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Aaron McGruder: Why He Used The Boondocks To Say The Unthinkable

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Aaron McGruder is perhaps one of the most controversial writers in history because of his comic strip The Boondocks, which was later turned into an animated TV series that he served as creator, executive producer, and head writer for.  McGruder was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1974 but moved to Columbia, Maryland at the age of 6 when his father accepted ... Read More »

Financial Juneteenth | Rapper David Banner Offers Surprisingly Good Financial Advice

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Reported by Dr. Sinclair Grey III Let’s face it: Many people within the African-American community have a problem acquiring wealth and sustaining it. Those who are financially illiterate will quickly find themselves struggling not only with what they earn, but what to do with it once they receive it. Even with all of the disparities between whites and blacks with ... Read More »

Motown Legend Jimmy Ruffin Has Died At 78

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The Associate Press is reporting that Motown legend Jimmy Ruffin has died at the age of 78 at a Las Vegas hospital. Details regarding his cause of death have not been released yet.  Ruffin’s children released a statement saying, “Jimmy Ruffin was a rare type of man who left his mark on the music industry.  My family in its entirety ... Read More »

Why did this amazing black movie tank at the box office?

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I’m having a hard time understanding why Beyond the Lights had such a disappointing opening this last weekend.  Not only is it starring the lovely actress, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, whose been picking up steam since “Belle” but the film was directed by Prince Bythewood (director of Love & Basketball).  The trailer and reviews looked great, so what in the world happened? ... Read More »

Financial Juneteenth | Meet the Man Behind Black America’s Favorite TV Shows And Film

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Reported by Kacie Whaley Rob Edwards is the brain behind some of the most memorable moments in black television history. The Detroit-bred writer went from delivering sodas for top players in showbiz to hustling his way into writing for timeless television shows such as A Different World, In Living Color, and The Fresh Prince of Bel Air. From collaborating with ... Read More »

What Are Morgan Freeman’s Top 10 Performances?

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Morgan Freeman is an actor, director and narrator who was born in Memphis, Tennessee in 1937.  He was the youngest of five children and grew up in Chicago and Greenwood, Mississippi.  He grew up looking up to such actors as Gary Cooper, Spencer Tracy and Sidney Poitier. Freeman’s interest in acting was the result of being forced to participate in ... Read More »

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