Daily Archive: September 11, 2013

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    Three Black Filmmakers

    Oscar Micheaux would be proud of the progress African-American filmmakers have made in the last 30 years or so, although there is still far to go.For those unfamiliar with Oscar Micheaux, he was a pioneering Black film producer and director. Working against tremendous odds, Micheaux made nearly 50 films from 1919 to 1948.At the time of this…

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    Black Unemployment: Can The GOP Help?

    SPECIAL TO NEW AMERICA MEDIAAfter five years of nonstop bad news regarding Black unemployment, the Obama administration was finally able to celebrate some good news last month, or so it seemed.In July, African-American unemployment dipped to 12.6 percent, a small but significant change from June’s 13.7 percent unemployment rate and substantially l…

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    The Charge To WSU President Wilson

    Wayne State University is Detroit’s pride. Its strategic location in this major African-American city provides the university an unparalleled opportunity to shape Detroit’s educational future while guaranteeing an empowering education to all who come from far and near from across the globe to get a Wayne State education.Aside from being one of the…

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    4th Porn Performer Tests Positive For HIV, Advocacy Group Says

    Although production in the porn industry was briefly shut down after a performer was revealed to be HIV-positive in August, a fourth performer has announced to an advocacy group they too have been infected with the disease. The Free Speech Coalition, an adult industry trade group, called for a halt to adult film production last Friday after a …

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    Reflections: Another Legend Winner, But…

    John Legend (real name: John Stephens) has clearly found his niche. He has a sound and style that are uniquely his (I love his expressive voice) and his new album, “Love in the Future,” clearly shows him in fine form.This rather long awaited album is a must for his large and loyal following.However, when artists primarily, or exclusively, record…