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Almost everyone would agree that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a great man who worked tirelessly to right many of the grave injustices that Blacks faced during the civil rights era. However, when considering Dr. King’s legacy, many people often forget that he held some pretty radical views on everything from his staunch stance against the Vietnam…

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In the December issue of EBONY magazine, the publication focuses on the topic of race and releases the “State of Race in America” report. In the report, EBONY identifies statistics related to race in the areas of economic disparity, education, entrepreneurship, health and well-being, and protection under the law. The findings from the study revealed…

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Editor’s note: The following op-ed has not been edited and the opinions expressed are solely those of the writer. Our people tend to rally behind charismatic leaders, exalting them with our moral and financial support. African-Americans have supported leaders promising to get us to the “Promised Land” but they themselves are usually the only one…

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When Samuel L. Jackson is in the news talking about language it’s usually about his hilarious overuse of curse words. But this time around Jackson is making headlines for criticizing President Obama’s pronunciation skills and slamming him for “trying to relate” to people with bad grammar. In a candid new interview with Playboy, Jackson spoke about how he feels proper…

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This past Friday, President Barack Obama gave a deeply personal address about the George Zimmerman verdict and the death of Trayvon Martin. And although many applauded the president for sharing his thoughts on Martin’s death, TV personality Tavis Smiley recently criticized the president, saying he only gave the address because he felt pressured to. “I appreciate and…

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Celebrity mogul Donald Trump continued his “birther” campaign against President Barack Obama yesterday when he released his “October Surprise” video offering up the president $5 million to release his college records and passport to the media. Well, it didn’t take long for President Obama to get wind of Trump’s offer and he responded last night during…

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Dr. Cornel West was arrested on Oct. 16 in Washington, D.C., while protesting with fellow demonstrators on the steps of the Supreme Court about corporate influence in politics. According to CBS News, a spokeswoman for the Supreme Court said 19 protesters were arrested yesterday afternoon at the Stop the Machine protest in Washington’s Freedom Plaza,…

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