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Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun
September 13, 2018
For movies opening September 14, 2018. ... read more »
Music and the Movement: The Lasting Legacy of the Queen of Soul
September 4, 2018
If you could choose one artist to embody the African American experience of the 20th century, it would have to be the incomparable Miss Aretha Franklin. ... read more »
Harris, Hatch, Lawrence, Collins Introduce Bill to Award Aretha Franklin with Congressional Gold Medal
August 22, 2018
Aretha Franklin’s music served as a 1960s call to action that inspired thousands to join civil rights movements and still maintains a social context that resonates across these movements today. Beyond her contributions to music and arts, Franklin was a philanthropic individual who supported causes related to civil rights, human health, and gender equality, in addition to causes within the creative arts. ... read more »
Rosa Parks House Has Buyers, Working Out Details
August 2, 2018
The house was included in an auction by Guernsey's in New York as part of a larger sale of African American cultural and historic items. It was listed with a minimum bid of $1 million, with a presale estimate of $1 million to $3 million. ... read more »
Unpublished Parts of Malcolm X’s Autobiography Auctioned Off
August 2, 2018
For decades, scholars have wanted to get a closer look at unpublished sections of a towering 20th century book, "The Autobiography of Malcolm X,'' including cut chapters that may have contained some of the most explosive thoughts of the African American firebrand assassinated in 1965.  ... read more »
NAACP Statement on Starbucks and Growing Climate of Racism and Intolerance
April 19, 2018
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the nation’s premier civil rights organization, issued the following statement following the disgraceful arrest of two African American men in a Philadelphia Starbucks. ... read more »
Exclusive: Shaka Senghor Speaks on Meek Mill, Asset Framing & Producing OWN Docuseries ‘Released’
November 26, 2017
Journalist Brittany K. Jackson conducts an exclusive interview with ex-prisoner turned world renowned speaker, author and mentor Shaka Senghor about his latest docuseries on OWN "Released”, his thoughts on the Meek Mill case, and why it's so important for communities of color to affirm, frame and build upon our assets. Senghor also speaks about how he chooses to raise his youngest son and his first interaction with Oprah Winfrey. ... read more / watch video »
Film Review: Cory Hardrict Stars as Both a Gangsta and an Architect in Alternate Reality, Sci-Fi Saga
November 17, 2017
That's because they exist in parallel universes. You see, Destined is one of those "What if?" affairs set in a couple of alternate realities. ... read more »
NAACP Set to Change Tax Status to Engage Politically
November 13, 2017
During a call with reporters, NAACP officials announced that the civil rights group will transition from a 501(c)(3) to a 501(c)(4) designation. ... read more »
The African American Film Critics Association Announces Its Celebration of Women in Cinema
October 19, 2017
That show will be proceeded by the third edition of the AAFCA Special Achievement Luncheon on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at the California Yacht Club in Marina del Rey, CA. ... read more »
Detroit at crossroads 50 years after riots devastated city
July 20, 2017
Five days of violence would leave 33 blacks and 10 whites dead, and more than 1,400 buildings burned. More than 7,000 people were arrested. A decline that had already begun would accelerate; Detroit was the nation's fourth biggest city in 1960, but would rank 21st by 2016. The middle class fled, and a proud city fell into poverty, crime and hopelessness. ... read more »
Families United 4 Justice
June 22, 2017
He’s particularly eager to develop the toolkit, especially for others yet to come into their unenviable family unexpectedly, he said. ... read more »
Museum on African-American run TV station to open in Detroit
January 4, 2017
A museum about one of the country's first African-American owned and operated television stations is set to open in Detroit next month. ... read more »
Supplier Success Vice President Glenda Gill Presented with ‘Keep Hope Alive Award’ at Rainbow PUSH/CEF Global Automotive Summit
October 5, 2016
The award recognizes Ms. Gill for her career-long work of advocating for social and economic change, ... read more »
From ‘Crack Baby’ to Mentor, Shawn Blanchard Defies the Odds
August 11, 2016
Blanchard is the CEO of Shawn Blanchard Productions, which focuses on public speaking, publishing mentorship, entrepreneurship and the image of excellence ... read more »
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