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We want very specific things from our criminal justice system: safe streets, low crime, the correct people in jail and low-level, nonviolent offenders out of jail. It seems a small request, but even before 14-year old Emmett Till was lynched for allegedly saying “bye, baby” to a White woman at a store in Mississippi, our…

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“Who run the world? Girls.” According to Beyoncé, the power of women is something to be reckoned with. Even Atlanta’s current mayor, Keisha Lance Bottoms, let the world know women were strong, powerful and in charge when she blared the battle cry throughout the Georgia World Congress Center recently at her second annual “State of…

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Since Harlem was recognized for its Renaissance in the 1920s, people have been seeking the next place to tout as a Black mecca — a place that attracts people and the dreams of those living there. The definition holds steady, but does the location? In 1973, Black communities and progressive Whites brokered the deal that made…

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Some people rang in the new year with fireworks, singing and dancing, while others promised to improve themselves, resolving to be more decisive, more focused and more inspiring. And let’s not forget the inauguration of newly elected officials in our cities, counties, states and the federal government. As enthusiastic politicians assume the mantle of leadership,…

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  What is health? Is it understood purely by the habits of our physical workout routines, doctor’s visits or dietary commitments? Can our understanding of health expand beyond traditional exercise, eating rituals and trends in our societal comprehension? Health is defined as being “free” from injury or illness. This “working” definition provides us with a…

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In the James Baldwin movie I Am Not Your Negro, a line stands out to me as truth: “Integration came because consumer firms realized that Blacks had dollars.” There it was. Our tolerable integration was not based on the fairness of the system or our humanness but rather predicated on our economic strength. The majority advertising firms…

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“Elections have consequences, and at the end of the day, I won.” These were the words spoken on Jan. 23, 2009, by then-President Barack Obama to House Republican Whip Eric Cantor. Fast-forward to our present reality, and we see the wisdom of Obama’s words even clearer. Many will attempt to sanitize the emergence of this…

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If you thought the saga between actress-comedienne Mo’Nique  and mogul movie director Tyler  Perry was over — think again. Rolling out has obtained never before heard phone conversations of Mo’nique, her husband-manager Sydney and Tyler Perry. In the recordings, Tyler admits that the “difficult to work with” brand which has been attributed to Mo’Nique was…

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After reports emerged that actress-comedian Mo’Nique was actually offered $3M from Netflix rather than the low-ball amount of $500K, social media lit up in a frenzy. Mo’Nique and her husband-manager Sidney Hicks both claimed the offer was never in the millions and promised to provide proof. Rolling out has obtained emails between Netflix and Hicks.…

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Mo’Nique and her hubby-manager Sidney Hicks came on this writer’s radio show “Real Talk with Rashad Richey” (click here for the interview) and exposed even more bombshells about their tumultuous contract negotiation with media mogul Netflix and how Will Packer allegedly ripped her off. If you have been following the entertainment news surrounding Mo’Nique and Hicks,…

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As Georgia’s hope to become the new home to the second headquarters of Amazon has made headlines, another Peach State story has been silenced for years — the plight of minority contractors who do everything from building infrastructure to performing high-level IT operations. While city and county governments are free to pass local legislation to…

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