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‘Bayard & Me’ Tells How MLK Adviser Legalized His Gay Relationship (WATCH)

‘Bayard & Me’ Tells How MLK Adviser Legalized His Gay Relationship (WATCH)

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*In “Bayard & Me,” award-winning filmmaker Matt Wolf shares the little-known story of civil rights activist Bayard Rustin and the lengths he went to legalize his relationship with his partner Walter Naegle. The civil rights activist is best known for organizing the March on Washington and advising Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. In the 1980s, […]

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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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Obama Years: His Legacy & Defining Moments Revealed in Smithsonian Special

Obama Years: His Legacy & Defining Moments Revealed in Smithsonian Special

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*Over eight years – the Obama Years – the 44th president delivered more than 3,500 speeches and statements – officially ending his era with a farewell address on Tuesday in Chicago. His speeches ranged from redefining patriotism, candidly addressing race relations, inspiring hope and healing, and turning divisive moments into an opportunity for national unification. But […]

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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

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*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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Actress America Ferrera Joins the Women’s March on Washinton Artist Table

Actress America Ferrera Joins the Women’s March on Washinton Artist Table

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*The Women’s March on Washington announced actress America Ferrera, along with a growing list of celebrities have joined the March’s Artist Table. More than 100,000 are expected to attend the March, which will take place in Washington, D.C. on January 21, 2017. Celebrities who have joined include: Uzo Aduba, Cristela Alonzo, Patricia Arquette, Danielle Brooks, Cher, […]

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Stem Atlanta Women’s Org Hosts ‘Hidden Figures’ Screenings

Stem Atlanta Women’s Org Hosts ‘Hidden Figures’ Screenings

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*A budding organization known as STEM Atlanta Women hosted a special premiere of “Hidden Figures” on Friday, January 6. This movie is the incredible untold story of Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe) – brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of […]

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National Fair Housing VS Fannie Mae: Racial Discrimination?

National Fair Housing VS Fannie Mae: Racial Discrimination?

*Recently, the National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA) and 20 local fair housing organizations from across the United States filed a housing discrimination lawsuit against Fannie Mae in federal district court in San Francisco, California. The lawsuit alleges that Fannie Mae purposely fails to maintain its foreclosures (also known as real estate owned or “REO” properties) […]

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Black Love Day Observed with ‘The Ultimate Black Love Guide’

Black Love Day Observed with ‘The Ultimate Black Love Guide’

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*Every year Black Love Day is celebrated on February 13th  since 1993; when it was created by the founder of the African American Holiday Association, Ayo Handy Kendi. Black Love Day Kendi describes Black Love Day as a “holiday (wholyday) of atonement, reconciliation, celebration and a 24-hour demonstration of Black love.” Black Love is to be demonstrated […]

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