TV One’s Washington Watch with Roland Martin will tackle the themes of power, corruption and redemption in the Black church when it’s primetime special Amazing Grace: Drama In the Black Church – A Washington Watch Special with Roland Martin airs Saturday, March 30, 7:00 PM/ET, leading into the world television premiere of Russ Parr’s “The Undershepherd,” and during Washington Watch’s regularly scheduled time slot, Sunday March 31, 11AM/ET. Continue reading
“You must use the dark skin slaves vs. the light skin slaves, and the light skin slaves vs. the dark skin slaves . . .” - Willie Lynch
With the release of the movie Django last month and this month is Black History Month – we thought we would post this speech delivered by Willie Lynch on the bank of the James River in the colony of Virginia in 1712. Continue reading
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A “Double V” campaign celebration in 1942 on 119th Street, between Lenox and 7th (now Malcolm X Blvd and Adam Clayton Powell Blvd) in Harlem. Continue reading
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Tagged Adam Clayton Powell Blvd, African American newspapers, black, Double V, Ebony, Harlem, Malcolm X Blvd, Pittsburgh Courier, Seventh Avenue (Manhattan), United States, Victory Abroad and Victory at Home, World War II
By A’Lelia Bundles
Langston Hughes called A’Lelia Walker “the joy goddess of Harlem’s 1920s”
Who doesn’t want to be rich and famous?
You can do it without acting hanus.
Play a sport, study law,
perform music, professionally draw.
Keep it legal and off the streets.
You’ll stay out of jail, nor be deceased. Continue reading
For nearly a century, Harlem has been synonymous with black urban America. Given its magnetic and growing appeal to younger black professionals and its historic residential enclaves and cultural institutions, the neighborhood’s reputation as the capital of black America seems unlikely to change soon.
But the neighborhood is in the midst of a profound and accelerating shift. In greater Harlem, which runs river to river, and from East 96th Street and West 106th Street to West 155th Street, blacks are no longer a majority of the population — a shift that actually occurred a decade ago, but was largely overlooked.
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Frequently requested data on African American consumers
Black Buying Power:
$744 Billion (2006)
Black U.S. Population:
Top Five Black Cities
- New York
Top Five Black Metros:
- New York-New Jersey
- Los Angeles
Top Five Expenditures:
- Housing $121.6 bil.
- Food $59.2 bil.
- Cars/Trucks $32.1 bil.
- Clothing $27.7 bil.
- Health Care $17.8 bil.
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It was Malcolm X who observed how,
“Of all our studies, history is best qualified to reward our research…”
and wow, do black Americans ever have some incredible saga to explore!
Quite recently there was none of us who held national elective office. Not until the 1960′s was there a single black character on the TV airwaves whose presence was as likely to inspire pride as to induce winces of shame. But this, we’re told, was yesterday.
Tall, tanned and terrifically photogenic, America has a brand new first family and they’re black. Our elegant First Lady has already appeared on the cover of Vogue. It’s a fashion magazine which has had comparatively little coverage of blacks over the decades. But so buoyant is the spirit of change in the land, that the smiling visage of Michelle Obama strikes most as nothing at all out of the ordinary. A new day has dawned, they say.
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