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The 1964 play created by Amiri Baraka titled The Dutchman explores Black peoples reception of interracial dating. www.blacklikemoi.com

Do Black Women Really Care If Black Male Celebs Date White Women? New Play Explores

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Reported by April Taylor Amiri Baraka, one of the most widely published authors of his generation, has often been either extremely praised or highly condemned for his work.  As The Root points out, the revival of his play The Dutchman has stirred up controversy similar to the way it did 50 years ago when it was first released in 1964.  Much of Baraka’s work deals with violence, misogyny, homophobia, and racism.  The Dutchman is…

These black people will make you proud

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In 1963, Birmingham, Alabama was considered to be arguably the most segregated city in the United States.  There was a huge sacrifice to confront the powers that were seeking to keep black people “in our place.” This is a video which documents the struggle of those who fought for freedom during this difficult time.  It also shows us what we’ve had to go through in order to have the freedoms…

The Last Message- Malcolm X

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The death of Malcolm X was one of the great tragedies in American history.  It was one of those moments that could have been prevented, but the racial climate in the United States is one that was never designed for men like Malcolm to be safe and successful. This video is a chance to see Malcolm right before he died.  Do you ever wonder when or if we will get…

Louis Farrakhan talks about increases in gun purchases in the US

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In this video, Dr Boyce Watkins speaks with Minister Louis Farrakhan about the film, “Django Unchained.”  In the video, Min. Farrakhan says that the film could increase racial tension and possibly cause a race war.  He also says that the country is facing the threat of instability, since there are now more guns than people in the United States. This leads to the question:  What do you think of Louis…

Negro History Lost, Stolen or Strayed- Great documentary

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A very interesting documentary about Black History from the era of the 60’s. Did you know that the first open-heart surgery was performed by a black doctor, Daniel Hale Williams? Not many people did in 1968, the year this eye-opening film, narrated by Bill Cosby, was first released. Many still don’t today. “Black History: Lost, Stolen or Strayed” reviews the numerous contributions of African-Americans to the development of the United…

Solitary confinement is so horrible that it’ll probably leave you with a mental illness

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Reported By Liku Zelleke In recent years, the cruelty of solitary confinement has been one of the most debated topics. Activists against the form of imprisonment argue that it constitutes cruel and inhumane treatment of prisoners that does more harm than good, akin to torture. Now, filmmaker Dan Edge has made a new documentary about solitary confinement. One thing that egged him on was the murder of Tom Clements, the…

Legendary Award-Winning Director Passes Away At 83

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By Dr. Sinclair Grey III The theatre world is dealing with the loss of a legend. Actor, playwright, and director, Phillip Hayes Dean died from a heart condition on Monday, April 14. The news of his death was announced by a family spokesperson. He was 83-years-old. “Phillip Hayes Dean might be best known for his Broadway play Paul Robeson, performed by James Earl Jones in 1978, and in Avery Brooks’…

How Black athletes showed Nαzis that they are not superior (Part 2)

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  Eighteen Black athletes represented the United States in the 1936 Olympics — triple the number who had competed for the United States in the 1932 Los Angeles Games. African-Americans dominated the popular track and field events, and in the end, Black athletes brought home 14 medals, nearly one-fourth of the 56 medals awarded the U.S. team in all events. Many American journalists hailed the victories of Jesse Owens and…

The Nαzi Olympics: African-American Athletes (Part 1)

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  Eighteen Black athletes represented the United States in the 1936 Olympics — triple the number who had competed for the United States in the 1932 Los Angeles Games. African-Americans dominated the popular track and field events, and in the end, Black athletes brought home 14 medals, nearly one-fourth of the 56 medals awarded the U.S. team in all events. Many American journalists hailed the victories of Jesse Owens and…

Ask A Muslim (Documentary Web Series) – Trailer

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  Unlike most media concerning Muslims, the Ask a Muslim series focuses on a routinely overlooked community of American Muslims: African Americans. The African American of the 20th and 21st century has had a very significant role establishing Islam in America however Black authors, scholars, entertainers, and other individuals and groups of note are often ignored when discussions arise about Islam in America. This 6-part web series offers the viewer…

The New Ron Paul Report – The Racism of the war on drugs.

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  Legal scholar and civil rights advocate Michelle Alexander tackles how the criminal justice system uses drugs laws to advance a new era of Jim Crow laws. She argues that although Jim Crow laws have been use eliminated, the racial caste system it set up was not eradicated. As the United States celebrates the nation’s “triumph over race” with the election of Barack Obama, the majority of young black men…

Steve Harvey Calls Tavis Smiley & Cornel West Uncle Toms For Criticizing Obama.

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  Steve Harvey has taken off the gloves and is going right at the throats of Cornel West and Tavis Smiley for criticizing President Obama. Smiley, a longtime television broadcaster and West, a Princeton professor, host the Smiley & West show on Public Radio International. The two announced plans to hold a Poverty Bus Tour. According to The Root, the “Poverty Tour: A Call to Conscience” will travel to soup…

Ghetto News Reporter in Detroit

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    Detroit is the most violent city in the United States, and this is what’s happening there.   [leadplayer_vid id=”533740EEB351F”]

Black Coach Quits Over Racist Tweets

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By Dr. Sinclair Grey III Dealing with racial tensions is never easy. No matter how far the United States has moved towards racial reconciliation, there are still individuals who hold on to racist ideology. Coach Kevin Downes, 42 from Mahopac High School has resigned from his position as basketball coach after an outburst of twitter comments were directed at opposing high school (Mount Vernon) students from Mahopac High School students….

Tyra Banks Takes Her Brand To Africa

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By Connie K. Grier Lights, Camera, Action…Click, Click, SNAP! The sounds preceding the entrance of beauty Tyra Banks, former model, has capitalized on the highs, lows joys and heartbreaks associated with being in the modeling interesting.  According to the news vehicle EuroWeb, Tyra will be launching the Next Top Model in Africa series in Africa. “ It’s about time someone recognizes the beautiful women overflowing in Africa,” stated Britney Walker, writer…