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While walking on Independence Avenue in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 21, it became obvious that America was in the midst of a vast revolution. Thousands of marchers wore pink and held signs to express their views on women’s empowerment. It was a scenario that would take place in other major cities across the nation and…

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President Barack Obama addressed the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 43rd annual legislative conference at the Phoenix Awards Gala last night in Washington, D.C. Days after mass shootings in both of his hometowns, President Obama urged his supporters last night “to get back up and go back at it” and help push stalled legislation out of…

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Some of the dignitaries and celebrities attending the March on Washington 2013 anniversary were either in attendance at the legendary event or have direct link to the monumental day five decades ago. Caroline Kennedy, the surviving daughter of President John F. Kennedy and Jackie O. and the niece of former U.S. attorney general Robert F.…

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On the “A” w/Souleo  On the surface two major events held this past weekend could not appear to be further apart. Separated by over 200 miles was the Washington, D.C. kickoff to the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington and in Brooklyn’s Commodore Barry Park the Afropunk Festival. The former event was to commemorate a watershed moment in…

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On the “A” w/Souleo Musiq Soulchild is a reinvigorated singer these days and he has Syleena Johnson to thank for the change. The two decided to create a full-length album after a chance encounter at a recording studio where they were both working on music with reggae producer Kemar McGregor for his compilation project. One…

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It’s ironic that the George Zimmerman not guilty verdict in killing Trayvon Martin comes one month before the nation celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Movement’s signature moment, the March on Washington, which represented the peak of a movement dedicated to securing equality and justice for the nation’s African American population. With perhaps…

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