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US Census Finds Neighborhoods Are Growing More Diverse

According to the 2010 US Census, all-white neighborhoods are vanishing, a statistic driven by the nation’s rising number of Hispanics and Asians, many of whom are immigrants. The result is that many areas are more diverse than at any time in American history.

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The Joy + Blessings of “Heritage” — Today’s Black Pearls For Parents

Every weekday morning at 10 a.m., I bring you a daily affirmation from Black Pearls for Parents, the book by author Eric V. Copage. They are inspirational thoughts, practical advice and pearls of wisdom specifically designed for African-American parents.

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Teaching the Origin of “Black Power” — Today’s Black Pearls For Parents

Every weekday morning at 10 a.m., I bring you a daily affirmation from Black Pearls for Parents the book by author Eric V. Copage. They are inspirational thoughts, practical advice and pearls of wisdom specifically designed for African-American parents.

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Five ‘Black Movies’ That Should Have Won An Oscar

Over the past couple of decades there have been several critically acclaimed movies involving black people that many say should have won an Academy Award (Oscar). Is there a conspiracy against 'Black Movies' in the Academy? We can't say for sure so we'll let you decide.

Here are 5

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Experiencing The Plight Of My Community First Hand

 

Every other Thursday I go to the barber to get a haircut and this Thursday was no different from any other Thursday except, I witnessed something that shook me so much that I was forced to write about it on the website.

When I arrived at the barber shop I was approached to purchase something from a nice lady in the community that sales baked items. I told her that I need to go back outside to my truck to get a couple of dollars that I keep in the sun visor and would be right back. As I opened the door of my vehicle I hear pop, pop, pop, pop, pop and see a young man standing at the corner about two blocks away shooting a gun. He then takes off running across the street while immediately being chased by the police who roll up on him almost as soon as he finishes shooting the gun. I stood there for a few minutes just to see what was going on as police flooded the area…now remember this is about 2:30 in the afternoon, broad daylight and about 90 degree weather.

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Are We Ready To Reclaim Our Cultural Heritage And Humanity? Know Thyself Community Wednesday

KNOW THYSELF COMMUNITY WEDNESDAY

Are we ready to reclaim our cultural heritage and humanity?

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We received an email back in October of last year from Brother Akhu Ra for our Community Payroll contest when we were looking for solutions to the issues facing our community.

Brother Akhu Ra writes:

The issue which plagues our community is fundamentally an issue of humanity. The human rights of our community have been taken away by historical, political, as well as economic factors which have left us without our human heritage.

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Getting Back to Our Roots – Perception of Our Hair

Working at a station that encourages those of African-American descent to “Know Thyself” is something that I take great pride in. After all we, as African-Americans, are descendants of the great kingdoms of Africa. And considering the greatness of these nations I believe we should take pride in what and who we were before we were brought to this continent. My focus is mainly on a specific form of identity. The identity I am referring to is black hair and how we have come to treat it. Or should I say, abuse it.

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‘Soul Train’ Items Donated to Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

Set props and artifacts from the legendary tv show, ‘Soul Train’ have been donated to the Smithsonian to be displayed in the museum’s music and popular culture exhibitions, opening to the public in 2015.

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Reversing the Plight of Our Community [KNOW THYSELF COMMUNITY WEDNESDAY]

There are a number of issues, concerns and possible solutions facing our community today, from a dysfunctional public school system, record levels of unemployment and more men of color incarcerated than ever in the history of this country!

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Saving The Ojibwe Language Through Hip Hop-Know Thyself [VIDEO]

Now here is a story about a group of indigenous people in Minnesota that are trying to save their native language “Ojibwe”. Some of the young members of the community are putting their rap skills to good use by incorporating their native tongue in song. I think that this is a great example of what it means to “Know Thyself” because it speaks to the roots and origins of who this group of people is in relation to their spiritual existence on this planet. They are trying to preserve their inner communication to hold their people together so that the generations to come will never forget who and what they are and always have that native language in which to pass on infinitely.

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Truthful History Must Be Taught at Home

Now that the school year is coming to a close, there are a substantial number of test findings, school district rankings and more that are being released, one of which reveals that minority history has been removed from the schools, and if our children are not getting their true history through education at school, well, they are not getting a well-rounded education.

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Memorial Day — Another First For Blacks

There is so much history that has been lost or covered up, depending on who controls the writing of the history books, articles and newspapers.

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