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  1. Review: 'Dear White People'Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Baltimore Sun

    ... He sets his ensemble affair on the campus of the fictional Ivy League enclave Winchester University, where African-American student life is marginalized yet marked by sharp personality distinctions. A quick prologue informs us there's been an ...


  2. Michael Phillips: Movie review: 'Dear White People'Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Maryland Gazette

    ... He sets his ensemble affair on the campus of the fictional Ivy League enclave Winchester University, where African-American student life is marginalized yet marked by sharp personality distinctions. A quick prologue informs us there's been an ...


  3. Rihanna Spotted In Men's Underwear: Reportedly Similar To Chris Brown's UnderwearRead the original story w/Photo

    24 min ago | International Business Times

    ... ed that University of Texas has decided to include a study on "Beyonc Feminism, Rihanna Womanism," in their African-American studies class. The study would focus singers' role in feminism and black American culture.


  4. Funk Master: Jason Orr continues to hone his brand, 20 years laterRead the original story w/Photo

    25 min ago | Creative Loafing Atlanta

    On the eve of the second part of his big 20th anniversary celebration of FunkJazz KafA Arts and Music Festival , Jason Orr is just as full of opinions, concern, and vision as he was when he started the far-reaching event in 1994. He speaks candidly about the cultural scene in Atlanta and his desire for the city to be viewed on a national scale as more than just a breeding ground for crappy reality TV.


  5. Weekend Music: Carolina Chocolate Drops, Busdriver and MoreRead the original story w/Photo

    27 min ago | Cincinnati CityBeat

    Losing a key singer/songwriter in any band is a difficult proposition , but popular Roots act Carolina Chocolate Drops haven't missed a beat since their amicable split with Dom Flemons . Singer/multi-instrumentalist Rhiannon Giddens, the sole original member of the group, continues to drive the Drops, who began as a throwback/tribute to, as Derek Halsey writes in his preview for CityBeat this week , "the African American string-band tradition that flourished in the 1700s and 1800s."


  6. Elton John and David Furnish put LGBT community on notice in fight against HIV/AIDSRead the original story w/Photo

    44 min ago | The Washington Post

    There is this myth that marriage equality is the silver bullet for all the ails in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. As if having the right to say "I do" in all 50 states will solve everything.


  7. Cochran stumps for support from black votersRead the original story

    1 hr ago | Commercial Dispatch

    Republican Sen. Thad Cochran told black voters Thursday that when he first ran for Congress in 1972, Mississippi was in a period of fear and uncertainty because race relations were changing. He said the gubernatorial election of 1971 was the first time a candidate for a major office in the state, Democrat Bill Waller, made an effort to appeal to black voters who were asserting their constitutional right to vote.


  8. The Nature of the White Race or Jinn Class of Beings and Their...Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Final Call

    "And some of us are good and others of us are below that - we are sects following different ways: And we know that we cannot escape Allah in the earth, nor can we escape Him by flight: And when we heard the guidance, we believed in it. So whoever believes in his Lord, he fears neither loss nor injustice."


  9. Fulcrum Publishing Adds Nonfiction Graphic NovelsRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Publishers' Weekly

    Over the course of 30 years, the Golden, Colorado publisher Fulcrum Publishing has produced over 900 books, but it's just within the past five years that it has gone in a new direction, adding nonfiction graphic novels to its line. Most of the books are focused on history, with a strong emphasis on diversity and Fulcrum has plans to do a lot of them in the next few years.


  10. DialogueRead the original story

    1 hr ago | KISU-TV Pocatello

    The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist talks with host Marcia Franklin. Wilkerson devoted 15 years to researching and writing The Warmth of Other Suns, a book about the great migration of African-Americans from the South to other parts of the country.


  11. Massive Detroit Foreclosures Push Out Black HomeownersRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Planetizen

    ... door within the next year and a half." Primarily delinquent taxpayers, these people are also overwhelmingly African-American. Many observers see this rash of foreclosures as part of a "familiar pattern" of racially-tinged development policy. City ...


  12. Racial Bias Alleged at Big BrothersRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | Courthouse News Service

    ... leadership of her "intent to shift the focus of BBBSA away from serving ethnic minority communities, namely African-American, Latino and Native-American children and their families." "A direct outcome of Iorio's new vision was a race-based change in ...


  13. Wendy Davis wants Obama to come to Texas to save her campaignRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago |

    Wendy Davis , the Texas state senator and candidate for governor , is not typically one to mince words. To illustrate, a Thursday story in Politico quotes her as saying that she would welcome President Obama coming down to Texas to campaign for her.


  14. Utility Group Tries To Rally Black Caucus Against Solar IncentivesRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Switched

    ... about the cost of solar, but didn't share data about costs or about how solar power policies affect African-American communities. "I walked away thinking there was a lot of insinuation and not a lot of facts," the source said. "This was billed as a ...


  15. Ballot dispute in Georgia heads to courts - and could be a factor in state's close Senate raceRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Washington Post

    Georgia voters enter and proceed through the process of "Advanced Voting" at the Cobb County Board of Elections and Registration office in Marietta, Ga., on Oct. 15. With an increasingly competitive and closely-watched Senate race on the line, an Atlanta courtroom will be the focus of a key voting rights dispute Friday that could make it harder for Democrats to pick up an open U.S. Senate seat on Election Day. At issue is the fate of approximately 40,000 registration applications submitted with the help of a new voter registration group led by the state's Democratic House minority leader.


  16. The "Dear White People" syndrome: Why movies are obsessed ...Read the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | Salon

    ... the champion of civil rights on the fictitious Winchester University's campus. Frankly, as a light-skinned African-American female, I am tired of seeing women who look like myself presented as the epitome of complexity when it comes to setting forth ...


  17. UN: Detroit Shutting Water Off For Black Residents Who Don't Pay...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 22, 2013 | Right Wing News

    Oh brother The UN is once again sticking their nose into America's business where they have no jurisdiction and are so, not welcome. Water service is being cut off to those in Detroit who do not pay their bills.


  18. Campus comedy deftly explores complexities of racismRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | The Honolulu Advertiser

    ... eagerness of some whites to prove that they "get it" on matters of race - their clumsy appropriations of African-American idioms and pop-cultural forms - is one of the targets of Sam's critique and Simien's satire. And so, at least for this ...


  19. More Than a Superstar: "Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown"Read the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Chicago Sun-Times

    The film breathes exhilarating life into its tired premise, thanks to some dazzling action choreography, stylish visuals and-most importantly-a vintage anti-hero performance from Keanu Reeves. Though superlatives can mischaracterize any movie's qualities, it is not an overstatement, I think, to call "Citizenfour," Laura Poitras' film about Edward Snowden, the movie "The Ballad of Narayama" is a Japanese film of great beauty and elegant artifice, telling a story of startling cruelty.


  20. Mental Health Stigma and Solutions within the African American...Read the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | The Alternative Press

    The New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome presents an exploration of mental health stigma and help finding services in the African American community on October 29. This presentation will be delivered by Dr. Christine Adkins-Hutchison as part of the NJCTS Wednesday Webinar series. Asking for psychological help or counseling can be challenging, especially within the African American community, according to Dr. Adkins-Hutchison.