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We don’t have much power because we don’t know what black power actually is

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Viola Davis: ‘I Sacrificed A Childhood For Food’

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Viola Davis told a crowd of Hollywood luminaries that her drive to end childhood hunger is fueled by memories of growing up in “abject poverty,” stealing and crawling through maggot-filled garbage bins to get food. “I sacrificed a childhood for food,” she said, “and grew up in immense shame.” Davis […]

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Why Did Malcolm X Go to Oxford?

Amazing Fact About the Negro No. 95: What did Malcolm X do at Oxford University? “It wasn’t Columbus that discovered [the Earth]was round,” Malcolm X provocatively once said. That fact, he claimed, had been worked out long before by the brilliant black scholars of Timbuktu, Mali—that revered center of learning at the gateway of the […]

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Steve Harvey’s Dating Site Wants to Help Women ‘Become More Datable’

As if the world needed another dating site, comic-turned-talk show host-turned dating expert-turned game show host Steve Harvey is stepping into the hookup game. Last week Harvey launched his new site, Delightful.com, which is an offshoot of the company that owns Match.com, OkCupid and Tinder. But Delightful isn’t just any dating site. It’s a misogynist’s dream. In the […]

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BREAKING: Cornel West Arrested In Ferguson

According to a press release released by PICO National Network,10 clergy leaders and activists were arrested on Monday, after the Moral Monday March. In addition, to scholar Cornel West being arrested, Pastor Michael McBride and founder and President of SojournersJim Wallis were also arrested. Pastor McBride released the following statement about Monday’s arrests:   Our […]

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Drunk man goes on racist tirade on Australian train

Detectives are questioning two people over a racist tirade on a train that was filmed and posted online, with the ugly behaviour of the passenger involved drawing condemnation from the Australian prime minister. The five-minute video shows a young man swearing and hurling racial slurs at a Queensland Rail train guard who had asked him […]

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Rolling Stone rates Obama as One of the most successful presidents in history

The American people are not happy with President Obama and are even less happy with their leaders in Congress.  But the wheel continues to roll in American politics, and the will of the people has become a thing of the past. Rolling Stone Magazine feels that the president has gotten a bad rap for his […]

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We Remember: Augie Johnson – Founder of Side Effect Dies

*Wow, this is one of those “How can it be, I just saw him” moments. That’s surely what it’s like for hundreds of record and radio industry associates who were at the annual “Legends and Icons” picnic at Woodley Park in LA’s San Fernando Valley last Sunday. Augie Johnson and his Side Effect crew was […]

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Laverne Cox hosts ‘The T Word,’ a documentary about transgender youth in America

Being a teen is tough enough without a gender identity crisis. Avery Grey — a transgender woman from Long Island City who began identifying as female at 15 — was often discriminated against when she tried applying for jobs or went shopping when she started transitioning. “It shouldn’t be something big, but it is,” says […]

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THE 312: LADY EMCEE DREEZY SHINES AT BET HIP-HOP AWARDS

Dreezy is a study in extremes. She’s short and tiny, but when she talks, she sounds big. She’s sweet, almost shy, in person, but when she gets on stage or in front of the camera, the swagger is palpable. Case in point: She’s the only lady in the BET hip-hop awards digital cypher, which released […]

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