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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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GOP presidential front-runner Mitt Romney’s membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, also known as the Mormon faith, has resulted in the church receiving increased interest from the media, as well as increased criticism from other Christian denominations who often denounce the Mormon teachings as “a cult.” According to a recent study…

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The Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson, Fox News darling and ultra-conservative black tea party member, said he agrees “100 percent” with GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich’s assertion that black children should work as janitors at school to build a “work ethic.” Peterson took Newt’s idea a step further by proclaiming that he would “take all black…

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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 to do. When scandal rocked the school, not once, but repeatedly, the critics’ voices were amplified in the media, and their negative opinions…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration announced it will expand the FBI’s antiquated definition of rape to reflect an evolved understanding of the crime, and to broaden protections. The new definition includes men as victims for the first time, and no longer requires that victims must have physically resisted their attackers. Vice President Joe Biden,…

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In 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 conducted an experiment modeled after the famous 1940’s Clark study that was designed to measure skin color preference in black American children. Mexico’s National…

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According to The New York Post, a Missouri infant stricken by the  cronobacter sakazakii bacteria has died, while another from Illinois and a third, from Oklahoma, are recovering after being sickened by the same bacteria. Confirmation by federal authorities Dec. 28 that a third infant was sick from the deadly bacteria prompted Wal-mart, Walgreens and…

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