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Nov 27th

Book review: “The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama” by Gwen Ifill

Book review: “The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama” by Gwen IfillA few months ago, you made an X, drew a line, flipped a switch, or otherwise indicated which candidate you wanted to see in the White House. Whichever you did, you helped make a first.

Would the next Pennsylvania Avenue resident be the first African American president, or would he govern with the first woman VP?  Were you mourning because your candidate wouldn’t be the first woman president? Or did you cast your vote elsewhere, thus making history by not voting for a first-time history-maker?

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Rashida’s rhapsody

Rashida’s rhapsody Born in L.A. on February 25, 1976, Rashida Leah Jones is the younger daughter of jazz icon/composer/arranger/record producer Quincy Jones and actress Peggy Lipton of Mod Squad fame. Rashida was raised in Bel Air and attended the prestigious Buckley School where she was a member of the National Honor Society and voted the “Girl Most Likely to Succeed.” The academic overachiever also received religious training at a Hebrew school en route to Harvard University, and she continues to practice Judaism today.
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Intimate bio-pic recounts the illustrious careers of Carmen De Lavallade and Geoffrey Holder

Intimate bio-pic recounts the illustrious careers of Carmen De Lavallade and Geoffrey HolderCarmen De Lavallade and Geoffrey Holder have been happily-married for 53 years. During that time span, the talented couple has not only raised their son, Leo, together, but they’ve supported each other’s every creative endeavor over the course of celebrated and enduring careers in the arts.
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Cosby kid chats about successful comeback

Cosby kid chats about successful comebackBorn in Newark, NJ on April 9, 1979, Keshia Knight Pulliam entered showbiz at an early age, making TV commercials as a toddler and already landing a recurring role on Sesame Street by the age of three. But it was on The Cosby Show that she wormed herself into America’s hearts as adorable Rudy Huxtable, the baby of the much-beloved television family.

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State of the Black Union: Tavis assembles Black luminaries in L.A. for 10th Annual gathering

State of the Black Union: Tavis assembles Black luminaries in L.A. for 10th Annual gathering
The 10th Annual State of the Black Union, hosted by Tavis Smiley, convened in Los Angeles on Saturday, Feb. 28, again bringing many of the best and brightest African American thinkers together to air their concerns for the community during an all-day affair aired live on the C-Span Network. The event was divided into two different panels consisting of leading luminaries from all walks of life.
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Book review: “Basketball Jones” by E. Lynn Harris

You’ve waited almost exactly a year for this.

March Madness will be dribbling in soon, and if you’re nuts for nets, you’re probably overjoyed. If you’re not a watcher, well…

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The Black List, Volume 2: HBO special again profiles prominent African-Americans

Film critic Elvis Mitchell and director Timothy Greenfield-Sanders have collaborated on another series of fascinating interviews with a mix of African-American artists, activists, academics and athletes. Many are instantly-recognizable icons who need no introduction, such as Tyler Perry, Laurence Fishburne, Melvin Van Peebles, Bishop T.D. Jakes and Angela Davis.
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