King: Parties mocking black culture prove racism still alive

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Parties hosted and attended mostly by white people that mock black culture are nothing new, but show that American racism is still very much a prominent issue. Have you seen those crazy photos from an African-American party making fun of Italians? How about the images from that Latino party making fun of Jews? Surely you saw the wild images from the Caribbean Student Association making fun of Native Americans, right? They don’t exist.

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Shattered: Ebony Magazine Asks If We Can Separate Bill Cosby From Heathcliff Huxtable

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Bill Cosby faces nearly fifty accusations of drugging women, sexual assault, sexual impropriety, and/or misconduct. His reputation as being “America’s Dad” has been shattered by these allegations, leading a number of educational institutions to rescind awards given to him, remove his name from buildings, cancel re-runs of The Cosby Show , and halt new television projects.

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Obey Your Thirst: ‘HTGAWM Star’ Kendrick Sampson, The Father And Son Who Blew Up The Internet [VIDEO]

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Lawd a mercy. That’s what women across the web were saying today (while also enjoying Drake’s dance steps in the Hotline Bling video) because sheer beauty has been all up and through cyberspace this week.

First, let’s take a look at the father/son combination of Baltimore’s Correll Stanfield, 20, a barber in the correctly named Charm City if he’s got anything to do with it. But as cute as he is, when he posted up a pic with his 46-year-old daddy, cubs and cougars alike got their life.

Here’s Correll:

Here’s Correll and his dad:

Here’s Correll and his dad again:

Sadly, for everyone but his wife, Correll’s dad, a pastor (say what?) in Atlanta is happily married. So ladies, dial it on back down.

As parched women in cyberspace found a new dynamic duo to love, there was also the fineness that is Kendrick Sampson, who provided a tour of his house via People.com. If you never watched Vampire Diaries you may have missed out on this beautiful brother, but fortunately, Shonda Rhimes did not and cast him on How To Get Away With Murder this …read more <a target="_blank" …read more      

Little Known Black History Fact: Dr. Herbert Smitherman

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Dr. Herbert Smitherman Sr. was an innovative chemist who worked for the major consumer goods company, Procter & Gamble. While some thought Smitherman was the inventor of Crest Toothpaste, Folgers Coffee and other products, he actually helped to improve these already established products.

Smitherman was born and raised in Birmingham, Ala. on March 23, 1937, the only child of a Baptist minister and homemaker. Smitherman graduated from Tuskegee University, earning his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in chemistry. After teaching at Texas Southern University and a two-year stint in the Army, he entered Howard University to obtain his Ph. D.

Smitherman joined Procter & Gamble in 1966 as its first Black hire with a doctorate in physical organic chemistry. For 29 years, Smitherman was one of the company’s leading chemists, and did make some tweaks to the Crest formula. Other items that Smitherman worked on were flavors for Crush soda, Safeguard soap, and Biz detergent, among others. According to some accounts, Smitherman helped formulate the procedures that led to Procter & Gamble owning several long-standing patents.

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