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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘african american’

Shonda Rhimes Says The Glass Ceiling Is Still There

Shonda Rhimes is one of the most prominent women in television today as the creator of Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice and Scandal. She’s also frequently recognized as one of the leading voices behind the advancement of women and African-Americans in media. Despite all this success, she doesn’t feel that women are treated better in entertainment. The Hollywood Reporter reports that …

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Gentrification: Spike Lee Explodes Into Expletive-Filled Rant

Famed film director Spike Lee burst into an expletive-filled rant when an audience member posed a question regarding the gentrification of the New York boroughs at an African-American History Month lecture on Tuesday held at Brooklyn’s Pratt Institute. Lee, who was raised in the Fort Greene neighborhood of Brooklyn, claims that it is no longer the same place he grew …

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Misty Copeland: Unlikely Ballerina

Misty Copeland has made quite a name for herself in the world of ballet. She is a self-proclaimed traditionalist and purist when it comes to ballet, and she has contributed a new face to the art, as a biracial woman in her company, the American Ballet Theatre. She joined the theatre at the age of 16, only 3 years after …

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Cory Booker Sworn In As US Senator

Cory Booker has officially left his old job as mayor of Newar, NJ, and has become only the second African American to be elected to the Senate since Barack Obama. Booker has already gained a quite a celebrity status as the Newark Mayor, and he is viewed as a hero of the people. He was sworn in yesterday, after winning …

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Diddy Wants To Become An NFL Team Owner

Sean “Diddy” Combs or whatever he claims to want to be called now has declared that he wants to own an NFL team. The man who has changed his name probably more than anyone also said that he wanted to own a team years ago, and has now reaffirmed that plan. Diddy has so much money that he does not …

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One Year Old Shot To Death In New York

Police are currently investigating the death of a one year old boy, who was shot in the head while in a stroller. Gun violence seems to persist all over and with a tragic death like this one, hopefully more people will start to realize that there is a serious problem going on. The boy’s name is Antiq Hennis, an African …

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“Black People for Paula” Group Plans Times Square Rally

A Paula Deen fan club called “Black People for Paula” is planning a rally in Times Square. According to the group’s website, the (as yet unnamed) founder of Black People for Paula and “over 100 of [his or her] friends” will gather outside the windows of the Good Morning America set during the show’s filming on August 16. They plan …

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Elizabeth Catlett, Iconic African-American Artist, Dies At 96

Elizabeth Catlett may have worked in rough, hard mediums like wood and stone, but each of her pieces expressed a smooth quality that evoked softness. She made sculpting look easy. Born in 1915 in Washington, she grew up in a time filled with hardships for the African-American culture; she witnessed history make great changes–as well as mistakes–and used it all …

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