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Fishburne Baby Fishburne!

Laurence J. Fishburne, III has achieved an impressive body of work as an actor, producer and director. Starting at the age of 10, Laurence starred on the soap opera “One Life to Live.” He...

Governor Jerry Brown signs Prison Anti-Sterilization Bill

On Sept.25th Governor Jerry Brown signed into law SB 1135 Prison Anti-Sterilization bill authored by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson, sponsored by legal and human rights organization Justice Now, and...

COUNCILWOMAN CHARLES, DEPUTY MAYOR LEON, COUNCILWOMAN HUNTER AND MAYOR JACKSON DEMAND JUSTICE DEPARTMENT INVESTIGATION INTO RAMAPO WARD SCHEME

Current & Former Minority Elected Officials: Ward Referendum on 9/30 Would End 27-Year Black Representation on Town Board   New City, NY (BlackNews.com) — Leading African-American and...

TRIBECA FILM DOCUMENTARY “NAS: TIME IS ILLMATIC” TO DEBUT IN SELECT THEATERS NATIONWIDE STARTING OCTOBER 1 AND LIVING ROOMS EVERYWHERE ON OCTOBER 3

Nationwide (BlackNews.com) — The documentary on legendary MC Nas’ making of the 1994 landmark debut album ‘Illmatic’, Nas: Time Is Illmatic, will release theatrically in New...

DOUBLE DUTCH DOLLS, LLC LOOKS TO MAKE A BIG STATEMENT WITH A NEW LINE OF MULTICULTURAL BOOKS AND DOLLS

Atlanta, GA (BlackNews.com) — In 2013, approximately 3% of published children’s books featured African-American characters. The numbers were also not favorable for Latinos or Asian...

BLACK GIRLS GONE BLOND: STORIES FROM A NEWLY DISCOVERED SISTERHOOD

Washington, DC (BlackNews.com) — Joani Ward, author of You Don’t Have To Be Broke: So Wake Up, Shake It Up, and Make A Change, shifts from writing about numbers and entrepreneurship to...

Contagious Racism

By Jeremy Bamidele Race matters. According to longitudinal studies published in the 2010 article, “Racial Disparities in Job Findings and Offered Wages,” by Harvard professor Roland G....

California’s Slaves Continue to Risk Their Lives Fighting Wild Fires for $1.45 Cents a Day, While Wall Street Enjoys Record Highs Based Upon America’s Slave Labor Force

By Blake Turner Non-Violent offender laws is the driving force behind California’s Slave labor system which takes jobs away from many Californians. For almost 100 years California has used slave...

Joy Luck Amy

“The Boomer List” Interview with Kam Williams Born in Oakland, California on February 19, 1952 to immigrant parents from China, Amy Tan is an award-winning writer whose novel, The Joy Luck Club,...

My Odyssey of Self-Discovery across Three Cultures

Book Review by Kam Williams “’My family will hate me for this book, baby,’ I explained [to my wife]. She hugged me and assured me they would not, while no doubt sensing I was right. Later that...