Channing Dungey: The Trailblazing ABC President Behind The Cancellation Of ‘Roseanne’

Photo by: CreditImage Group LA/Getty Images In February of 2016, Channing Dungey was named the first African American president of ABC Entertainment, which also made her the first African American to head a major television network. On Tuesday, Dungey made annoucement to cancel ABC’s top rated show, “Roseanne,” after its lead character Roseanne Barr sent […]

New Because of Them, We Can… Blog and Website!

Welcome to the new “Because of Them, We Can…” website and blog! Stay tuned in here daily to see the post of the day along with a little background information on the feature. By next Friday, all posts from February 1st up until now will be on the blog for your review and pleasure. Until […]

Notable African American Writers – Because of Them We Can

Here’s a small snapshot of a few notable writers included in the campaign. Have a collage you’d like to see? Post it in the comments. You can see these photos and more in the coffee table book! Phillis Wheatley was the second published African American poet and first published African American woman. Langston Hughes was […]

Our Forever First Lady, Michelle Obama, Graces The December Cover Of Elle Magazine

Photo credit: Miller Mobley On the eve of the release of Michelle Obama’s new memoir “Becoming,” Elle Magazine has revealed the cover for its December 2018 issue featuring the Forever First Lady herself. In it, Mrs. Obama sits down with Oprah Winfrey for a candid conversation about topics such as her upbringing, her relationship with […]

Outtakes – Richard Pryor

We wish we could show you video of what goes into capturing the final shot we share. In the meantime, we thought it would be great to give you a small glimpse by sharing a few of the outtakes with you. First up are a couple of outtakes from our little guy channeling Richard Pryor.

Read The Touching Letter This Teacher Received From One Of His Students

Photo via Twitter, @mainey_maine Teachers wear many hats. From mentor, friend, tutor, parent figure and more, educators often times take on roles that go beyond teaching their prepared lesson plans. For Atlanta elementary student Markus, his 5th grade teacher took on a lot of these roles throughout the school year, so much so, that he […]

Richard Pryor Celebrated with Statue

Recently in Peoria, Illinois, a sculpture of comedic genius, Richard Pryor, was unveiled. The statue, created by sculptor, Preston Jackson, celebrates the life and impact Pryor had on the world. Despite having a harsh childhood, Pryor grew up to be one of the most influential comedians of the 20th century. As an adult, he experienced […]

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