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How Was Duke Ellington Inspired to Compose So Many Songs?

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Duke Ellington is considered to be the most prolific composer of the 20th century both for the number of compositions he wrote and the myriad of forms he used.  He was born Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington April 29, 1899 in Washington D.C. He began taking piano lessons at age seven and wrote his first composition, “Soda Fountain Rag,” in 1914 at age 15 after working as a soda jerk at…

How Black Hollywood stays so fit and why you can too

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The desire to live a healthy lifestyle is slowly on the rise in the African American community. According to research, there has been a steady increase of African-Americans joining fitness centers across the country. Losing weight can be difficult, especially if you are embarking on this new journey alone. If  you need a bit of inspiration, here are some health and fitness gurus that can help you reach your fitness goals….

Alexis Carter is disappointed that Rihanna teased her for wearing an outfit that was inspired by her. www.blacklikemoi.com

Rihanna Fan Devastated by Singer’s Menacing Reaction to Her Outfit

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Reported by Krystle Crossman Alexis Carter had an idea for a Hollywood-themed prom that she would be attending at her high school. She found an outfit that depicted her love for her idol Rihanna and knew it would turn some heads at the dance. What she didn’t foresee is the bullying she’d face for her outfit. What is even worse, she didn’t think that she would be mocked by the person that she…

One Year Later, Ahmad ‘Real’ Givens Is Winning His Fight Against Cancer

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By: Stephanie Allen-Gobert Beating the odds, one year later, Ahmad ‘Real’ Givens has a lot to celebrate. Since his diagnosis of stage four colon cancer, Givens is in great spirits and he recently took time out to talk with EURweb associate Tanisha Williams about his cancer battle, that fateful day and the inspiration behind Stallionaires new song “I’m Bad.” “My doctor told me I had stage four (4) colon cancer…

Youth Story Of The Week: Smart Teen Builds App To Support Black Private School Students!

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OK, tell the truth:  Don’t you feel giddy inside whenever you see a black youth doing something amazing. This kid’s achievements make all of us feel good around here, so we thought we’d share it with our readers.  When you see a young black man doing amazing things, give him your support.  They need it. “George Hofstetter once felt isolated at a predominantly white private school. At a recent Hidden…

Morris Chestnut Shares Why He Chose His Wife

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By Lechette Walker Morris Chestnut , in his recent interview with essence.com revealed his views on a multiple of topics.  The costar in “The Best Man Holiday” provided some insight on his true resemblance to played characters and his reliance to black history. “I find myself in each character, so there is a part of me in most of my characters. I would say Lance (The Best Man Holiday) is…

Whoopi Goldberg Directs Story of Moms Mabley

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by Barry Burch Jr. Black people are amazing, especially black females.  The first ever female millionaire was black, so was “The Funniest Person in the World.”  Whoopi Goldberg has decided to make her directorial debut telling the story of an amazing black woman, Jackie “Moms” Mabley. Moms Mabley was an African-American stand-up comic and was most popularly referred to as being the funniest in the world.  She grew up working…

What’s The Real Reason Behind Kanye West & Kim Kardashian’s Baby Name?!?

What’s The Real Reason Behind Kanye West & Kim Kardashian’s Baby Name?!?

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Kanye West and Kim Kardashian have this philosophical meaning behind the meaning of their daughters name.  Supposedly North is a representation of the little bundle of Joy being their little ‘North Star.’  I know Mr. West and Kim are both creative, so maybe there is a more extravagant story behind their daughters name, but as of right now-North is pretty symbolic for many Upward and rising things. Also, Just in…

Destiny’s Child Singer Lands New Reality Show

Destiny’s Child Singer Lands New Reality Show

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Beyoncé’s Destiny’s Child bandmate Michelle Williams is to star in her own reality TV show. Titled My Sister’s Keeper, the series will follow Williams and her sisters as she prepares to release her new gospel solo album. It is being made by Entertainment One, which also produces a reality show starring gospel duo Mary Mary. Meanwhile, Entertainment One’s music division will release the album. Williams said in a statement: “Working…

Episode Of Law & Order: SVU Inspired By Chris Brown’s Infamous Assault

Episode Of Law & Order: SVU Inspired By Chris Brown’s Infamous Assault

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Chris Brown may want to skip watching NBC on February 27. That’s when an episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit airs that from a look at its trailer is clearly inspired by the R&B crooner’s infamous assault on Rihanna in Los Angeles back in 2009 . The episode is titled “Funny Valentine” and is being promoted by the network as “a familiar story of two celebrities…intertwined by abuse.” From…

Meet History Maker Antron Brown: The First Black NHRA Champion

Meet History Maker Antron Brown: The First Black NHRA Champion

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This past Sunday in (Pomona) California, Antron Brown became the first black champion in any NHRA pro series when he won the Top Fuel title at the season-ending event, according to the Associated Press. Brown suffered minor burns to his hands when his engine popped in an opening-round loss during eliminations, then had to wait to celebrate his victory until the final, when teammate Tony Schumacher lost in a photo…

Oprah Partners With HuffPost’s Arianna Huffington to Launch New OWN Section

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Oprah Winfrey isn’t wasting any time where mega media mergers are concerned. Just last week, it was reported that Winfrey’s merger with HBO would be the platform for a new drama about a black professor at a prestigious college. Now, Oprah is partnering up with Arianna Huffington to launch her OWN channel at  The Huffington Post. Thursday the two women launched “HuffPost OWN,” a new section onthe Huffington Post website that…

Tampa Bay Buccaneers draft paralyzed player

Tampa Bay Buccaneers draft paralyzed player

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Paralyzed defensive tackle Eric LeGrand has been signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. LeGrand broke two vertebrae and suffered a serious spinal cord injury on Oct. 16, 2010 during a kickoff return against Army. His coach at Rutgers then, Greg Schiano, now is coach of the Bucs. Schiano called LeGrand’s mother in New Jersey to let her know of his intention the night before breaking the news to his former…