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French Sculptor Falsely Makes White Men The Heroes Of Slavery

French Sculptor Falsely Makes White Men The Heroes Of Slavery

By: Stephanie Allen-Gobert The artist Pierre-Jean David d’Angers, well known during his time, commemorated some of the most celebrated public figures of his time in stone and bronze. One image he depicted is a representation of a violent episode in the history of slavery in the West Indies; but this is a deceptive type presentation, […]

Girl Gets Punished For Saving A Classmate’s Life

Girl Gets Punished For Saving A Classmate’s Life

By Andrew Scot Bolsinger Administrators at a Virginia Beach, Va. middle school suspended a sixth-grade student for ten days after she took a utility knife from a classmate who was harming himself, threw it away and then after talking to her parents reported it to school officials the next day. Adrionna Harris’ mother Rachael Harris […]

Why Black People Are Moving Back To The South

Why Black People Are Moving Back To The South

By Andrew Scot Bolsinger For virtually the entire history of blacks in America, a North-bound migration for better jobs, less discrimination and more opportunity has taken place. Now, perhaps for the first time in history, blacks are migrating back to the Deep South. Many, according to the Christian Science Monitor, like retired autoworker Charlie Cox […]

3 Reasons You Need To Read Ralph Ellison

3 Reasons You Need To Read Ralph Ellison

By Lechette Walker Ralph Ellison was a literally genius that contributed to the literally component of his times. His contribution and ideology is still valid in today’s ever-changing g environment. Ellison was born March 1, 1914 in Oklahoma City. He evolved to a great writer that published the best-selling novel Invisible Man in 1952. The […]

No One Knows Exactly How The Author Of “12 Years A Slave” Died

No One Knows Exactly How The Author Of “12 Years A Slave” Died

By Andrew Scot Bolsinger The spotlight following an Oscar for best picture has not helped solve the basic riddle to the life of Solomon Northrup, whose memoir from the 1840′s provided the story for the award-winning picture about his life, “12 Years a Slave.” For a man of that time who was not significantly famous, […]

Nigerian Author Wins Major Prize For Fiction

Nigerian Author Wins Major Prize For Fiction

By Andrew Scot Bolsinger Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s novel about race and identity was awarded the National Book Critics Circle prize for fiction. Adichie’s “Americanah,” was chosen over “The Goldfinch” author Donna Tartt and three other finalists according to a story in Newsone. Adichie is best known “Half of a Yellow Sun.” Americanah centers […]

Inmates Try To Escape With Prison Toilet

Inmates Try To Escape With Prison Toilet

By Andrew Scot Bolsinger Four Rikers Island inmates reportedly attempted an escape on Monday by  ripping a toilet in the cell’s cinderblock, The inmates, Vernon Easley, Chris Martinez, Jeffrey Lashley, and Naquan Febres, reportedly crawled through the holes they created. Once out of their cells they attempted to attack an officer with bricks, according to report in the New […]

Harlem Continues To Heal After Tragic Building Explosion

Harlem Continues To Heal After Tragic Building Explosion

By Dr. Sinclair Grey III No one wants or expects to deal with tragedy on any given day. Permit me to say it again – no rational person believes tragedy will come knocking on their door. Unfortunately, seven people became the victim of a powerful explosion that struck two 5-story buildings in New York City’s […]

New Ad Campaign Features Gay And Mixed-Race Parents

New Ad Campaign Features Gay And Mixed-Race Parents

By Dr. Sinclair Grey III If you stop to look around the world, you’ll notice diversity from all sides. You can’t hide from seeing people in all sizes, shapes, and colors. In addition to what can be easily noticeable with your eyes, what you don’t easily see are the lifestyles of many people. Because we’re […]

The Black History Fact That You Have To Know

The Black History Fact That You Have To Know

By: Stephanie Allen-Gobert Talk about your wing man! Although several people claim the invention of Buffalo wings, John Young who started a restaurant called John Young’s Wings and Things in Buffalo, New York in 1964 is part of the starting lineup. Young, a farm boy from Alabama, started cooking with his father on a riverboat […]