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Culture & Black Life

5 Great Reads to Fall Into

A Kind of Freedom by Margaret Wilkerson Sexton Evelyn is a Creole woman coming of age in New Orleans at the height of World War II. Luckily, she is from a family among the upper echelon of African-American society. Everything has been smooth sailing until she falls for Renard, a man from the other side

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Dick Gregory Laid to Rest: Bill Cosby, Stevie Wonder & More Pay Respects

Legendary comedian and civil rights activist Dick Gregory was laid to rest Saturday at the City of Praise Family Ministries church in Landover, Maryland. Celebrities who paid their respects included Stevie Wonder, representative Maxine Waters, Louis Farrakhan [who delivered the eulogy], rapper and political activist Killer Mike, Nick Cannon, India Arie, Scandal actor Joe Morton,

Joe Morton in a scene from TURN ME LOOSE by Gretchen Law, Directed by John Gould Rubin.
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Joe Morton Takes on Dick Gregory

Joe Morton is a household name, thanks in part to his amazing portrayal of the villainous Rowan Pope on ABC's Scandal. However, before Morton became a TGIT fixture, Morton showed off his versatile acting chops on television, film, and the stage. Morton was nominated for a Tony Award in 1973 for the musical Raisin; made

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FunkJazz Kafe Returns to ATL!

Morpheus proclaimed Neo "the one" in the Matrix, but living in America, James Brown wears the crown. The Godfather of Soul, changed music forever with his rough, rugged and raw riff that was always on the one.  He forged the foundation of funk, surged the sustenance of soul, and harnessed the history of hip hop.

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10 Great Comedy Pairings We’d Like to See on TV [PHOTOS]

Ask any funny person just how hard it is to get yuks on stage as a solo act, and they’ll tell you how excruciating it can be. Yes, there are those special few who have the right blend of timing, stage presence and physical prowess to pull it off, but the names are few and

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Martin Luther King III, Dick Gregory, George Clooney Arrested at Sudanese Embassy

Numerous religious leaders, four members of Congress, and two actors were arrested at a protest outside the Embassy of Sudan. Among those detained were Rabbi David Saperstein (president of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism), Martin Luther King III, Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.), civil rights activist Dick Gregory, and George Clooney. Following a referendum last