The revolutionary hip-hop band Arrested Development broke down barriers 30 years ago by releasing positive albums dedicated to Black self-love, Afro-centric themes and the end to white supremacy across the diaspora. Co-founder and leader of the hit-making conscious rap group, Todd “Speech” Thomas, spoke to Atlanta Black Star about the group’s current projects and … Continue reading Arrested Development’s Speech Thomas Shares His Hopes for Black People, Dishes on Band’s Latest Projects
A Man Named Yves Playwright Dui Jarrod’s “Unholy War” is an incredible melodrama exploring the psyche of an emotionally damaged man as he tries to marry the woman of his dreams. Yves– portrayed by Cario George— is a man who has been through a lot. As a young boy, he was abandoned by his mother … Continue reading Dui Jarrod’s ‘Unholy War’ Showcases Great Performances and Unapologetic Blackness
In 1966, pan-African scholar and activist Maulana Ndabezitha Karenga created Kwanzaa as a way to reconnect African-Americans with their West African roots. The term “Kwanzaa” derives from the Swahili phrase “matunda ya kwanzaa” which translates to “first fruits of the harvest.” From Dec. 26 to Jan. 1, families adhere to seven core principles such as … Continue reading Legendary Artist Synthia Saint James Dishes About Her Career and USPS 50th Anniversary Kwanzaa Stamp
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After 8-year-old Jalen Bailey expressed a desire to buy his mother a house, Sharhonda Mahan took the proper channels to get her son’s bakery business running. In July, the Fresno, California residents applied for the necessary licenses and signed the legal documents to make Jalen’s Bakery a reality. Within a week, young Jalen was making, … Continue reading Homeschooled 8-Year-Old Starts a Baking Business After Mother Teaches Him the Basics of Entrepreneurship
In recent years, Detroit’s fledgling school system and constant infighting between teachers and governmental officials has dominated national headlines. That infighting and bitterness came to a head in May when teachers staged a sickout. The protest addressed the uninhabitable classroom conditions — mold, inoperable restrooms, and broken air conditioner/heating units — that contributed to health … Continue reading Detroit Engineer Develops Coding Program to Teach Teens Tech Skills in a Gutted Out School Bus