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Susan L. Taylor on the National CARES Mentoring Movement

January is National Mentoring Month

Susan L. Taylor, editor-in-chief emeritus of Essence magazine and CEO and founder of the National…

By Robin White Goode

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Zuckerberg Posts about Racial Injustice in Prison System

Mark Zuckerberg posts his thoughts on the U.S prison system

Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg, posts his views on the issues with the U.S. prison system.

By Samara Lynn

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Chastity Dotson, actress and app developer

BET ‘Single Ladies’ Star Builds Community Watch App in Wake of Police Violence

Chastity Dotson turns her acting talent toward technology in an effort to change the world

With Zafa, when a user presses a button in the app, three things happen; 1)…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Georgia Segregates its Troubled Kids in Jim Crow Schools

Justice Department finds their education subpar

The Justice Department finds that troubled kids in Georgia are segregated in old Jim Crow…

By Robin White Goode

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'Slavery By Another Name' airs February 13, 2012 on PBS

Director Sam Pollard Discusses ‘Slavery By Another Name’

Spike Lee collaborator explores the parallels between slavery and the industrial prison complex in new documentary

Longtime Spike Lee collaborator Sam Pollard delivers Slavery By Another Name, a powerful documentary covering…

By Brett Johnson

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WATCH: Tristan Wilds on George Lucas’ ‘Red Tails’ & Earning Respect

The young actor earns his stripes in Tuskegee Airmen film, which highlights the war heroes' historical impact

90210 star Tristan Wilds shares his experiences working with Star Wars creator George Lucas on…

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Are There Really More Blacks In Prison Than Were In Slavery?

Well, yes—and no. It's another example of how facts about black people, without context, can be dangerously misleading

Author Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness cites…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Enough Already with Trashing ‘The Help!’

This is a film worthy of our praise. So why are black folks hating, as usual?

The Help is getting mixed reviews. Some praise the film and its cast—including Viola Davis,…

By Caroline Clarke

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Power Moves: Today’s Revolution Will Be Tweeted

Social media continues to fire up global movements. Why Malcolm Gladwell may be surprised

Social media continues to fire up global movements. Why Malcolm Gladwell may be surprised

By Derek T. Dingle

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Though African American men and white men smoke cigarettes at roughly the same rate—25.5% compared with 23.6%—black men are 37% more likely to develop lung cancer and 22% more likely to die from it. For black women, lung cancer occurs at roughly the same rate as it does in white women, according to an American Lung Association report. Though the reason for the disparity is unclear, it appears to be the result of a confluence of factors such as genetics and access to healthcare.

Talking Points: What You Need to Know

Though African American men and white men smoke cigarettes at roughly the same rate—25.5% compared…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Tuskegee Airmen Honored in Off-Broadway Play

�Black Angels Over Tuskegee� Debuts to Sold Out Crowd

The play “Black Angels Over Tuskegee” follows six heroic African American men who all share…

By Renita Burns

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