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Malcolm X to El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz – The Metamorphosis of a Militant in Mecca


By Marc H. Morial (To Be Equal) – “You may be shocked by these words coming from me. But on this pilgrimage, what I have seen, and experienced, has forced me to rearrange much of my thought-patterns previously held, and to toss aside some of my previous conclusions. This was not too difficult for me. [...]

The Carter G. Woodson Legacy


By Julianne Malveaux – The racial differential in the poverty rate is staggering. Last time I checked, about 12 percent people in the United States, one in eight people are poor. Depending on race and ethnicity, however, poverty is differently experienced. Fewer than one in ten whites are poor, more than one in four African [...]

DuBois and Trotter: My Civil Rights Heroes


By George E. Curry, NNPA – In the interest of full disclosure, I have been a W.E.B. DuBois fanatic since my teenage years in Tuscaloosa, Ala. I have a healthy collection of books by and about DuBois, including David Levering Lewis’ two-volume biography of DuBois (W.E.B. Du Bois: The Fight for Equality and the American [...]

Urban K- 6 Teachers Needed to Become Change Agents – Deadline Looming


Washington, DC – The Delta Research and Educational Foundation, in collaboration with Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., is looking for certified professionals currently teaching students enrolled in pre-kindergarten through 6th grade in urban school districts to become educational change agents. The nationwide search is a key component of the Delta Teacher Efficacy Campaign (DTEC), a [...]

Giuliani’s Words Do More than Hurt – They Divide


To Be Equal #8 By Marc H. Morial – After the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in New York City, I brought a delegation of mayors to meet with the city’s then-mayor, Rudolph Giuliani. The delegation’s goal was to help restore confidence in the still-traumatized city and help rebuild what had been so inhumanly destroyed. [...]

NABJ Mourns the Loss of Diversity Champion Dori J. Maynard


Washington, DC –The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) mourns the loss of Dori J. Maynard, President, The Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education. Earlier in her career Ms. Maynard was a reporter at the The Bakersfield Californian, The Patriot Ledger, and the Detroit Free Press. She had led the institute since 2001. The [...]

Civil Rights Leader Barbara Arnwine Launches Talk Radio Program Focused on Activism as a Catalyst for Achieving Racial Justice and Equality


Washington, D.C. – Barbara R. Arnwine, Esq., noted civil rights leader, will launch a weekly news talk radio program on Radio One’s WOL 1450 AM, beginning March 3, 2015. “Igniting Change with Barbara Arnwine” will provide provocative and empowering information and discussion designed to ignite change and inspire action in achieving racial justice, social justice [...]

Bowie’s Piano Man: The Life of Mike Garson

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Mike Garson is most notably known for playing with music icon, David Bowie, from 1972 through 2004. A classically trained pianist, Garson has also toured with such legendary groups and artists as, Nine Inch Nails, Billy Corgan, Free Flight, The Smashing Pumpkins, Stan Getz, and Freddie Hubbard. Still highly regarded in the music industry as [...]

Next Generation Talent Agents Tay Smith and Christopher Young Celebrate Black History Month at J Pervis Talent Agency as the South’s Rising African American TV and Film Agents

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Atlanta – With its fiery hip hop music scene, Tyler Perry’s production studio and its preponderance of reality shows, Atlanta has been heralded as the new Black Hollywood. Cradled within this number two market for film production are two gentlemen working diligently behind the scenes, quietly positioning themselves as the market’s newcomers for representing talent. [...]

Atlanta Oscar Party Saturday Feb. 21, 2015

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Click here to purchase tickets online (Get e-ticket via email/text). Net proceeds to The V Foundation for Cancer Research. Share

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