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    The Incredible Significance of August 28 in Black History by Ava Duvernay

    Advertisements From Emmett Till’s death to President Obama’s acceptance of the Democratic presidential nomination, August 28 throughout the years has been a significant date in African-American history. For the opening of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African-American History and Culture in Washington, DC, Academy Award nominee-director Ava Duvernay debuted August 28: A Day In The Life […]

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    Memphis Theatre Pulls “Gone With the Wind” Deeming the Film Racially “Insensitive”

    Advertisements The Orpheum Theatre in Memphis programmed a summer series and included the iconic film “Gone with the Wind.” On August 11, the Orpheum received numerous negative comments about the film prompting them to drop it from their 2018 series. Hattie McDaniel won Best Supporting Actress becoming the first African-American to win an Academy Award at the 12th […]

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    Women Making History: First African American to Receive Ph.D. at Florida State’s College of Medicine

    Advertisements Accomplished graduate Lataisia Jones earned her Ph.D neurobiology/neuroscience and social media lights up after her sister posted a graduation photo on Twitter. Sounds pretty routine. Except for one thing: Her sister’s Twitter post was “liked” or shared more than 6,000 times. Congrats to Dr. Lataisia C. Jones for becoming the First African American to graduate […]

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    What This Award-Winning Black Poet Learned Posing Online as White Supremacist

    Advertisements Scroll down below any viral video and you will find users waging war in the comments section, dropping racial slurs and epithets from another time. Curious about his haters, Theo E.J. Wilson did the only reasonable thing – he went undercover and joined their ranks. He became John Carter, the Confederate hero of Edgar Rice […]

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    Watch the Inspiring Marshall Film Trailer about Young Supreme Court Justice: Thurgood Marshall

    Advertisements Before he became the first African-American Supreme Court Justice. Before he won Brown v. Board of Education. Before he won the case that desegregated schools. Thurgood Marshall was just a man with a mission. With the powerful statements above, Open Road Films released the first official trailer for the film Marshall. Chadwick Boseman, who also […]

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    10 Key Findings on the Status of Black Women in the United States

    Advertisements The Status of Black Women in the United States released a report this year to address the gap in research on Black women’s well-being and to provide data that can inform policy and programmatic changes to benefit Black women and their families. This data is collected and used to analyze and disseminate information about women’s […]

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    Twin Sisters Graduated High School as Co-Valedictorians

    Advertisements Co-valedictorians of Brusly High School in Louisiana, Kayla and Shayla LeBlanc graduated as the top ranked students in their class. Shayla and Kayla, are following in the footsteps of their older two siblings, Tiera and Ricky Jr., by excelling in school and attending college on scholarship.Tiera, who graduated from Baylor University last year, is working […]

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    Beyoncé Launches BEYGOOD4BURUNDI to Deliver Clean Water to Kids in Africa

    Advertisements Global icon and humanitarian Beyoncé has teamed up with UNICEF through her BeyGOOD philanthropic arm to announce the launch of BEYGOOD4BURUNDI, a multi-year partnership to provide safe water to the most vulnerable children in Burundi. The partnership will support programs to improve water, sanitation and basic hygiene practices in the hardest-to-reach areas of the landlocked East […]

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    7-year-old Lemonade Boss Expands Her Backyard Business to a Food Truck

    Advertisements She is an empowered maverick and entrepreneur from Little Rock, Arkansas, who ran a successful lemonade stand in her grandparent’s backyard. Now, with the help of her mother 7-year-old Kyleigh McGee expanded her operations to her own mobile food truck. Me taking orders ❤ A post shared by Kyleigh's Lemonade Stand (@kyleighslemonadestand) on Jun 29, 2017 at […]

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    10 Interesting Facts about Stokely Carmichael, the Rights Leader Who Coined ‘Black Power’

    Advertisements Also known as Kwame Ture, Carmichael rose to national prominence in the 1960s as an organizer of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, participating in sit-ins, freedom rides and numerous demonstrations of non-violent civil disobedience. Born on 29 June 1941 in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. He moved to New York when he was 11, joining his parents, […]