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Oscar Champ

Russell Williams II Speaks on Image Awards

Seeing Quincy Jones’ name listed as a composer for the 1967 film In the Heat of…

JC Watts

Will J.C. Watts Help GOP Win Blacks?

Still reeling from its losses in the 2012 election, the Republican Party has begun doing…

Elaine Brown

Elaine Brown on Obama, Gun Control

Elaine Brown, the only woman to head the Black Panther Party, became chairman when Huey…

Beyonce

Beyoncé Omits Family Troubles in Documentary

As watch parties for Beyoncé’s HBO documentary, Life Is But a Dream, popped up across America on…

President Barack Obama

Black Leaders Score Obama’s Speech

In his State of the Union address tonight, President Obama proposed raising the federal minimum wage to…

Harlem Fine Arts Show

Diversity of Talent at Harlem Fine Arts Show

The creative talent of many notable and emerging contemporary artists of the Black Diaspora will…

Muhammad and Lonnie Ali at the Allstate Sugar Bowl on Saturday

Muhammad Ali Near Death, Claims Brother

Muhammad Ali is fighting for his life, says his brother, Rahman Ali, in an interview…