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Ruby Dee: How Racism Has Trampled Black Self-Esteem And Numbed Hope

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The legendary actress and activist Ruby Dee passed away on June 11, 2004 at the age of 91.  Dee was born in 1924 in Cleveland, Ohio, and raised in Harlem. Throughout her life, she was forced to deal with the hardships of segregation and inequality, but she did so with a sense of grace, grit, and courage that few others have. During a time when many African-American women were relegated…

Must-See: Díck Gregory Gives Profound Advice to Young African-Americans

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Díck Gregory:  Advice to Young African American Comedian/social activist Díck Gregory has never been the type of person to shy away from the truth. The 81-year-old St. Louis, MO native has always used his gift of comedy as a tool to convey the pαin and suffëring of Black people in America. Staying true to his fight for Black people, a video of Gregory giving young African-Americans advice about entrepreneurship and advancement…

How the FBI Sabotaged Black America

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COINTELPRO: The FBI’s War on Black America

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From MalcolmXfiles.blogspot.com: “Through a secret program called the Counter Intelligence Program (COINTELPRO), there was a concerted effort to subvert the will of the people to avoid the rise “of a black Messiah” that would mobilize the African-American community into a meaningful political force. This documentary establishes historical perspective on the measures initiated by J. Edgar Hoover and the FBI which aimed to discredit black political figures and forces of the…

Why is “Pink Slime” Beef Still Legal in The US?

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You might want to read this article before you bite into that juicy, fast food burger. In 2012, McDonald’s publicly vowed to change its burger recipe after losing a battle to a famous British chef who exposed to the world that the beef used at McDonald’s was not fit for human consumption. Jamie Oliver, also known as The Naked Chef to television viewers, took on McDonald’s over a period of about two…

Kamara Taylor: Black America and “Good Hair”

Kamara Taylor: Black America and “Good Hair”

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  By: Kamara Taylor It’s amazing to me how individuals are perceived and judged on different criteria.  As African Americans are still working diligently to assimilate into a country that we were unwillingly brought into, our skin tone is no longer a good enough factor to expand our possibilities of growth academically and in the workforce. When compared to my peers and colleagues, my hair is considered a “better” grade…

Bishop T.D. Jakes Heads To BET With New Talk Show, ‘Mind, Body & Soul’

Bishop T.D. Jakes Heads To BET With New Talk Show, ‘Mind, Body & Soul’

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Bishop T.D. Jakes is the host of a new talk show, slated to debut on BET this fall. The television program, which bears the name of the Dallas megachurch pastor is titled, T.D. Jakes Presents: Mind, Body & Soul. The network recently announced the show, which they refer to as “better talk,” along with a couple of other originally scripted series that made the fall lineup.  A brief description of…

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…

Deion Sanders Gets a Big Victory in Court

Deion Sanders Gets a Big Victory in Court

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Deion Sanders (pictured left at court) is reportedly able to have a sigh of relief, after a Texas judge awarded custody of the kids he shares with soon-to-be-ex wife, Pilar (pictured right), to him in addition to granting him sole occupation of his home, according to Dallas Fort Worth Fox 4. On Monday, Judge Jay Wheless listened to the final testimony from both parties in order to determine who would…

Beyonce’s “Journalism Award” Continues to get Criticism, and Defense

Beyonce’s “Journalism Award” Continues to get Criticism, and Defense

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If anyone thought that the New York Association of Black Journalists  NYABJ would defend the caliber of Beyonce Knowles’ award-winning Essence story, “Eat, Play, Love,” they would be sadly mistaken. In a second slap in the face to journalists everywhere, President Michael J. Feeney basically told The Root’s Journal-isms that Beyonce’s piece was all they had to work with.Want to Keep Up With NewsOne.com? We’re just honoring what was passed…

Dr. Martin L. King Jr. Brotherhood Awards: Dr. Ivory Toldson

Dr. Martin L. King Jr. Brotherhood Awards: Dr. Ivory Toldson

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      Name: Ivory Toldson, PhD Age: 38 City of Residence: Washington, D.C. Occupation: Associate professor at Howard University School of Education, senior research analyst for the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, and the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Negro Education His Work: As a professor, Dr. Toldson publishes reports that directly challenge the negative statistics of Black America, with a particular focus on the Black male. To Dr. Toldson,…

Finally: TV One Sheds Light On The “Black and Missing” In New Series

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By: Kirsten West Savali, Your Black World Many people in Black America have expressed anger, shock, frustration and disappointment for the lack of coverage for missing Black people in America. While it seems that every missing white woman and child is plastered across newspapers and TV screens, often, black women and children disappear without a trace, with no one but their families being aware that they’re gone — until it’s…