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70s actress gives bad news about her cancer diagnosis

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Reported by Nigel Boys Danielle Spencer (pictured), the former child star who played Dee Thomas in the ABC sitcom “What’s Happening,” which ran from 1976 to 1979, gave up acting to pursue her dream of becoming a veterinarian at Tuskegee University. However, the 49-year-old actress who is remembered for her line in the show, “Ohh, I’m gonna tell momma,” reportedly ... Read More »

Jada Pinkett-Smith’s stunt double speaks out about “blackface incident”

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Eagerly anticipated FOX TV show Gotham debuted to strong ratings and critical acclaim earlier this fall. But now, RadarOnline.com has learned, the primetime drama is coming under heavy criticism — and even accusations of racism — after a white stuntwoman’s face was reportedly painted black so she could double for an African-American actress. On the heels of the scandal, Jada ... Read More »

Black American Women And Foreign Black Men: A Perfect Match?

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Reported by Ree, “The (Ree)lationship Guide” For at least two decades, American media has been obsessed with placing Black women’s love life (or lack thereof) on television for the world to pathologize. Why can’t a successful Black woman find a man? is the headlining title for a special featured on ABC’s “Nightline.” The question was parroted by Oprah, the Washington ... Read More »

How Women Lose Themselves in Motherhood | Mia Redrick

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By Mia Redrick So many women lose themselves in motherhood. I call this the “Silent War,” the process of slowly fading away from yourself, your interests and your passions without even realizing that it is happening. At some point, all mothers face this crossroad in parenting. We come up for air and realize that we can’t answer even the most basic ... Read More »

Stanford professor explains EXACTLY why people get depressed

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Professor Robert Sopolsky at Stanford University is a respected biologist and psychologist.  He gives lectures for free on the Internet, and his classes have been viewed by millions of people.  The knowledge that Dr. Sopolsky shares is valuable and highly relevant to the African American community, even though he is applying it to anyone willing to listen. In the lecture ... Read More »

Toni Morrison Attended Howard Univ., But Her Papers Will Go to Princeton

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The papers of Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison will go to Princeton University, according to an announcement by Princeton’s president, Christopher L. Eisgruber, during a black alumni event. “This extraordinary resource will provide scholars and students with unprecedented insights into Professor Morrison’s remarkable life and her magnificent, influential literary works,” Mr. Eisgruber said. “The papers, which include about 180 linear feet ... Read More »

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