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April 18, 2015

Meet The 'Malala Of Africa'

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How Not to Compliment a Black Girl

The next time you want to compliment a black girl, compliment her like you would compliment any other human -- because that's all she is. Human.

Obama Torches Republicans Over Loretta Lynch Delays: 'This Is Embarrassing'

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Amber Rose Reveals Why She's Not Interested In Joining 'Fashion Police'

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16-year-old Amandla Stenberg Schools Everyone On Cultural Appropriation

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Teachers More Likely To Label Black Students As Troublemakers

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R&B Singer Johnny Kemp Dead At 55

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Time's Most Influential List Includes Kanye, Kim K And Laverne Cox

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Obama Wants Americans To Pay Slavery Reparations, Says Fox Host

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#BlackWorkMatters: 'It's A Fight For The Dignity Of Workers'

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Volunteer Deputy Who Killed Unarmed Black Man Speaks Out

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Michael Jai White Writes A Letter Of Apology To His Ex-Girlfriends

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Protesters Against Police Brutality Begin 9-Day March From NYC To DC

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Former NBA Player Explains In Detail How Millionaire Pros Go Broke

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'I Literally Went Back to Zero': Woman Sacrificed Everything for This One Reason (VIDEO)

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Racist Posts On NY Cop Blog Raise Ire At Time Of Tension

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Harry Reid Says He'll Force A Vote On Loretta Lynch If GOP Doesn't Act 'Very, Very Soon'

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The Awkward Black Girl Who Is Going To Change Television

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FLOTUS: 'When There's Struggle, Gospel Music Is That Ray Of Hope'

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Ex-NFL Player's Cellmate Was Strangled To Death In Their Cell

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The NFL Has Reinstated Vikings Adrian Peterson

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Thousands Displaced After Deadly Anti-Immigrant Violence In South Africa

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Tiffany 'New York' Pollard Attempts To Fix Breast Implants On 'Botched'

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Vogue Paris Features Its First Black Cover Model In 5 Years

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There's Near-Universal Support For One Police Reform Proposal

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Another Death Row Inmate Walks Free

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Influential African-Americans To Be Celebrated For Achievements In Television

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White Cop Fired After Beating Black Driver

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Profoundly Bizarre Drawings Confront The State Of Racism In America Today

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Cops Asked To Falsify Training Records Of Deputy Who Shot Man: Report

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Here's the Issue That Even the ACLU & the Koch Brothers Agree Upon

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20 Black Poets You Should Know (And Love)

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Kendrick Lamar Just Revealed Who He Thinks The Best Rapper In The Game Is

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The New 'Bold & Beautiful' Face Of Transgenderism

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Undergoes Coronary Bypass Surgery

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Black Filmmakers: Through The Years
Tyler Perry
No other African American filmmaker has made an impact in the film business this decade like Perry. Bringing his theatrical character Madea Simmons to the big screen has proven very successful at the box office. From 'Diary of a Mad Black Woman' to 'Madea's Family Reunion' to 'Why Did I Get Married?,' which featured the return of Janet Jackson to the big screen, Perry's films have grossed close to $300 million in four years. And having Oprah Winfrey as one of his biggest champions hasn't hurt things either. Perry and that talk-show diva will join forces in bringing Lee Daniels' critically acclaimed movie, 'Push: Based on the Novel by Sapphire,' to the masses later this year.
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Black Filmmakers

    Spike Lee
    Besides Woody Allen, no other filmmaker has had more films on the big screen in the last 20 years than Lee. From 'She's Gotta Have It' to 'Jungle Fever' to the critically acclaimed and Oscar-nominated 'Do The Right Thing,' Lee's production company, 40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks, has produced more than 35 films since 1983. In 2008, the Atlanta native released his latest film, 'Miracle at St. Anna,' a story about blacks fighting in WWII that stars Derek Luke and Michael Ealy.

    Oscar Micheaux
    As the pioneer of African American filmmakers, this Metropolis, Illinois, native revolutionized the film industry when he formed his own movie production company and, in 1919, became the first African American to make a film. He wrote, directed and produced the silent motion picture 'The Homesteader' and then introduced the film world to Paul Robeson in 'Body and Soul.' In 1986, the Directors Guild of America honored Micheaux with a Golden Jubilee Special Award, and today the Oscar Micheaux Award is presented each year by the Producers Guild.

    Robert Townsend
    Primarily known as a comedian, this Chicago native established himself when he wrote, directed, produced and starred in the comedy 'Hollywood Shuffle,' his 1987 film about struggling black actors. He also created and produced the CableACE award–winning 'Robert Townsend and His Partners in Crime' for HBO. His best film to date is the 1991 musical 'The Five Heartbeats.' Townsend recently directed the documentary 'Why We Laugh,' a story on black comedians and their impact in America.

    Bill Duke
    Known for his imposing 6-foot-6-inch figure and action films such as 1987's 'Predator,' the Poughkeepsie, New York, native began directing feature-length films in the 1990s with the crime dramas 'A Rage in Harlem,' 'Deep Cover' and 'Hoodlum.' In 2007, Duke directed 'Cover,' which starred Vivica A. Fox, and most recently 'Not Easily Broken,' which is based on a T.D Jakes novel and stars Morris Chestnut and Taraji P. Henson.

    Ossie Davis
    As a pioneer in the film business and a legend in the African American community, Davis was an actor, director, poet, playwright, writer and social activist whose career spanned nearly 50 years. Davis directed numerous films during the blaxploitation era, including 1970's 'Cotton Comes to Harlem' and 1973's 'Gordon's War.' Along with wife Ruby Dee, the Georgia native starred in many movies, including several of director Spike Lee's films such as 'Do The Right Thing,' 'Jungle Fever' and 'She Hate Me.'

    Melvin Van Peebles
    This Chicago actor, director, screenwriter, playwright, novelist and composer is most famously known for his contribution to the blaxploitation era with the independently financed and critically acclaimed film 'Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song.' The 1971 film was written, produced, scored, directed by and starred Van Peebles and tells the story of a deprived African American man on his escape from the white authority. The father of actor/ director Mario, in 2008, Melvin completed the film 'Confessionsofa Ex-Doofus-ItchyFooted Mutha,' which played at various film festivals.



    Julie Dash
    In 1991, this Queens, New York, native's film 'Daughters of the Dust,' which tells the story of three generations of Gullah women at the turn of the 20th century, was the first full-length film with general theatrical release in the United States by an African American woman. In 2004, the film was included in the National Film Registry.

    F. Gary Gray
    Having directed more than 30 music videos for artists such as Ice Cube, Queen Latifah, TLC, Dr. Dre and Mary J. Blige, and winning several awards for his work, the New York native moved into the film world with the cult favorite 'Friday,' starring Ice Cube and Chris Tucker. He then followed that film with another fan favorite, 'Set It Off,' with Queen Latifah, Vivica A. Fox and Jada Pinkett Smith, before moving on to big budgeted films such as 'The Negotiator,' 'The Italian Job' and 'Be Cool.' His next feature is slated to be 'Marvin: The Life Story of Marvin Gaye.'

    Forest Whitaker
    An Academy Award winner for his performance as Ugandan dictator Idi Amin in the 2006 film 'The Last King of Scotland', the Longview, Texas, native has directed many films, including the fan favorite 1995's 'Waiting to Exhale,' based on the Terry McMillan novel of the same name. Other directorial films from Whitaker include 'Hope Floats' and 'First Daughter.'

    Lee Daniels
    Beginning his career in entertainment as a casting director and manager, the Philadelphia native worked on projects such as 'Under the Cherry Moon' and 'Purple Rain,' both of which starred Prince, before hitting the jackpot with his production of 'Monster's Ball' in 2001. That film garnered Halle Berry a best actress Oscar, making her the first African American woman to do so. In 2006, Daniels made his directorial debut with 'Shadowboxer,' which starred Oscar winners Cuba Gooding, Jr., and Helen Mirren. Just recently, in January 2009, his latest directing gig, 'Push,' won three awards at the Sundance Film Festival, including best film.

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