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Michael Eric Dyson: What Are The Keys To Improving The Plight of Black Men?

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Michael Eric Dyson is an author, scholar, minister, and commentator who was born October 23, 1958 in Detroit, Michigan. He became an ordained Baptist minister at 19 and entered Knoxville college at the age of 21 after having done factory work to help support his family.  In 1985, Dyson graduated from Carson-Newman College with a bachelor’s degree, and he went on to earn Master’s and Doctorate degrees in religion from…

Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg’s Secrets to Becoming World’s Youngest Billionaire

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Mark Zuckerberg was born in White Plains, New York on May 14, 1984.  He became interested in computers around the age of 12 and used Atari BASIC to create a messaging program he named “Zucknet.”  His father, who was a dentist, used the program in his office to allow his receptionist to notify him when new patients arrived.  Zuckerberg’s family also used the program inside the house to communicate with…

How To Begin Building Wealth From Where You Are At

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William R. Patterson is a renowned executive coach, award-winning lecturer, and national best-selling author.  He is the CEO and co-founder of The Baron Solution Group; the company holds business and personal finance workshops in cities across the United States based on the strategies Patterson outlines in his book, “The Baron Son.”  The company is a Top 100 Minority Business Enterprise. Patterson co-founded and co-authored the company and book with D….

Elvis Presley: A White Man With A Black Soul

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Elvis Presley is known as “the King of Rock and Roll.”  His music made him one of the most prolific cultural icons of the 20th century.  His unique musical style was deeply influenced by his Southern roots.  Presley was born in Tupelo, Mississippi and later moved to Memphis, Tennessee with his family where he began his music career in 1954. Some of Presley’s early experiences with black music and culture…

50 Cent Dubs Jay-Z Most Overrated Rapper

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Rapper and mogul 5o Cent stopped by Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live” to discuss everything from music to success with host Andy Cohen. During 50’s appearance, he played a little game called “Plead the Fifth” where he fielded questions about, among other topics, Jay-Z and Beyonce. Cohen began by asking 50 Cent what it was like to get yelled at by Beyonce. “It’s not really bad, like her breath doesn’t…

Will “Dear White People” be a Runaway Blockbuster?

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The Los Angeles premiere of the film “Dear White People” has critics wondering whether the film will be a breakaway success. The trailer for the film was premiered at Sundance where it was met with uproarious laughter. Still, given America’s uneasy relationship with race, some guests have been noticeably uncomfortable during the race satire film. Addressing that awkwardness, the film’s director says he wants people to know that it’s OK…

Dave Chappelle Says He Never Quit, He’s Just “7 Years Late For Work”

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It’s been years since Dave Chappelle walked away from his comedy show and just about as long since he visited David Letterman’s couch. On Tuesday, however, Chappelle appeared on “Late Night” to discuss his future and his abrupt departure from Chappelle’s Show. Chappelle’s Show was a huge success until Chappelle decided to walk away, leaving millions of dollars on the table in 2005. Nowadays, Chappelle says the one event in…

Tracy Morgan in critical condition after serious accident

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We received this news this morning, and are in hopes that Tracy is OK.  Car accidents can take away the things you value the most in an instant, so we encourage those who are reading this to be careful on the road.  Tracy is a tremendous talent, and we want him back and healthy.  Read more from NaturallyMoi.com:  Famed actor and comedian Tracy Morgan is in critical condition after a…

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…

Run DMC – Interview 1986

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Run-D.M.C is a legendary eighties rap group that combined intelligent lyrics and addictive beats to blaze a trail in popularizing rap and hip-hop as not just music but also a lifestyle.  The founding members of Run-D.M.C all hail from the middle-class neighborhood of Hollis, Queens, New York.  Joseph “Run” Simmons, Darryl “D.M.C.” McDaniels, and Jason “Jam Master Jay” Mizell founded the group in the early 80s. Joseph Simmons, who became…

Dave Chappelle to headline his first ever stand-up at Radio Hall in June. www.blacklikemoi.com

Dave Chappelle to Co-Headline Highly Anticipated Block Party With The Roots And Others

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Reported by April Taylor Nearly a decade after hosting one of the most well known block parties in history, Dave Chappelle is set to “wow” audiences again by co-headlining his first ever stand-up at Radio City Music Hall in June. The initial block party took place September 18, 2004 in Brooklyn, New York and featured The Roots, BlackStar, The Fugees, Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, and many other musical legends. Now,…

Department stores are offering “the slave look” for sale

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April Taylor Colorlines recently reported on a British supermarket, Sainsbury’s, who has taken an interesting approach to advertising the movie, “12 Years A Slave.”  Aside from the general display of a graphic from the movie and the movie title, the store also decided to dress a mannequin in the clothes worn by the main character Solomon Northrup. The clothing is a beige, loose-fitting shirt with holes in it along with…

All-Star Panel of black scholars speak up for black America

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The New Paradigm Tour was a huge success.  It wasn’t corporate sponsored.  We didn’t get political funding from either the Democrats or the Republicans.  We used our own money to go to several cities, gathering a collection of leading black intellectuals who care enough about the black community to give specific steps and information to help people build a better day for themselves and their families. Dr. Cornel West joined…

BLACK CINEMA: 8 films we must support this year

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In the world of film, the first quarter of 2014 has been pretty impressive for African American films. With success in the box office for movies like Ride Along, About Last Night, Repentance, The Single Mom’s Club and A Haunted House II it seems major studios are starting to get the picture, that black people love movies too! Fortunately, for movie buffs we still have the rest of the year to…

Solange isn’t always bad: Here’s a great video of her dancing with Beyonce

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This is a video from a few months ago, with Beyonce dancing with her sister Solange at the Coachella Music Festival.  Everyone is talking about Solange, at least recently, due to her spat with Jay-Z on an elevator, but there is much more to her than meets the eye. Notice how she has solid and fluid dance moves that coordinate quite well with her sister. She’s pretty talented in her…