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Morgan Freeman to Produce Limited Series About Rodney King

LAPD’s brutal assault on Rodney King in 1991 is one of many moments in American history that mark the nation’s stagnant progress toward equality. Before social media’s big boom, a 26-year-old Black man was beaten in the street by four Los Angeles law enforcement officers who would later be acquitted (despite the camera-documented use of…

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Black In The Day: Back To School Edition

Welcome to Black In The Day, your bi-weekly serving of yesteryear’s magical, inimitable and unforgettable Blackety Blackness courtesy of Alexander Hardy.   As chirren, teachers, staff, parents, and administrators greet new year of adventure down at the schoolhouse, let’s take a look back pon some of the phattest and most memorable moments from Black academia’s…

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Denzel Washington Honored With Cecil B. DeMille Award At 2016 Golden Globes

“A single name can define an artist who is a peer and equal of all the legends. And if ‘Washington’ doesn’t ring out loud enough, then let that first name carry all the weight: that name is Denzel.” —Tom Hanks Denzel Washington was honored at the 2016 Golden Globes by friend and peer Tom Hanks with…

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Jill Scott Gives Chilling Performance of Billie Holiday’s ‘Strange Fruit’

Jill Scott took to the stage this weekend at A&E’s Shining a Light concert special, and her rendition of fellow Philadelphian Billie Holiday’s 1939 ballad on racism, “Strange Fruit” was just as iconic as the song. Originally a poem and published in a teacher’s union publication, “Strange Fruit” was written by Jewish poet Abel Meeropol in response to the mass…

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