Former Ford dealership owner Curley Lee (Craig Hartley/Autonews)

Recession slams black auto dealerships: Thousands of auto dealers have been casualties of the economic crisis, but in Detroit, the impact on black businesses has been drastic, Automotive News reports. And there are half as many black-owned dealerships in the United States today as there were three years ago.  

Los Angeles museum acquires MLK portrait: The Los Angeles County Museum of Art has recently acquired a portrait of Martin Luther King Jr. titled I Had a Dream by Edward Biberman, ColorLines reports. It's the first image of King in the museum's permanent collection. The American modern artist is known for his urban landscapes and figurative paintings that address issues of race, immigration, labor and inequality. 

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Seven African tech leaders blazing trails: "If Africa misses the current global IT boat, there may never again be an opportunity for rapid wealth creation on the continent," says Chinery-Hesse, one of Africa's leading techies. The Atlanta Post takes a look at Chinery-Hesse along with six other African leaders in technology.

The 11 best musician-actors: Not everyone with an album out can also hold their own in front of the camera. Madamenoir has a list of multitalented celebs who made the transition impressively. 

In other news: Jackson Family at Odds Over Tribute Concert.