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April 6, 2009

Michael E. Dyson's new venture starts today, 6 APR, in 18 Markets

Michael Eric Dyson
Author and social commentator Dr. Michael Eric Dyson launches his new syndicated news/talk radio show on 6 APR, with media titan Oprah Winfrey as his first guest.      

       The Michael Eric Dyson Show will air Monday through Friday in 18 markets, including Baltimore (WEAA-FM); Atlanta (WCLK-AM); Raleigh-Durham (WSHA-FM and WNCU-FM); Houston (KTSU-FM); and Las Vegas (KCEP-FM).

The show, produced by the African American Public Radio Consortium & Baltimore’s WEAA-FM, will feature thre...

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March 29, 2009

New African American Museum in DC coming in 2015

This museum may be the last important building on the mall. It will occupy a five-acre plot near the Washington Monument and the National Museum of American History. It is one of the last open spaces on the Mall, and the museum's founders have specified that the building must respect the history and visage of the monument. 

Officials with the Smithsonian, which will oversee the details of construction and exhibition content, said they didn't expect the building to be very tall, but it would cove...

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March 28, 2009

Remembering the Rens, the all black professional basketball team in NY


The New York Renaissance Team

On 28 MAR 1939, the Renaissance team defeated the all white Oshkosh All Stars in the World Professional Basketball Tournament at the Chicago Coliseum. This event took place several years before the formation of the NBA. 

The Rens, founded in 1923, were led by future Hall of Famers, William “Pop” Gates and Charles “Tarzan” Cooper. The squad also featured John “Boy Wonder” Isaacs, who has been a finalist in consideration for the Hall of Fame in recent years. Isa...

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March 7, 2009

Oprah shares the cover of her "O" magazine with Michelle Obama


Oprah Winfrey is for the first time sharing the cover of her magazine with somebody else: first lady Michelle Obama. The media mogul had gone solo on the "O" magazine cover for nine years.

In the issue that will hit the newsstands March 17, Winfrey interviews the first lady about topics ranging from her decorating philosophy to how she hopes she can help other women. In the interview, Obama talks about her first weekend in the White House and how the Obama family sees it as their respons...

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March 7, 2009

1st Black Female Flight Crew

For the first time in history, a domestic US flight was staffed by an all black female flight crew. The 4 - Captain Rachelle Jones, First Officer Stephanie Grant, and flight attendants Diana Galloway and Robin Rogers were in charge. 

Atlanta Southeast Airlines President Brad Holt issued the following statement: "Not only are these women gifted in their professions, but they set examples for young people across the country that with hard work, passion and determination, the sky is the limit."  

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February 23, 2009

2009 Black Heritage Stamp

The Anna Julia Haywood Cooper stamp will be available in June 2009. 

Anna Cooper was an author, educator and one of the most important black scholars. In 1923 she became the 4th black woman to earn a doctorate degree. Her book "A Vocie from the South" is viewed as one of the 1st arituclations of Black Feminism. She also touched on other topics in the book: from racism to socioeconomic realities of the black family.

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February 23, 2009

The Duke Ellington Coin

Don't forget to get your new Washington DC Quarter featuring the legendary Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington. What a way to continue celebrating our black history for 2009! 

To learn more about the man and other jazz artists during his time, checkout the following Duke Ellinton website: http://www.redhotjazz.com/duke.html

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February 23, 2009

Tyler Perry does it again with Madea Goes To Jail

'Madea Goes to Jail' wins big at the box office

This past weekend at the box office Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail opened with $41.1 million. It was the highest-grossing film ever for both Perry and the film's studio, Lionsgate. Since Perry's 2005 Diary of a Mad Black Woman - his highest previous dedut with $30 million.

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October 15, 2008

New Black Health Magazine



Black Health Magazine, a bimonthly healthy living publication, strives to empower African Americans with the information they need to make holistic, healthy lifestyle choices. While medical healthcare is one of the primary concerns of Black Health Magazine, the publication also addresses the physical, nutritional, beauty, financial, emotional and mental care of its readers. The premier newsstand issue of Black Health Magazine will go on-sale both nationally and internationally November 4, 2...

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October 14, 2008

AKA Centennial Barbie Doll

Greetings Sorors! Don't forget to purchase your AKA Collector's Barbie Doll by Mattel INC.  She is the first sorority Barbie Doll developed by Mattel. She is beautiful! From head to toe, she is perfect!

Did you know? The first Black American Barbie Doll was released by Mattel INC in 1968, named Christie. They later gave her a male companion, named Brad, in 1970.

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