By Marie Lemelle Los Angeles-Los Angeles and the Kodak Theatre will welcome a new tenant to its lease next year. Canada-based Cirque du Soleil will become a longtime fixture at the Kodak Theatre, home of the Academy Awards, beginning in the summer of 2011.
By H. Lewis Smith (Source: Black PR.com) For over three centuries, blacks were chastised, beaten, and tortured to accept a self-hating, self-destructing, self-abasing and self-abnegating image of self. Slaves’ front teeth oftentimes were ripped out or broken off so that they may be easily detected if they ran away; they […]
Children who were used in a human trafficking ring./Kay Chernush, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons/US State Department Ten years ago, the United States officially joined the fray in cracking down on the global epidemic called human trafficking. Ten years later, the fight rages on now that human […]
By Dennis J. Freeman Reggie Bush had it all. He had the fame. He had become a rock star in pads. He had the credentials to back up his play on the football field as one of college’s best. In fact, Bush was voted on by a group of sportswriters […]
Jim Brown: Making a difference his way./Photo courtesy of Amer-I-Can By Dennis J. Freeman The beat goes on for Hall of Fame running back Jim Brown and the Amer-I-Can program. Even without the financial backing of the Cleveland Browns, the NFL franchise he played for and has been embedded with for […]
By Dennis J. Freeman In the month of September during the 1960 Olympics, Wilma Rudolph lit up the Summer Games with her southern charisma, engaging smile and smoldering good looks. Rudolph also turned the XVII Olympiad into her own coming out party. Wilma Rudolph (left) became the first American woman […]