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February 12, 2008

Dr. Ben Carson Received Ford's Theatre Lincoln Medal

Earlier this week Dr. Ben Carson, renowned pediatric neurosurgeon at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore MD, was honored as a recipient of the distinguished Ford's Theatre Lincoln Medal award. This award is given to those who through their body of work, accomplishments and attitudes continue to exemplify the legacy and strength of President Lincoln. President Bush presented Carson this award at the White House.

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February 5, 2008

Black Heritage Stamp Recognizes Charles W. Chesnutt

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Charles Waddell Chesnutt, black author and political activist, is the 31st Black American featured in the Black Heritage Stamp Series. The US Postal Services started this series in 1978 with a stamp honoring Harriet Tubman. The series features legendary Black American leaders, inventors, educators, scientists, entrepreneurs, entertainers and athletes. Kudos to the US Postal Service for keeping the Black Heritage alive!!! Mr. Chesnutt's Bio

Browse the interactive gallery of the past Black Herit...

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February 5, 2008

"Black Wall Street"

This was the name given to Greenwood Ave in North Tulsa Oklahoma during the 1900s.  Blacks at this time developed a complete separate business district and community, which soon become prosperous and legendary. The business district was so successful that Booker T. Washington gave them the original name "Negro Wall Street." On 31 MAY 1921 the successful district was completely destroyed by one of the worse race riots in US history. Checkout the following videos for more information: Tulsa Race ...

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January 31, 2008

THE ROOT, new online magazine geared for Black Americans

The Washington Post recently launched a new website (online magazine), The Root, which features commentary from leading black writers and information on genealogy. Appears the genealogy segment is the key to the magazine's mission. Henry Louis Gates Jr. from  Harvard UNIV states, "family history through genealogy is a critical piece to African American heritage; to embrace the future is essential to understand one's past."

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January 31, 2008

Kmart Share the Word Event Series in Philly

Kmart celebrates Black History Month by hosting in-store events and activities paying tribute to Black Americans.  Also, they will host celebrity workshops that will cover: fashion, beauty, education, health and fitness. Customers will have the opportunity to meet and great various celebrities: Dr. Ian Smith, Laurie Ann Gibson, Ke Ke Palmer, Kelly Price and Dr. Randall Pinkett.  This event is scheduled every Saturday in FEB (2, 9, 16 and 23) Noon - 4PM. Check your local Kmart for more informat...

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January 31, 2008

"MLK Memorial One Step Closer To Reality"

"Stone of Hope" designed by Master Lei Yixin of China; this will be the centerpiece of the memorial.
"Stone of Hope" designed by Master Lei Yixin of China; this will be the centerpiece of the memorial.
KUDOS to the Kellogg Foundation, who donated $3M to the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation Inc. Construction will begin in April or May and will take almost 2 years to complete.

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January 28, 2008

Cat On A Hot Tin Roof

The first all Black production of Tennessee Williams Pulitzer Prize winning play directed by Debbie Allen. Play will be on broadway 12 FEB 08 - 13 APR 08 at the Broadhurst Theatre. Cast members: James Earl Jones, Terrence Howard, Phylicia Rashad and Anika Noni Rose. For more information visit CAT2008.

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January 24, 2008

Report: 46% of Black American Households Don't Bank

How true is this statistic? Reference the following link for more information: article/video

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January 14, 2008

Centennial Celebration for Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA) Sorority

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Thousands of members are descending upon Howard UNIV JAN 12-15, 2008 to celebrate the birth of Alpha Chapter and the nine visionaries who founded the Sorority in 1908. Among those making the pilgrimage home are five former international presidents and high profile members to include: actress Phylicia Rashad, the Honorable Peggy Quince, Florida Supreme Court Justice and 102 year old Mrs. Hazel Hainsworth Young, one of the Sorority's most senior members. 

Congratulations Sorors! - Soror, Karen

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November 26, 2007

"Black Women: Where They Stand"

NBC News, with Brian Williams, is running a five-part series this week, which will look at the issues facing black women across the nation. The series starts today MON, 26 NOV from 7-8PM. Topics include: MON (education), TUES (relationships within the black female community), WEDS (breast cancer), THURS (race vs. gender in the presidential race) and FRI (diabetes). If you have time to tune in, I think you will find the topics to be very enlightening.

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