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Is The Mardi Gras “Zulu Tradition” Racist?

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By Dr. Sinclair Grey III Are we at a point in time whereby traditions should be abolished? Here’s something to think about – whenever traditions seem to be ‘pro-black’, do we risk offending other races and/or nationalities? An example of this would be Mardi Gras. Let me pose another question to you. With so many people marching down the streets dressed in blackface and throwing coconuts, is that good? Is…

Dancing With The Stars May Have Candace Cameron Bure and Nene Leakes Next Season

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By Dr. Sinclair Grey III It’s about that time for Dancing with the Stars. While the special guests will not be formally announced until March 4th, there’s a rumor that NeNe Leakes from the Real Housewives of Atlanta and Candace Cameron Bure of Full House will be on stage. That’s right; we’re going to see if these two ladies along with the other contestants will be able to survive the grueling workouts and judges. Talent…

UPDATE: Avonte Oquendo’s Cause Of Death Undetermined

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By Sinclair Grey III Whenever a child is reported missing, the only thing you can hope for is that the child is found and returned to his/her family safely. No one in their right frame of mind would ever wish the worse for a child. Unfortunately, Avonte Oquendo of New York wasn’t so fortunate. On October 14th, Avonte, 14-years-old and autistic went missing. As you can imagine, a massive search…

Oprah’s OWN Network Ratings Reach All Time High in February

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By Dr. Sinclair Grey III When Oprah Winfrey stepped out and created OWN, there were many naysayers. Let’s face it – to create your own network is difficult, no matter who you are. With all of her accomplishments and money at her disposal, the question many people probably asked Oprah is why do this? However, anyone who knows Oprah and follows her will conclude that she is a pioneer and…

Wal-Mart Donates To Civil Rights Groups Promoting African American Achievement

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By Dr. Sinclair Grey III Black History Month is the time of year when America remembers and celebrates the accomplishments of African-Americans past and present. Well, Wal-Mart is doing something worthwhile in an effort to promote African-American achievement. The super-giant retailer will be providing $1.75 million in grants to the nation’s three largest civil rights organizations – The NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People), National Urban League,…

Ray Parker Jr. Next To Receive Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame

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By Dr. Sinclair Grey III Here’s a special shout out to Ray Parker Jr for being the 2,518th entertainer to have the honor of having the Hollywood Walk of Fame Star. It’s long been overdue for Parker to receive this honor. Many people know Parker from his popular hit Ghostbusters, but Parker will be honored in the category of recording. Even though there are so many entertainers to have been…

Educator Geoffrey Canada No Longer Leading Harlem Children’s Zone

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By Dr. Sinclair Grey III Twenty-four years is a long time being the chief executive officer of any business and/or organization. That’s how long Geoffrey Canada has been on the job as chief executive officer of Harlem Children’s Zone (HCZ). The educator and activist has been known for his work in educational reform in the Harlem section of New York City. The Grio reports, Canada, 62 gained major recognition for…

Russell Simmons And Jennifer Hudson Want To Protect Dolphins

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By Dr. Sinclair Grey III Russell Simmons has teamed up with Jennifer Hudson in an effort to save dolphins from being slaughtered in the fishing town of Taiji in Japan. Simmons and Hudson along with other activists are asking President Obama not to sign an international trade agreement until Japan stops their dolphin killing. Other celebrities have joined the cause such as Sean Penn, Cher, Ellen DeGeneres, and William Shatner,…

There Was A Lot Of Prostitution At The Super Bowl This Year

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By Dr. Sinclair Grey III The Super Bowl is supposed to be about football, television commercials, the halftime show, and parties. Well, there’s more to the Super Bowl than what was listed. For years, pre-Super Bowl prostitution has become big business. Every year, pimps and prostitutes make big money during Super Bowl week from tourists visiting the local city to be a part of the Super Bowl festivities. This year,…

Sister Gets Major Investment For “Disney Type Publishing Company”

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By Dr. Sinclair Grey III If you want someone to invest in you and your business, you need to have a plan. Without a valid plan, you have nothing to work from. In addition to having a plan, you must be able to articulate it in a clear and concise manner. In the business world, it’s called giving your elevator pitch so that potential investors are intrigued and willing to…

This Man Hung Up On James Brown When He Offered Him A Job

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By Dr. Sinclair Grey III When legendary entertainer James Brown called you, you were expected to answer. Why? Because it was James Brown, the Godfather of Soul. Well, that wasn’t the case for Lee King (initially). As a matter of fact, when Brown called King who was 17-years-old at the time, King hung up on him twice. At 17-years-old, King had received a scholarship to go to an electrical engineering…

Jamaican Bobsled Team Makes The Winter Olympics!

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By Dr. Sinclair Grey III Winston Watts and Marvin Dixon are the two men who make up Jamaica’s two-man bobsled team. They qualified for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. This is the first time a Jamaican bobsled team has qualified for the Winter Olympics since 2002. Many people became familiar with Jamaican bobsled through the movie Cool Runnings. “The Disney movie told the somewhat fictionalized story of how the Caribbean…

What’s Next for Jahi McMath? Her Family Finds Out Soon

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By Dr. Sinclair Grey III Jahi McMath, a 13-year-old girl on a ventilator has been declared brain dead by doctors. Her case reached the California Superior Court in an effort to have her body transferred to another facility. The court did say that her body could be transferred to another facility. The coroner for Alameda County issued a death certificate for Jahi. The date of death was December 12, 2013…

Actress from “Motown The Musical” Discusses Her Battle with Cancer

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By Dr. Sinclair Grey III “Earlier this year, Valisia LeKae made a splash on The Great White Way in what many thought was to be the role of her lifetime as Diana Ross in Motown The Musical. A little over six months after the Berry Gordy-produced show became one of Broadway’s biggest box-office hits of 2013, the Tony Award-nominated performer discovered she had ovarian cancer.” Clearly, this was something that…