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Meet the new Miss Black USA
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Proving that the third time really is the charm, Connecticut resident Tonille Watkis claimed the honor of 2016 Miss Black USA on Aug. 7 at the annual pageant at the University of the District of Columbia. Amidst her win, she received pushback from other women because of the racial distinction. “People will constantly question why there’s a Miss
BOOK: White attorney pens book on race
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
I See Color By Robert Pellegrino Robert Pellegrino believes all men are created equal. His life has been defined by those words and in his effort to change the mindsets of how whites perceive blacks, he has penned a book called “I See Color,” which documents his journey educating himself on the issue of race — from personal relationships
Candice Patton makes ‘The Flash’ run
Saturday, August 20, 2016
Candice Patton has broken new ground appearing on the CW Network’s “The Flash” as the potential love interest of the show’s superhero lead. It is the latest in a list of impressive credits that include appearances on “The Game,” “Entourage,” “Grey’s Anatomy” and “The Young and The
Race, music highlight RLT's 'Memphis' production
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
RALEIGH – Racial divisions are at the forefront of the national conversation once again, which makes the Tony award-winning musical, "Memphis," seem apropos for the season opener for The Raleigh Little Theatre. "Unfortunately, too many people still know what it's like to be judged based on your skin color or the skin color of those you love," said
Film Review: Miss Sharon Jones!
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings is a Grammy-nominated R&B band from Brooklyn. Their groove is funky like James Brown’s, and Jones’ gyrations are as wild and ferocious as Tina Tuner’s. The group’s soul shakes and their lead singer’s indomitable spirit blend into something very special, heartfelt and familial. When Jones is
PlayMakers kicks off PRC2 season with world premiere
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
CHAPEL HILL – PlayMakers Repertory Company opens its 2016-17 season with the world premiere of Mashuq Mushtaq Deen’s “Draw the Circle,” directed by Chay Yew. Deen will perform his one-man show Aug. 24-28 as the first presentation in PlayMakers’ new PRC2 second stage series. “Draw the Circle” is the moving story of
Finding success on black YouTube
Sunday, August 14, 2016
Six college students cracking jokes and making beats turned into an internet phenomenon with over 900,000 subscribers and videos with over 3 million views. The group of Atlanta comedians, known as Dormtainment, consists of Amanuel Richards, Jerome “Rome” Green, Mike Anthony, Daunte “Tay” Dier, Chaz Miller and his brother Cameron
Book explores gains and losses under Obama
Thursday, August 11, 2016
Are We Better Off? Race, Obama and Public Policy By Julianna Malveaux Julianne Malveaux has long been recognized for her progressive and insightful observations. She is a labor economist, noted author and colorful commentator. Her contributions to the public dialogue on issues such as race, culture, gender and their economic impacts are shaping public
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