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‘Girls Trip’ to open 2017 American Black Film Festival

By |March 23rd, 2017|

(Photo: Universal Pictures)On Wednesday, June 14, the American Black Film Festival will open with the new comedy Girls Trip. Girls Trip follows the story of four lifetime friends who are traveling down to the annual Essence Festival and follows them on their adventures of sisterhood and hijinks. “The MPAA is thrilled to once again sponsor the Opening [...]

President Obama dedicates the Smithsonian Museum of African American History

By |March 23rd, 2017|

The first black president of the US has formally opened the first US national museum about the African-American experience, in Washington DC. Barack Obama ...

Haiti Police Vehemently Dispute Ex-President’s Claim of an Assassination Attempt

By |March 23rd, 2017|

Haiti ex-President Jean-Bertrand AristideHaitian police on Tuesday, March 22, rejected claims by ex-President Jean-Bertrand Aristide’s lawyers and associates that the twice-elected, twice-ousted former leader was the target of an assassination attempt. Shots were fired at the former president’s motorcade Monday as it passed through an intersection in downtown Port-au-Prince. Aristide ally Yvon Feuille and lawyers [...]

White workers at ‘The Breakfast Club’ radio show claim reverse racism, file suit

By |March 22nd, 2017|

According to a new lawsuit, a television broadcasting group is claiming that Power 105’s “The Breakfast Club” discriminates against white people. Todd Baker, Douglas Goodstein, Richard Wilson, Michael Schiff and Jason Preziosi, the four men who produced television broadcasts of the show, allege that they were fired after being told that they did not understand “the [...]

‘Uncode’ Series Seeks to ‘Undo the Miseducation’ Perpetrated on Black Community by Mainstream Media

By |March 21st, 2017|

Myisa Plancq-Graham said it feels “right” to work with her husband, Ali Graham. (Myisa Plancq-Graham)For the creators of “Uncode,” a series that showcases stories of the Black experience, being selected for the 41st annual Atlanta Film Festival can be summed up in a single phrase: “Damn good.” Ali Graham, who created “Uncode” in 2016, and [...]

Arkansas Finally Recognizes That MLK, Jr. Should Not Share a Holiday with a Confederate General

By |March 21st, 2017|

The Arkansas legislature voted to combine the holidays celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. and Gen. Robert E. Lee in 1985.The national holiday honoring the life and memory of beloved civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. will no longer be celebrated in conjunction with that of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, a group of Arkansas [...]

Howard University professor investigated for holding mock slave auction

By |March 20th, 2017|

(Getty Images)A white professor at Howard University is under investigation for holding what has been called a mock slave auction in his classroom. The class was covering Frederick Douglass’ slave narrative when the professor singled out one of the only two black men in the room. He went on to discuss how slaves were examined [...]

1619 | History of African Americans | Black History Fun Facts

By |March 20th, 2017|

http://www.calvinearl.com What black history fun facts do you know? During black history month we celebrate the history of African Americans and the original ...

ExxonMobil to Spend $5 Billion to Drill for Oil In Guyana by 2020

By |March 20th, 2017|

Georgetown, Guyana — The U.S.-based oil company ExxonMobil said it will be investing $5 billion as it prepares to explore oil production in Guyana by 2020. ExxonMobil Country Manager Jeff Simon said on Thursday that its local affiliate Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited has applied for a production license and has contracted floating production storage [...]

Trump’s favorite ‘Irish proverb’ is actually a quote from a Nigerian poet

By |March 19th, 2017|

(Getty Images/Facebook)President Donald Trump met with Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny on St. Patrick’s Day, and during the meeting, Trump wanted to share his favorite “Irish proverb.” “As we stand together with our Irish friends, I’m reminded of a proverb — and this is a good one, this is one I like. I’ve heard it for [...]