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Dec.26.2013
Yusef Lateef Gold courtesy of Bright SkylarkLiterary Productions. (Derived from original1968 album cover by Atlantic Records)           “When the soul looks out of its body, it should see only beauty in         ...
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Sep.05.2013
Clement Alexander Price          “The story of African Americans was crafted anew into a poignant          commentary on individual and group progress under great pressure,           a story that over time became one of...
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Jun.01.2013
New Yorkers gather to honor the life of MichaelJackson after his death during Black Music Monthin 2009. (photo by Getty Images) The basic idea underlying the concept of Pan Africanism is that of cultural awareness and connection leading to mutually beneficial cooperation between people of African...
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May.01.2013
The great Ray Charles and the great Ahmet Ertegun.(Reuters photo by  Fred Prouser) “God has wrought many things out of oppression. He has endowed his creatures with the capacity to create—and from this capacity has flowed the sweet songs of sorrow and joy that have allowed man to cope with...
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Mar.10.2013
Today is the official “Rock the Red Pump® Campaign” Day, a day when bloggers around the country wear red pumps and blog about women and HIV/AIDS to raise awareness of this crisis. Launched by the Office of Women’s Health, NWGHAAD is a nationwide observance that encourages...
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Jan.19.2013
(Harlem Renaissance graphic courtesy of 100th Anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance.com)    The exact start of the Harlem Renaissance cannot be easily identified––nor, for that matter, can its end. There are in fact those who maintain that the Harlem Renaissance has never come to...
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Jan.01.2013
Montage of President Abraham Lincoln and African Americans during the Civil War.(Library of Congress Public Domain) Welcome to the first of this special 3-part article series presented in honor of the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation: The fact that an African American sits...
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Nov.21.2012
U.S. President Barack Obama and Vice PresidentJoe Biden wave to crowds following their re-electionin 2012. (Reuters photograph by Jim Bourg)        “Beneath the armor of skin/and/bone/and/mind       most of our colors are amazingly the same.”   ...
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Sep.21.2012
Mosaic poster of executed Savannah native Troy Anthony Davis. (Courtesy of NAACP)  From the time he was first placed on trial for the murder of Savannah police officer Mark Allen MacPhail in 1989 until his death by execution one year ago, September 21, 2011, more questions than answers...
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Sep.05.2012
Michael Clarke Duncan.  (photo by Duffy-MarieArnoult and FilmMagic)   Since his emergence during the 1980s and 1990s as a master of horror and suspense, author Stephen King has enjoyed popularity among a racially diverse reading audience. His popularity among African Africans likely...