Black Film White Money

Jesse Algeron Rhines In the 1970s, the major studios had yet to recover completely from the debilitating effects of the Paramount Consent Decree, the advent of competition from the recently invented television technology, and the doubling of film production costs between 1962 and 1972. In the 1960s, the...

KING X

MARTIN and MALCOLM: "Two Legacies, One Movement" Elizabeth A. Singleton Introduction Martin Luther King and Malcolm X, both historical icons dominating the Civil Rights Movement during the 1960s, made profound psychological, political, economic and spiritual impacts on the development of the African American community and upon the social landscape of this nation....

RICHARD WRIGHT

Native Son 50 Years Later by Sarah E. King Southside Chicago, 10 PM. A 15-year-old Black girl returns to her home in a dilapidated housing project after working all day at a fast food restaurant. Her ten month old baby is waiting for her, because his father, a high-school dropout, never...

Blacks in Space

Reaching for the Stars: Blacks in Space by Tracy Dixon Without the dedicated work of Black scientists, humans would never have walked on the moon. From devices for tracking space ships, to rocket engines and airborne radar systems, Blacks have continuously played a role in revolutionizing space travel in the United...
Arsenio Hall

ARSENIO HALL INTERVIEW

The Interview by Bill Singleton Q: When did you decide to be a comedian? AH: When I was a senior in high school, a comedian named Franklin Ajaye came to my school to promote the film "Car Wash." After seeing him, I said to myself, that's the first thing I'm going to...

THE BLACK INVENTOR

Elijah "The Real" McCoy Benjamin Banneker invented the striking clock in 1761. Between 1837 and 1900, at least 700 patents were granted to black patentees, according to information compiled by Henry E. Baker, an Assistant Patent Examiner in the U. S. Patent Office during the early l900's. Four bound volumes...

A Brief History of Gem Warfare

Source Harriet A. Washington, Emerge Magazine Oct. 1994 The Dark Alliance article on the world wide web broke “all the rules” and many of publishing records. It stirred controversy in the enrage Black community, who were concerned with the possibility that the Central Intelligence Agency’s sponsoring drugs for weapons policy...