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The prestigious Hollywood Black Film Festival dubbed “The Black Sundance” has announced its lineup for the 2011 Festival which will happen October 27-30th.

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West co-founded the Association of Black Laboratory Employees (ABLE), in order to provide give African Americans a chance to excel in the field of science. ABLE has helped to establish more that 500 Phds for minorities and women through a summer research program at Bell Labs.

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They were the first women to win the prize since Kenya’s Wangari Maathai, who died last month, was named as the laureate in 2004.

Legendary funk singer Sly Stone is reportedly homeless and living in a van in the Crenshaw section of Los Angeles.

Republicans at the University of California, Berkeley are reportedly planning a bake sale with pricing that depends on race and gender, CNN.com is reporting

NEW YORK-A Bronx high school principal is being investigated for tampering with grades and creating fake courses to increase grade point averages.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A new museum in the works for Nashville will aim to expand the public’s idea of what makes the town Music City. The National Museum of African American Music may sound counterintuitive for a city most closely associated with country music, a genre dominated by white performers. But supporters of the new project say the city played an important role in fostering African American music, which in turn influenced the roots of country and many other American genres.

The number of Americans living under the poverty line in the U.S. hit a 52-year-high, according to the new U.S. Census.

“Black Man” chocolate-flavored cookies shaped like a man with braids, a wide nose and big lips are being sold in Romania.

Four days after President Obama laid out the American Jobs Act for Congress, he took his message to a public forum attended by over 100 African Americans at the White House and live-streamed over the Internet, imploring them to help get the bill passed.