Archive for March 24th, 2009

Masterful storyteller J. California Cooper released today the much anticipated Life Is Short But Wide, a new novel about two Black families struggling to survive in the fictitious town of Wideland, Oklahoma, at the beginning of the 20th century. Cooper never fails us with her ralatable, down-home characters and soul-satisfying prose. Of course, the story is both engaging and […]


WVAZ-FM, Chicago’s highly-rated adult urban contemporary station owned by Clear Channel, replaced long-running The Tom Joyner Morning Show today with The Steve Harvey Morning Show. Harvey’s show already airs on #1 music station WGCI-FM, WVAZ’s sister station, in the market, but will now simulcast on both stations until March 31. After March 31, Harvey’s show will air […]


The Insight Center for Community Economic Development hosted the Color of Wealth Summit 2009 Monday and Tuesday in Washington, DC. “Over 75 asset-building experts of color from around the country” sought to “educate policymakers about the racial wealth gap and the need to take immediate action to help close it.” According to Melvin Oliver, dean of social sciences […]


South Africa would not grant the Dalai Lama, the Tibetan spiritual leader, a visa to attend a Johannesburg peace conference this week, along with fellow Nobel laureates Archbishop Desmond Tutu, former South African President Nelson Mandela, and FW de Klerk. The conference is linked to the 2010 Football World Cup, hosted by South Africa. Tutu and […]