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Allyson Felix, Arts, Athlete Activism, Colin Kaepernick, Commentary, John Urschel, Muhammad Ali, Politics, Social Activism, State of the Black Athlete -

Athletic success may get you through the door, but be mindful, once you get here: “Stick to sports.” There has been an unspoken expectation and, more recently, an apparent insistence that athletes’ opinions and passions are to be kept quiet. But the cultural resonance, political awakening and activation of the black athlete has pushed back […]

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Arts, Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Museums, National Portrait Gallery -

As if Barack and Michelle Obama weren’t already immortal in so many ways, the world’s most famous couple is now forever embedded within the fabric of the nation’s capital with the unveiling of their official portraits. The special unveiling was held at the National Portrait Gallery on Monday morning. Distinguished guests — Steven Spielberg, former […]

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#MeToo, Activism, African American, Arts, Blacks, capaign, Celebrity Activism, Children, Community, Culture, Gala, Grammys, Inspiration, Jayz, Justice, Living, Maxwell, Mentor, Mentorship, MichaelEricDyson, Movement, nationalcares, Politics, Poverty, socialjustice, Top Stories -

The National CARES Mentoring Movement Third Annual ‘For the Love of Our Children’ GALA was a night of celebration and black excellence in our community. Award-winning broadcast Journalist, Tamron Hall, and Professor and best-selling Author, Michael Eric Dyson, hosted the event Monday night, in New York City. The honorees were Actress and Activist, Cicely Tyson; Minister and NAACP Leader […]

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25 Days of Sweetness, Aaron Maybin, Art Activism, Arts, Books, NFL -

The words and images are searing. They speak to the destructive nature of poverty, miseducation and murder. But they also speak to the power of perseverance and the indomitable spirit that has always allowed African-Americans to find a way out of no way. Those are but a few of the themes captured in the new […]

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Aisha Sabatini Sloan, Arts, Books, Crowdsourcing, Detroit, Kima Jones, Muhammad Ali -

Aisha Sabatini Sloan’s new book will knock you to your knees. In Dreaming of Ramadi in Detroit (1913 Press), she meditates on the United States’ tumultuous existence since 2013 and uses art (conceptual, theatrical, traditional) as well as her own recollections to make sense of it all — and to heal. Sloan’s memories weave through […]

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Arts, Derek Fordjour, PARADE, Social Activism, Sugar Hill Children's Museum of Art & Storytelling -

Mid-September in Harlem, New York. The wind, sotto voce. Rain is in the forecast but as yet, no tears from the clouds that hover above the neighborhood commonly known as the birthplace of the Harlem Renaissance. On the corner of West 155th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue stands a 13-story charcoal-colored building designed in 2015 […]

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Arts, Black History, Civil Rights Movement, Movies, Museums, Music, National Museum of African American History and Culture, Style -

It’s the first anniversary of the opening of Washington, D.C.’s extremely popular National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC). While visiting the NMAAHC is a life-changing experience, getting in can feel like praying on Willy Wonka’s golden ticket. But while you wait, you can have an amazing museum experience closer to home. There […]

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Arts, NFL, NFLPA, Super Bowl -

Players and fans of the National Football League are making their way to Houston for Sunday’s big Super Bowl LI showdown between the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons. But on Saturday, another league-related event will shine a light on a different side of the NFL and its players. Members of the National Football […]

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Arts, Community, Daily Uplift, Education, Get Lifted, Innovative Supplies, Michael Jordan, Sandra Bland -

There are some cool go-to strategies to use when considering entrepreneurship. You find a need and strive to meet it, and often success will follow. That’s exactly what this 27-year-old single mom did when she created Innovative Supplies. Meet Nneka, the chief executive officer. The aspiring history teacher noticed that there were no representations of […]

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A Tribe Called Quest, arts, Entertainment, Hip Hop, kendrick lamar, Music, Nas, Q-Tip, The Kennedy Center -

On Tuesday, the Kennedy Center named Q-Tip their first artistic director of hip-hop culture.  A […]

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Arts, Black Doll and Art Show, black dolls, Business, Dolls, Living, NYC, Sharon Alexander, Sky Kay Dolls -

SLIDESHOW - The fourth annual summer Black Doll and Art Show took place on July 21st in New York City...

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Arts, Atlanta, Chicago, Children, Creative, Crime, Inspiration, Murder, Music, Philadelphia, Video, Youth -

theGRIO REPORT - A rash of violent crimes in major cities like Philadelphia and Chicago have only highlighted the need to for creative programs to inspire and protect at-risk minority youth...

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