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How Black Women Saved Alabama — and Democracy

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NOTE: In the video above Roland Martin speaks to Black women who mobilized voters in Alabama on Election Day (unrelated to story). How Black Women Saved Alabama — and Democracy By Kerra Bolton (CNN) – America, you were in danger, girl. That is until 96% of African-American voters saved democracy and human decency by defeating […]

NABJ to TV One Execs: Reconsider Decision to Ax ‘NewsOne Now’

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Washington, D.C. – Members of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) are expressing their dismay that NewsOne Now will go off the air on Dec. 21. TV One executives made the announcement earlier this week. TJ Holmes, Stephen A. Smith, Jemele Hill, Cari Champion, and industry professionals such as Lawrence O’Donnell and Greta Van […]

Black Enterprise Details How Roland Martin Made Black Media Matter

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by Alfred Edmond, Jr. (BlackEnterprise.com) – In a move that shocked many in the urban media industry, TV One abruptly ended its News One TV show hosted by Roland Martin, reports The Daily News. Martin confirmed the news in a Facebook post: Fam, the sad news is true. The staff of @tvonetv #NewsOneNow was informed this afternoon […]

Donald Trump Jr and His Posse: Orphans, Adoptions, Money and Possible Conflicts of Interest

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Opinion Piece by Yvonne Scruggs-Leftwich, Ph.D. – According to MSNBC’s Morning Joe Co-Host, Mika Brzezinski, speaking recently on the TV Show: “It is time for us to see what we SEE!” Brzezinski means that, in our frustrating efforts to understand, translate, clarify, analyze and parse the numerous slap-stick side-shows of this Trump presidency, we must […]

Grammy Winning Singer and Actor, Tyrese Gibson, to Perform at UNCF Mayor’s Masked Ball

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Atlanta, GA – Multi-talented singer, songwriter, actor, author and television producer Tyrese Gibson will perform at the 34th Annual UNCF Atlanta Mayor’s Masked Ball. UNCF’s signature fundraising gala and premier social event of the holiday season, will be held on Saturday, December 16, 2017, 6:30 p.m. at the Marriott Marquis in downtown Atlanta. Rodney Bullard, […]

Senator Orrin Hatch Said he has a “Rough Time Wanting to Spend Billions and Billions and Trillions of Dollars to Help People Who Won’t Help Themselves

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Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) should be ashamed of himself for insinuating that recipients of The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) provides health coverage won’t lift a finger to help themselves. Senator Hatch claims he was once poor and takes credit for inventing CHIP so it’s hard to understand why he seems to believe people are […]

Community Activists Honored by Real Life Urban Super Hero, DangerMan, at 2nd Annual DangerMan Hero Awards

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Los Angeles – America’s Real Life Urban Super Hero, DangerMan, will once again honor the heroics of local community activists at the 2nd Annual 2017 DangerMan Hero Awards Show, to be held the evening of Saturday, December 9 at the California African American Museum (CAAM). The highly anticipated event will begin at 6:00 p.m. with […]

’70’s Soul Singer The Natural Four’s Chris Bell Pens Revealing Memoir “Music Saved My Live”

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Atlanta, GA – A good old school love song can take you on a journey and incite the resurgence of memories long gone. The 1973 hit “Can This Be Real” is a prime example. The melody was a Top 40 break through on the R&B charts and The Natural Four were the singular force behind […]

Tax Deform for Corporations and the Wealthy

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Desperate for a policy win, Republicans have proposed “tax reform”, which is really an attempt to reward their base at the expense of the rest of us. Whether you look at the 429 page (really? Who reads all of that) House of Representatives version (which reduces the number of tax brackets, raises the standard deduction, […]