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Brief History: Mainstream Media vs. Black Civil Rights

The views expressed by the mainstream media are simply a reflection of the point of view from a critical mass of influential people. They do not represent ethics, morality, common sense or the common good unless that coincidentally coincides with the consensus of the masses at that particular moment in time. “The press is so […]

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Black History?

Most of the Black History that I have learned has been about courageous African Americans breaking color lines. Rosa Parks defied unjust societal norms; The “Little Rock Nine” went to public school in the face rabid racism; and Jackie Robinson was the first African American to play in an all White baseball league.  However, is […]

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Is Black Face the new high fashion?

The October edition of French Vogue features pictures of Dutch model Lara Stone in which the naturally pale-skinned blonde’s face and body are painted black.

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[Did you know] A black man invented the Venti Latte… kinda

More than 1,000 years ago, a goat herder in Ethiopia’s south-western highlands plucked a few red berries from some young green trees growing there in the forest and tasted them. He liked the flavor and the feel-good effect that followed. Today those same berries, dried, roasted and ground, have become the world’s second most popular […]

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[New to You] The Spook that Sat by the Door (1973)

A movie that you should have seen but probably haven’t.

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