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Creaters of a new star-studded online show called No More Down Low, which launched this week, hope that the show will dispel myths about the LGBT community and show it’s various members in a…

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by Michelle Singletary

Whenever I’m traveling and I see uniformed military personnel, I can’t help but become a little teary-eyed.

I worry that the service members may be shipping out to…

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South Carolina’s infamous Democratic Senatorial candidate Alvin Greene isn’t taking too seriously by the public at large as a viable candidate, but that hasn’t stopped him from occasionally…

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By Greg Thomas

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra’s (JLCO) residency in Cuba last week at the invitation of the Cuban Institute of Music was significant for reasons historical, cultural and…

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Tommie Smith, who, along with John Carlos, made history at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics when he raised his glove-covered fists in a Black Power salute during his medal ceremony, is selling the…

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By Eugene Robinson

At a high-spirited rally in Philadelphia on Sunday, President Obama challenged the mostly black crowd to defy pundits who purvey the conventional wisdom. “They think, ‘Oh,…

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With marriage equality — in precious few localities, of course — comes wedding photos featuring beautiful same-sex couples. Essence.com highlighted its very first lesbian couple on the site’s…

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This Friday is the 15th anniversary of Louis Farrakhan’s Million Man March, and The Loop 21 marks the occasion by analyzing how much of the “promise” of that fall day in 1995 held true….

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It’s time to bring out the big guns. Michelle Obama will do the most extensive campaigning she’s done since she helped get her husband elected in 2008 and will hold rallies and fundraisers for…

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By David Swerdlick

Sometimes President Barack Obama gets it right.

He was all over Chile’s February earthquake. When the news broke, he was on the White House lawn pledging support for the…