Category Archives: Contributed

BeBe Winans’ Points to Unconditional Love in ‘Born for This’ Stage Play

BeBe Winans’ Points to Unconditional Love in ‘Born for This’ Stage Play

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*He ignored multiple phones calls while eating at a restaurant and spending time with his son. But the calls kept coming. And after a while, caller ID showed a missed connection — from a cousin, and then from his mom so he knew something was wrong, and he answered. “Have you heard?” his mom said. He […]

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BeBe Winans’ ‘Born for This’ Stage Play Marks Unconditional Love

BeBe Winans’ ‘Born for This’ Stage Play Marks Unconditional Love

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*He ignored multiple phones calls while eating at a restaurant and spending time with his son. But the calls kept buzzing. After a while, when his caller ID showed a missed connection from first a cousin, and then from his mom he knew something was up, so he answered. “Have you heard?” his mom said. […]

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More Civil Rights and Consumer Protection Rollbacks Sought

More Civil Rights and Consumer Protection Rollbacks Sought

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*When Barack Obama completed his two terms as America’s President, his legacy was punctuated by two key policy reforms: health care and consumer protection. Although broad news headlines chronicle multiple developments in attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, efforts to roll back consumer protections are just as determined and dangerous. Only July 12, a […]

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Black Woman Dies After Plastic Surgery in Dominican Republic

Black Woman Dies After Plastic Surgery in Dominican Republic

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*This article is personal for me. I received a call from my daughter informing me that my 27-year-old niece, Tina, died in the Dominican Republic having plastic surgery to change her physical appearance. Plastic Surgery She lost her life trying to achieve the appearance of a smaller woman in what is now known and marketed […]

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Charlene Crowell: Coalition Demands Access to Housing and Mortgage Credit

Charlene Crowell: Coalition Demands Access to Housing and Mortgage Credit

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*As the Senate Banking Committee turns its attention to reform the nation’s secondary mortgage market, civil rights leaders recently spoke in a strong and united voice. For these national organizations, the housing finance system must embrace — not abandon– its obligation to provide broad access and affordability in mortgage lending. In a June 6 letter […]

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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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TV One’s ‘Unsung’ Featuring Lenny Williams Premieres Jan. 25

TV One’s ‘Unsung’ Featuring Lenny Williams Premieres Jan. 25

*TV One’s longest-running and award-winning series “Unsung” continues with a feature on the soulful R&B crooner Lenny Williams on Wednesday, Jan. 25 at 8 p.m. ET. Insights from family and friends are provided by MC Hammer, David E. Talbert, Lionel Bea, Larry Graham and Comedian Luenell. With a soulful sound unmatched by anyone in the […]

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EURweb Exclusive: Berry Gordy and ‘Motown Alumni’ Show for 9th Annual Fuller B. Gordy Strikefest [VIDEO]

EURweb Exclusive: Berry Gordy and ‘Motown Alumni’ Show for 9th Annual Fuller B. Gordy Strikefest [VIDEO]

By Billie Jordan * Motown alumni — Their very presence spawned a feeling of magic; the power source still flickering in its winter years, at the “9th Annual Fuller B. Gordy Strikefest.” In their hearts and minds lied the wisdom of decades, and a phenomenal world history in music. They’d seen the changing of eras since the 1960s; experienced […]

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Mortgage Denials Persist for Black America

Mortgage Denials Persist for Black America

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*In recent weeks, a spate of news coverage has referred to America’s “inner cities”. Some may even interpret it as a new code word for minorities, usually referring to Blacks and Latinos. Yet today, according to Richard Rothstein, a research associate with the Economic Policy Institute, the inner city experience does not encompass all of […]

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Give Consumers a Day in Court: Challenge the Contracts

Give Consumers a Day in Court: Challenge the Contracts
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*Whenever  Consumers open a new credit account, borrow a loan or begin contract financial services, it’s a sure bet that there will be a lot of terms and requirements that appear in print so small one would need a magnifying glass to read it. Others may become bewildered by the legal jargon embedded in these agreements. If you’ve had that … Continue reading Give Consumers a Day in Court: Challenge the Contracts

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