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Posted at 11:22 AM ET, 02/01/2012

Remembering Don Cornelius, creator of ‘Soul Train’; dead at 75

APPRECIATION | Don Cornelius, the creator of ‘Soul Train,’ dies at 75.

By Robert E. Pierre  |  11:22 AM ET, 02/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 01/13/2012

Redtails: Honoring the Tuskegee Airmen and taking a break from the usual media buffoonery

Rejected by Hollywood, here’s hoping that Redtails, a movie about honoring the Tuskegee airmen makes a big splash at the box office.

By Robert E. Pierre  |  10:04 AM ET, 01/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 01/03/2012

Rick Santorum singles out black people at Iowa event

Presidential candidate Rick Santorum said he didn’t want to make black people’s lives better at an Iowa campaign event.

By Robert E. Pierre  |  11:20 AM ET, 01/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:12 AM ET, 01/03/2012

Rick Santorum’s racist remarks

Presidential candidate Rick Santorum said he didn’t want to make black people’s lives better at an Iowa campaign event.

By Robert E. Pierre  |  11:12 AM ET, 01/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 12/28/2011

Occupy Wall Street, MLK Memorial and the top stories of 2011

COLUMN | Robert Pierre weighs in on the top stories of 2011 from Occupy Wall Street, the MLK Memorial to notable deaths like Smokin’ Joe Frazier and Gil-Scott Heron.

By Robert E. Pierre  |  12:02 PM ET, 12/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:23 AM ET, 12/22/2011

‘Christmas, the height of hypocrisy’

COLUMN | The Rev. Clyde Ellis of Mount Olive Baptist in Va. is wary of Christmastime only generosity.

By Robert E. Pierre  |  10:23 AM ET, 12/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:28 AM ET, 12/16/2011

Is the Fuqua School’s racist past still present?

America is forever looking for the one thing that finally lets us get past our racist legacy.

By Robert E. Pierre  |  10:28 AM ET, 12/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 12/08/2011

D.C. money gap, not just about race

The D.C. money gap isn’t just about race, but a question of longtime residents being pushed out.

By Robert E. Pierre  |  12:11 PM ET, 12/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:55 PM ET, 12/07/2011

Mumia Abu-Jamal case: Prosecutor drops death penalty

Supporters of Mumia Abu-Jamal rejoice that prosecutors have dropped the death penalty.

By Robert E. Pierre  |  04:55 PM ET, 12/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 12/07/2011

Mumia Abu-Jamal case: Prosecutor drops death penalty

Supporters of Mumia Abu-Jamal rejoice today that prosecutors have ended their 30-year effort to put the former journalist to death in the killing a white police officer.

By Robert E. Pierre  |  01:20 PM ET, 12/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 12/02/2011

Talking politics with D.C. Council member Harry Thomas Jr.

We need to get our priorities straight, the embattled Thomas said during a recent panel discussion.

By Robert Pierre  |  01:00 PM ET, 12/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:55 AM ET, 11/28/2011

FAMU band director threatens legal action over hazing

We need to remind young people there is nothing laudable about giving or taking a beating.

By Robert E. Pierre  |  09:55 AM ET, 11/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 11/21/2011

Michelle Obama booed at NASCAR race

Michelle Obama and Jill Biden were booed at a NASCAR race in Miami.

By Robert E. Pierre  |  10:19 AM ET, 11/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:23 AM ET, 11/16/2011

Penn State and troubled priests: When adults fail a child in need

A child is wondering if an adult can protect them from their abuser from striking again.

By Robert E. Pierre  |  10:23 AM ET, 11/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 11/10/2011

Penn State, our collective shame

Students rioting after Joe Paterno’s firing shows how our fandom often rises to fanatical levels. We should be ashamed of that.

By Robert E. Pierre  |  10:00 AM ET, 11/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:40 AM ET, 11/01/2011

Ann Coulter: ‘Our blacks are so much better than their blacks’

In defense of Herman Cain, Ann Coulter takes on liberals who have it out for conservative blacks.

By Robert E. Pierre  |  10:40 AM ET, 11/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:36 AM ET, 10/20/2011

Hanging with The Temptations at the 50-year mark

Lifelong Temptations super fan, Brian Summers, co-wrote the liner notes for the group’s 50th anniversary commemorative set, which will be released this month.

By Robert E. Pierre  |  11:36 AM ET, 10/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:44 AM ET, 10/20/2011

Al Sharpton: Occupy Wall Street has ‘changed the conversation’

Civil rights activist and MSNBC talk show host Al Sharpton says that Occupy Wall Street is already successful, no matter what else they accomplish.

By Robert E. Pierre  |  10:44 AM ET, 10/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:10 PM ET, 10/18/2011

Black men more likely to develop colon cancer

Herman Cain’s battle with colon cancer is a sharp reminder that black men have the highest rate of colorectal cancer of any U.S. group.

By Robert E. Pierre  |  03:10 PM ET, 10/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 10/13/2011

Herman Cain, the next black president?

Barack Obama made history when he was elected as the nation’s first black president a few years ago. Could Herman Cain be the second?

By Robert E. Pierre  |  10:27 AM ET, 10/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 10/10/2011

Comedians on Columbus Day

Sharing a little comic relief for those signed on for Columbus Day, courtesy of a Chris Rock joke from Saturday Night Live years ago.

By Robert E. Pierre  |  11:31 AM ET, 10/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:57 PM ET, 10/07/2011

Members of the Kenyan diaspora aim for change

Hundreds of members of the Kenyan diaspora gather in Washington this weekend to hear a plea from their government to buy government bonds and invest in their home country’s infrastructure.

By Robert E. Pierre  |  08:57 PM ET, 10/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:43 PM ET, 09/29/2011

National leaders to speak at Troy Davis funeral

National leaders and activists will assemble in Savannah, Ga., on Saturday to bury Troy Davis. NAACP president Benjamin Jealous is expected to speak at the funeral.

By Robert E. Pierre  |  04:43 PM ET, 09/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 09/27/2011

Rebel flag wars continue

A white woman has been flying the rebel flag in her yard in a historically black SC neighborhood for a year. And now there is a fence building war going on.

By Robert E. Pierre  |  12:26 PM ET, 09/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 09/26/2011

Unapologetic about pork

FOOD | To all the bacon haters out there, this post ain’t for you.

By Robert E. Pierre  |  12:36 PM ET, 09/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:08 AM ET, 09/22/2011

NAACP Chairman: Tea Party ‘took our playbook’

What can we learn from the Tea Party who has mobilized some folks who felt like the political establishment was ignoring them?

By Robert E. Pierre  |  11:08 AM ET, 09/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 09/20/2011

Dominique Frazier: In her own words

Dominique Frazier, fatally stabbed last week in her dormroom, posted four of her poems on Youtube. Here’s one of them.

By Robert E. Pierre  |  11:59 AM ET, 09/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:07 PM ET, 08/26/2011

Hurricane Irene: A survivor’s guide

A reporter remembers what it’s like to be on constant alert as Hurricane Irene approaches

By Robert E. Pierre  |  04:07 PM ET, 08/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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