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Join us on Saturday, March 30, 2013 for “Wealth, Education, Family and Community: A New Paradigm for Black America” hosted by Dr. Boyce Watkins and Min. Louis Farrakhan at the UIC Forum in Chicago.  You can register by clicking here. 

 

 

Should Celebs Take Credit for Popularizing Natural Hair? Salon Owner/Celebrity Stylist Weighs In

Should Celebs Take Credit for Popularizing Natural Hair? Salon Owner/Celebrity Stylist Weighs In

by Maria Lloyd You may not recognize Veronica Fletcher’s face, but you may definitely recognize her talent. Fletcher is the mastermind behind the beautiful, styled locs that R&B singer Lauryn Hill donned at her prime. Although Fletcher’s clients are some of Hollywood’s most sought-after celebrities (e.g. Jada Pinkett-Smith, DL Hughley, Angela Bassett, etc.), she also […]

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Black Women Debate “Appropriate” Hair-Styles for Corporate America

Black Women Debate “Appropriate” Hair-Styles for Corporate America

by Maria Lloyd African-American women in professional careers often share stories of their frequent battle with their hair and the workplace. Because women of African descent are the minority at most large corporations, we are often questioned about our hair. If we’re natural, our co-workers are curious to know how the hair turns into an […]

He’s an Alpha Man Too: The Brother Has No Hands, but He’s One of the Best Artists on the Planet

by Maria Lloyd Earlier this year, the professional social media platform LinkedIn celebrated 200 million users worldwide — with roughly under a half of those users being in…

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Class Warfare? Corporate Profits Have Risen 20 Times Faster Than Workers’ Wages Since 2008

by Yvette Carnell If you listen to conservative media, then you hear a lot about…

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Beyoncé Slammed By Former Smiths Rocker For Alleged Cruelty To Animals

Beyoncé Slammed By Former Smiths Rocker For Alleged Cruelty To Animals

It appears that everyone wants a piece of Queen Bey these days. Riding high off of her whirlwind success, Bey just can’t get a break. First is was Harry Belafonte calling Bey and husband Jay-Z out for being “selfish.” Then it was Donald Trump voicing his irrelevant opinion about the singers halftime performance, at the […]

 

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Cardinal Says Priests Should Be Allowed to Marry, then Resigns for Inappropriate Behavior
Scottish Cardinal, Keith O’Brien, 74, has been forced to resign due to allegations of “inappropriate…
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12 FAMU Students Charged With Manslaughter Following Deadly Hazing Incident

12 FAMU Students Charged With Manslaughter Following Deadly Hazing Incident

By Victor Trammell Twelve former students at Florida A&M University are facing charges of manslaughter following  a November 2011 hazing incident that left drum major Robert Champion Jr. (pictured) dead. Champion, 26, died after a band hazing ritual in which he was beaten aboard aschool bus following a football game in Orlando, Florida. The […]

 

Pastor Jomo Johnson talks with Maria Lloyd about collaborating with rapper Cassidy for a forthcoming album.

Can You Be a ‘Secular’ Christian? Pastor Weighs In, Discusses Album With Rapper
by Maria Lloyd Pastor Jomo K. Johnson is a reputable pastor out of Philadelphia, PA who…
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Feds Say They Were Right to Arrest Man For Wearing “Occupy Everything” Jacket

The U.S. Department of Justice says it had was right to arrest a man inside…

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An M.B.A. Is Not a Smart Investment Anymore?

By Staff Blogger In high school they tell you to get the best college education possible. Your dreams are limitless. You can go as far as you want…

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The Budget Sequester Could Harm Funding for the New “Cure” for HIV

The Budget Sequester Could Harm Funding for the New “Cure” for HIVThe AIDS Drug Assistance Program is one of the federal programs that will be greatly affected by the ‘sequester.’ The budget of the National Institutes of Health may loose $1.6…

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0ral S-x: The Good, The Bad & The Nasty

0ral S-x: The Good, The Bad & The NastyBy Staff Blogger Making love and intimacy are still a taboo subject for some and even if not taboo, the conversations can be a little uncomfortable. Oral s*x is still…

 

 

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Florida Pastor Being Investigated for Allegedly Embezzling Church Funds
Rev. Howard Barr Jr. is suspected of embezzling funds from his church inDelray Beach,Floridain 2007,…
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Students Punished for Holding Bible Study in their Dorm Room
Bible study at Rollins College of Winter Park, Florida has been shut down for the…

Digital Workshop Aims to Integrate Technology and Black History

One organization is teaching ways to integrate technology and Black history. Digital Elder is a traveling leadership and professional development retreat that teaches digital techniques. The program features…

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Oberlin Police Say ‘KKK Figure’ Spotted on Campus Was Probably Student Dressed in Blanket

Oberlin Police Say ‘KKK Figure’ Spotted on Campus Was Probably Student Dressed in Blanket

Yesterday Oberlin College canceled class because a person wearing KKK regalia was reportedly seen near the African Heritage House on campus.  However, an Oberlin police spokesperson is now…

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A Syracuse High School Putting On The Wiz Lacks African American Cast

A Syracuse High School Putting On The Wiz Lacks African American Cast

Parents in the North Syracuse School District are expressing their opinion, in regard to a musical that is still in the works, in spite of the parents’ concerns…

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Conservative ‘Cosby Show’ Actor Says School Threatened Police Action Over Son’s Picture of BB Gun

Conservative ‘Cosby Show’ Actor Says School Threatened Police Action Over Son’s Picture of BB Gun

Actor Joseph C. Phillips, who played  Martin Kendall on “The Cosby Show” and Justus Ward on “General Hospital,” says his son’s school threatened to get police involved after the…

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Chicago Teacher Says Michelle Obama’s ‘Let’s Move’ Campaign Made Kids ‘Miserable’

Chicago Teacher Says Michelle Obama’s ‘Let’s Move’ Campaign Made Kids ‘Miserable’

After First Lady Michelle Obama announced a $50 million dollar Nike initiative to bring 50,000 more physical fitness programs to America’s schools, a few thousand Chicago Public school…

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