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“Tοpless” is the New Protest in Brazil

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In excess of 40 black models took to the runway in protest in Rio de Janeiro but they weren’t holding picket signs. Oh no, these bold activists decided to stroll on stage tοpless to protest the lack of modeling jobs being offered to Afro-Brazilian models. I bet you’re wondering if they were male or female models? Well, they were mostly female models. So you can imagine the shock and impact…

New Study Suggests That Gun Owners and Advocates Are More Likely to Be Racist

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BY:  John “Hennry” Harris It is no secret that gun control is a major issue in America.  Whether one points out the staggering murder rates in cities like Chicago, referred to by many residents as Chi-raq, or the growing number of mass shootings, gun ownership and gun rights advocacy has been at the center of the debate. The gun control problem has been given a ‘blackface’, so to speak, as…

Dr. Boyce: Six Things Corporate-Owned Rappers Do to Get Inside Your Head

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by Dr. Boyce Watkins We know about the power of hip-hop, which is my favorite genre of music.  Hip-hop can either produce an entire generation of soldiers ready for liberation, or it can produce a pack of misguided buffoons who are looking for a white man to tell them what to do.  The hip-hop music on urban radio stations around the country have become nothing less than weaponized brainwashing, and…

More African-American Women Are Going Natural

More African-American Women Are Going Natural

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By: Madam Prezident Study finds more African American women are going natural. I believe that’s great; however I believe it’s also a trend. It’s becoming the popular thing to do today not like in the past, when a woman went natural she was identified as a more conscience sista. Now, you have a lot of natural haired women with processed minds. I believe natural hair is beautiful, embrace your natural…

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….

Lil Wayne Says He Didn’t Deliberately Step on American Flag

Lil Wayne Says He Didn’t Deliberately Step on American Flag

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Lil Wayne wasn’t all that eager to apologize to the black community after disrespecting Emmett Till, but when white folks came a calling, Wayne was quick to respond. Wayne was under fire for allegedly stepping on the American flag during a video shoot.   But now, he’s coming right out to say that it was all a big misunderstanding and that he wasn’t trying to disrespect the flag after all.  What…

Jay-Z inks major deal with Samsung

Guess How Much Money Jay-Z Is Getting From Samsung

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It’s a good year to be a Carter. This year is has been raining money for Jay-Z and his wife Beyoncé. First “King Bey” inked a $50 million endorsement deal with Pepsi and now Jay-Z has inked a $20 million deal with Samsung. The lucrative deal with Samsung will give  1,000,000 Samsung consumers a free copy of the 17x Grammy winning rapper’s album forthcoming album titled Magna Carta Holy Grail….

So Sad: Monument for Michelle Obama’s Ancestor Knocked Over

So Sad: Monument for Michelle Obama’s Ancestor Knocked Over

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If you think that racism is dead and gone in America, it’s not.  You get a black president and first lady, and it seems that the world has lost its mind.  The Obamas are not perfect politicians, but they have endured some of the worst kinds of hatred that any of us have ever seen.  It’s sad too, since the bigots who hate them don’t even know why they do. …

Mormon Church Changes Scriptures Regarding Ban on Blacks

Mormon Church Changes Scriptures Regarding Ban on Blacks

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The Mormon Church has revised scriptures that were previously used to justify a ban on black men serving within the church. A new edition of the scriptures was released on March 1 now mentions that Mormon prophet Joseph Smith ordained black ministers in his time, redacting years of anti-black and pro-slavery messages supported by the church. After Smith’s death, The Mormon Church implemented a ban preventing black men from entering…

Did the Brazilian Government Deliberately Create a Crack Epidemic on Black Citizens?  Some Say Yes

Did the Brazilian Government Deliberately Create a Crack Epidemic on Black Citizens? Some Say Yes

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Crack addiction is out of control in Brazil. It started in the jungles of the Amazon and is now infesting the streets of the “favelas” (ghettos) of Sao Paolo and Rio de Janeiro. In fact, Brazilians are the biggest consumers of crack and cocaine in the whole world. Keep in mind that Brazil has over 100 million Black citizens, which makes the nation second only to Nigeria in Black population….

This Week On TV: PBS Airs New Documentary Series About Frederick Douglas And His Abolitionist Allies

This Week On TV: PBS Airs New Documentary Series About Frederick Douglas And His Abolitionist Allies

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Premiering January 8, 15 & 22 on PBS. Abolitionist allies Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, Harriet Beecher Stowe, John Brown and Angelina Grimké turned a despised fringe movement against chattel slavery into a force that literally changed the nation. The Civil War was fought 150 years ago, but without a small band of abolitionists driven by their Christian faith, the war might never have happened. That’s the conclusion of a…

US Postal Service Issues Limited Edition Stamp To Mark 150th Anniversary Of The Emancipation Proclamation

US Postal Service Issues Limited Edition Stamp To Mark 150th Anniversary Of The Emancipation Proclamation

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The U.S. Postal Service marked the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation by issuing a limited edition stamp that will go on sale Wednesday at post offices nationwide, NBC Washington reports. The stamp was unveiled at the National Archives, where the original Emancipation Proclamation is on display through 5 p.m. Tuesday, the final day of a three-day limited viewing. After the stamp was unveiled, singer, activist, and scholar Bernice Johnson Reagon…

Country Music Singer Wears Confederate Flag Earpiece on National TV

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Some of these folks make you shake your head in both awe and disgust.  A country music singer by the name of Trace Adkins blew up the Twitter-verse by wearing a confederate flag as his earpiece on national television.   The fashion statement was made during the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lighting, and has led to charges of racism against the singer and the network that gave him a platform. The…

Amazing Photographs Of Former Slaves Taken Seventy Years After The Emancipation Proclamation

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In the 1920s and 1930s, an interest in slave narratives was rekindled, and as part of the Federal Writers’ Project of the Work Progress Administration, more than 2,000 first-person accounts of slavery were collected, as well as 500 black and white photographs.  The collection was compiled in 17 states between 1936 and 1938. Many of the former slaves interviewed were well into their 80s and 90s – some were even…

GOP Lawmaker Says America Was Better Off During Slavery

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The conservative yearning for the days of the Confederacy has no end. Speaking on a conference call for the ’40 Days to Save America” plan, Texas Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert decided to inject slavery into the conversation:  We strayed away at different times, Andrew Jackson’s time was not a great time, at different times slavery was a blot on our existence, but the trouble is we have never as an entire…