20Jan/12

Tyler Perry to ‘Red Tails’ Producer George Lucas: ‘Thank You for Having the Courage’

Tyler Perry knows well the risks and rewards associated with making films that feature an all-black cast. Though Perry has made a successful career of producing all-black movies, he knows firsthand Hollywood’s

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17Jan/12

Update 1/17/12: Schooling Carmen E-Book (FREE for 48 hours)

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15Jan/12

Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls: Celebrating the 1st Graduating Class

From the moment Oprah Winfrey announced her intention to build a leadership academy for impoverished girls on the African continent, critics were vehement and vocal about why it was the wrong thing

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Joshua Bennett’s ’10 Things I Want to Say to a Black Woman’ — To Click or Not to Click?

Spoken word artist Joshua Bennett has ten things he wants to say to a black woman, and I’m not sure I want to hear it. I’ve happened upon Bennett’s YouTube video and

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13Jan/12

Cross-Post from Bionic Beauty: I Am Beautiful…Because I Am by Kathleen Cross

I have been incredibly excited to share this week’s Powerful Beauty guest contributor. Kathleen Cross is the author of two Harper Collins novels, Skin Deep and Schooling Carmen. She has been a

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10Jan/12

5 Ways Families Can Honor Dr. King & The Dream « Growing Up Global

5 Ways Families Can Honor Dr. King & The Dream « Growing Up Global.

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10Jan/12

Gordon Hirabayashi, 1918-2012

If you don’t know the name Gordon Hirabayashi, you should. He is an indisputable hero and icon of American history. Best known for being one of the few people to openly defy

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05Jan/12

A Conversation with Common: ‘I Want to Become One of the Greats’

It has been nearly 20 years since the “conscious rapper” Common released his debut album, yet he continues to treat his fans to new and deeper insights into why he is, and

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04Jan/12

Brown and Beautiful: 10 Children’s Books That Nurture Healthy Self-Esteem in Black Toddlers

More than 70 years have passed since Dr. Kenneth B Clark and his wife Mamie designed and conducted the “doll test” to study the psychological effects of racism on young children. They

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03Jan/12

Inventor Develops Procedure to Permanently Turn Brown Eyes Blue

“It had occurred to Pecola some time ago that if her eyes, those eyes that held the pictures, and knew the sights — if those eyes of hers were different, that is

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03Jan/12

Mexicans Recreate ‘Black Doll-White Doll’ Experiment to Measure Skin Color Preference South of the Border

In an attempt to measure the degree to which Mexican children are affected by the legacy of European colonialism and the present day images they are bombarded with via the media, researchers in Mexico

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02Jan/12

Cee Lo Green Changes Two Words of John Lennon Song, Gets Slammed With ‘F— You’ Tweets

When Cee Lo Green performed at NBC’s televised New Year’s Eve party, he offered his own rendition of the classic John Lennon song, “Imagine.” It would seem that the Lennon song would

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02Jan/12

Barack Hussein Obama Named the Most Powerful Man in the World: Why Can’t He Address Needs of African Americans?

The year Barack Obama was born, an American of African descent could not board public transit without the permission of whites, or select the seat he or she preferred. In 1961, in

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