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Family Matters was first aired by ABC back in September 1989, as a sitcom with a predominately African-American cast. While it wasn’t the first sitcom with an African-American lineup, it certainly proved to be one of the most popular and long-running – just behind The Jeffersons. The show initially focused on Carl Winslow, a cop […]

By Abbey Crain | acrain@al.com | Posted on December 19, 2018 6:00 AM | Updated December 19, 2018 2:33 PM Many declared 2018 “The Year of the Woman.” Alabama held it’s own in regards to the title by voting in its second female governor and adding to the record-breaking number of women in the House. […]

This is a professor, who has the tools to articulate how this encounter affected him. He also has the age and wisdom that allowed for him to maintain his composure and not lose his life. Now, imagine a YOUNG Black person, who is not equip with either. Steve Locke wrote: “This is what I wore […]

By Greg Garrison | ggarrison@al.com A group of eight white clergy in Birmingham has released a video of them reading a statement in support of current protesters in Hoover who say they’re standing up for justice for a black man killed by police in Alabama’s largest mall last month. All eight clergy repeat the phrase, “Black […]

BY JESSICA BENNETT, NOVEMBER 2, 2018 Season 11 of Real Housewives of Atlanta is just around the corner, and the new Mrs. Sterling is ready for her close-up. The runway diva and mother of two chats with EBONY about her first season as a full-time cast member and marrying the man of dreams, and shares a […]

BY CHRISTINA SANTI, NOVEMBER 2, 2018   Hip-Hop artist Akon is contemplating venturing into politics to combat President Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential race, according to a recent interview with Newsweek. “I’ve been thinking about running for 2020 very seriously,” Akon said. “But I didn’t want to just do it because I feel like […]

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