Daily Archive: May 30, 2013

    Robert L. Johnson Talks Urban Revitalization During Afternoon Keynote

    Courtesty Of Detroit Regional Chamber “To me, my story is simply that someone gave me a shot, gave me a chance, gave me an opportunity to prove what I could do,” said Robert L. Johnson during his keynote address earlier this afternoon. Johnson, founder and chairman of RLJ Companies and founder of Black Entertainment Television, centered his dis…

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    Demanding More From Ourselves

    Frederick Douglass’ words –  “Power concedes nothing without a demand” – have been haunting me lately, because of the pressing issues we face in today’s…

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    Deputy Shoots, Kills Woman at Virginia Costco Store

    (AP) — A female worker at a northern Virginia Costco store who authorities say went at two sheriff’s deputies with a knife and scissors has been fatally shot. The shooting occurred about 3 p.m. Wednesday. Two Loudoun County deputies had been called to respond to a disorderly conduct complaint at the Sterling-area Costco. Police said …

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    ‘The Haves And Have Nots’: Does Tyler Perry Hate Black Women?

    Fact: Tyler Perry’s depictions of Black women on television and in film are consistently, intensely polarizing and problematic. They are either too weak or too strong; cartoonishly naive or abrasively cynical and bitter. They have survived abuse at the hands of devastatingly handsome Black men — who are portrayed as jealous, vengeful, omnipotent, om …