboycewatkins1” reads Tyler the Creator’s Twitter message….

Georgia School Has First Integrated Prom: ‘We Are Living MLK’s Dream’

Georgia School Has First Integrated Prom: ‘We Are Living MLK’s Dream’

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Is Dr. King’s dream only about black and white people attending a prom together?  That’s the simple version.  But it might be a first step toward something better.  The governor or Georgia, Nathan Deal, isn’t willing to support the prom, but the kids are moving ahead anyway.  Good for them.    Just a few months shy of the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s iconic “I Have a Dream”…