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

An Incredible milestone in Black History..

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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

Doug Williams still has his place in Black History!

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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..

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

Conversations Of A Sistah

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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

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‘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:

I have to…

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Praise Cleveland

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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…

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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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