Dr. Laura, Mel Gibson, Race and the N-Word

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By Dennis J. Freeman We knew it would come sooner or later. Black folks knew it had been hiding. It had been lurking somewhere, just waiting to expose itself. Well, the recent avalanche of the N-word used by high-profile white celebrities have outed the myth of a post-racial lovefest that […]


The “Color Purple” is Still on Avery’s Mind

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 Veteran film and stage actress Margaret Avery shares her thoughts on the hit movie and her Oscar-nominated role of “Shug”that put her on top of the acting world 25 years ago. The lovely Margaret Avery talks about the impact of the “Color Purple” in a recent interview./Photo courtesy of Magaret […]


Remembering and Honoring an Icon

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Actress Maya Gilbert (Sex Chronicles) take in the festivities at the John Wooden Memorial Celebrity Basketball Game./Photo by Dennis J. Freeman Former NBA great Mark Jackson relaxes at the John Wooden Memorial Celebrity Basketball Game./Photo by Dennis J. Freeman Celebrities and stars honor UCLA and basketball legend John Wooden.  Hawthorne-John Wooden […]


A Real Princess Making a Real Difference

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  Sarah Culberson shows off her royal look as she reunites with Joseph Kposowa, her biological father and heir to the Mende Tribe leadership./Photo courtesy of Sarah Culberson Sarah Culberson’s real-life role from Hollywood to heroine is no fairy tale. By Dennis J. Freeman More than half the people in […]


Blacklisted in Public Education

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By Dennis J. Freeman Black boys in this country are on the outside looking in when it comes to achieving the American Dream. Getting a basic high school education has now become a foreign idea to many of these young men. A report released by the Schott Foundation for Public […]


NABJ Conference Shines in San Diego

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It was all good at the National Association of Black Journalists 35th Annual Convention and Career Fair in San Diego, California. Black journalists from all over the country coverged in San Diego for employment and network opportunities and some much-needed R & R. There was also plenty of presentations of awards for distinguished […]


Still Unequal

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Black Journalists Hammer at Racial Disparity in TV Newsrooms at NABJ’s annual conference. By Dennis J. Freeman San Diego-Diversity hiring for upper management positions remains an issue in the newsroom. For African Americans, the issue is both dire and problematic, according to the latest report produced by the National Association […]