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Over the past several months, Dr. Cornel West has been vocal in his disapproval and outright disdain for President Barack Obama, and Dr. West’s fellow intellectuals and cultural commentators, Dr. Michael Eric Dyson and Rev. Al Sharpton. Dr. West’s criticisms were addressed yesterday by Dr. Dyson, as he spoke about the state of black intellectualism at Rev. Sharpton’s National Action Network Conference.

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February 8, 2014 marked the taping of the annual BET Honors Awards held in our nation’s capital at The Warner Theater. It was one of the most star-studded events thus far in 2014 with notables on hand like Aretha Franklin, Berry Gordy, Ice Cube, Ken Chenault, Carrie Mae Williams and many more. In light of Black History Month, some of the honorees and presenters discussed what it means to be honored by your own community.

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The BET Honors 2014 red carpet was star studded last night at The Warner Theater in Washington DC. Jennifer Hudson, above, wore a short white dress with her black short haircut. Check out Ice Cube, Berry Gordy and others who rocked on the red carpet with Rolling Out. –Joi Pearson Source: Joi Pearson Photography  

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The Circle of Sisters annual expo took place this weekend at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City. Circle of Sisters is one of the biggest expos for women of color since 1998. It hosts inspirational services, seminars, panel discussions and both R&B and gospel concerts on Saturday and Sunday. The expo also allows vendors to…

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The annual Phoenix Awards dinner is the signature event of the four-day Congressional Black Caucus conference focusing on public policy impacting black communities in America and abroad. The room is filled with the who’s who of Washington, D.C., tables are reserved for corporate sponsors and other influential names in their given fields. Check out the who’s…

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Hip-hop fans have a seen a number of questions brought up about the beloved genre over the past several weeks, including, “is hip-hop ready for a gay artist?” “is ‘ni–a’ now a no-no?” and “should we stop calling women (bad) b—-es?” Well, Frank Ocean may have answered the first question, but the jury is still…

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Behind Those Books: A Documentary is guaranteed to change the perception of some and challenge how others feel about tales of street life in inner-cities. The film features notable authors and artists Terry McMillan, Zane, Omar Tyree, Teri Woods, Cornel West, Michael Eric Dyson, Kevin Powell, Queen Pen, Vickie Stringer, Nikki Turner, K’wan, Treasure E.…

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