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In “Black Reconstruction in America,” published in 1935, W.E.B. DuBois claimed that Black labor “became the foundation not only of the Southern social structure, but of Northern manufacture and commerce, of the English factory system, of European commerce, of buying and selling on a worldwid…

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The nominations for the 2022 NAACP Image Awards were announced on Jan. 18 by “Proud Family” star Kyla Pratt, “blackish” actor Marcus Scribner and singer-songwriter Tinashe via the @naacpimageawards Instagram page.

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NEW YORK — Following a year of professional milestones born of her work on America’s history of slavery, Pulitzer Prize-winning Black journalist Nikole HannahJones said she is clear-eyed about her mission to force a reckoning around the nation’s self-image.

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JOHANNESBURG — A South African Cabinet minister on Dec. 24 urged the cancellation of an upcoming U.S. auction of a key to the Robben Island prison cell where Nelson Mandela, the country’s first Black president, was long jailed for his opposition to apartheid.

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R&B legend James Brown’s estate has been sold for an estimated $90 million, enabling him to fulfill his dying wish to fund scholarships for children in need for perpetuity.

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Grab your hot cocoa, matching PJs, plush blanket, and put The Temptations’ “Silent Night’’ on repeat! It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. This year, there are eight new original holiday flicks you can add to our movie night next to “The Preacher’s Wife” and “The Best Man Holiday.” 

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Gordon Parks was the first Black photographer hired by Life magazine. He was a pioneering photo-journalist, a film director (“Shaft,” “The Learning Tree”), a bestselling novelist and a composer.

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TAMPA – Chance L. Boyd gives readers an intense glimpse into his life with the release of his debut book, “Cell To Success: A Journey of True Liberation.’’ The book offers 62 chapters of vivid imagery and addictive storytelling right out of the gate. 

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A former columnist for the Chicago Tribune and the author of two novels (“Only Twice I’ve Wished For Heaven” and “An Eighth of August”), Dawn Turner has often written about ordinary people “who managed to do extraordinary things with next to nothing.”

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This isn’t about the 2016 NFL preseason when then-San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick set off a firestorm with his silent protest during the national anthem. It’s not about the fallout that has led to five years and counting of him not getting an offer from an NFL team.

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LOS ANGELES — Television fare that reflects the nation’s increasing racial and ethnic diversity is finding favor with industry gatekeepers and viewers, according to a study of the 2019-20 TV season released Tuesday.

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CHICAGO — A judge on Oct. 15 denied a last-ditch effort to dismiss a criminal case against actor Jussie Smollett, who is accused of lying to police when he reported that he was the victim of a racist, anti-gay attack in downtown Chicago in January 2019.

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NEW YORK — The annual Soul Train Awards will be presented for the first time at New York City’s Apollo Theater, the legendary Harlem performance venue, as two icons of Black culture team up.

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NEW YORK — Lashana Lynch was in stunt training when she found out she was going to play a 00 agent in the James Bond film “No Time to Die.”

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The author of six books, including “Nigger: The Strange Career of a Troublesome Word, Interracial Intimacies, and For Discrimination: Race, Affirmative Action and the Law,” Harvard University Law School professor Randall Kennedy is no stranger to controversy and intellectual combat.  Critics…

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Chadwick Boseman’s legacy will continue to loom large: Howard University and Netflix have established a $5.4 million scholarship in the name of the late actor and awarded it to four students at his alma mater.

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ATLANTA — The original beloved version of “The Wonder Years” debuted 33 years ago and ran six seasons, a warm nostalgia bath back to the late 1960s featuring fresh-faced suburban 12-year-old Kevin Arnold crushing on Winnie Cooper.

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If there’s an image that can signify American tabloid culture of the 1980s, it just might be the iconic eyelashes of Tammy Faye Bakker, a groundbreaking televangelist and the wife of charismatic preacher Jim Bakker.

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NEW YORK — The long-delayed Tony Awards have landed two impressive master of ceremonies: Tony- and Grammywinning singer and actor Leslie Odom Jr. will host a splashy TV special, and the awards will be hosted by Tony-, Grammy- and Emmy Award-winning actor and singer Audra McDonald.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — After several road trips to Nashville to see Tennessee Titans games, the Williams family from Madison, Alabama, was excited to have something new to check out this summer: a museum that proudly and conspicuously stands out from all the other music attractions in Music City USA.

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