That Michelle Pfeiffer White Gold

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Brooklyn-based performance artist Nate Hill said that his art project, Trophy Scarves, was designed to shed light on how black men see dating white women as a status symbol.

Is it white and gold?  Or is it black and blue?  Not since Jessica Simpson’s “Well is it chicken or is it tuna?” question has any question stunned and befuddled America since an ugly dress turned colors in the shade.  But this post ain’t ’bout some ugly dress whose stripes would flatter only 2 percent of American women in any lighting (and no body on widescreen TV).  It’s about scarves.  Trophy Scarves.

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Status Symbol

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Go on . . . hurry . . . turn the handle . . .

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No Better Valentine Under the Sun

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Who’s afraid of the dark?

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Black History Month Just Got Blacker

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Maybe they should consider bird baths...

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Done?

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"Humility" by visionary artist Kadir Nelson...because a little humility goes a long way.

“Soon I will be done with the troubles of the world…”

The slave sang songs like these all the time,
long before Queen of Gospel Mahalia Jackson sang
this mouthful of trouble.

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The Daily Grind

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Nothing could complement "The Daily Grind" by poet Fenton Johnson better than "Green Beans" served up by artist Kadir Nelson.

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I Will Always Love You: The Whitney Houston Story

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Yaya DaCosta is effervescent as Whitney Houston!

No one will ever know the real truth of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown.  The movie Whitney, the version offered by Oscar-nominated actress Angela Bassett in her directorial debut, seems to earnestly dig for that truth.  Since Wendy Williams’s Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B biopic, R&B fans did not have much hope for Whitney the movie or Bassett’s success.

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Turnovers? What Turnovers?

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All of Ohio is proud!

The last shall be first.  Started from the bottom now he’s here. Congratulations, Cardale Jones!  Congratulations, Ezekiel Elliott! Congratulations to the entire Buckeye Football Team.  Thanks for making us proud all across the nation.  Gooooooo Bucks!!!!!!!

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Ohio State’s Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

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Rev. Al Sharpton is the featured speaker of Ohio State’s Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration to be held on Wednesday, January 14, 2015. 

Rev. Al Sharpton, host of MSNBC’s PoliticsNation and founder of the National Action Network, will speak at Ohio State’s 43rd MLK celebration at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, January 14, at the Ohio Union, Archie M. Griffin Grand Ballroom, located on 1739 N. High Street.

Award-winning writer and author of The Evolution of Al Sharpton: The Provocative Politics of the People’s Preacher (May 2016), Dr. Jamal Watson and Ohio State’s African American Voices gospel choir will also participate.

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George Killerman

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First, it's speeding bullets, then it's flying wine bottles. What's next? Spinning axes?

George Zimmerman, a former neighborhood watch volunteer acquitted in the fatal 2013 shooting of unarmed black teenager, Trayvon Martin, was charged with aggravated assault on Saturday after his arrest in connection with some domestic commotion in Florida.

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