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Michelle Obama Host Screening of “The Trip To Bountiful”

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By: Stephanie Allen-Gobert With February being African American History Month, who better to do the honors of several greats that have set an example, than our First Lady Michelle Obama. The First Lady spoke on Monday at a White House screening of Lifetime Television’s film version of the play “The Trip to Bountiful.” The movie stars Cicely Tyson, Vanessa Williams, Blair Underwood and KeKe Palmer, who discussed the film after…

Photographer Captures Black History In A Visual Book

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By Andrew Scot Bolsinger What started as a Black History month photo collection last year has grown into a full –time job, campaign and book with more than 375 photos of famous and relatively unknown blacks taken when they were children. Photographer Eunique Jones Gibson launched a campaign named “Because of Them, We Can,” which is also the title of her photographic compilation. The inspiration grew from her desire to…

Russell Simmons on the Harriet Tubman Tape: They Tried to Paula Deen Me

Russell Simmons on the Harriet Tubman Tape: They Tried to Paula Deen Me

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Russell Simmons took a lot of heat for that Harriet Tubman s-x tape, which he probably wishes he’d never allowed into the public eye.  He didn’t make the tape, but it was his job to stop his comedians from putting it out.  But right after the backlash happened, he apologized, but that wasn’t enough for the feminists, who were sick and tired of him anyway.  But Russell keeps fighting back,…

Preserve Black History & Save The Home Of 20th Century African-American Journalist

Preserve Black History & Save The Home Of 20th Century African-American Journalist

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By: Madam Prezident I was sitting with a friend last night discussing the strength of our African American ancestors. Could you imagine the courage Harriet Tubman carried in her soul to not ask people if they wanted to be free, but to force people to pursue their own freedom? The list of courageous African Americans goes beyond that which is documented in American textbooks. Even the slave who followed every…