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Julianne Malveaux Tells Black People to Hook In and Hook Up in 2013

Julianne Malveaux Tells Black People to Hook In and Hook Up in 2013

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by Dr. Julianne Malveaux How will African American people improve our situation in 2013? Right now, we have higher unemployment than any other population in our nation, less wealth, higher school dropout rates, and more crime in our communities.  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said that African American communities had twice the number of negatives and half the number of positives in our country.  While the numbers may have…

Peter Ramsey Becomes The First African-American To Direct Major Animated Film

Peter Ramsey Becomes The First African-American To Direct Major Animated Film

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Peter Ramsey has become the first African-American to direct a major animated movie, “Rise of the Guardians.”

72 Percent of African-American Children Come From Single Parent Homes

72 Percent of African-American Children Come From Single Parent Homes

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A staggering number of African-American children are raised in single parent homes, compared to the rest of America, and the rest of the world. A study conducted by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development found that 25.8 percent of American children are raised by a single parent, a number high above the 14.9 percent average seen in the other 26 countries surveyed. Among African-Americans the rate nearly tripled, with…

Study:  African Americans Who Experience Adversity Have Stronger Cognitive Abilities in Old Age

Study: African Americans Who Experience Adversity Have Stronger Cognitive Abilities in Old Age

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Have you ever heard those stories being told by your grandparents about how difficult it was when they were kids?  Well, it turns out that many of these stories actually made your grandparents into a stronger people. A recent study finds that African Americans who went through tough times as children have a greater ability to stay alert and focused for longer periods of time.  The study was completed at…

Critics Say Jamie Foxx’s New Movie Is Too Racist

Critics Say Jamie Foxx’s New Movie Is Too Racist

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Director Quentin Tarantino’s latest film, Django Unchained, which will open on Christmas Day, focuses on the partnership between a former slave who becomes a bounty hunter who enjoys killing white people in his pursuit for his captured wife. A screening of the film on Tuesday led to reviews that warn of extreme violence and excessive cursing. ‘Quite naturally, given the historical setting, the N-word gets a heavy workout, by whites…

ABC New Series “Problems” Written By African-American Filmmaker

ABC New Series “Problems” Written By African-American Filmmaker

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It started out as a film short, but now Alison McDonald’s mini-movie is about to become a full-blown TV series. ABC liked the musical-comedy pilot She Got Problems so much  that it has inked a deal with McDonald. As many observers say, the best creative ventures are those that are based on reality. And Problems is an “autobiographical, screwball laffer … that centers on the life of an African-American writer who escapes…

Jet Magazine Makes History By Featuring Gay Kappa Wedding Couple

Jet Magazine Makes History By Featuring Gay Kappa Wedding Couple

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JET Magazine, the nation’s preeminent African-American biweekly magazine, in its December 10th issue, featured Dr. Ravi Perry and Paris Prince as part of its December JET LOVE wedding series. This is the first time the magazine has featured a gay couple. Ravi, an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Mississippi State University, and Paris, a licensed real estate broker and anti-discrimination compliance expert, were married in August at their home…

Gabby Douglas Adds Author To Her Resume’ With New Book “Grace, Gold & Glory: My Leap of Faith”

Gabby Douglas Adds Author To Her Resume’ With New Book “Grace, Gold & Glory: My Leap of Faith”

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Winning two Olympic gold medals was just the start for gymnast Gabrielle Douglas. The 16-year old athlete is taking her new-found stardom to the next level. Gabby recently added author to her long list of of new job descriptions with her book, Grace, Gold & Glory: My Leap of Faith. Although Gabby has received an abundance of press and praise since becoming the first African-American to win the All-Around gold, she has…

First African-American Female Chess Master Could Be Brooklyn Girl

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Rochelle Ballantyne is a 17 year old teenage girl from Brooklyn who is on her way to becoming the first Black female chess master. Ballantyne is one among a group of teens from I.S. 318 middle school in Brooklyn who will be the stars of a new documentary called “Brooklyn Castle”. The documentary chronicles the outstanding achievements of the middle school students. 65 percent of the students at I.S. 318 middle…

Minority Students Are Outcasts At Elite Schools In NYC

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Although NYC’s most prestigious private schools have increased their efforts in diversifying their student bodies, the schools have failed to exert as much energy in the inclusion experience of the diversifying process. In a recent story published on The New York Times‘ website, a series of minority, financially struggling students illustrate their experience as outcasts at these schools. Ayinde Alleyne, an immigrant from Trinidad and Tobago, gave a candid explanation of…

Considering Obama’s Indifference To Black People, Should He Get a Second Term?

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President Obama made history when he was elected as the first African American to ever win a presidential election (sort of ).  That he made history is indisputable. By taking his Black wife and two beautiful, Black daughters, to the White House, he instantly lifted the ceiling that had always seemed to sit on black people in America.With the ceiling lifted, Black boys across the country could now dream bigger;…

Discrimination Case Against “The Bachelor” Dismissed in Court

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It looks like the brothers claiming that they were discriminated against by ABC aren’t going to be paid for their troubles.   After spending time in court fighting the matter, the case has been dismissed from federal court.  But this doesn’t allow ABC to escape the reality that they’ve been painted as a racist network. The network has even gone as far as arguing that it has a right to…

GOP Lawmaker Says America Was Better Off During Slavery

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The conservative yearning for the days of the Confederacy has no end. Speaking on a conference call for the ’40 Days to Save America” plan, Texas Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert decided to inject slavery into the conversation:  We strayed away at different times, Andrew Jackson’s time was not a great time, at different times slavery was a blot on our existence, but the trouble is we have never as an entire…

Jay-Z aka Mr. Carter: “Size Doesn’t Matter”

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Jay-Z has had quite a bit of criticism come his way for saying he is co-owner of the Brooklyn Nets, when in fact, he only owns a small fraction. In answer to the criticism, Jay-Z said: Size doesn’t matter. The rapper pushed back at his critics while performing at the Barclay Center in Brooklyn New York where he’s  performed every night  since Saturday. Speaking to his audience, he said, “It…

Business Mogul Cathy Hughes Discusses Her Tribulations To Build A Multi-Million-Dollar Media Network

Radio-One’s Cathy Hughes Talks Abortion And Staying Focused

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At 16 years of age Cathy Hughes, founder of Radio One, was kicked out of the house by her mom when she became pregnant. She didn’ let her misfortune become a part of her downfall, she just trudged along and vowed to do something with herself and for her son. Years later, after graduating from college and getting married she had an opportunity to buy a radio station with her…