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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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While the rest of the nation supported Jason Collins when he became the first gay athlete of any of the four major sports to declare his homosexuality, there are others who have, and continue, to suffer the intense backlash for spewing anti-gay invectives in recent years. This is a complete reversal from nearly 20 years…

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Even celebrities and athletes of other sports delivered hilarious commentary on social media after the LeBron James’ monster ally-oop slam dunk that sent loud-mouth Jason Terry of Archnemesis, Boston crashing to the floor. Jason Terry continues to trend some 12 hours after the game was played on Monday evening, March, 18th. The jarring King James…

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The legends of gospel, jazz, Hollywood and classical music were honored at the African American Church Inaugural Ball at the Grand Hyatt during the 57th Inauguration weekend in Washington D.C. TV One “Washington Watch” host Roland Martin and Hollywood heartthrob Morris Chestnut were co-hosting the affair that gave out awards to the likes of unforgettable…

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WASHINGTON — The 57th Inauguration will officially get underway on Monday morning. But this past weekend, the balls and parties of all types kicked off, and rolling out was there to record the activities. The following photos are from the St. Jude’s Inaugural Ball at the ultra-prestigious Hamilton hotel (where Beyonce and Jay-Z are staying…

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Sens. John McCain, Lindsey Graham and Kelly Ayotte really want us to believe that their shameful behavior toward United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice is all about getting to the truth about what happened in Libya, but the truth is that this is the first salvo in a GOP war against President Barack Obama over the next four years.

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President Obama, thrust into the unfamiliar and uncomfortable role of underdog in the bruising slugfest to earn White House retention, proved to be Republican nominee’s Mitt Romney’s equal in style and his superior in substance in the second presidential debates in New York. Political pundits, including CNN contributor and TV One’s “Washington Watch” host Roland…

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  The ESSENCE Music Festival is the nation’s largest African American live musical and cultural experience attracting over 400,000 people from around the world. This four-day event is packed with must-see concerts and events that you definitely don’t want to miss. Each day boasts a jumping block party, a number of outrageous concerts and plenty of…

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(CNN) — Acura found itself in a bit of hot water this week when it was revealed that a casting agency in Los Angeles only desired light-skinned African-American actors for the company’s Super Bowl commercial featuring Jay Leno and Jerry Seinfeld. The company apologized, but that hasn’t stopped a lot of the chatter criticizing Acura…

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The men of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. Inc. are visionaries. In 1986, six members of the Iota Upsilon Lambda (IUL) Chapter in Silver Spring, Md.; brothers Alfred Bailey, Oscar Little, Eddie Madison, Harold Navy, the late Hanley Norment and George Sealey — heeded the call to launch a project to posthumously honor their brother, Dr.…

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PHILADELPHIA – President Obama is being hypocritical by steadfastly refusing to address the needs of the African American community specifically — especially since Obama spent ample time and resources solving the problems of other special interests groups around the country, so says a panel of journalists, political pundits and legislators. Princeton professor Cornel West and…

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PHILADELPHIA – The National Association of Black Journalists, the largest and most influential minority media organization in the Western Hemisphere, passed a resolution to begin reunification talks with UNITY: Journalists of Color coalition when it deemed feasible, perhaps within the next 30 days. However, most members agreed with the rationale behind the executive board’s decision…

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