Posts Tagged ‘African’

Black Novel – “Dark Side of Money”

November 18, 2013 Leave a comment


— Written by d. E. Rogers and uniquely fusing fact with fiction, ‘The Dark Side of Money’ proves that some people would do anything to retain their wealth and the promise of the American Dream – even if it means killing their family. As one of the few books to focus on the successes of African-Americans, the novel is poised to resonate with readers from coast to coast. —

Bookcover and author, d. E. Rogers

San Francisco Bay Area, CA ( — While thousands of books depict African-American families as struggling to reach the success of wider society, The Dark Side of Money showcases the high-life millions of families enjoy. However, no book of gripping fiction is worth its weight without a heavy dose of action, suspense and murder.

Thankfully, author d. E. Rogers gives readers all three with gusto. The novel’s narrative thrusts readers from the fruits of success to the tumultuous consequences of trying to hold onto the American Dream.

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Blacks and Small Business Credit

August 23, 2012 1 comment



— Web site educates small and minority business owners on how to obtain small business credit —

Nationwide( — A recent Washington Post article emphasized how poor credit makes it much tougher to secure loans and gain access to credit, especially for African-Americans. The article entitled, “For Black Americans, Financial Damage From Subprime Implosion is Likely to Last” (see link below), sheds light on what has been an ongoing problem for many decades: Minorities, particularly African Americans, continue to make up a huge population of people and business owners who are unqualified for credit. Read more…

How Obama and Black Politicians Have Reinvented the Negro

March 22, 2012 1 comment

 By Torrance Stephens
Politicians of African descent in America, in concert with the non-concern of their voting constituency have reinvented the Negro, or better yet made the Negro retro chic. What do I mean by this? Well from an etymological perspective, the word Negro is Spanish for black. The Spanish language comes from Latin, which has its origins in Classical Greek. The word Negro is derived from the Greek root word necro, meaning dead. It was a reference to the state of mind for millions of Africans. Politicians thrive and live on the fact that folk are negro as opposed to self determined individuals with the ability to reason and problem solve, thus ensuring their hold in politics. But what they fail to understand that if they truly want to deal with the economic plight of African Americans, they need to face the fact that economic improvement cannot be accomplished within the context of mass incarceration and the environment of the criminal justice arena that foster incessant Jim Crow-like practices. For the same dynamic that led to Jim Crow after the Civil war and emancipation proclamation has led to the present day mass incarceration of African Americans.
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Black and Illiterate: We Can’t Read, But We sure Can Watch TV

March 16, 2012 Leave a comment

By Torrance Stephens

Hypothetically, let us assume there is a young man who has just finished school, and he is attempting to decide where he will move on to for his personal professional development. In this process, he meets with several interesting entities, of which many offer him incentives to select their organization, for they see great talent and how he could add to their bottom line in being profitable. In some cases he is wined and dined and set up in expensive hotels with access to host who are female. In others he is given envelopes with money and in one case a backpack or briefcase filled with stacks of money. My question is what is this persons occupation and is it illegal?

A while back I wrote a piece describing the manner in which many African Americans do not take full advantage of social media. In addition I am frequently speaking out to bring attention to the fact that reading is slowly falling off among members in our community. Each time, I obtained vehement ridicule and slander for my assertions, especially when I assert that African Americans watch more television than they read; or that they use cell phones more than any other ethnic/racial population in the United States.
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First Ever National Pretty Brown Girl Day

February 7, 2012 1 comment


Laila and Aliya Crawley with their Pretty Brown Girl Dolls are ready for Pretty Brown Girl Day, Feb. 25th

Nationwide( — Empower a girl, empower a world. During Black History Month, a Detroit Metro based company is pushing for a national movement. Pretty Brown Girl is asking all girls and women across the United States and around the world to celebrate themselves, families and friends. This is a great way for brown girls of all ages, cultures and ethnicities to empower themselves and boost their self-confidence. Read more…

The 5Ws: Maximillian L. Hamilton

December 14, 2011 1 comment

Image Hosted by ImageShack.usWho: Maximillian L. Hamilton


Why: BLACK ENTERPRISE is the premier business, investing, and wealth-building resource for African Americans. Since 1970, BLACK ENTERPRISE has provided essential business information and advice to professionals, corporate executives, entrepreneurs, and decision makers. The centerpiece of BLACK ENTERPRISE content is our “Wealth For Life” initiative. BLACK ENTERPRISE with a total reach of 6 million across our television, digital, print and events platforms, is your direct connection to an unduplicated audience of genuine entrepreneurs and corporate business professionals.

Where: Global Headquarters, New York City

When: Established August 1970
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Web Site Showcases Ancient African Fine Art

November 29, 2011 Leave a comment


Nationwide( — New website,, features fine art images of ancient Africa. The images debunk the stereotypical and racist views of Africa as a dark continent by showcasing Africa’s Ancient History through fine art.

The various paintings, drawing and illustrations have all been meticulously restored and enhanced over the past few years. Much of it has never been seen by most present day Africans and African Americans – yet Africa’s fine art and depictions of Africans in fine art has occupied space in some of the world’s most prominent museums abroad for centuries. Read more…

Inspiring People: International Journalist * Social Activist * Political Consultant * Inspirational Speaker, Jeff Johnson

August 16, 2011 Leave a comment

By Dana Roc

Jeff Johnson

From the Hip-Hop community to mainstream media, Jeff Johnson serves as a trusted voice for information and opinions to a new generation. A social activist, political strategist, inspirational speaker, executive producer and an architect for social change, Johnson is one of today’s most gifted leaders in both the political and entertainment arenas.

Recently, Johnson was named by Source Magazine as one of the hip hop generation’s key political players. Johnson has spent the last decade carving out a unique niche of merging the worlds of politics and popular culture providing cutting-edge strategic and leadership-based consulting for youth and urban demographics.

Jeff has served as the National Youth Director for the NAACP and was sent by BET on assignment to the Darfur region of Sudan 2007. Johnson is also one of only two news correspondents to interview Sudan’s President Omar Al-Bashir within the past thirteen years. An established investigative journalist, Johnson has interviewed 2008 presidential candidates Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton on BET specials regarding key issues facing the African-American community. Read more…

A White Mom Wonders Whether Her Brown Babies Will Be Black Enough

August 2, 2011 5 comments

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A few months ago, I found myself in a state of panic.

I am the proud mother of two baby girls, both of whom came into our family through domestic, transracial, open adoption.    My husband and I are white, our daughters are black. Read more…

Can a Woman Raise a Boy to be a Man? Most Men Don’t Think So

July 31, 2011 Leave a comment

By Dr. Boyce Watkins

A new survey at reveals that black men and women have different perceptions on what it takes to turn a boy into a man.  The survey finds that while most black men do not believe that a woman can raise a boy to be a man without male intervention, nearly half of all black women believe that they can. Read more…

BLACK GIRL PROJECT Coming to Atlanta, August 5th, 2011

July 25, 2011 Leave a comment

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Sisters of Today & Tomorrow (SOT) in conjunction with Auburn Avenue Research Library (AARL) on African American Culture & History, presents the “Black Girl Project”, a film documentary examining contemporary issues faced by African American young women in New York City, Friday, August 5, 2011, 7pm at Auburn Avenue Research Library, 101 Auburn Avenue, Atlanta, Georgia. 30301. The event is free and open to the public.

This SOT / AARL film presentation will include a reception & talkback with “BGP” film creator Aiesha Turman, of Super Hussy Media, moderated by SOT Alumni Shaquila Montgomery, a film student at St. John’s University in New York City. Read more…

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