Lifestyles

Prejudice vs. Racism

Prejudice vs Racism. Is there any difference? Not to me. It’s the same thing housed under different words, intended to make Blacks feel as low as they can go. But if you check the dictionaries, they will tell you there’s a difference, so for the sake of not mixing words, we want to explore the

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Know your ‘Black History’: Mary Ellen Pleasant

We've all heard of Madame CJ Walker, who is famously thought to be the first Black female millionaire, but have you ever heard of Mary Ellen Pleasant? Her story is quite extraordinary and illustrates how a savvy Black cook, who was deemed "invisible" by whites, used financial tips she picked up while eavesdropping on wealthy White businessmen she served, lead her to become a multimillionaire.

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‘Black Love’ under attack in AmeriKKKa

Ever since they brought us to AmeriKKKa in chains, they've been on a mission to emasculate the Black man and tear apart our families. And while in slavery, they categorized us as nothing more than "stud breeders" and our women as livestock for ownership purposes.

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Houston Black History: Ovide Duncantell

For more than the last four decades, Houstonians proudly line the streets for the annual Black Heritage Society’s MLK Parade, but do you know who is responsible for its creation? Civil Rights ‘warrior’ Ovide Duncantell.

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‘Father of Black History’

Even though "Black" history is "American" history, and should be celebrated year-round, the entire month of February is designated as the official month for people across the country to celebrate the accomplishments of a race of people who have been disenfranchised for generations.

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New Territory

When Shepherd Manson Johnson took his rightful place in the Kingdom of Heaven, Pastor Murray G. Martin knew it was time for him to return home. Home was the place where he was groomed and nurtured by his mentor, Johnson, and Martin knew it was his duty to carry the torch the shepherd-less congregation still needed to light the way.

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In Remembrance: Cicely Tyson

The world has lost a true legend as Hollywood icon Cicely Tyson died at the age of 96.  The pioneering African American actress -- who gained an Oscar nomination for her role as the sharecropper's wife in “Sounder,” won a Tony Award in 2013 at age 88 and touched TV viewers' hearts in “The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman" -- was in the middle of promoting her new memoir, "Just As I Am," when she quietly passed away.

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New Black America!

On January 20, the nation took on the tune of a Ray Charles hit, officially singing to "President" Donald Trump to "hit the road, Jack, and don't you come back no more, no more!" But now, what happens next?

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“The Hill We Climb”

By: Amanda Gorman When day comes, we ask ourselves, where can we find light in this never-ending shade? The loss we carry. A sea we must wade. We braved the belly of the beast. We’ve learned that quiet isn’t always peace, and the norms and notions of what “just” is isn’t always justice. And yet

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