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The night the ‘N’ word ate Dr. Laura

To be honest? This really wasn’t much of a news story. Let’s review: Dr. Laura, a well-known controversial talk radio host (an oxymoron if I ever heard one) said something controversial during her radio broadcast. In an admittedly twisted and brain dead effort to shed light on the continuing confusion some white folks have over

 
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Wordless Wednesday: Historical Product Logos

The Black History 101 Mobile Museum, based in Detroit MI, has been collecting examples of derogatory images of Black Americans used by companies to sell their products. Here is an example from the early 1900s from the Dixie Peanut Company. Look for the Black History 101 Mobile Museum on Facebook.

 
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Today in Black History: August 11

Detroit native Kim Weston singing at Wattstax in 1966; introduced by Rev. Jesse Jackson.   James Rosamond Johnson, actor and composer of “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing”, was born in Jackson Florida in 1873. James Rosamond wrote the music, and his brother, James Weldon Johnson, wrote the music. This song is often referred to as

 
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