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Mydreamalive.com presents the Iconic Leontyne Price

What does it take to change the face of African-American culture?

A person that believes in what they believe and does not care what anyone else thinks!

One of her favorite quotes:

Accomplishment has no color

                                                         Leontyne Price

What an amazing person, performer, and voice like no nother.

Born in Laurel, Mississippi on February 10, 1927, Leontyne price grew up with  the love of music stirring inside of her veins. Like most African-American children, Leontyne got her music chops and internship in church, growing up listening to the type of music that could stir a soul. She new right then and there that she was going to make music, and affecting people’s lives, her  profession.

Now here is where the story gets interesting.

She chose to pursue a career in Classical/Operatic music and not jazz or gospel music!

huh??

This is where the disconnect happened for many of good ole down home black folks.

She went to Central State College in Wilberforce, Ohio and got encouragement and inspiration to further her love for the genre.  Leontyne went to college to become a music teacher. While hearing her sing one day in a Hall, the President of the College, Dr. Charles H. Wesley encouraged her to change her major from education to voice.

Leontyne Price earned her B.A. in June 1948, and headed to New York to study at the Julliard School of Music where she had won a full tuition scholarship. At Julliard, she received voice training from Florence Ward Kimball, a distinguished teacher, and, in her last year, she gave a strong performance as Mistress Ford in the student production of the opera, Falstaff. Upon seeing her in this production, Virgil Thompson immediately invited her to star in a revival of his opera, Four Saints in Three Acts, which ran on Broadway for three weeks in April 1952. Less than two months later, Price made her debut in Dallas, in a role that would carve her name in the minds of audiences everywhere; she appeared as Bess in a revival of Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess.

Leontyne Price achieved one of the greatest artistic victories of her career on January 27, 1961, when she debuted at the Metropolitan Opera as Leonora in Verdi’s Il Trovatore. This performance ignited a 42-minute ovation, one of the longest in the Met’s history. Critic Harold Schoenberg wrote: “Her voice was dusky and rich in its lower tones, perfectly even in its transitions from one register to another, and flawlessly pure and velvety at the top.”

Over the years, Leontyne Price has won 15 Grammy Awards for vocal recordings she has made, and she has been on the cover of Time and 27 other magazines. In addition, she was the only opera singer to be represented in the list of “Remarkable American Women: 1776-1976″ in Life Magazine‘s Bicentennial issue in 1976. She now lives quietly in a cozy house in New York’s Greenwich Village.

Even with her amazing popularity in Europe, her status as an African-American Icon has yet to be truly celebrated!

There is more than enough evidence, rewards, reasons, and accolades to make this happen today!

Derrick Butler is CEO and Founder of Mydreamalive.com which has a mission of changing the negative images that media portrays as African-American heroes, to positive images that are true African-American Icons.

President Elect Barack Obama

President Elect Barack Obama

Booker T. Washington
Booker T. Washington

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Can you believe what happened yesterday? There was no trickery at all by the Republican Party. Why???

Can you say > LANDSLIDE <
America has spoken and truly picked the best man for the job. The fact that this man happens to be the First African American elected to the highest office in the land, creates the most historic event in African American History.
Booker T. Washington once said:
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Character, not circumstances, makes the man.
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Those that tell us that we can’t, we shall respond that sums up a creed of people..”Yes We Can”
Barack Obama and his incredible team has officially raised the bar of expectation.
I tell the young African American man  – Pull up your pants
I tell the African American woman        – Stand by and believe in your Man
I tell the race of African American people – The glass ceiling is now shattered and you can now do and be anything that you want to be. The Audacity of hope is real and you no longer have any excuses to hold you back.
You can look your self in the mirror and say “Yes I can”
You can look your kids in the face and boldly say… “You too can be President”
This day I am Inspired to achieve my dreams and aspirations. Mydreamalive.com is all about Inpiring people to be who and what they want to be.
Let no personal situation stop you from achieving your dreams.
When Barack Obama accepted the nomination to be the candidate for the National Democratic party, I will be the first to say… That was the start of the “African American Renaissance”
The time and this place will be written about, sang about, philosophied about until the end of time. Their will be programs and papers and books written about this moment in time. Artist will do paintings and write poems about this time.
The “African American Renaissance” will be a moment in time when the world will celebrate the fact that any man of color can achieve their dreams and achieve them.
What will you do with this time? What will you do that will signify your acceptance of this time and this moment.
Mydreamalive.com I give to you as a people, and I Inspire to be great!!
What about you?????
OBAMA, OBAMA, OBAMA, OBAMA, OBAMA, OBAMA!!!!!!
President Barack Obama

President Barack Obama

No longer just a dream

No longer just a dream

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Today I Inspire to see Barack Obama get the keys to the White House!!

President Bush will go down as the absolute worst president ever!

President Nixon who has been dead since 1994 can finally rest in peace.

Bush stole the election in Florida and it came down to one state because of

the FEAR tactics that the Republican Party used. Al Gore was the peoples

President, clearly winning the poplular vote. America was reintroduce to the

Electorial college in that election and it showed just what a joke the

Electorial college is. Why shold it come down to middle america? I am

not saying it should be dominated by the big states either. If the big

states were the way to the Big House, then the little states woud be ignored.

Well here comes Barack Obama, a constitutional Harvard Lawyer that knows

how to play the game the way it was meant to be played. They will probably

find a way to change the rulesafter they lose the Pres election.

Bush and his croonies have almst Bancrupt the nation, with the gas prices,

tax welfare for the rich, and going to war with a country that did not attack

us on 9/11.  America is sick and tired of the lies and games that these sick

tyrants play. Americans will show just how sick we are when the vote comes

through today for Barack Obama. They will not be able to steal this one. He

has big money on his side.

So Bush needs to put an ad on Craigslist.org and start looking for movers.

I am sure C. Rice will be ther to hep him!

Oh.. and please hurray up.. Mchele needs to get the last of the

measurements!!  lol

It won’t be close   Barack Obama  310      Johh McCain    220

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Published on Wednesday, June 4, 2003 by the Washington Post

Middle Class Tax Share Set to Rise
Studies Say Burden Of Rich to Decline
by Dana Milbank and Jonathan Weisman
  
Three successive tax cuts pushed by President Bush will leave middle-income taxpayers paying a greater share of all federal taxes by the end of the decade, according to new analyses of the Bush administration’s tax policies.
As critics of the tax cuts in 2001, 2002 and 2003 have noted, the very wealthiest Americans — those earning $337,000 or more per year — will be the greatest beneficiaries of the changes in the nation’s tax laws. And, as administration officials have argued, low-income taxpayers will also enjoy a disproportionately lighter tax burden.


Conservatives and liberals alike agree that Bush’s tax policies have shifted more of the tax burden to the middle class.

 

The result is that a broad swath of lower-middle, middle- and upper-middle-income people, as well as some rich Americans, will carry a greater share of the federal tax burden after the laws passed in the past three years are fully implemented. While taxes are scheduled to decline for all income groups, those earning more than $28,000 but less than $337,000 will end up paying a greater share of the taxes than they did before the changes.

The findings, by two groups that have been critical of the Bush administration’s tax policies, add a new wrinkle to the increasingly contentious debate over the fairness of Bush’s tax policies and which income groups would benefit most.

Liberal groups have argued that the Bush administration is penalizing the poor while rewarding the rich. In part to answer those critics, Republicans have targeted the poor with expanded tax refund checks for families with children, a new 10 percent tax bracket and a larger earned-income credit for married couples who are poor.

The result may be a surprise to both sides: By the end of the decade, the middle class will be picking up a greater share of the government’s tab.

“It’s hard to get a lot of progressivity at the very top,” said R. Glenn Hubbard, the architect of Bush’s most recent tax cut proposal and a former chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers. By slashing taxes on dividends, capital gains and inheritances, the cuts ensure that tax burdens will no longer rise consistently with income, as they would with a perfectly “progressive” system. “But,” Hubbard added, “we’ve very much retained progressivity overall because so much money was dumped into the bottom rates.”

The two studies focused on separate issues. Citizens for Tax Justice examined the percentage changes in total federal taxes that would be paid by different income groups through 2010. The Tax Policy Center, jointly run by the Brookings Institution and the Urban Institute, looked at the share of federal taxes that would remain for the various groups once those changes are fully phased in. But the studies reached similar conclusions.

Citizens for Tax Justice found that for the lowest fifth of taxpayers — those earning below $16,000 — federal taxes would fall 10 percent between now and 2010, while federal taxes for those in the second quintile — earning between $16,000 to $28,000 — would fall 12 percent. At the other end of the scale, the decline for the top 1 percent of taxpayers — those making $337,000 and up — would be 15 percent.

In contrast, for taxpayers earning between $45,000 and $337,000, the decline would be 7 percent, less than half the cut reaped by the very wealthy.

Citizens for Tax Justice assumed that those provisions in the tax laws scheduled to expire before 2011 would expire as scheduled, although administration officials have said they are determined to make those changes permanent.

The Tax Policy Center assumed that all proposed tax cuts would become permanent. It found that the share of federal taxes paid by the top 1 percent of taxpayers would drop to 22.8 percent of the total in 2011, from 24.3 percent today, while the share paid by the lowest 40 percent would fall to 2 percent, from 2.2 percent.

All others would have a slightly larger proportion of the federal tax burden in 2011 than they do today. For families earning between $22,955 and $80,903, their share of federal taxes would rise from 25.5 percent to 26.1 percent.

Both groups included all federal income, payroll, corporate and estate taxes; Citizens for Tax Justice also included excise taxes.

Treasury Department officials said the studies are skewed because they include Social Security and Medicare payroll taxes, which the tax cuts did not seek to reduce. Pamela F. Olson, the assistant Treasury secretary for tax policy, said that if Social Security taxes are included, then Social Security benefits should also be measured. “Then you would have a very progressive system,” she said.

Instead, Olson pointed to the Treasury’s analysis of the impact of successive tax cuts on individual income taxes only. In that analysis, all taxpayers with less than $100,000 in income are shown to be paying a smaller percentage of their income in taxes than they did before Bush took office. Households earning $100,000 or more are now paying 73.3 percent of federal income taxes, up from 70 percent.

Figuring out whether tax policy benefits the wealthy or the poor is a hotly disputed subject. Liberals favor a progressive tax system in which households pay higher tax rates and a higher share of their total income as they climb up the income ladder. By that measure, the Bush tax cuts have made the tax code less progressive. By 2011, the poorest taxpayers’ after-tax income will have risen only 0.3 percent, according to the Tax Policy Center, while household income for the richest 1 percent of taxpayers will have jumped 8.6 percent.

Conservatives say the better measure is which group winds up paying a greater proportion of the tax burden after the tax cut. The rich may get the largest dollar benefit from the tax cuts, but the top 20 percent of households will still be paying 71.5 percent of all federal taxes in 2011.

Conservatives and liberals alike agree that Bush’s tax policies have shifted more of the tax burden to the middle class. Kevin Hassett, a conservative economist with the American Enterprise Institute, said it “makes complete sense” that this would happen as a result of Bush’s policies.

Changes such as the elimination of the estate tax and the reduction of the stock-dividend tax disproportionately benefit the wealthiest 1 percent, who have the largest amount of assets and capital. Those at the other end of the income spectrum benefit disproportionately from targeted tax cuts such as the child tax credit.

With the biggest gains going to the wealthiest and to low-income taxpayers, those in the middle inevitably get a higher tax burden because they don’t qualify for the targeted tax breaks that go to the poor or the investment-related tax breaks that go to the wealthy. “The middle class is predominantly labor income,” Hassett said.

Copyright 2003 The New York Times Company

 

I hope this has opened your eyes

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MLK the Dream is Alive

MLK the Dream is AliveWe can overcome

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Here we are so close to the finish line.
Wow.. Did MLK have this in mind? Was this the America that he was dreaming about?
When he talked about an America that did not see the color of your skin but the content of your character, was he talking about this time, this place and this hour?
Barack Obama & MLK have so much in common.
MLK was looking at our Social equality the ability to eat at the same table, go to the same schools and vote at the same Voting booth.
Barack Obama is focused on our Economic equality, being able to earn a descent living, save and move our families to the next economic level.
The last 8 years the gap between the rich and the middle class has grown at an alarming rate. We have  taken a step back.
Now with Barack Obama so close to victory, one can only hope & pray that we have enough courage to cross the finish line.
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The Start of Reagonomics and Free Market Deregulation

The Start of Reagonomics and Free Market Deregulation

Creator of Free Market Economics
Creator of Free Market Economics

Milton Friedman

(July 31, 1912 – November 16, 2006) was an American Nobel Laureate economist and public intellectual. He is best known among scholars for his theoretical and empirical research, especially consumption analysis, monetary history and theory, and for his demonstration of the complexity of stabilization policy.[1] A global public followed his restatement of a libertarian political philosophy that insisted on minimizing the role of government in favor of the private sector. As a leader of the Chicago School of economics, based at the University of Chicago, he had a widespread influence in shaping the research agenda of the entire profession. Friedman’s many monographs, books, scholarly articles, papers, magazine columns, television programs, videos and lectures cover a broad range of topics in microeconomics, macroeconomics, economic history, and public policy issues. The Economist hailed him as “the most influential economist of the second half of the 20th century…possibly of all of it”.[2]

His views of monetary policy, taxation, privatization and deregulation informed the policy of governments around the globe, especially the administrations of Ronald Reagan in the U.S., Brian Mulroney in Canada, Margaret Thatcher in Britain, Roger Douglas in New Zealand, and Augusto Pinochet in Chile, and (after 1989) in Eastern Europe.

Greenspan, Bush 41 and Bush 43 are economic disciples of the Trickle Down Theory of Economics!

What a disaster! This economic theory almost destroyed a country!

The rich get richer and the poor get poorer, that is the whole stance of the repubican welfare system. I can not even believe that McCain has the nerve of accuse Barack Obama of Socialism! Marxist Socialism!!

Espeically after the 750 Billion handout that McCain and Bush and all of their croonies are handing out to their pals on Wall Street!

This is the highest form of TREASON! 

Taking the hard working dollors of the American workers and giving the money to the very Rich and the people that caused the disaster to happen in the first place.

This failed economic theory has never worked. Somewhere in the back of my mind, I am thinking that they may have not planned for it to work in the first place. Now that they have lined their pockets with CASH, they are taking off with the CHINA!

I think the main reason that McCain and the Republican party want to win, is that they don’t want a full investigatin of what really happened on Wall Street!

If by the help of God we are able to do a full investigation, we will find out that the true crooks that are behind this disaster planned the whole thing, and will be found guilty of their crimes.

Then finally go to jail, the place >>>>>>> WHERE THEY ALL BELONG!!! <<<<<<<<<<<<<

Given everything to American

Given everything to American

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Barack Abama is here - READY or NOT

Barack Abama is here - READY or NOT

Tell me…

Is this the same America that George Washington envisioned?

Is this the same America that Martin Luther King Jr and countless other patriots fought and died for?

We at Mydreamalive.com believe in the American Dream. We at MyDreamalive.com want the American Dream to live on.

All of a sudden, if you do not go for what the GOP party believes is right, you are labelled a socialist, racist, terrorist

Everything about this is bad for America!!

Laura Ingram and her clan of leftist racist, have really stooped lower than 43 and his campaign against Kerry.

We are in a country where the biggest liar gets to be President of the United States!!

I have (3) daughters and I am always reminding them to tell the truth, be honest, play fair, be christian first, and two wrongs don’t make a right!

Doesn’t the GOP know that kids are watching and they are learning and you know what kids do? They repeat what they hear and see.

They don’t have the intellect to filter out the lies and to read and look for the facts. Even if the parents correct them, they still have been some type of impression.

First we are not Democrats or Republicans >>>>> WE ARE FIRST ALL AMERICANS!!!

On November 4th a President will be elected but at what cost?

Why can’t we all see that a divided America is a weak America, that is what our enemies across the ocean want from us.

Don’t ever forget what America stands for and what we are all a part of. The greatest Country on planet earth.

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> WE NEED TO ALL ACT LIKE IT!! <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

Wow,  Here is another day!

Today is another day and you can Inspire to be anything! You can decide today that you are going to finally:

  1. Stop Smoking
  2. Be faithful to your relationships
  3. Read a New Book
  4. Clean that Garage
  5. Get back in school and FINISH!
  6. Stop Gossipping
  7. SAVE! SAVE! SAVE!
  8. Pick a Presidential Candidate <<<< Sometime soon people <<<<<
  9. Laugh until it hurts!
  10. Give someone a smile
  11. Hug my love ones
  12. Call someone you haven’t talked to in a while
  13. Get off that sofa and EXERCISE!!!
  14. Did I say Pick a Presidential Candidate Already??? <<<OBAMA<<< OBAMA<<<<OBAMA<<<  :)
  15. etc…..

You get my drift!

Today is what you make of it and your mind is your mind and you can inspire to accomplish GREAT things.

So many times you here people complain about their situation. Come on PEOPLE!!

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If you need inspiration.. their is all the inspirational clothing and figures you need to inspire you to change and to achieve the dreams that you have.

Barack Obama decided in his mind when he was young that he would be GREAT!  If you don’t ever make it up in your mind, then it will NEVER HAPPEN!

What did you want to be when you were 5?

What happened to that dream?

Get back on track and Inspire to be GREAT today! There is nothing in the way but YOU!!!!

 OBAMA * OBAMA * OBAMA * OBAMA

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      Welcome to my post! This post will be about a couple of things that are truly dear to me. MyDreamAlive is a new clothing line that is dedicated to fashionable inpirational clothing. Come on people, let’s face it. Currently in the marketplace the only thing that you have to wear for inspiration is T Shirts and Hats! Now don’t get me wrong, my website mydreamalive.com has T Shirts & Hats lol, but that is only to start. I have to get started somehow, and right now the T shirt industry is a billion dollare industry! My ultimate goal is to have the number one inspirational line of clothing. I am talking Shirts, pants, dresses, coats, belts, shoes, etc.. So when you see MyDreamAlive you will ultimaticly get it! My quesiton is.. Is the world ready for an Inspirational Clothing line? What types of clothing would you like to see?

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Finally a work that SHOULD get peoples attention about African American History

Originally posted on theGrio:

As it expands into wider release, 12 Years a Slave seems to have accomplished an improbable feat.

It’s sparking conversations on African-American history and slavery in a month other than February.

The movie centers on Solomon Northrup, a free man who is lured from New York to Washington, where he is abducted, sold into bondage and taken to Louisiana. His struggle to survive and regain his freedom reveals the depth of the oppressive system that pervaded American life.

For example, the United States Constitution counted slaves as three-fifths of a person. That definition gave Southern states more Congressional seats and more power in determining the course of the nation.

“Counting slaves as three-fifths of a person would bring a state’s representation higher,” says Ed Pennell, a park ranger at the African Burial Ground National Monument in New York. “When you look at from that perspective, you get the idea of…

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An Incredible milestone in Black History..

Originally posted on Tankduckett's Blog:

THE HUFFINGTON POST 5 Hours Ago

On this day in 1967, Thurgood Marshall was sworn into the United States Supreme Court, making him the first African American to hold one of the prestigious seats. When he joined the bench, the Supreme Court was fairly liberal. Landmark cases such as 1973′s Roe v. Wade were passed under his tenure. Marshall also shared his strong opinions about that the death penalty is unconstitutional in the de facto moratorium for the 1972 case Furman v. Georgia. Over the years however, the judges appointed became more conservative.

He stepped down from the bench in 1991 and passed away in 1993 at the age of 84.

Take a look at some photos from the day he was sworn in.

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Grambling Fires Doug Williams

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Doug Williams still has his place in Black History!

Originally posted on CBS Atlanta:

Grambling State has fired head football coach Doug Williams after the Tigers lost the first two games of the season. Running backs coach George Ragsdale is taking over as interim head coach.

Grambling had a 1-10 record in 2012, including going 0-9 in the Southwestern Athletic Conference.

The 58-year-old Williams led the Tigers to the Southwestern Athletic Conference title in 2011, his first year back on the job. His first stint as coach began in 1998.

Williams was a starting quarterback for the Tigers before moving on to the NFL where he was the Super Bowl MVP with Washington in 1988.

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Black History Moment for sure..

Originally posted on K Soul 94.5:

This Black History Month, we honor the GAME CHANGERS: Everyday heroes whose actions make life better for the people around them. SEE ALL OUR GAME CHANGERS HERE.

gar2798hkTia Norfleet

Place of Residence: Virginia

Why She’s a Game Changer: It’s usually a diss to say a woman is fast but in Norfleet’s case, it is a compliment like no other. That’s because Norfleet is the first African-American woman to be licensed as a driver for NASCAR.

SEE ALSO: CEO Makes Difference In At-Risk Youth Against All Odds

Norfleet, daughter of racing veteran Bobby Norfleet, made her debut in August. Earlier this month, she started in the ARCA racing series, which serves as a stepping stone to the major NASCAR events. Wouldn’t it be great if Norfleet was in the pole position one day like trailblazer Danica Patrick was Sunday for the Daytona 500?

Patrick finished 8th, the highest finishing…

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This is must see TV…Angela Bassett?? Can’t wait to see

Originally posted on The CEO's Blog:

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With Black History month approaching, Lifetime television have rolled out their movie premiers for the month. Angela Bassett will star as Martin Luther King Jr.’s widow Coretta Scott King, who expanded his message of nonviolence and equality to a global audience until her death in 2006, in a Lifetime movie which will premiere on February 2nd.

To kick off black history month, Bassett stars as Mrs. King opposite singer Mary J. Blige as Dr. Betty Shabazz in the Lifetime original movieBetty and Coretta.

The film tells the converging stories of two very different young women united by a commitment to social justice and their struggle to raise their children alone while forging legacies from those of their slain spouses. It’s an angle that the mom of two (with actor husband Courtney B. Vance) particularly appreciates.

Both women were equally significant in their own right.

Ruby Dee narrates the film, as…

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This is perfect…seeing 150 Iconic African Americans face to face..finally being able to put a face with a name?…priceless

Originally posted on theGrio:

With Black History Month just around the corner, there’s a unique way to learn about the African-American experience other than opening up a textbook.

The National Great Blacks in Wax Museumin Baltimore has been featuring African-American historical wax figures for the past 30 years.

When they opened the first African-American wax museum in 1983, founder Dr. Joanne Martin and her late husband Dr. Elmer Martin were inspired to create the museum when they realized children in their community felt the color of their skin was a negative trait.

“For children, it becomes as close as we can to help them understand that [these historical figures] were real people who had real challenges, who had to make hard decisions in life,” Martin told theGrio in a phone interview. “[The displays] depict their struggles and hardships in a more tangible way.”

Starting with only four wax figures in their store front…

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Richard Prince

‘Django Unchained’ Action Figure Stokes Debate

Among journalists, reactions to the toys were mostly a version of “Oh, no, they didn’t!”

Django Unchained action figures (blackyouthproject.com)

Some Editors Failed to See No-Brainer Story

The controversy over Quentin Tarantino‘s “Django Unchained,” in which slavery is the backdrop for a spaghetti Western, ratcheted up a notch over the weekend when freelance entertainment journalist Karu F. Daniels, writing in the Daily Beast, reported that the movie characters — slaves and slavemaster — are being marketed as action figures.

“Little White kids can play Calvin J. Candie and make Django and Stephen ‘Mandingo fight’ or they act like they’re selling Broomhilda or just call them ‘nigger’ all day long. The possibilities are endless,” Columbus, Ohio, blogger Jeff Winbush wrote on Facebook when he heard the news.

On amazon.com Monday, a customer reviewer identified as E. Tucker wrote:

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Originally posted on Praise 1300:

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Terry Glover, the managing editor at EBONY Magazine passed away on December 24, 2012.

Glover had been working at EBONY since 2006, when she became the senior editor for Ebony. com. She became managing editor in 2009.

Linda Johnson Rice, Chairman of the Johnson Publishing Company and the daughter of EBONY founder Eunice W. Johnson, released a statement that reads:

“Terry touched many with her warm spirit and glowing smile during her six years with Johnson Publishing. Her contributions to EBONYwere innumerable and her passion shone through in everything she did. Terry will be greatly missed.”

 

Glover’s work can also be seen in various publications includingPlayboy, the Chicago TribuneUptown Magazine, and Savoy.

 

She graduated from Northwestern University with a B.A. in radio, TV and film.

 

No word on the cause of her death.

article courtesy of BlackAmericaWeb.com

 

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Can’t wait to see this film…

Originally posted on Praise 1300:

Bishop T.D. Jakes has just one word for Whitney Houston’s performance in the upcoming film Sparkle: “magical.” Jakes is a producer on the much-anticipated remake of the 70s film about three sisters who dream of singing fame and fortune. The new film will feature Houston in her last performance — the singer died in February of “a drowning and effects of atherosclerotic heart disease and cocaine use,” according to the Los Angeles coroner’s office.


“Whitney’s performance in Sparkle is incredible,” said Jakes, who has helped produce several films, including Jumping the Broom and Not Easily Broken. “I was shocked at what a good actress she was and I don’t know why — because I loved Bodyguard and some of the other things she did.”


It’s been well reported that perhaps the film’s most poignant moment is a scene where Houston’s character sings “His Eye on the Sparrow” in church. The…

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