Celebration of Black Culture

The Afro represents cultural change within Black Diaspora

Between the chit-chat about the Dodgers or Lakers—there’s very little political talk—the subject of the Afro (or “natural”) comes up, of which he is a font of knowledge. O.D., by his estimate, has probably given 50,000 haircuts over the past ...
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Our fight for reparations

The Dec. 12th Movement International Secretariat will host a screening of the “Durban 400,” a documentary film of the historic World Conference against Racism held in Durban, South Africa in 2001.
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The truth about Black people and country music — we created it!

The global success of rapper Lil Nas X's hip hop country song "Old Town Road" should not be a surprise to anyone.
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At 95, tailor Leroy Archer sews on

When you reach a certain age, some might say you are “over the hill.” But for many folks, life only grows as you age.
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Moshood Creations hosts 24th anniversary celebration in Brooklyn

Founder of Moshood Creations Moshood Afariogun will be hosting a 24th anniversary celebration at his boutique, 698 Fulton St. in Brooklyn, July 29 at 6 p.m.
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Harlem celebrates Dr. Felder Day

Honoring local icon Dr. Jack Felder, his son Nova proclaimed a day in his name on the very 125th Street in Harlem where for more than 15 years he and his recently departed father would sell books and other media ...
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New law would make it easier for NJ hair braiders to conduct business

New law would make it easier for NJ hair braiders to conduct business
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B.B. King closes doors—Slick Rick and Doug E. Fresh give a great send off

B.B. King closes doors—Slick Rick and Doug E. Fresh give a great send off
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The Rev. William D. Robeson, patriarch of an illustrious family

On April 9, many will celebrate the 120th birthday anniversary of the great Paul Robeson.
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WHAT IT TAKES: Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou took the harshest experiences in her life and turned them into words of triumph, justice and hope. Her memoirs and her poems told of her survival, and uplifted people around the world.
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WHAT IT TAKES: Sidney Poitier

Sidney Poitier changed America’s view of black men. And he changed Hollywood (though the change is far from over, given the issues of diversity at this year’s Oscars.).
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WHAT IT TAKES: Ernest Gaines

Ernest Gaines grew up in the 1930's and 40's on the same Louisiana plantation where his ancestors were once slaves.
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WHAT IT TAKES: Coretta Scott King

As Mrs. King says, she wasn’t just married to Martin Luther King Jr., she was married to the cause.
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WHAT IT TAKES: James Earl Jones

When James Earl Jones speaks, his voice reverberates so deeply that you can almost feel it in your own chest.
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WHAT IT TAKES: Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Desmond Tutu was the moral force that helped bring down Apartheid in South Africa.
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