RETHINK is an occasional series featuring contemporary thought on classic Ebony And Jet photos and articles. We asked ad agency executive Mat Burnett, of Super Genius LLC in Chicago to give some modern perspective on a series of revolutionary ads done by Johnson Publishing in the late 1960s and how far (or not) ethnic advertising […]

Often, the world of advertising and media provide more than enough material for this column. But sometimes I get tired of chasing down all the bad guys because, let’s be honest, little ol’ Indian me (as many of you have so supportively pointed out..) can’t save the world. This whole re-evaluation got me thinking about […]

Questions & Answers on Seasonal Influenza Topics include: What is seasonal influenza (flu)? What are the symptoms of the flu? When is the flu season in the United States? How does CDC (Center for Disease Control) monitor the progress of the flu season? Why is there a week-long lag between the data and when it’s […]

US President Barack Obama paid tribute on Wednesday to fellow political trailblazer Edward Brooke, who in 1966 became the first African-American elected to the Senate by popular vote. In the US Capitol rotunda, Obama presented Brooke, 90, with the Congressional gold medal, the highest civilian award given by the government’s legislative branch. “Today’s honor bears […]

Date: Wednesday, October 28, 2009 DALLAS (AP) — A model on the November cover of Teen Vogue is a 19-year-old who reveals in the magazine that she is pregnant.  Jourdan Dunn is not visibly pregnant on the cover, and Teen Vogue Editor-in-Chief Amy Astley said the magazine didn’t know about Dunn’s pregnancy until after the […]

After nine months of being nearly invisible — a big outing has been to a Dallas hardware store for flashlights — George W. Bush made his debut Monday in his latest incarnation: motivational speaker. Nearly 15,000 people heard the former president, known more for mangling the English language than for his eloquence, reminisce about his […]

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WASHINGTON DC – The NAACP called for Louisiana Justice of the Peace Keith Bardwell to resign his post after denying an interracial couple a marriage license. In 1963 the US Supreme Court ended prohibition of marriage due to race in the case of Loving vs. Virginia. Justice Bardwell is in violation of Louisiana’s Judicial Code […]

MSNBC’s Contessa Brewer had an embarrassing slip-up Wednesday afternoon when she introduced Jesse Jackson by calling him Al Sharpton. “Joining me now to talk about this and the nation’s real problem of joblessness, the Reverend Al Sharpton,” Brewer said. “I’m Reverend, Jesse Jackson,” Jackson replied. “Right, I’m so sorry,” an embarrassed Brewer responded. “The script […]

Last week HuffPost reported that liberal Fox News analyst Dr. Marc Lamont Hill had been fired. The news was announced by News Corp CEO Rupert Murdoch during a shareholders meeting after Murdoch was asked about Hill’s “reputation of defending cop killers and racists.” There has been some speculation about why exactly Hill was let go […]