Why Black People Are Moving Back To The South


By Andrew Scot Bolsinger For virtually the entire history of blacks in America, a North-bound migration for better jobs, less discrimination and more opportunity has taken place. Now, perhaps for the first time in history, blacks are migrating back to the Deep South. Many, according to the Christian Science Monitor, like retired autoworker Charlie Cox simply want to return the ...

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3 Reasons You Need To Read Ralph Ellison


By Lechette Walker Ralph Ellison was a literally genius that contributed to the literally component of his times. His contribution and ideology is still valid in today’s ever-changing g environment. Ellison was born March 1, 1914 in Oklahoma City. He evolved to a great writer that published the best-selling novel Invisible Man in 1952. The book that captured the audience ...

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No One Knows Exactly How The Author Of “12 Years A Slave” Died


By Andrew Scot Bolsinger The spotlight following an Oscar for best picture has not helped solve the basic riddle to the life of Solomon Northrup, whose memoir from the 1840’s provided the story for the award-winning picture about his life, “12 Years a Slave.” For a man of that time who was not significantly famous, nor someone readily in history ...

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Nigerian Author Wins Major Prize For Fiction

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

By Andrew Scot Bolsinger Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s novel about race and identity was awarded the National Book Critics Circle prize for fiction. Adichie’s “Americanah,” was chosen over “The Goldfinch” author Donna Tartt and three other finalists according to a story in Newsone. Adichie is best known “Half of a Yellow Sun.” Americanah centers around a young man and ...

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Inmates Try To Escape With Prison Toilet


By Andrew Scot Bolsinger Four Rikers Island inmates reportedly attempted an escape on Monday by  ripping a toilet in the cell’s cinderblock, The inmates, Vernon Easley, Chris Martinez, Jeffrey Lashley, and Naquan Febres, reportedly crawled through the holes they created. Once out of their cells they attempted to attack an officer with bricks, according to report in the New York Daily News. Department records ...

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Harlem Continues To Heal After Tragic Building Explosion


By Dr. Sinclair Grey III No one wants or expects to deal with tragedy on any given day. Permit me to say it again – no rational person believes tragedy will come knocking on their door. Unfortunately, seven people became the victim of a powerful explosion that struck two 5-story buildings in New York City’s East Harlem neighborhood on Wednesday. ...

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New Ad Campaign Features Gay And Mixed-Race Parents


By Dr. Sinclair Grey III If you stop to look around the world, you’ll notice diversity from all sides. You can’t hide from seeing people in all sizes, shapes, and colors. In addition to what can be easily noticeable with your eyes, what you don’t easily see are the lifestyles of many people. Because we’re living in such diversity, businesses ...

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The Black History Fact That You Have To Know

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By: Stephanie Allen-Gobert Talk about your wing man! Although several people claim the invention of Buffalo wings, John Young who started a restaurant called John Young’s Wings and Things in Buffalo, New York in 1964 is part of the starting lineup. Young, a farm boy from Alabama, started cooking with his father on a riverboat before relocating to Buffalo. Young ...

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Was He Murdered? Farrakhan Offers To Fund Autopsy Of Chokwe Lumumba

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By Dr. Sinclair Grey III There’s a problem when someone appears to be in good health and all of a sudden, they are found dead. In other words, when a person is powerful in the political world dies prematurely, questions will arise as to what happened. Was it suicide? Was it homicide? Was it natural causes? Jackson, Mississippi Mayor, Chokwe ...

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Convicted Man Walked Free for 13 Years After Clerical Error


By Dr. Sinclair Grey III When an individual commits a crime, gets arrested and convicted, and sentenced to prison but the court makes a mistake and he/she changes their life around, should they be forced to do time? Let me say it this way. If the individual transformed their life from one of crime to becoming an upstanding member of ...

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