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Chocolate Sundaes…the leader in live comedy entertainment…is here with the most compelling combination of stand-up and skit comedy ever seen. Hosted by the great Tommy Davidson, this DVD features a cast of characters and hilarious skits that will have you laughing until it hurts. Pick up your copy of Chocolate Sundaes Comedy Show NOW on […]

Janet and Whitney both rose to international stardom during the 80s which is something they bonded over. Janet remembers how Whitney always encouraged her and helped her do her best. Read Janets story of Whitney one night at the Grammy's..

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Malcolm X was a prolific writer and speaker that conveyed a message of Black Pride. The speeches he has given are some of the most profound and eloquent words on behalf of African Americans and their right to defend themselves.But he didn’t want blacks to only defend themselves against brutality, but defend their history and […]

Northerners often depict the South as backwards and racist. During the Civil Rights Movement, the South gave the North plenty of reasons to feel superiors. Snarling dogs, skin bruising water hoses and lynch mobs didn’t help the South’s image.

A Day In Black History

Having stayed in hiding since the birth of her baby daughter Blue, Beyonce took to her website to give a statement on the passing of Etta James, the legendary singer she played in the film “Cadillac Records.”

A Day In Black History

President Obama showed off his vocal talents during a fundraising appearance at the legendary Apollo Theater in Harlem, NY on Thursday night. Singing a little snippet from Al Green’s 1972 hit, “Let’s Stay Together” what made it even more amusing was the fact that the Rev. Al Green was actually among the crowd of 1,400 […]

Radio One Cleveland joined forces with Truemme & the Villa Dream Project to host a kick off program called The “Do Something Day” Movement on Wednesday, January 11. We encouraged students to take part in Radio One MKL “Do Something Day” of Service.

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Check out these clips from Avant on tour in his home, Cleveland.

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VIA:  History.Com On January 18, 1958, hockey player Willie O’Ree of the Boston Bruins takes to the ice for a game against the Montreal Canadiens, becoming the first black to play in the National Hockey League (NHL). Born in 1935 in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, O’Ree was the son of a civil engineer, in one […]

VIA:  ICDC.Com THE FBI’S COVERT ACTION PROGRAM TO DESTROY THE BLACK PANTHER PARTY INTRODUCTION In August 1967, the FBI initiated a covert action program — COINTELPRO — to disrupt and “neutralize” organizations which the Bureau characterized as “Black Nationalist Hate Groups.” 1 The FBI memorandum expanding the program described its goals as: 1. Prevent a […]

VIA:  JackieRobinson.Com Jack Roosevelt Robinson was born in Cairo, Georgia in 1919 to a family of sharecroppers. His mother, Mallie Robinson, single-handedly raised Jackie and her four other children. They were the only black family on their block, and the prejudice they encountered only strengthened their bond. From this humble beginning would grow the first […]