Ask Dangerous Lee: Do you think Black History Month is necessary?

Q: Do you think Black History Month is necessary? Eric S. Chicago, IL A: Of course it is. I am always baffled by this question and by those, especially Black people, that think we have come far enough to ignore our history. Yes, Black history is American history, but so much of our history is not included in American history Read More …

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Black History Month Spotlight: Melva F. Miller

  Name and Title:  Melvia F. Miller (Consultant/Educator) What do you do and why? I have been an educator and instructional designer for many years. I publish books, DVDs, and other materials — with the goal of helping to empower and enlighten others. I also created a board game, titled: ECO-OPOLY. We promote our online TRUE HISTORY MUSEUM for the Read More …

Black History Month Spotlight: Vangie Williams – Author of The Broken Life Journals

Name and Title:  Vangie Williams author of The Broken Life Journals What do you do and why? I am a genealogist, historian, and author. I love all elements of my life but none more than history, especially the history behind the history, the families who lived and died for the history. It is my mission to tell the history through Read More …

Black History Month Spotlight: Deborah L. Parker

Name and Title: Deborah L. Parker, Author, Speaker and Principal Consultant, The DPJ Training Group What do you do and why? I conduct seminars on leadership, diversity and communications for organizations to enhance their employee’s knowledge and performance. This work allows me to share my gifts of teaching with insight from everyday situations at work and community. I also write Read More …

Movie Review: Red Tails

Red Tails is a very important film, one that almost never saw the light of day because Hollywood did not know how to market a film with an all Black cast. You market a film with all brown people the same way you would market any other action film. Hollywood is certainly not having a problem shoving a War Horse Read More …

Ask Dangerous Lee: Why is it that no African-American knows who Roscoe Robinson, Jr. is?

Q: Why is it that no African-American knows who Roscoe Robinson, Jr. is? Every American should be proud of what he accomplished. Sel Graham Austin Texas A: I agree that every American should be proud of what Mr. Robinson accomplished in his lifetime, but I do not agree that no African American knows who he is. There are Americans, Black Read More …

Movie Review: MOOZ-LUM

Mooz-lum is an independent film that was released on limited screens, but you can pick it up at your local Family Video. It stars Evan Ross, Nia Long, Danny Glover, and was filmed entirely in Southeast Michigan. It follows the trials and tribulations of an African American Muslim family pre and post 9/11. This film puts all the stereotypes and Read More …

Movie Review: Jack and Jill

This is the first time that I have seen an Adam Sandler film in theatres. It was OK, some funny parts, many goofy ass parts. My mom thought it was hilarious! Al Pacino‘s role was ridiculous and the cameos by Johnny Depp and David Spade were equally ridiculous. I also liked the message of “beauty is in the eye of Read More …

Did You Know Carly Simon Has Black Heritage?

CARLY SIMON GOT A LIL’ SISTA IN HER! This is news to me and I must say that I am quite shocked, but Carly Simon does have a very distinctive mouth and other ethnic features, so it’s really not a surprise. According to my research her father is Jewish and also the co-founder of publisher Simon and Schuster, and her Read More …

Did You Know Madison Pettis is Black?

I thought she was of Hispanic descent because she portrayed the daughter of a Hispanic President on the Disney series, Cory in the House, but apparently she is of African-American, Irish, French, and Italian heritage. My daughter, Senia, says that she knew she was black because, and I quote, “I saw some black in her and she has hair like mine.” Read More …