Celebration of Black Culture

Obama remembers Toni Morrison as a 'national treasure'

Former President Barack Obama on Tuesday honored the life and legacy of author Toni Morrison, who died Monday night at the age of 88.

Toni Morrison lit the way to guide us out of our troubles

Toni Morrison's death this week at 88 comes at a fraught moment, when the country feels trapped in a hornets' nest of racist rage and violence. America is being summoned, yet again, to atone for its original sin, white supremacy.

Toni Morrison, 'Beloved' author and Nobel laureate, dies at 88

Toni Morrison, author of seminal works of literature on the black experience such as "Beloved," "Song of Solomon" and "Sula" and the first African-American woman to win a Nobel Prize, has died, her publisher Knopf confirmed to CNN.
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Toni Morrison's works spoke to a generation of us

As a little black girl who didn't always want to be black, Toni Morrison at once understood me and shamed me.
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Black Male Educators Sound Alarm Regarding Lack of Diversity in P-12 Classrooms

University of Phoenix and the National Network of State Teachers of the Year release white paper as "canary call" to improve students' cultural and academic edification through diversification of the teaching profession
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Houston Comedian Brings the Funny to NBC

Bring the Funny, NBC’s newest show which aired on July, 9, 2019, is an American comedy competition series hosted by comedian Amanda Seales. Bring the Funny’s 10- episode series features 30 contestants of various comedy acts performing in front of ...
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R. Kelly is indicted on federal charges of child pornography and transporting women and girls for sex

R. Kelly faces federal charges Friday after two indictments allege that he made videos of himself having sex with minors, paid minors and their families to lie to investigators about allegations against him, and exposed one woman to a sexually ...
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Business Style: Meet Ashley Odom, Owner of Omazing Occasions

One lick, two licks, three licks were all it took to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop. Knowing how the flavors would combine in your mouth, slow licking was not an option. You wanted the satisfaction now. However, ...
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Lil KeKe Salutes Houston-Based DJs for Annual 7Thirteen Day

If you ask anyone in the south who Lil’ Keke is, you might get a swift leg movement two times to the left and the right as they rub their head to do the “Southside” (“Don’t Mess With Texas”). The ...
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Disney's The Lion King Cast Photo Revealed

Disney’s “The Lion King,” directed by Jon Favreau, journeys to the African savanna where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny.
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Passing the Torch

I can imagine that whenever the name of 15-year old tennis phenom Cori ‘Coco’ Gauff is brought up that a certain young lady in the city of Houston face lights up with excitement. It’s as if she is looking at ...
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'25 Black Women in Beauty' Launches to Celebrate Black Women Professionals, Entrepreneurs and Influencers in the Beauty Industry

25 Black Women in Beauty celebrated their official launch with a private dinner at the Whitby Hotel, featuring some of the most powerful black female executives, entrepreneurs and influencers in the Beauty Industry today. The inaugural dinner, sponsored by Rémy ...
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Bushwick Bill Dead at 52 Due to Pancreatic Cancer

One incident can change the course of life. Before Bushwick Bill got shot in the eye, he didn’t think he had much to live for. He told us so in the lyrics of his 1992 hit “Ever So Clear.” Claiming ...

Robin Givens Bares Her Soul and Finds Her Purpose

Actress Robin Givens has played many roles in her life; retiring wallflower not being among them. She burst onto the scene as the beautiful and brainy Darlene on Head of the Class, a sitcom that aired on ABC from 1986 ...
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Spike Lee’s ‘Do The Right Thing’ Returns to Theaters to Celebrate 30th Anniversary on June 28

According to deadline.com, Universal Pictures plans to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Spike Lee’s groundbreaking and still-topical film Do the Right Thing with a re-mastered 4K restoration that will hit theaters June 28.
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