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Phenomenally, Maya Angelou was Every Woman

Posted June 5, 2014 by Hermene Hartman

    Dr. Maya Angelou April 4, 1928 – May 28, 2014   Maya Angelou was a world-class lady whose life might have been the inspiration for Chaka Kahn’s song I’m Every Woman. Maya was every woman – that is, every Black woman living in her era, from 1928-2014. She lived a rich life, but […]

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The Cry of Jet Magazine

Posted May 28, 2014 by Hermene Hartman

As of next week, there will be no more Jet Magazine, that pint-sized publication that’s been a weekly best friend to the Black community since 1951. For there to no longer be a Jet is a watershed moment in contemporary African-American history.  There’s always been a Jet; for all African-Americans except senior citizens, there’s never […]

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Nigeria’s Boko Haram Kidnapping Outrage

Posted May 15, 2014 by Sylvester Cosby

While Chicagoans are hoping and praying that the violence here subsides, thousands of miles away Nigerians are tormented with the horrifying kidnapping of young girls that have garnered international headlines. Suspected Boko Haram Islamists have kidnapped more than 208 girls from Nigeria’s embattled northeast. 200 schoolgirls were abducted on April 14th from the town of […]

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