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The Image That Destroys the Black ‘Welfare Queen’ Myth

From The Grio/David A. Love — They say a picture is worth a thousand words. In this case, it might be worth a thousand food stamps. In the town of Brushton, New York, 30 people were arrested for food stamp fraud. Can you guess how...

How the Internet Has Helped African Americans Break Into the Hair Business

It was a quick run with his little sister to the Korean-owned beauty supply store for a couple of packs of Brazilian hair which initially sparked Damien Stephens interest in the hair extension business. With no real clue on how to start, he went on...

‘Gone With the Wind’ prequel starring Mammy may be a mistake

Are we ready for Mammy’s story?” is a loaded question, with no easy answer. But it’s a question that Simon & Schuster has prompted with the announcement that it will publish a Gone With the Wind prequel, Ruth’s Journey, through its Atria imprint, focusing on Mammy, the role in the...

Ms. Muffin: The creator of several viral ‘prank’ videos speaks out

You might have seen a video in your Facebook newsfeed earlier this month that was filmed via camera phone. An obviously pregnant young woman is arguing loudly with her boyfriend/father of her unborn child. The fight gets physical and passengers intervene twice. One woman even takes...

#Breaking Black: Hillary Clinton, the big left and black America

In case you missed the news, Hillary Clinton has sewn up the Democratic primary and is well on her way back to the White House. Former president Bill Clinton, as the nation’s first gentleman, will have to balance curtain selections with his job as an...

Outkast Reveal Plans to Tour in 2014

The legendary hip-hop duo Outkast will not only be reuniting at Coachella 2014, but plan to take their show on the road. In a post from their official Outkast Facebookpage, Andre 3000 and Big Boi  announced that they will be touring in 2014 in honor of the 20th year anniversary of their classic...
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