JR Reveals Art Project in DC

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French street artist JR revealed his latest piece of art in Washington, D.C. JR covered a building with Civil Rights photographer Ernest Wither’s image of the “I Am Man” demonstration.  

Bicycle Portraits; South Africa

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Photographers Stan Engelbrecht and Nic Grobler set out to document the burgeoning culture of bicycles in South Africa. After more than two years and over 4,000 miles on two wheels, the duo has compiled more than a hundred portraits of cyclists from across the country in Bicycle Portraits, a book project that has garnered more… Read more »

Black Crisis

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On Aug. 16 some of the nation’s most notable observers of economics and the problems of the urban poor gathered in Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts to discuss pressing problems facing the black community. The panel consisted of Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr, Charlayne Hunter-Gault,Lawrence Summers David Simon, Roland G. Fryer Jr.; Constance L. Rice, and… Read more »

3 Ways to save on Back-to-School Shopping

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Back-to-school, means two things the end of summer and time to fork out the cash for your children’s school supplies. Here are three ways to save big on school supplies: Microsoft is offering students a free Xbox 360 when you purchase a new Windows PC for $699 or more. Or, if you’re worried that your… Read more »

Black Men in College: Is There a Crisis?

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  Less than half of black males graduate from high school, and they represent only 4 percent of college students—dire statistics that are nothing new to those familiar with America’s black male achievement crisis. Many news stories about black men point to unemployment, high school dropout rates and incarceration, so in the face of such… Read more »

Nas “Daughters’ Video Speaks On Dangers Of Social Media

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Nas is notoriously private, but on his latest single, “Daughters,” the Queensbridge Don gets pretty personal.  In “Daughters,” his relationship with Destiny has led Nas to reflect on the ups and downs of parenthood, recalling birthday cakes and princess parties, fearing the day when his precious little girl drinks 40s in the backseat of a… Read more »

The Perfect Father’s Day Gifts

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Father Watching Son Bake Cookies

Father’s Day is quickly approaching. Buying a gift for the Dad in your life for Father’s Day can be a stressful affair for even the most thoughtful person. Dad deserves the best. Here is a list of some of the best Father’s Day gifts that are sure to keep him smiling until next Father’s Day. Skip… Read more »