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‘A chain across generations’

‘A chain across generations’

Editor’s note: Here is an edited version of President Obama’s remarks at the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) 45th Annual Phoenix Awards Dinner in Washington, D.C. on September 20. On the challenges of our times, from giving workers a raise to getting families health coverage; on the threats of our time, from climate change to nuclear […]

New pressure for cities to end segregation in housing

New pressure for cities to end segregation in housing

HUD to apply stricter guidelines to ensure more fairness for Blacks BY TERESA WILTZ STATELINE.ORG WASHINGTON — “Show Me a Hero,” a new HBO miniseries, takes us back to the late 1980s, when the city of Yonkers, N.Y., was under a federal order to desegregate — or face massive fines. The show tracks the story […]

1 in 4 female college undergrads have been victims of sexual misconduct

1 in 4 female college undergrads have been victims of sexual misconduct

BY TERESA WATANABE LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS More than one in four female undergraduate students reported they were victimized by nonconsensual sexual contact in a national survey of 27 universities released Monday. But the survey for the Association of American Universities, one of the most comprehensive ever conducted on college sexual misconduct, found wide variation in […]

Florida’s Finest – Meet James & Jodi

Florida’s Finest – Meet James & Jodi

James Moore describes himself as driven, ambitious and versatile. The current Abercrombie and Fitch model and aspiring actor is very athletic and has been scouted to attend a basketball camp in Houston. Contact James on Twitter and Instagram @greatness1012 or jbmoore1012@yahoo.com. CREDIT: Dejohn Barnes Jodi is a third-year veteran cheerleader for the Miami Dolphins. She […]

The soul of Selloane

The soul of Selloane

The South African songstress is the vocal star of the Cirque Du Soleil show ‘La Nouba.’ BY PENNY DICKERSON FLORIDA COURIER Attending the circus is a familiar part of American culture and arguably a childhood must. But a new trend under the big top exists with the innovation of Cirque Du Soleil’s “La Nouba” at […]

Historic Emmy win for Viola Davis

Historic Emmy win for Viola Davis

‘Murder’ star the first Black woman to win in the drama category BY YESHA CALLAHAN THEROOT.COM It was Viola Davis’ night and the rest of the nominees in the category for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series were along for the ride. Davis, who was joined by Taraji P. Henson in the same category, won […]

Washington taking August Wilson’s plays to HBO

Washington taking August Wilson’s plays to HBO

EURWEB.COM Denzel Washington is giving folks more of August Wilson‘s classic material to chew on as he brings the playwright’s American Century Cycle series to HBO via a deal with the cable network. Shadow and Act reports that Washington will serve as a producer of all 10 plays in the series, which portray the 20th-century […]

First lady to be guest on ‘Project Runway Junior’

First lady to be guest on ‘Project Runway Junior’

BY NY MAGEE EURWEB.COM There’s no doubt that First lady Michelle Obama is a fashion icon with impeccable style and a classic sense of glamour, which we’re hoping will inspire the young designers of tomorrow on “Project Runway Junior,” the teenage spin-off of Lifetime’s hit fashion designer competition show. The new series features 12 fashionistas, […]

‘Rosewood’ is ‘man candy’ with a glossy Miami background

‘Rosewood’ is ‘man candy’ with a glossy Miami background

EURWEB.COM Morris Chestnut plays private pathologist Dr. Beaumont Rosewood Jr. in the Fox series “Rosewood,’’ and his appeal alone will certainly be a draw for the ladies, many of whom may not be fans of police crime dramas. However, they could find that a smartly dressed Chestnut – accented by the gloss of Miami – makes […]

Houston to receive lifetime achievement honor

Houston to receive lifetime achievement honor

Grammy-winning gospel singer Cissy Houston will be honored at Saturday’s Gospel Image Awards in Charlotte, N.C. The mother of the late Whitney Houston will receive the lifetime achievement award at the event, to be held at the Halton Theater. Houston was in the well-known vocal group, the Sweet Inspirations, who performed alongside artists like Aretha […]