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Chuck D of the rap group Public Enemy famously remarked that hip hop is “the black CNN.” While that wouldn’t come across as a compliment these days, it didn’t do justice to Public Enemy, whose scathing broadsides were closer to a Malcolm X speech than a sleepy [...]
Books may not exactly be the final frontier, but how we read is certainly in transition.
So when “Reading Rainbow” host and “Star Trek” actor LeVar Burton saw a need and opportunity for reconnecting today’s youth with a love of reading, he decided to make it so.
“It is no longer appropriate for me as an [...]
Actress, Director, & Activist Nia Long, Supports President Barack Obama & tells you why you should too!
Once upon a time in a faraway land, Hollywood executives and artists at the forefront of Black image making gathered in the hills of Acapulco, magically creating what is now known as one of the “premier film festivals in the world – the ABFF”
Five years later, the festival set up a [...]
The whole world opened to me when I learned to read~Mary McCleod Bethune
Once you learn how to read, you will be forever free!~Frederick Douglass
REVIEW Scott Martelle, the author of The Fear Within and Blood Passion, is a veteran journalist and former staff writer for the Los Angeles Times and the Detroit News, whose work has [...]
David Alan Grier was nominated for a Tony Award, Broadway’s highest award for actors in a drama or musical. Grier is a Detroit native, a graduate of Cass Tech High School, as well as the University of Michigan. Grier has had an illustrious career on stage, film, and in television.
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Don Cheadle’s Crescendo Productions is trying to put together a biopic on Marcus Garvey. Let’s keep our fingers cross.
Born Marcus Mosiah Garvey, Jr. on August 17th, 1887, in St. Ann’s Bay, Jamaica, a biopic on the life of the controversial entrepreneur, Black Nationalist, Pan-Africanist, and powerful orator, is one [...]
Here is yet another commentary about African American actors stemming from The Help. Yesterday we posted a rich dialogue between Viola Davis, Tavis Smiley, and Octavia Spencer from the Tavis Smiley Show. Today we post a part of Brent Staples commentary about the images of African Americans in films and theater. This is a [...]
I dug up this 2008 interview of World Renowned Boxing Promoter Don King, being interviewed in Jerusalem, about diversity and race in American Politics. He discusses his support for President Obama & his admiration for Pres. George Walker Bush and the diversity of his cabinet. Only In America do the make fellas like Don King!