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Gentrification: Spike Lee Explodes Into Expletive-Filled Rant 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 …

Misty Copeland: Unlikely Ballerina 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 …

Cory Booker Sworn In As US Senator 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 …

Diddy Wants To Become An NFL Team Owner 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 …

One Year Old Shot To Death In New York 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 …

“Black People for Paula” Group Plans Times Square Rally “Black People for Paula” Group Plans Times Square Rally
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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” …

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

Search Engine Geared Towards African-Americans, Good Business Or Bad?

Last week, IAC introduced a new search engine, Rushmore Drive, aimed at the roughly 12.4 million African-Americans online in the US.

My question for any African-American reader–and anyone else who has an opinion–do you really want such a search engine?