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NYC’s 1st Ebola Patient Lives in My Building—Don’t Panic

Michele Wilson has more than 15 years’ experience developing and producing talk, news and reality shows and working in the digital space for companies including Discovery, Fox, NBC, Paramount Pictures, BET, HBO, MTV and VH1. She began in the newsroom … Continue reading

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Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B Rocks the Boat With Mediocre Talent and Controversy 

Aaliyah: The Princess of RB takes a look at the young singer’s rise to fame with the help of her uncle Barry Hankerson. Aaliyah (Alexandra Shipp) was primed to be a star by Hankerson (Lyriq Bent), and the movie does … Continue reading

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Beyond Ellis Island Records: How Do I Find Immigrant Forebears?

Once you are able to narrow down an individual’s naturalization date, there are a number of sources available for obtaining naturalization records. FamilySearch has several databases online pertaining to naturalization records, including New York, County Naturalization Records, 1791-1980 and New … Continue reading

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People Complain that Woman on Paula Deen’s Website is Mammy’ish

Paula Deen is back in the controversial spotlight and it’s because of an image featured on her website for Lady Sons, a restaurant in Savannah, Ga. A Facebook group called For Black Women Only, found an image on the site that … Continue reading

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Marchers Protesting Michael Brown Shooting Block Atlanta Highway

“The police are becoming increasingly militarized, and there’s no real, sane explanation or justification for it from political leadership at any level,” one of the protesters, Will Mason, told the Journal-Constitution. “People are getting tired of what essentially is looking … Continue reading

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