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Black women love going to church. In fact, they are the most religious group of people in the entire country. Church can be a wonderful, uplifting experience for some. But there are others who wonder...

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by Ashley Naples Some people are naive enough to think that America has become a post-racial society.  Most of us know that this post-racial fantasy is not only a lie in today’s world, but it...

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Light Girls Scheduled to Premier on OWN in January By Angela L. Braden It appears that Bill Duke is not finished hashing out the social implications and different experiences of dark and light skin women...

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by Marie Seva “The Jeffersons” was a 70’s sitcom with its cast primarily composed of African Americans.  Here are more interesting facts about one of the longest running American television series in history: 1.) “The...

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by Marie Seva Harriet Tubman once used a newspaper and pretended to read it to aid her in one of her escape journeys.  This was just one of many things this great woman accomplished during...

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1) Loletha Elayne “Lola” Falana was born on September 11, 1942 in Camden, New Jersey 2) By the age of three, Lola was dancing, and by five, she was singing in the church choir, so...

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Aretha Franklin is known as the Queen of Soul.  Franklin was born in Memphis, Tennessee on March 25, 1942.  After her mother died from a heart attack, Franklin and her four siblings moved with their...

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Lauryn Hill is a singer, songwriter, actor and producer.  She was born May 25, 1975 in a middle class suburb in South Orange, New Jersey.  She began singing and acting at an early age.  ...

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In this video, Dr Boyce Watkins and Dr. Monikah Ogando discuss the life of Maya Angelou.  Angelou died recently, but left a major imprint on our society.   Angelou spoke six languages, had 30 honorary...

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Dorothy Height was an educator and administrator who was also a well known civil rights and women’s rights activist.  She was born in Richmond, Virginia and moved to Rankin, Pennsylvania as a child.  Despite being...

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