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Sesame Street moving to HBO angers some
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Sesame Street moving to HBO angers some

[caption id="attachment_25552" align="alignleft"]sesamestreet 1The familiar characters of Sesame Street, a form of education for children that has spanned generations (Courtesy Photo)[/caption]Sesame Street will now be brought to you by the letters H-B-O.
The iconic children’s program is moving from the friendly confines of PBS to the adult world of Home Box Office and the move has left more than just Oscar feeling grouchy.

BET founder pushes Black hiring, launches new network
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BET founder pushes Black hiring, launches new network

johnson 5 t580Robert L. Johnson keeps tabs on BET because, well, he co-founded the network and, he said, it’s like a grandparent making sure the young ones are OK.

The network, like so many other business ventures that the distinguished entrepreneur has owned and operated, continues to do well and remains a beacon in the Black community.

President strong in NAACP speech
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President strong in NAACP speech

[caption id="attachment_24894" align="alignleft"]a1 - front page t580President Obama, the keynote speaker at the NAACP 106th Annual National Convention in Philadelphia on July 14, discussed plans to reform the U.S. criminal justice system. (Shevry Lassiter/Washington Informer)[/caption]Even before his keynote address in front of a cheering crowd at the annual NAACP convention in Philadelphia on Tuesday, President Barack Obama was busy practicing what he had already prepared to preach.

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