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26 Jan

By CANDACE ROBERTS

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

15 Jan

By CANDACE ROBERTS

 

January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968

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Dr. King, Ralph Abernathy, and Andrew Young in Selma, Alabama, 1965, to register blacks to vote.

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“I Have a Dream” Speech on August 28, 1963 at the Lincoln Memorial, Washington D.C.

 

 

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Rosa Parks and Dr. King.

A letter to the Black Enterprise Founder

5 Jan

By CANDACE ROBERTS

Dear Mr. Earl G. Graves, Sr.,

I read your apology to Dr. King today and I agree with a lot that you said, but not all. I don’t feel that your generation has failed the Black generations after yours at all. It is because of God, Dr. King, and your generation that I have the opportunities of today. This quote comes to mind, “You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink.” I say that to say this: my generation has opportunities now, but it’s up to us to pursue them. Can we use more motivation? Does racism still exist? Are there still struggles for our race that need to be overcome? Yes, of course. We have come so far as a people, but we still have a long way to go.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

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If Dr. King could look at the changes that have occurred from the 50’s and 60’s until today, I feel that he would be proud. Our race is full of strong people and we know how to come together in the time of need. Sure a memorial in D.C. and a black President won’t solve all our problems, but the fact that a memorial was made in honor of a black man says that your generation never gave up! We all can do more as a people, but you have to know that your generation has not failed mines. Has the justice system failed us? Do we still have a fight on our hands in matters of education, housing, employment, and other issues? Yes, indeed.

You said in your apology, “You left us with an example and a challenge to make a better world for our children. And we’ve failed you.” Well sir I would have to disagree. Yes it was a challenge, but today my generation has choices. We can choose which restaurant we want to eat in by what we are craving; and not be limited to a restaurant that bears a “Coloreds Only” sign. Although we have wonderful Historically Black Colleges and Universities, we are not limited to those.

I agree that more could be done by all generations, but I disagree that your generation has failed mines. If anything my generation owes your generation and Dr. King an apology. Many of us don’t pursue the opportunities that we are given nor do we appreciate them. While some of us have recognized what it took to enjoy the freedoms that we have today, many in my generation have not.

I would like to say thanks to you and those of your generation and before!

Sincerely,

Candace Roberts

Mr. Graves apology can be viewed in:

Black Enterprise Magazine

  • December 2011 Edition
  • Publisher’s Page
  • An Apology to Dr. King by Earl G. Graves, Sr.

10 Black Celebrities with College Degrees

8 Nov

By CANDACE ROBERTS

Rashida Jones

  • Actress and daughter of Quincy Jones.
  • Known for her roles in I Love You, Man and The Social Network.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Religion & Philosophy from Harvard University.

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Hill Harper

  • Actor, Philanthropist and Author.
  • Best known for his roles on For Colored Girls and CSI: NY.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Theater from Brown University.
  • Master’s and Juris Doctorate in Public Administration from Harvard University Law School.

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Gabrielle Union

  • Actress.
  • Best known for her roles on Bring It On and Two Can Play That Game.
  • Bachelor’s in Sociology from UCLA.

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David Alan Grier

  • Actor and comedian.
  • Best known for his roles on In Living Color and Jumanji.
  • Bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan.
  • Master’s degree in Drama from Yale University.

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Ryan Leslie

  • Singer, Producer and Songwriter.
  • Popular songs: Gibberish and Addiction.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Government & Economics from Harvard University.

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Sanaa Lathan

  • Actress.
  • Best known for her roles in Love & Basketball and The Family That Preys.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Drama from Yale University.

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Tatyana Ali

  • Actress and singer.
  • Best known for her role as Ashley Banks on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Afro-American History and Government from Harvard University.

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Angela Bassett

  • Actress.
  • Best known for her roles in Waiting to Exhale and What’s Love Got to do With It?
  • Bachelor’s degree in African-American Studies from Yale University.
  • Master’s degree in Drama from Yale University.

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Keshia Knight-Pulliam

  • Actress.
  • Best known for her role as Rudy on The Cosby Show.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Spelman COLLEGE.

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Holly Robinson Peete

  • Actress and talk show host.
  • Best known for her role on Hanging with Mr. Cooper.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and French from Sarah Lawrence College.

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Other Black Celebrities with degrees:

  • John Legend (Singer)
  • Aisha Tyler (Comedienne)
  • Courtney B. Vance (Actor)
  • Vanessa Williams (Actress & Singer)
  • Denzel Washington (Actor)
  • Lance Gross (Actor)
  • Spike Lee (Producer & Actor)
  • Taraji P. Henson (Actress & Singer)
  • Terry McMillan (Author)
  • Terrence Howard (Actor)
  • Joe Torry (Actor)
  • Shaquille O’Neal (Professional Basketball Player)
  • Terrence J (TV Personality)

I AM SURE THERE ARE OTHER BLACK CELEBRITIES WITH COLLEGE DEGREES, BUT THESE ARE JUST A FEW. I SET OUT TO NAME ONLY 10, BUT AS I FIND MORE I WILL TRY TO ADD THEM!

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