Missy Elliott Becomes First Female Rapper To Be Nominated For Songwriters Hall Of Fame

By Kimberley Richards 11/07/2018 02:00 pm ET Missy Elliott has been nominated for the 2019 Songwriters Hall of Fame. Elliott is the first female rapper to be nominated for the honor, according to The Associated Press, which received a list of the nominees prior to the hall’s official announcement. The rapper,

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Poet Perfectly Breaks Down The Erasure of Black People In U.S. History

Taryn Finley Black Voices Associate Editor, The Huffington Post Poet Clint Smith III takes a critical look at the Founding Fathers’ role in oppressing black people in his latest poem entitled “History Reconsidered.” His piece served as a letter to five of the United States presidents who owned slaves, George Washington,

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Ebony, Jet Sold to Black Equity Firm as Johnson Publishing Leaves Magazine Business

By Ed Adamczyk   |   June 15, 2016 at 8:16 AM The iconic African-American magazines were sold to a Black owned Texas private equity firm. CHICAGO, June 15 (UPI) — Johnson Publishing sold African-American lifestyle magazines Ebony and Jet to a Texas private equity firm. The family-owned company, which has published

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