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The Decadent Veil: Black America’s Wealth Illusion

I write this piece following the ground work laid by W.E.B. Dubois’s Veil of Double Consciousness. The veil he described was a visualization of racial duality. I now undertake the daunting task of clarifying the new veil of economics that has covered…


Outstanding analysis  . . . the other side of the principle of "delusion of inclusion".


"Despite a large section of the 14 million black households drowning in poverty and debt the stories of a few are told as if they represent those of millions, not thousands. It is this new veil of economics that has allowed for a broad swath of America to become not just desensitized to black poverty, but also hypnotized by black celebrity."

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Study Links Discrimination, Blacks’ Risk of Mental Disorders – Higher Education

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The four types of discrimination that the study identified are disrespectful, condescending, character-based, and hostile discrimination. The findings are based on a sample of 4,462 African American and Caribbean Blacks between 18 and 65 years of age.

Though 83 percent of respondents reported experiencing some form of discrimination in the past year, the effects of discrimination worsen on a sort of sliding scale. The more frequently an individual reported experiencing all forms of discrimination, the more likely that individual was to also report mental health issues and other disorders.

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NFL Still Dropping the Ball | George Curry l BlackPressUSA

Now that Goodell has come out of hiding, it is not clear that the NFL is any closer to getting it right, as he keeps putting it, than it was when it dropped the ball in handling Ray Rice’s indefinite suspension from the league.


George E. Curry, former editor-in-chief of Emerge magazine, is editor-in-chief of the National Newspaper Publishers Association News Service (NNPA.) He is a keynote speaker, moderator, and media coach. Curry can be reached through his Web site, You can also follow him at and George E. Curry Fan Page on Facebook

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Writer J. California Cooper Dies at 82

Prolific writer and playwright J. California Cooper has died at the age of 82, a family friend has confirmed to

Cooper passed away peacefully in Seattle, Washington on September 20th, with…


The world of ‘dreamthinkers’ mourn the loss of prolific author, J. California Cooper. One of my favorite authors and from book to book, my BFF.

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OUR COMMON GROUND Voice, Dr. Mark Anthony Neal reflects on the 30th Anniversary of Groundbreaking ‘Cosby Show’

OUR COMMON GROUND Voice, Dr. Mark Anthony Neal reflects on the 30th Anniversary of The Cosby Show


“This weekend marks the 30th anniversary of when The Cosby Show first aired. The sitcom – which focused on the lives of two African American professionals and their five children – was groundbreaking for its consistent depiction of black middle-class life, without any of the stock stereotypes that had largely accompanied previous presentations of black life on television and in film.


Neal writes, " To be clear, no one could ever accuse the Huxtables of being a black family in whiteface, but we also understood that there would be no Malcolm X speeches in between segments. Cosby navigated race much like the first black president, Barack Obama, does – letting the images of black respectability do the heavy lifting. To Cosby’s credit, he was aware of the criticisms of the show’s tepid race politics, launching the spin-off A Different World in the fall of 1987, with daughter Denise at the center."

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