Lee Daniels on His Oscar Nominations

The Grio | March 3, 2010

Daniels: [African-Americans] have to get out of the ‘Huxtable’ mode of trying to be perfect,” Daniels said of the famous Cosby Show family. “There’s so many elements of African-American culture and families that we choose not to examine.

A Girl Like Me

A documentary by Kiri Davis | 2006

Color is more than skin deep for young African-American women struggling to define themselves.  (Read more about the film here.)

Obama Announces Plan to Lower High School Dropout Rates

via CNN.com | March 1, 2010

Today, President Obama attended a press conference in which he introduced a plan to address and tackle the nation’s high school dropout crises.  The new mobilization campaign is called Grad Nation and more information can be found below.

On March 1, 2010, General Colin Powell, America’s Promise Alliance Chair Alma Powell and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced the formation of Grad Nation. Grad Nation is a 10-year campaign to mobilize the nation as never before to reverse the dropout crisis and enable our children to be prepared for success in college, work and life. (Read more)

White Sorority Wins 2010 Sprite Step-Off

via Youtube | February 22, 2010

The ladies of Zeta Tau Alpha from the University of Arkansas won the $100,000 1st place prize at last weekend’s Sprite Step Off-Challenge in Atlanta.  We have been hearing mixed responses about this result–mixed because ZTA is a white sorority that received the shine participating in a historically black cultural form, but they also apparently stepped really well.  So, we decided to post this video for you to decide for yourself.

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