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

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Michael Brown’s family in Atlanta to begin campaign for police body cameras

ATLANTA, Ga. — Michael Brown’s family is in Atlanta to ask police departments to require officers to wear body cameras. A police officer shot Brown last month in Ferguson, Missouri. His death sparked days of protests. The family held a rally Sunday afternoon inside West Hunter Street Baptist Church. Brown’s family said Atlanta is the perfect […]

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‘The Lion King’ Is Most Successful Box Office Of All Time

NEW YORK — Here’s something the folks at Disney can take real pride in: “The Lion King” is the top ticket of all time. With a worldwide gross of over $6.2 billion, “The Lion King” stage musical has now achieved the most successful box office total of any work in any media in entertainment history, […]

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The Black Hat: Light Skinned Women Almost Non-Existent on Daytime Talk Shows

*Beauty comes in all shapes, sizes and colors (theoretically). However, in Hollywood, looking like a fashion model will give you a leg up on the competition (it will at least get your foot in the door). When producers of movies and television shows are looking for women to fill acting or hosting roles, they generally […]

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Bill Cosby is coming back, but it won’t have the impact of the Cosby Show

NBC just announced that Bill Cosby will likely be returning to prime time next fall, 22 years after The Cosby Showended, in a multigenerational family comedy with the sweater king playing the patriarch. In my corner of Twitter, where TV critics and reporters read the ratings like so many tea leaves, this announcement was met […]

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Gospel Stars, Fred Hammond & Donnie McClurkin, Go On Tour After Recent Operations

ATLANTA (AP) — Donnie McClurkin can hardly talk. Fred Hammond could barely walk. But the Grammy-winning gospel singers are preparing for the Festival of Praise Tour, which spans 31 cities. The tour, which includes Cleveland, Detroit, Miami and Atlanta, kicked off this week as McClurkin recovers from surgery to remove precancerous cells from one of […]

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This 11-year old’s analysis of Ferguson is quite impressive

You’re about to meet an outspoken young man, in a town much in the news over this summer. Jane Pauley is our guide: In Ferguson, Mo., last month, after a police officer shot and killed an unarmed 18-year-old, Michael Brown, amid all the anger and shouting on the streets, a boy approached the microphone at […]

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NY Times TV Critic attacked for insulting Shonda Rhimes

This week was one of controversy, after a New York Times television critic referred to Shonda Rhimes as an “angry black woman.”  This has led to a petition being filed by ColorOfChange.org and outrage all across the Internet.  Rhimes didn’t actually create the new ABC show, “How to get away with Murder,” which the Times […]

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Alabama governor offers a reward for murdered 8-year old girl

MOBILE, Alabama – Gov. Robert Bentley has offered a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for killing 8-year-old Hiawayi Robinson. In a news release sent out Friday afternoon, the governor said, “Dianne and I were heartbroken to learn of the tragic death of this innocent child. […]

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Lamar Hawkins III remembered as a ‘blessing’

SANFORD — Shaniqua Hawkins stood weeping before family and friends at a memorial service for her son Lamar Hawkins III and said she will not say goodbye to him. “And so I say I love you,” she said, reading a letter to “Shaq,” the nickname her son earned for his outsized personality. “See you later. […]

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