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Natural Hair

26 Jan

By CANDACE ROBERTS

Please check out my new website on Natural Hair and other things that I love!

CurlyCandace.com

Facebook.com/CurlyCandace

Twitter: @CurlyCandace

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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!

Black to the South

6 Nov

Collage of Charlotte, North Carolina.

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By CANDACE ROBERTS

Yes, you read that right! More and more blacks are packing up and heading down South to live. Why? The homes are bigger and the rent is cheaper. Not to mention job growth, family ties and improving racial relations. Down South is becoming the new land of opportunity.

Once upon a time, Blacks moved to the North in search of a better life. This movement is known as, The Great Migration, where over 6 million Blacks moved from the South to the North, from 1910 to 1930. Since 1965 a Reverse Migration has taken effect and with all the opportunities of the New South, it’s not hard to see why. Denene Millner of Ebony magazine reported,”Texas and Georgia have attracted the most Black college graduates. 57% of Black Americans live below the Mason-Dixon line.”

After taking a trip down to San Antonio, Texas and touring huge homes with affordable prices, I wanted to move even further South, my home-state being North Carolina. I saw model homes with 5 bedrooms, 4 1/2 bathrooms, 3 living rooms, two dining areas, a movie theater, a study, 3 car garage, and game rooms for less than $250,000. I’ll even go as far as saying that most of the affordable homes in Texas put homes aired on MTV Cribs to shame. Same as when I went to Huntsville, Alabama. Huntsville homes were large with prices as low as $90,000. The homes in Alabama were impressive, to say the least, but of course everything is bigger in Texas. Great homes with low prices are found all throughout the South. I had once considered moving up North. As much as I love New York City, I am not willing to dish out $2,000 or more a month for a tiny, run down apartment. So, a visit will have to suffice.

Some Southern cities to consider:

1. Atlanta, Georgia

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2. Charlotte, North Carolina

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3. Charleston, South Carolina

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4. San Antonio, Texas

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5. Huntsville, Alabama

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Other cities:

Austin, Texas; Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina; Columbia, South Carolina; Mobile, Alabama; Augusta, Georgia; Louisville, Kentucky; Knoxville, Tennessee; Houston, Texas; Greensboro, North Carolina.

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