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Black Hope and Faith after Hurricane Katrina
It took only about a mile for Tisheata Stallings to travel from helpless to hopeless. Trapped by Hurricane Katrina's floodwaters in New Orleans' Lower Ninth Ward, the 22-year-old recent college graduate, her mother and a cousin were plucked from their second-story roof by a small boat that ferried
Only Boys Have Fans: Growing Up Racing Like Flo-Jo
In honor of Black History Month , espnW will run a weekly personal essay about the influence of black female athletes. When I learn to love North Carolina , it is an Olympic year, 1984, and we run, we race. We suck wind in through our noses and out through our mouths. She is 8 and I am 10. We are
Banned Books Week's Top 10 Heroes Revealed
The Festival Held 22-28 September This Year in the US Celebrates Free Speech
Robin Roberts on Ebony Magazine's Power 100 List for 2012
“Good Morning America” co-anchor Robin Roberts is among Ebony magazine’s Power 100 African-Americans of 2012. Roberts, who is currently on medical leave from “GMA” following a bone marrow transplant to treat MDS, a blood disorder, appears on the list alongside other influential names in...
Obama Awards Medals Of Freedom
President Obama awarded the Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, to thirteen cultural and political icons today, saying that the recipients have “marked my life in profound ways.” This year’s medal winners included music legend Bob Dylan, former Secretary of State Madeleine ...
Obama to Honor Political and Cultural Icons With Medal of Freedom
What do music legend Bob Dylan, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and novelist Toni Morrison have in common? Today they will join the small but elite club of political and cultural icons to receive the nation’s highest civilian honor: the Medal of Freedom. This...
Newsweek's Next Cover: Obama 'First Gay President'
Four days after President Barack Obama affirmed his support of gay marriage on Good Morning America, the editors at Newsweek are ready to anoint him with a new title, “The First Gay President.” At least, that’s what it will say on the cover of magazine’s...
Oprah Winfrey: 'I Want Millions of People' to Watch OWN
Having made an indelible mark on broadcast television, Oprah Winfrey 's ready to take over cable. And you'd better believe her coup will be big. In a new interview with Fortune magazine , the media mogul reveals what led her to create OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network, which is slated to debut in at
Visions of Liberation
As of late liberation talk seems to have entered into the lofty ranks of a "top ten list" of public enemies in American politics and popular culture. This development began roughly two years ago, during the most recent presidential election. It was then that Sen. Barack Obama publicly severed ties