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Gugu Mbatha-Raw brings depth to ‘Beyond The Lights’

Honored this past October with the “Emerging Icon” award from Elle Magazine at the celebration for their 21st annual “Women in Hollywood” issue, Gugu Mbatha-Raw is an actress on the rise.

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Dear White People

Racism is one of the most controversial topics in the United States. Though somewhere between the Civil Rights Movement and the election of America’s first Black president, a group of people have declared racism to be extinct, there are those that state there has been little or no improvement in the last 50 to 60 years – not to mention the many shades of grey with varying ideas of racism and where the U.S. stands today.

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Is Dallas ostracizing Africans?

When it was announced Sept. 30 that Liberian citizen Thomas Duncan was suffering from Ebola, many residents reacted with questions and curiosity about the disease, the patient and the possibility of contracting the virus.

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Harambee: Festival continues despites financial instability

The Harambee Festival is more than just a festival. For 40 years, the annual cultural event has provided a way for people to connect to their African culture and community.

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Around the State

The American Red Cross is seeking eligible donors to make an appointment to give blood to help ensure sufficient blood supplies are available for patients this holiday season.

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WeVote: Dallas County election

On Tuesday, we exercised our right to vote and selected those we want to represent us. In spite of the voter ID law, we still had an opportunity to vote and have our voice heard.

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Watching the elections from abroad

On Election Night, I usually stay awake as long as my eyelids are willing to cooperate.

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The legacy of Attorney General Eric Holder

While speaking to reporters regarding his resignation from the Justice Department, Attorney General Eric Holder, who became the nation’s 82nd attorney general in February of 2009, said that he would continue to participate in the national debate on social and political issues, and that he would continue his service to our country. I am hopeful that he does exactly as he has stated.

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Online career colleges flunk common sense

The most common model of college attendance is that a young person who graduates from high school and heads directly to college, perhaps taking a year off in between to work, take a “13th class.”

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Dishonoring success: Street cred, bling and civil rights

If you want a provocative comment about the Black community, turn to Charles Barkley

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When does one become ‘Black enough’ or ‘too Black?

Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl-winning quarterback Russell Wilson published a revealing article a month ago on ThePlayersTribune.com in which he discussed being a bully in grade school.

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Recreating historic Black Wall Street photo

Oct. 18 was a sight to remember, as members of the Black Dollar Project gathered together on the steps of the historic St. John MBC on Dowling to re-create the Black Wall Street photo.

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Improved quality of Medicare plans and steady premiums are great news as Open Enrollment begins

Fall is a wonderful time of year. Changing leaves. Cooler weather. It’s also the season for people with Medicare to review their current Medicare coverage, as Medicare Open Enrollment begins.

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Blacks ‘unbank’ at higher rates than Whites

When it comes to cashing checks and other financial transactions, Blacks are “unbanked” at much higher rates than Whites, according to a new report by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

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Black Press of America launches hashtag campaign

The National Newspaper Publishers Association, also known as the Black Press of America, is a 74-year-old federation of more than 200 Black community newspapers from across the United States. The Black Press has been a voice for and to African American communities since the first issue of Freedom’s Journal was published in 1827.

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Justin Simien: creator of Dear White People

Justin Simien, 31, is a Houston native and movie fan who finds direction and inspiration from directors like Stanley Kubrick and Ingmar Bergman. He is also the new, young director who has grabbed the baton that Spike Lee and John Singleton ran with in the decades previous.

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Civil rights groups rally voters for Nov. 4 elections

As voters prepare to cast ballots in the first federal general election since the United States Supreme Court shredded a key provision of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 with the Shelby County v. Holder decision, civil rights groups are gearing up to make sure those voters can still cast ballots.

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“Community standards” and Adrian Peterson

Adrian Peterson made his first court appearance last week. It is now widely known that he was indicted for behavior that not only is not a crime in Texas, it is specifically protected.

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Art Smith: Historic art collection of an African American jeweler

“From the Village to Vogue: The Modernist Jewelry of Art Smith” is an exhibition of striking necklaces, rings and bracelets created by African American designer Art Smith.

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Residents: Miles, apologize or resign

Dallas ISD parents and students, along with concerned residents, continued to call for either an apology from Superintendent Mike Miles or his resignation during the Dallas ISD school board meeting held at the district administration building on Ross Avenue on Oct. 22.

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