Celebration of Black Culture

T-Boz On TLC's Legacy, Touring with Chilli and Beating the Odds

TLC's Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins' life is one filled with overcoming insurmountable odds and finding blessings in unexpected places. Watkins was diagnosed with sickle cell disease at the age of seven and spend much of her childhood in and out of ...
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Loving Your Enemies

I am forced to preach under something of a handicap this morning. In fact, I had the doctor before coming to church. And he said that it would be best for me to stay in the bed this morning. And ...
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Universal Hip Hop Museum in the Bronx Awarded $3.75 Million Grant by New York State

New York state officials have approved a $3.75 million grant to help build the Universal Hip Hop Museum, according to cnn.com.
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Umoja! Good Black News Wishes You and Yours a Very Happy Kwanzaa

Heri Za Kwanzaa! Kwanzaa, for those who are new to the party or need a refresher, is an African American and pan-African seven day cultural holiday that goes from December 26 to January 1 and celebrates family and community.
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Jamie Foxx Nominated for SAG Award for Just Mercy

“I am humbled to be in the company of the other legends in this category. I am so grateful for this recognition from my peers in the SAG community. Just Mercy is one of the most life-fulfilling films I have ...
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Kedrick Brown Is Golden

Houston actor, Kedrick Brown, lands guest starring role on the NBC's New Amsterdam.
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John Witherspoon, Comedian, and Actor Who Starred in ‘Friday,’ Has Died at 77

Actor and comedian John Witherspoon, whose hilarious takes on father-figure characters made for iconic scenes in a number of movies and television shows including "Friday," died at his home Tuesday, a family spokesperson told CNN.
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Kirk Franklin Boycotts Gospel Awards Show After Comments Were Edited

Gospel music artist Kirk Franklin posted a video on Monday saying he will boycott the Gospel Music Association’s Dove Awards after comments he made were edited out when they were televised.
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History-Making Tyler Perry Studios Has Grand Opening Gala

Actors, directors, musical artists, filmmakers and politicians such as Oprah Winfrey, Beyoncé, Stacey Abrams, Ava DuVernay, Viola Davis, Samuel L. Jackson, Spike Lee, Tiffany Haddish, Whoopi Goldberg, Reginald Hudlin and Halle Berry showed up to support filmmaker and entrepreneur Tyler ...
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Labor Day Classic: Deeper Than a Rivalry

I’m so glad I went to PVU! I’m so glad I went to PVU! Singing glory hallelujah, I went to PVU!! If you’ve ever attended or have otherwise affiliated with a Historically Black College or University (HBCU), then you likely ...
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Obama remembers Toni Morrison as a 'national treasure'

Former President Barack Obama on Tuesday honored the life and legacy of author Toni Morrison, who died Monday night at the age of 88.

Toni Morrison lit the way to guide us out of our troubles

Toni Morrison's death this week at 88 comes at a fraught moment, when the country feels trapped in a hornets' nest of racist rage and violence. America is being summoned, yet again, to atone for its original sin, white supremacy.

Toni Morrison, 'Beloved' author and Nobel laureate, dies at 88

Toni Morrison, author of seminal works of literature on the black experience such as "Beloved," "Song of Solomon" and "Sula" and the first African-American woman to win a Nobel Prize, has died, her publisher Knopf confirmed to CNN.
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Toni Morrison's works spoke to a generation of us

As a little black girl who didn't always want to be black, Toni Morrison at once understood me and shamed me.
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Black Male Educators Sound Alarm Regarding Lack of Diversity in P-12 Classrooms

University of Phoenix and the National Network of State Teachers of the Year release white paper as "canary call" to improve students' cultural and academic edification through diversification of the teaching profession
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