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Singing the National Anthem? Whitney Shows How It’s Done!

With all of the really important things going on in the world, people are actually freaking out over whether Beyonce’ lip-synched “The Star-Spangled Banner” last Monday at the 2nd Inauguration of President Barack Obama. Seriously? Who cares? 1) It is one of the hardest songs in the world to sing well–the tune is an old English (Scottish?) drinking song! 2)

 
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The POTUS’ 3 Civil Rights S’s

You have to watch the President’s 2013 Inauguration Speech more than once to really grasp the significance of what he said. Mr. Obama did three important things: 1) He laid out a real, true liberal and progressive manifesto for the future, harkening back to Presidents Franklin Roosevelt and John Kennedy. He stated his strong support

 
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Today in Black History: Ella Baker Born Today (1903)

Ella Baker, the granddaughter of a slave, was born in North Carolina, and grew up listening to stories of slavery from her grandmother. Although considered one of the “Mothers” of the modern civil rights movement, Ms. Baker actually became involved in social justice activism in the 1930s after graduating from Shaw University and moving to

 
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