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Maya Angelou Brings Tupac Shakur To Tears

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Dr. Maya Angelou is known for inspiring generations through the wisdom of her words and the way she carried herself through life’s ups and downs.  Born Marguerite Johnson on April 4th, 1928 in St. Louis, Missouri, she came from humble beginnings.  Growing up in Stamps, Arkansas exposed her to the deep racial prejudices and brutality of the Jim Crow South.  Her experiences with racial discrimination and prejudice became part of…

“Don’t Be Afraid to Be Black” Director John Singleton Urges Audience

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Often times when you hear people in Hollywood discuss why more black films aren’t put into production, they point to the risk of producing and financing an African-American movie. What if it doesn’t sell? Writer and director John Singleton told a mostly black audience at the Los Angeles Film Festival on Saturday that they shouldn’t fear being black because “negritude” sells. “Don’t be afraid to be black” Singleton told the…

Kendrick Lamar Defies The Industry, Requests a Dark-Skinned Model

Kendrick Lamar Defies The Industry, Requests a Dark-Skinned Model

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By Staff Hip Hop star Kendrick Lamar Duckworth, who goes by just his first two names, is a different kind of rapper. And unlike Drake, Lil Wayne, Wale and scores of other artists who typically feature lighter-skinned or European-type models in their videos, Lamar has challenged the status quo by requesting a dark-skinned model, Brittany Sky for this Poetic Justice music video. The Compton, California native wanted to do something…