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Clinton Tucker is suing Benjamin Moore for mockingly naming Brown paint colors after him. www.blacklikemoi.com

Black Man Sues Paint Company For Naming Brown Hues After Him

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  Reported by Kacie Whaley A New Jersey paint company, Benjamin Moore & Co., is being sued on the basis of racial discrimination claims made by a man who was fired by the company in March 2014. Clinton Tucker, a 34-year-old gay, black man who managed Benjamin Moore’s online store, believes that the paint company mockingly named two of their paint colors after him, treated him unfairly compared to his…

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JET Magazine’s Final Issue Arrives at Newsstands on June 9

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By Andrew Scot Bolsinger The final issue of a pioneer magazine that focused on its core audience of blacks in America and expanded into the mainstream marketplace will release its final print magazine on June 9. JET Magazine will revert to an entirely online presence following its final issue as it transitions to an all-digital format. The front of its final printed magazine is an assortment of the most iconic…

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Civil Rights, Anger, and Courage:Dave Chappelle and Maya Angelou Iconoclast Episode

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Dave Chappelle is the wildly successful stand-up comedian who is most known for his sketch comedy series Chappelle’s Show on Comedy Central.  The beginning of Chappelle’s career was rocky.  He got booed off the stage at the famed Apollo Theater’s “Amateur Night,” and he played in a number of television pilots, but none of the shows were picked up as a series.  At one point, Chappelle even considered leaving the…

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Martin Luther King and Malcolm X Debate

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This mock debate is a splice together of Malcolm and Martin’s best words and shows how their ideologies  were different.  We can see that both men had great ideas, but neither man’s ideas were perfect.  Both of them were serious, strong and intelligent.  Seeing the differences between the two can also give an accurate reflection of real history and help us see that there hasn’t been any time where black…

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“Jesus and Moses Wouldn’t Have Been Born If Abortion Was Legal”: Facts About Jesse Jackson, Sr. You Probably Never Knew

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By Britt L Now 72 years of age, Jesse Louis Jackson Sr. has been knee-deep in African-American civil rights and politics since our grandparents were alive. Once a presidential nomination candidate and shadow U.S. Senator for the District of Columbia, the Rainbow PUSH coalition founder has traveled all over the nation spreading awareness of black social and economical power to multiple ethic groups. The democratic liberal has been successful in…

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Dr. King’s Daughter Wants The Violence To Stop

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By Britt L Although his actual birthday landed on Wednesday of last week, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy is nationally celebrated today, January 20. Whether you’re gathering around an entertainment system to watch King, the 1978 mini-series or Our Friend, Martin with your children, today is the day to remember and appreciate the man who gave so much of his life in an attempt to make the world a better place for…

Film will Celebrate the Life of the Great Mahalia Jackson

Film will Celebrate the Life of the Great Mahalia Jackson

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Not only was she one of the most celebrated gospel artists of all-time, but Mahalia Jackson was also the woman who inspired Martin Luther King to talk about his dream during the famous March on Washington.  So, it only makes sense that Jackson would have a movie done that celebrates her extraordinary life.  We just hope that they choose a person to portray her that actually does justice to the…

Fredrick Douglass Statue Presented on Capitol Hill

Fredrick Douglass Statue Presented on Capitol Hill

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There is no question that Frederick Douglass was a great man during his time and after.  Finally, on Capitol Hill, Douglass is being honored as one of the great Americans of all time, and getting the respect that he deserves. Douglass wasn’t just a man who freed himself from slavery, he also advised President Abraham Lincoln as he sought to free the slaves.  Vice President Biden, along with Democratic Sen….

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Racism Alive And Well: Glenn Beck Says NAACP Is A ‘Joke’

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Glenn Beck is know for his witty banter and conservative views, so it comes as no surprise that he had a few thoughts on the IRS political targeting scandal,and the NAACP on his radio show. He bluntly called the NAACP a “joke” and an “affront” to legendary civil rights leaders Martin Luther King Jr., Booker T. Washington, and Frederick Douglass. Glenn Beck was responding to former NAACP Chairman Julian Bond’s claim that President George W. Bush’s IRS…

A Former Homeless Teen Is On His Way To College…On Scholarship!

A Former Homeless Teen Is On His Way To College…On Scholarship!

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This is not the story that you’ll see in mainstream media, but we’re sharing it here. Meet Drew Gooch, a Holloway High School senior in Murfreesboro, TN who is on his way to college after very rough beginnings. As told to the Daily Journal, Gooch says he’s basically been homeless and living on his own since last spring when he moved out of his mother’s home.  He doesn’t go into…

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”…

“HELP SAVE OUR RACE” People Getting Invitations To Join The KKK

“HELP SAVE OUR RACE” People Getting Invitations To Join The KKK

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Things one might expect at the end of one’s driveway: a mailbox, garbage cans, a newspaper. Things one does not: a plastic bag weighed down with a rock, containing an invite from the Ku Klux Klan. But the latter is what Atlanta-area homeowners found on Monday morning, prompting one Newton resident to call the sheriff’s office. There were apparently a few versions of the flier, which featured such lines as…

Civil Rights Icon To Deliver Obama’s Inauguration Invocation

Civil Rights Icon To Deliver Obama’s Inauguration Invocation

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Long-time civil rights activist Myrlie Evers-Williams will deliver the invocation at President Obama’s inauguration, the Presidential Inauguration Committee (PIC) announced Tuesday. We’ve also learned Beyonce will sing the National Anthem. As the widow of civil rights activist Medgar Evers, who was killed in his driveway in a racially charged murder in June 1963 in Jackson, Miss., her participation is significant in the second inauguration of the first black president. His…

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Historical Ebenezer Church’s Pastor Calls Out Gingrich

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  During morning services at Ebenezer Baptist Church Sunday, attendees paid tribute to what would have been the 83rd birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. King, Jr served as co-pastor of Ebenezer from 1960 until is assassination on April 4, 1968. Reminiscing about MLK’s life and legacy, Senior Pastor Raphael Warnock also took the opportunity to blend religion and politics taking a swipe or two at Republican Presidential…

Martin L. King Jr. Brotherhood Awards: Ryan Mack

Martin L. King Jr. Brotherhood Awards: Ryan Mack

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    Name: Ryan Mack Age: 32 City of Residence: New York Occupation: Financial Adviser His Work: Mack facilitates economic empowerment and financial literacy through national workshops and programs. His Brotherly Walk With Dr. King: There is a reason I was inspired to create a national 13-city tour called “Less Talk…More Action,” which looks to connect with local organizations that provide services for people in need. There are too many…