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Mary Jane McLeod was born on July 10, 1875 on a rice and cotton farm near Mayesville, South Carolina, where both of her parents and most of her sibling...

Schenectady Officer Kneels on Black Man’s Neck Until He Passes Out

Video footage of a Schenectady police officer who was captured kneeling on an unarmed Black man's neck has gone viral.

This Day in History: July 4th

Tuskegee University Was Founded With the leadership of Dr. Booker T. Washington and the dream of Lewis Adams,...

This Day in History: July 2nd

The Civil Rights Act of 1964, the landmark civil rights and labor law outlawing discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. is...

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Meet Arthell Isom, The Entrepreneur Who Broke Into Japan’s Anime Industry

It is 3 a.m. on the East Coast of America. Tokyo’s afternoon...
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It’s Time for the NFL to be Honest with Antonio Brown

On Thursday, Bruce Arians, the coach for NFL team, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, shut down the possibility of Wide Receiver, Antonio Brown, following Tom Brady...

5 Things to Know About the Basketball Africa League (BAL)

The Basketball Africa League (BAL), which was set to kick off last week but will not because of the COVID-19 pandemic, was a year...

African Hoops League Kickoff Postponed

The Basketball Africa League (BAL) has postponed the start of its inaugural season due to mounting concerns about coronavirus. "Following the recommendation of the Senegalese...

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The Jose Antonio Vargas Interview

Journalist Jose Antonio Vargas talks with Karen and Drew McCaskill about race, justice, immigration and how Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye changed his perspective on everything.

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Net Worth Update, April 2020: FIRE During COVID-19

The road to FIRE (Financial Independence Retire Early) for me is paved $100,000 at a time. It took me three years to...

Net Worth Update: March 2020

Net Worth Update March 2020 I have to admit it’s not much fun...

Net Worth Update: February 2020

During the stock market crash of 2008, I was one of the millions of uniformed investors who pulled every dime out of the market...

Net Worth Update: January 2020

Am I alone in feeling like January 2020 felt like a full year? The tragic death of a beloved athlete,...

Year-End Dividend Report

I can’t say enough good things about dividends. But I’ll try. For starters, dividends are the easiest money I’ve ever earned. Once I buy...

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This Day in History: June 25th

Mozambique Gains Independence in 1975 Mozambique, a southeastern African country rich in natural resources, gained independence from Portugal...

The Globe Honors George Floyd

The murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police on May 25, 2020, has become a global spark. Floyd has become a symbol...

Ghana Takes The World Robofest Championships

An all-girls robotics team from Ghana scored the top spot at the World Robofest Championship held in Southfield, Michigan.

This Day in History: May 13th

Slavery Was Abolished in Brazil Home to more people of African ancestry than any other country outside of...

This Day in History: April 10th

Aliko Dangote, was born April 10, 1957 in Kano, Kano State, Nigeria. He is the wealthiest man from the Global Majority in the world worth...

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Who Killed Malcolm X?

Karen talks with Abdur-Rahman Muhammad about the impetus behind his Netflix documentary, Who Killed Malcolm X? https://rss.art19.com/episodes/67d17f9c-d2d5-44b9-a419-242b227b6290.mp3

Let’s Move Like Ants!

https://rss.art19.com/episodes/b2a8057b-cfe0-4745-8025-168ff45f5233.mp3 They move together, they communicate and they know how to build bridges for their colony to cross....

Do You Have a 100-Year Plan?

https://rss.art19.com/episodes/2b255777-7143-4a52-9832-0ad1cf467aee.mp3 The Chinese are taught to plan 100, 1000 and 10,000 years in advance. You can read more...
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Favorite Five (Books)

I recently was asked on my radio show for book suggestions for young people. I like to start any book list with novels because...

Favorite Five

This list of our Favorite Five includes the best socks in the history of feet and an item just in case those feet are...

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5 Things To Know About Robert Smith

Robert F. Smith, who paid off the student loan debt of the 2019 graduating class of Morehouse College in Atlanta, Ga., is the 163rd...

This Day in History: June 20th

Muhammad Ali's anti-Vietnam War stance cost him his heavyweight title and nearly his freedom when an all-white jury convicted him of draft evasion on...

This Day in History: June 19th

He was drafted on June 17, 1986 by the Boston Celtics with the second pick in the NBA draft. University of Maryland superstar Len...

It’s Time for the NFL to be Honest with Antonio Brown

On Thursday, Bruce Arians, the coach for NFL team, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, shut down the possibility of Wide Receiver, Antonio Brown, following Tom Brady...

5 Things to Know About the Basketball Africa League (BAL)

The Basketball Africa League (BAL), which was set to kick off last week but will not because of the COVID-19 pandemic, was a year...
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Kirk’s #GoVeggies 31-Day Challenge, Day 30: Stuck Thinking!

Many people have weird theories about food and exercise that cause them frustration and harm. It’s possible they want what’s best, but when...

Kirk’s #GoVeggies 31-Day Challenge, Day 29: Good Food vs. Bad Food

This may come as a shock to you, but there is no such thing as good food or bad food.  Food is...

Kirk’s #GoVeggies 31-Day Challenge, Day 28: No Ketosis!

The ketogenic diets are the new craze, but they’re actually old news in a new package. The low carb, high protein diets, such...

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Meet Arthell Isom, The Entrepreneur Who Broke Into Japan’s Anime Industry

It is 3 a.m. on the East Coast of America. Tokyo’s afternoon sun has lit up his...

Broadband For All?

The United States House of Representatives is introducing legislation this week, H.R. 1328, to establish the Office of Internet Connectivity and Growth. The goal is...

Blockchain, Cryptocurrency and the Cannabis Industry

Earlier this year, J.P. Morgan Chase became the first bank in the United States to create its own cryptocurrency, JPM Coin, which the bank...

Dora Milaje Should Headline on Disney+

On the same day it was announced that Marvel’s popular series Daredevil would join the likes of Luke Cage and Iron Fist as the...

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Net Worth Update, April 2020: FIRE During COVID-19

The road to FIRE (Financial Independence Retire Early) for me is paved $100,000 at a time. It took me three years to...

Do You Really Want To Be Financially Free? (Part 2)

https://rss.art19.com/episodes/8d4f04eb-3e29-4296-9dcc-3b54d5de9e13.mp3 In Part 2 of our discussion about financial independence, Karen and her guest Tremell discuss the seven...
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Apocalypse Now?

Published in 1993, Octavia Butler imagines a world in chaos and lawlessness in 2025. The cause: climate change that sets off a chain reaction...

The Half Has Never Been Told

There was no stable currency. The federal government...had no no ability to tax, and so it also could not act as a national state....

Remember Barack Obama?

This week's list falls on Election Day and given the current climate in America, it nice to reminisce about the first African American president...