Category Archives: #BlackLivesMatter

Shawn D. Rochester Pens ‘The Black Tax: Cost of Being Black in America’

Shawn D. Rochester Pens ‘The Black Tax: Cost of Being Black in America’

*While Black Americans have long felt the devastating effects of anti-black discrimination, they have often had great difficulty articulating and substantiating both the existence and impact of that discrimination to an American public who is convinced that it no longer exists. Professionals in academia, the media, and the business community, along with people in the […]

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Author Supports Kids: Bullying, Cyber Violence & Suicide Covered in ‘BJ’s Big Dream’

Author Supports Kids: Bullying, Cyber Violence & Suicide Covered in ‘BJ’s Big Dream’

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*On Wednesday, July 19, 2017, Dr. Sonia Cunningham Leverette hosts the virtual launch of her 5-star children’s story book, BJ’s Big Dream, written to help build confidence, discipline, and problem-solving skills in youth. From 10 AM to 9 PM EST, the online event includes discussions with best-selling authors, Facebook chats, and giveaways of autographed books and downloads. The complete […]

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People Around the Globe Are Talking About Nat’l Geographic Doc ‘LA 92’

People Around the Globe Are Talking About Nat’l Geographic Doc ‘LA 92’

 *(NEW YORK) For the past week, National Geographic has toured several cities across the country screening the new documentary “LA 92” and driving conversations around the provocative film ahead of its broadcast premiere on Sunday, April 30 at 9/8c. Audiences filled theaters at screenings in Baltimore, Charlotte, Atlanta, Chicago and New York (the final stop – St. Louis – […]

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25 Years After L.A. Riots Damian ‘Football’ Williams Reflects on His Life and Role in the Rebellion

25 Years After L.A. Riots Damian ‘Football’ Williams Reflects on His Life and Role in the Rebellion

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*Damian Monroe “Football” Williams never intended to make history, or revolt. But he wanted to make a name for himself, in South Central Los Angeles. In the decade leading up to the 1992 Riots, Williams sat on his porch and watched the happenings between Florence and Raymond, on 71st street. What he saw was the swagger […]

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Author Nurse, Glennae E. Davis Improves Black Mental Health Choices

Author Nurse, Glennae E. Davis Improves Black Mental Health Choices

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*African-American professionals facing discrimination, looking to hire attorneys, been referred to mental health services, or expecting to be ‘made whole’ hoping equality will come through administration must pause. During the years 2012-2016, because of white supremacy, Glennae E. Davis, a registered nurse, faced systemic discrimination at University of California Los Angeles so disturbing it sent […]

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‘Underground’ Brings Fans Documentary on Underground Railroad: ‘Breaking Free’

‘Underground’ Brings Fans Documentary on Underground Railroad: ‘Breaking Free’

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*In advance of the second season premiere of WGN America’s hit original series “Underground,” on Wednesday, March 8 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT, fans are getting a chance to go behind the scenes with the cast and crew in an all new documentary, Breaking Free. Premiering Sunday, March 5 on WGN America, this half-hour special highlights […]

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Atlanta Artist, Shanequa Gay, Sketches Slain Black Men on Canvas

Atlanta Artist, Shanequa Gay, Sketches Slain Black Men on Canvas

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*In celebration of Black History Month and Women’s History Month, Wofford College presents a solo exhibition from nationally acclaimed, Atlanta-based artist Shanequa Gay, titled “Fair Is Foul and Foul Ain’t Fair.” The exhibition speaks to the contemporary social and racial climate. It was inspired by a novel by Bill Harris as well as Greek and […]

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Time: The Kalief Browder Story – Premieres 3/1 on Spike [WATCH]

Time: The Kalief Browder Story – Premieres 3/1 on Spike [WATCH]

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*Weinstein Television and Shawn “JAY Z” Carter have teamed up with Spike TV for a groundbreaking event series that will forever change the way we look at the criminal justice system in this country. “TIME: The Kalief Browder Story” a compelling, six-part documentary event series tells the story of Kalief Browder, a young African-American student […]

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Joyce Yvette Davis Pens Novel About Nazi Happenings and Black WWII Soldiers

Joyce Yvette Davis Pens Novel About Nazi Happenings and Black WWII Soldiers

Grandmother Pens Novel About Nazi Happenings and Black WWII SoldiersThe Lebensborn Experiment: Book I, Joyce Yvette Davis
*The Lebensborn Experiment: Book I, by Joyce Yvette Davis , deals with two little-known subjects of the Second World War – Lebensborn Homes where Nazis secretly held children kidnapped from surrounding European countries, and the best tank fighters in the U.S. Army – the 761st Tank Battalion, an all-black unit also known as “Patton’s Panthers.” […]

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Africans Speak Out Against Mass Circumcision

Africans Speak Out Against Mass Circumcision

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“We respect science honestly, but we do not support what science brings to finish us, to defile our cultures, defile our rights.” — Prince Hillary Maloba — against Mass Circumcision The VMMC Experience Project recently sent cameras into Uganda and Kenya to document the realities of the mass circumcision program. Local investigators conducted interviews with […]

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