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BY:NPR The Story Dick Gordon
The Evolution of Malcolm ShabazzMalcom X’s grandson has seen some of the same turns his grandfather did. He was sent to prison. He made a transformative pilgrimage to Mecca. Now, Malcolm Shabazz is finding inspiration in his faith and his family.
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MUSIC FREEDOM DAY 2012 IS MARKED IN 19 DIFFERENT COUNTRIES WORLD-WIDE
3 March is the yearly ‘Music Freedom Day’ which is marked with events, seminars, exhibitions, radio programmes and articles all over the world.
On this day Freemuse invites musicians, music promoters as well as musicians’ unions and music [...]
Matt Vande Bunte | email@example.com 02/01/2012 6:45 AM
GRAND RAPIDS – After-school programs are in line for a checkup with a $765,000 grant that will focus on gathering reliable data and improving program quality.”
Grand Rapids is one of nine cities nationwide that will share $7.8 million from The Wallace Foundation in New York. Details on how [...]
By:Tommy Allen Rapid Growth Media
Grand Rapids hip-hop scene has evolved and morphed many times as players in the promotion, creation and showcasing of this musical format have moved all over the decades.
But one thing is certain: this from-the-street musical format would be hard-pressed to find a more fitting example of the power contained within to [...]
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Steve Jobs and Amy Winehouse were among the stars who died in 2011, but what about the first African-American milk delivery man in Gary, Ind., or the first black meter reader for Baltimore Gas and Electric? Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Isabel Wilkerson says these stories show how far the U.S. has [...]
Source: USA Today
They’re not related by blood but they share a common bond: Everyone here has spent part of their youth in foster care. Which means everyone here has built a support system from scratch.
“It’s why we all take the job of creating family and community seriously,” says senior Eileen Gnehm, 33, an Afro-American [...]
We’ve all heard this idea, mostly from rural conservatives, that it feels like President Obama is “destroying America.” When challenged about how Obama is changing America, folks usually fall short of specifics. Even when they cite policies they don’t like, say health care reform, they can’t really quantify how it’s “destroying America.”
The same train of [...]
Source: About.com Angela Davis, radical black activist and philosopher, was arrested as a suspected conspirator in the abortive attempt to free George Jackson from a courtroom in Marin County, California, August 7, 1970. The guns used were registered in her name. Angela Davis was eventually acquitted of all charges, but was briefly on the FBI’s [...]
By Aaron Foley | MLive.com
Published: Thursday, December 01, 2011, 11:51 AM Updated: Thursday, December 01, 2011, 12:05 PM
Considering the weather we’ve had lately, there’s a chance there could be rain during Monday’s parade for Cass Technical High School’s football team.
If only that were the only rain the team had to worry [...]
By:Jennie L Phillips
Published: Tuesday, November 29, 2011, 5:06 PM Updated: Tuesday, November 29, 2011, 5:30 PM
African-Americans continue to be much harder hit than whites by the economic downturn and resulting unemployment.
A story in today’s New York Times points out that In October, the black unemployment rate was 15.1 percent, compared with [...]