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January 21, 2016

Which Celebrity Did NOT Attend An HBCU?

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On Wednesday, January 20, 2016, we asked our Black Mail Readers to guess which celebrity on the list below did not attend an HBCU (Historically Black College/University).

  1. Jesse Jackson (Civil Rights Activist)
  2. Spike Lee (Actor/Director)
  3. Erykah Bahdu (Singer)
  4. Langston Hughes (Writer)
  5. Alice Walker (Writer)
  6. K. Michelle (Singer)
  7. Samuel L. Jackson (Actor)
  8. Oprah Winfrey (Actress/Talk Show Host)
  9. Jerry Rice (Former NFL Player)
  10. Common (Entertainer/Actor/Rapper)

The answer is #2-Spike Lee.  Spike Lee attended New York University. 

13 HONEST, Books About Slavery To Share With Your Children (Courtesy of Huffington Post)

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Huffington Post writer Claire Fallon shares recommendations on 13 books for children that discuss slavery with age appropriate candor and honesty.  With Scholastic Publishers recently pulling a children’s book that misrepresented slavery, this list is very timely.  It’s very likely that the issue of slavery is not being fully unpacked at many schools. These books could be a great resource for discussion.

As parents we are our children’s first teachers!  Click here  to view the list of books.

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Trivia Question: Which Celebrity Did NOT Attend A Historically Black College or University (HBCU)?

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Dr. Catrise L. Austin: Dentist To The Stars

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Dr. Catrise Austin
Dr. Catrise Austin


Dentist and Entreprenuer, Dr. Catrise L. Austin, (1970 – ) is a native of Flint, MI.   Austin first developed an interest in dentistry when getting braces at age 15. Austin attended the University of Michigan, graduating in 1991 with a B.A. in psychology. She obtained her doctorate in dental surgery from the University of Maryland in 1996 and completed her advanced dental training in New York at Brooklyn’s Lutheran Medical Center. Prior to starting her own practice she worked as a dental hygienist. She became the Chief Operating Officer of NYC Cosmetic Dentistry (Formerly VIP Smiles) in 1998. She oversees a thriving dental practice in New York specializing in general, cosmetic and sports dentistry. Continue reading “Dr. Catrise L. Austin: Dentist To The Stars”

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