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Black Filmmakers to Carve Niche in South Florida’s Film Industry

Black Filmmakers to Carve Niche in South Florida’s Film Industry

FEC to meet minds on fostering Black movie presence Black filmmakers and TV producers will meet during a power packed session to discuss making their mark in the booming television and film industry in South Florida. On the heels of one of the largest Black film festivals, members of the Florida Entertainment Connection [FEC] will […]

A Hard Head Makes a Soft Behind

A Hard Head Makes a Soft Behind

“Stop that! I’m not going to tell you again.” I am sure many of you have heard your parents say those words more than once. Why? Because you always repeated what they told you not to do, right? Now that we are adults ourselves, some of us who are consciously aware of the state of […]

Judge Accused of Making Racial Comments Under Review

Judge Accused of Making Racial Comments Under Review

A council of federal judges in Washington will look into a misconduct complaint against a conservative judge who’s alleged to have made racially discriminatory comments. Judge Edith Jones of the New Orleans-based U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals allegedly said at a speech in February that were racially offensive to Blacks and Latinos. On Wednesday, […]

Snowden Case: Is VP Cheney the Pot Calling the Kettle Black?

Snowden Case: Is VP Cheney the Pot Calling the Kettle Black?

NEWS ANALYSIS “But over time that awareness of wrongdoing sort of builds up and you feel compelled to talk about (it)… eventually you realize that these things need to be determined by the public and not by somebody who was simply hired by the government.” – Excerpt from Edward Snowden’s Interview with the Guardian Edward […]

African-American Actors Take Center Stage at 2013 Tony Awards by Marc Morial

African-American Actors Take Center Stage at 2013 Tony Awards by Marc Morial

“I’m the sole surviving member of my immediate family. I’ve asked myself over and over again why. I now know why.” Cicely Tyson, 2013 Tony Award, Best Actress in a Play On June 9th, Cicely Tyson became only the third African-American woman in the 67-year history of the Tony Awards to win top honors for […]

Inner Cities Need Disaster Relief Too By Jesse Jackson

Inner Cities Need Disaster Relief Too By Jesse Jackson

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie recently spoke at a conference sponsored by the Clinton Global Initiative in Chicago on disaster recovery in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, which caused an estimated $39 billion in damage in New Jersey. Christie talked through the plans for rebuilding after the initial steps to get power and water back […]

In Defense of a Good Man By Dr. E. Faye Williams

In Defense of a Good Man By Dr. E. Faye Williams

I express my feelings directly. While maintaining civility, I have no difficulty expressing the truth as I see it. One such situation involves our current US Attorney General, Eric Holder, who, despite a long career in service to this country, has been targeted for professional destruction by conservative political elements. For those of short memory, […]

The Minimum Wage for the Least and Left Out

The Minimum Wage for the Least and Left Out

It seems that the term “poverty” has been sidelined from our national discourse, even though 15 percent of all Americans, and 26 percent of African Americans experience poverty. The Fair Labor Standards Act was signed on June 25, 1938, seventy-five years ago, so perhaps this is a good time to explore the roots of the […]

Interrupting the School-to-Prison Pipeline

Interrupting the School-to-Prison Pipeline

Salecia Johnson ASHEVILLE, N.C.  – Salecia Johnson, age 6, grew frustrated in her Milledgeville, Ga., kindergarten class last year and erupted into a temper tantrum. Unfortunately, it’s something that mothers sometimes must confront with raising young children. But what happened next was not routine, nor should it be happening to Salecia or any other children. […]

HBCU Grads Fuel Surge in Science, Engineering Doctorates

HBCU Grads Fuel Surge in Science, Engineering Doctorates

More and more Blacks are obtaining doctoral degrees in science and engineering and historically Black colleges and universities are largely responsible, according to the National Science Foundation. The proportion of doctorates awarded to Blacks by tertiary education institutions in the United States rose from 4.2 percent in 1991 to 6.1 percent in 2011. In the […]