Sat04192014

Three Black Filmmakers

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Oscar Micheaux would be proud of the progress African-American filmmakers have made in the last 30 years or so, although there is still far to go.

For those unfamiliar with Oscar Micheaux, he was a pioneering Black film producer and director. Working against tremendous odds, Micheaux made nearly 50 films from 1919 to 1948.

At the time of this

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Bryan Barnhill, Working To Elect The ‘Tough Negotiator’ As Mayor

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Former Detroit Medical Center CEO Mike Duggan means many different things to different people. Since he launched his campaign for mayor of Detroit, the former Wayne County prosecutor has encountered various political potholes, leaving some of his critics wondering if he could possibly be stopped.

From being kicked off the ballot by two courts to

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The Charge To WSU President Wilson

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Wayne State University is Detroit’s pride. Its strategic location in this major African-American city provides the university an unparalleled opportunity to shape Detroit’s educational future while guaranteeing an empowering education to all who come from far and near from across the globe to get a Wayne State education.

Aside from being one of the

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Black Unemployment: Can The GOP Help?

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SPECIAL TO NEW AMERICA MEDIA

After five years of nonstop bad news regarding Black unemployment, the Obama administration was finally able to celebrate some good news last month, or so it seemed.

In July, African-American unemployment dipped to 12.6 percent, a small but significant change from June’s 13.7 percent unemployment rate and substantially l

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Reflections: Another Legend Winner, But…

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John Legend (real name: John Stephens) has clearly found his niche. He has a sound and style that are uniquely his (I love his expressive voice) and his new album, “Love in the Future,” clearly shows him in fine form.

This rather long awaited album is a must for his large and loyal following.

However, when artists primarily, or exclusively, record

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