Girl Get Your Money Straight has been a favorite for years. Financial expert and bestselling author Glinda Bridgforth tells readers how to get their credit straight once and for all. If you’re drowning in a sea of debt, then it’s time to get your fin ...
Posted Wednesday, October 14th 2009 at 4:08PM
“Permission Slips is for every woman trying to take care of everyone around her - and nonetheless dropping the ball someplace. It's about making mistakes, and moving on. Sometimes it's about making the same mistake fifteen times in a row, but always ...
Posted Wednesday, October 14th 2009 at 4:06PM
The 10th Annual State of the Black Union, hosted by Tavis Smiley, convened in Los Angeles on Saturday, February 28th, again bringing many of the best and brightest African-American thinkers together to air their concerns for the community during an a ...
Posted Wednesday, March 4th 2009 at 12:02PM
Born in Newark, New Jersey on April 9, 1979, Keshia Knight Pulliam entered showbiz at an early age, making TV commercials as a toddler and already landing a recurring role on Sesame Street by the age of 3. But it was on The Cosby Show that she wormed ...
Posted Wednesday, March 4th 2009 at 11:37AM
During the run-up to the 2008 presidential election, while I was still the resident political commentator on the Tom Joyner Morning Show, I caused quite a stir among the listeners, who are largely African-American, by insisting that we hold then Sena ...
Posted Wednesday, February 25th 2009 at 3:55AM
On February 18, 2009, President Obama activated a $787 billion economic-stimulus package to help struggling Americans - one of the biggest economic-rescue efforts in U.S. history. He also established the White House Office of Urban Affairs "to bring ...
Posted Monday, February 23rd 2009 at 11:22AM
Henry Louis "Skip" Gates, Jr. was born in Piedmont, West Virginia on September 16, 1950 to Henry, Sr. and Pauline Coleman. Today, he is a world-renowned scholar and educator and the Alphonse Fletcher Professor at Harvard University.
In his capacit ...
Posted Monday, February 23rd 2009 at 12:26AM
Tyler Perry is a master at making modern morality plays which address an array of concerns of the African-American community. What makes his films feel so authentic is that his characters invariably reflect black culture in a manner which is instantl ...
Posted Friday, February 20th 2009 at 3:42PM
Independent singer Allen Watty has just taken controversy to another level. Watty is best known as the singer of the "Hurricane Song", which won rave national reviews from ABC News, MSNBC.com, and CNN.
Producer and songwriter Irvin Lee, comments, ...
Posted Monday, September 8th 2008 at 4:06AM
Black America Today discloses a comprehensive and nuanced look at how African Americans feel about many aspects of life in America, and cautions against a simplistic reading of Black America as a monolithic group.
The study's sponsor, Radio One, i ...
Posted Sunday, August 10th 2008 at 3:18AM
Bernie Mac, the actor and comedian who teamed up in the casino heist caper "Ocean's Eleven" and gained a prestigious Peabody Award for his sitcom "The Bernie Mac Show," died Saturday at age 50.
"Actor/comedian Bernie Mac passed away this morning f ...
Posted Saturday, August 9th 2008 at 2:15PM
New estimates show that least 56,000 people become infected with the AIDS virus every year in the United States -- 40 percent more than previous calculations, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Saturday.
The CDC stressed t ...
Posted Sunday, August 3rd 2008 at 1:42AM
Barack Obama's presidential campaign says a new song by supporter and rapper Ludacris is "outrageously offensive" to Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, Republican Sen. John McCain and President Bush.
The song brags about an Obama presidency being destin ...
Posted Friday, August 1st 2008 at 6:40PM
The Army formally apologized Saturday for the wrongful conviction of 28 black soldiers accused of rioting and lynching an Italian prisoner of war in Seattle more than six decades ago.
"We had not done right by these soldiers," Ronald James, assist ...
Posted Tuesday, July 29th 2008 at 2:48AM
Chinese police officials have forced some Beijing bar owners to sign secret pledges promising to prohibit blacks from entering their bars during the Olympics next month, a Hong Kong newspaper says.
The police denied the report yesterday, and most ...
Posted Tuesday, July 22nd 2008 at 6:41PM
A deal was recently struck between St. Louis native Anthony Stewart (Narrator and Publisher) and Audible, LLC (audible.com) to distribute The Mis-Education of the Negro audio book via iTunes, audible.com and Amazon.com. The public domain classic was ...
Posted Monday, July 21st 2008 at 7:18PM
Many African Americans believe that Jesus Christ was Black. They say that the Bible describes his hair as "like wool". To me, it doesn't matter at all. Jesus never emphasized his race to anybody, and always promoted equality amongst all races.
Posted Monday, July 21st 2008 at 4:07PM
"Education has become a matter of national security. Because we cannot control our schools, we cannot control our economy. And because we cannot control our economy, we cannot control and protect our quality of life in America," says Phillip Jackson, ...
Posted Monday, July 21st 2008 at 3:29PM
Is it just me or do you find that more and more white people don't think racism exists? Others say it exists, but it's "just not that bad." Are the people that say this plain ignorant or just really out of touch?
Most African Americans I know face ...
Posted Saturday, July 19th 2008 at 12:30AM
"CNN Presents: Black in America" a six-hour television event, examines the complex issues, successes and struggles of black men, women and families.
The program will air on July 23rd and July 24th with two different segments:
1) Black in Americ ...
Posted Saturday, July 19th 2008 at 12:10AM
While we all expect T-Shirts and bumper stickers to pop up everywhere during election season, a toy company in Brooklyn has taken presidential fan worship to a whole new level with the release of an Obama Action Figure.
Yes, in the tradition of Su ...
Posted Saturday, July 19th 2008 at 12:04AM
Are there really more Black men in jail then in college? Who came up with that statement? Where is the research? This PSA encourages us to start questioning research that sounds suspect. For more info, visit www.WhatBlackMenThink.com ...
Posted Saturday, July 19th 2008 at 12:01AM
Many scholars have said that it is incorrect to say "African American" because most those people aren't really African. They say that such usage is improper. So what is proper? Should we say we're just "Black"? Or "Negro"? Or does it even really matt ...
Posted Friday, July 18th 2008 at 11:56PM
Earl Ofari Hutchinson, a popular columnist, wrote this in a recent column: "He’s already apologized to Obama, and since Obama wasn’t the target of Jackson’s loose lip slur, Jackson should immediately apologize to blacks for not only trashing them, bu ...
Posted Friday, July 18th 2008 at 11:50PM