Justus, Joshua and James: 3 Black Chess Players Achieve Master Ranking at Age 12

There are some 77,000 members of the United States Chess Federation and fewer than 2 percent of them are excellent enough players to be called “masters.” Of those masters, just 13 of them are under the age of 14. Of those 13, three are African American boys from the New York City area — Justus […]

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 resistance when it comes to funding and distributing projects they fear will not be financially viable. Perry recently published an open letter on […]

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