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Hayes, 'Shaft' singer and disco presage, dies Print E-mail
Written by Associated Press   
Sunday, 10 August 2008
ImageMEMPHIS, Tenn. — Isaac Hayes, the baldheaded, baritone-voiced soul crooner who laid the groundwork for disco and whose "Theme From Shaft" won both Academy and Grammy awards, died Sunday afternoon after he collapsed near a treadmill, authorities said. He was 65.
Chicago comedian Bernie Mac dead at age 50 Print E-mail
Written by Associated Press   
Sunday, 10 August 2008
ImageBernie Mac blended style, authority and a touch of self-aware bluster to make audiences laugh as well as connect with him. For Mac, who died Saturday at age 50, it was a winning mix, delivering him from a poor childhood to stardom as a standup comedian, in films including the casino heist caper "Ocean's Eleven" and his acclaimed sitcom "The Bernie Mac Show."
Black in America -- 5 Key Questions Print E-mail
Written by Roger Madison Jr., CEO iZania   
Friday, 25 July 2008

ImageWhere do we go from here?  Amy Alexander at observes, "Certainly, the show shines a spotlight on the scope of blackness. But will black viewers see or learn anything that improves their daily lives or inspires new thinking or action? And will viewers unfamiliar with "the black experience" learn anything that will expand or positively inform their opinions of blacks, or—more to the point—spur them to reach out to blacks?"

Disappearing Voices in Black Radio Print E-mail
Written by Donna Lamb   
Friday, 11 July 2008


No, it isn’t just your imagination. Black radio really is vanishing.
The new film “Disappearing Voices – The Decline of Black Radio” explains why. Written and narrated by veteran radio personality Bob Law and directed by independent filmmaker U-Savior...

Black America Today Print E-mail
Written by Radio One Press Release   
Sunday, 29 June 2008

 Radio OneBlack America Today provides a fresh look at more than 30 million African-Americans -

based on the most detailed snapshot ever of African American life.  Finding strong group identity around culture and traditions, the study sheds light on and shatters myths about who we are as a community.   The study provides the most detailed snap shot of African American life in the United States today, and finds strong group identity across age and income brackets. It also discloses a comprehensive and nuanced look at how African Americans feel about many aspects of life in America, and cautions against a simplistic reading of Black America as a monolithic group.


The Black Jobless Picture - From Bleak to Bleaker & Out of Sight Print E-mail
Written by Carl Bloice, BC Editorial Board   
Saturday, 21 June 2008

The nation’s official jobless rate leaped from 5.0 percent in April to 5.5 percent in May, far outstripping the expectation that the increase would be to 5.1 percent. It was the largest percentage increase in 22 years. The jobless rate for African American rose from 8.6 percent in April to 9.7 percent a month later.

Education and Economic Independence Print E-mail
Written by Conrad W. Worrill, PhD   
Monday, 19 May 2008
ImageIn this present era of economic and educational onslaught against the African Community in America, it is important that we understand that the rise of the African Centered Education Movement should be linked to our quest for economic independence. We must free the “African mind” through African Centered Educational activities so that we might better understand the importance of economic self-reliance.
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