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‘Boyz n the Hood’ at 25: A look back at 1991’s black film renaissance

By Craigh Barboza Director John Singleton was a brash young film student at the University of Southern California in the late 1980s when he saw an advance screening of “Colors,” a drama that purported to give viewers a real glimpse … Continue reading

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Unfinished Business: 50 Years After the Civil Rights Act of 1964

#104209228 / gettyimages.com By Marc H. Morial “The purpose of the law is simple…those who are equal before God shall now also be equal in the polling booths, in the classrooms, in the factories, and in hotels, restaurants, movie theaters, … Continue reading

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There Are No Two Greater Heroes Than Trayvon Martin’s Parents!

By Michael Skolnik I remember growing up and always hearing my parents and their friends talk about one pivotal moment in their lives. They remembered exactly where they were at that point. Exactly who told them the news. Exactly how … Continue reading

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At Least 194 Children Have Been Shot to Death Since Newtown

By Mark Follman You’ve heard this story before, the one that played out again the week of Thanksgiving—this time in Lakeland, Florida—where 2-year-old Taj Ayesh got his little hands on his father’s loaded pistol, pulled the trigger, and crumpled to the ground. … Continue reading

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1963 March on Washington

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City of God, 10 years on

By Donna Bowater In one of the ubiquitous street-side bars in the west of Rio de Janeiro, Leandro Firmino sits sipping water dressed in the shirt of his beloved Flamengo football team. In Cidade de Deus, the community where he … Continue reading

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Congratulations!!

Saturday on their third wedding anniversary, Mariah Carey & Nick Cannon became parents of a healthy baby boy and girl! The girl’s name is Monroe. The boy’s name is Moroccan Scott. How cute! Congratulations!!

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Farrakhan’s ‘Million Man March’ 15 years later: Much ado about nothing

It’s true the promise the Million Man March is yet to be achieved. Fifteen years ago it was still more about “me” than “we” or  “us”. Fifteen years ago, in 1995 unemployment was 5.6%, stamps cost .32 cents, Bill Clinton … Continue reading

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Finishing Haiti’s Unfinished Work

This is an excellent and informative op-ed by former President Bill Clinton and the Haitian prime Minister, Jean-Max Bellerive. The reconstruction of Haiti will take time, however the money must flow for the reconstruction to take place. The red tape must … Continue reading

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