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dailyphoto080318.jpgThe Secret to Tyler Perry’s Success
In June 2006, when the bulk of papers belonging to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. were about to be auctioned at Sotheby’s and possibly into private hands, Mayor Shirley Jackson and the city of Atlanta pre-empted the bidding with a $32 million offer — ensuring that the papers stayed both in the city and for the public. According to the New York Times, Ms. Franklin accomplished this by calling in favors from Atlanta bigwigs. Three were mentioned up front: Delta Airlines, Coca-Cola and Tyler Perry. (Continue Reading…)

A Candidate Who Mirrors Their Lives
Young black professionals, raised on MTV and “The Cosby Show,” flocked to Washington’s hot spots as the annual conference of the Congressional Black Caucus became all about Barack Obama. Raising money for him. Getting a glimpse of him. Just being a part of him. (Continue Reading…)

Film spotlights black Mormons’ ‘untold story
Elijah Abel, Jane Manning James and Green Flake hold a unique, but rather obscure place in Mormon history: all three joined the church in its infancy and all three were black people. They also remained faithful after policies were altered and black people were denied full membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. (Continue Reading…)

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