Byron Allen, Comcast Square Off in Historic Race Discrimination Case

By Piper Hudspeth Blackburn and Chiara Vercellone – November 13, 2019 WASHINGTON — An 1866 Reconstruction era law was put to the test Tuesday when Supreme Court justices wrestled with the standard that television executive Byron Allen must meet to move forward with his discrimination complaint against Comcast Corp. “[The

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The True Story Behind ‘Green Book’

February 10, 2019  Stephanie Officer There are several scenes in the Oscar nominated film “Green Book,” that are still up for debate in real life — more than half a century later. Academy Award-winner Mahershala Ali plays Don Shirley, otherwise known as Doc Shirley, a Classical and Jazz pianist of Jamaican

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Spike Lee Boycotts Gucci and Prada, Says ‘They Don’t Have a Clue’ About Racism

By Joshua Espinoza Feb 08, 2019 Spike Lee said he will no longer wear Prada or Gucci until the fashion houses “hire some black designers.” The Oscar-nominated director made the announcement via Instagram on Friday in light of the labels’ blackface controversies. Prada received backlash less than two months ago for an

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National Association of Black Journalists Rips Into Trump For Treatment of Black Women Reporters

By Chris Mills Rodrigo – 11/09/18 06:30 PM EST The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) released a statement Friday saying it was “appalled” by President Trump‘s “continued disrespect” of African-American women journalists. Headlined “NABJ appalled by President Trump’s continued disrespect of African-American women journalists and journalists in general,” the statement

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Black Venture Capitalists Raising $370 Million This Year. How Much Will Go to Black Businesses?

by Jeffrey McKinney October 29, 2018 In an extraordinary new development, funding for black businesses is flourishing. More than $370 million has been raised or planned this year to back black venture capitalists. However, the percentage that will go to black businesses, remains to be seen. The growing trend is phenomenal

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How ‘Night School’s Will Packer Became The Rare Producer To Open 10 Films Atop The Weekend Gross Charts

by Mike Fleming Jr October 9, 2018 9:22am EXCLUSIVE: Universal Pictures has just closed a deal to acquire Beast, an action-thriller for Will Packer to produce. The logline is being kept under wraps, but the film will show what happens when man is forced to go head-to-head with a beast.

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Bleu Magazine Founder on Building a Black Men’s Media Startup

by Tyrus Townsend October 25, 2018 Dishing on everything from working at Def Jam Records to launching a media startup for black men, DéVon Christopher Johnson recently spoke with Black Enterprise about building his media startup BleuLife Media, which includes Bleu Magazine and the female-focused digital brand Bombshell by Bleu; the

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Rap Lyrics, Brett Kavanaugh Take the Stage in Pivotal House Race

By MARY ESCH SCHODACK, N.Y. (AP) — Hip-hop, health care and Brett Kavanaugh have emerged as issues in a tight congressional race in New York’s Hudson Valley that pits a freshman Republican congressman against a rapper-turned-corporate lawyer seeking his first political office. Democrat Antonio Delgado is running on universal access

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Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison’s Political Opponents Are Trying Every Trick In The Book To Beat Him

Written By Nigel Roberts Posted 12 hours ago Political enemies of Minnesota’s Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison are using every trick to turn what should have been a relatively easy campaign for state attorney general into a nightmare. SEE ALSO: Domestic Abuse Allegation Won’t Go Away As Keith Ellison’s Campaign Heads

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