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  1. Benedict Cumberbatch says Britain's black actors do better in...Read the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | Daily Mail

    Benedict Cumberbatch says Britain's black actors do better in Hollywood than here because 'it's an even playing field' Benedict Cumberbatch has hit out at the lack of opportunities for black British actors - and says they have a far better chance of success in Hollywood than the UK. The 38-year-old, nominated for an Oscar for The Imitation Game, told US interviewer Tavis Smiley that stars such as Idris Elba and David Oyelowo thrive in America more than at at home.

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  2. Reebok Reinvents the Hot Weather Tactical BootRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 20 | AmmoLand

    Warson Brands , manufacturers of quality military and tactical footwear and exclusive licensee for Reebok military and tactical boots, and W. L. Gore & Associates, inventor of GORE-TEX fabric, recently announced a new line of waterproof military and tactical footwear for hot weather, the Reebok KRIOS Series. Made in the U.S.A. and scheduled to hit stores in spring 2015, the new Reebok KRIOS is the only tactical boot that keeps feet cool and comfortable in hot environments and dry in wet conditions.

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  3. NewsBusters' Double Standard on ContextRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 7 | ConWebBlog

    ... drought of the holidays. After referring to a specific email from Sony co-chair Amy Pascal suggesting that black British actor Idris Elba portray James Bond after actor Daniel Craig's contract playing the super-spy ends, Limbaugh dismissed the ...

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  4. Jourdan Dunn Is The First Black British Vogue Solo Cover Star In 12 YearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 1 | Refinery 29

    Jourdan Dunn revealed on her Instagram account Friday that she's the cover star of British Vogue 's February issue. The fashion mag had only white cover stars in 2014, and Dunn is the first woman of color to appear solo on British Vogue since Naomi Campbell in 2002.

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  5. The Empire's new clothesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 1 | Trinidad Guardian

    ... the selfish gene kicked in again: suddenly there's no room at the inn. On Monday morning, Lenny Henry (a black British comedian who fought through an era of overt racism to become one of the most popular figures in entertainment) was guest editor on ...

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  6. Welcome to a new Ebola websiteRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 17, 2014 | Crofs Blogs

    To positively inform and influence as well as offer practical coordination support to Sierra Leoneans and friends of Sierra Leone who wish to take direct action to bring a swift end to the Ebola crisis and its long term effect on Sierra Leone. The name 'EngAyde' is derived from a well-known Krio saying which means 'let's put our heads together'.

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  7. The fashion magazines that have not featured a single cover model...Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 16, 2014 | Daily Mail

    ... Even Jourdan Dunn - who was named Model of the Year at the British Fashion Awards in 2008 and was the first black British model to make Forbes' top-earning models list in 2014 - has never landed a solo Vogue UK cover. Jourdan did appear on the cover ...

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  8. City veteran Sir John Parker to lead drive for ethnic minority bossesRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 13, 2014 | Daily Mail

    ... first hinted at the idea of informal targets for board members, similar to those in place for women, at the Black British Business Awards in October. He said from 2008 to 2012 the number of black people in top management roles actually fell 42 per ...

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  9. Engineer's African trip to fight EbolaRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 8, 2014 | Swindon Advertiser

    A HIGHWORTH man is on his way to Sierra Leone to join the effort to stem the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. Nick Tremblin left Heathrow for Casablanca in Morocco this morning, and from there he will take a flight across north west Africa to Sierra Leone's capital Freetown before making his way to the Ebola project, in the Northern Province in the country.

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  10. Engineer's African trip to fight EbolaRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 8, 2014 | This is Wiltshire

    A HIGHWORTH man is on his way to Sierra Leone to join the effort to stem the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. Nick Tremblin left Heathrow for Casablanca in Morocco this morning, and from there he will take a flight across north west Africa to Sierra Leone's capital Freetown before making his way to the Ebola project, in the Northern Province in the country.

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  11. Cyborgs From Sierra Leone: Polymath David Sengeh Brings Prosthetics To The PeopleRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 4, 2014 | Forbes.com

    Techonomy's name embodies our beliefs and our mission-it combines the words "technology" and "economy" because technology has become a central part of the economy in which we operate and the society in which we live. Today technology is inextricably entwined with just about every activity that humans undertake.

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  12. English language learners and special education students thrive in one mixed Whitnall classroomRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 3, 2014 | Hales Corners

    The student fell silent when Laurie Martin, a special education teacher Whitnall High School, asked her to share her thoughts on segregation during an in-class discussion. Seated among her peers in their Read 180 class, in which on this day students were reading Zora Neale Hurston's "Dust Tracks on a Road," she was well-versed on the topic.

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  13. Idris Elba launches public awareness campaign for EbolaRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 3, 2014 | FOX16

    Actor Idris Elba speaks during the 'Luther' panel during the BBC America portion of the 2010 Summer TCA press tour held at the Beverly Hilton on August 7, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California. British actor Idris Elba launched a public awareness campaign on Wednesday to support those affected by Ebola in West Africa.

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  14. Whitnall program helps non-native students topple the language barrierRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 2, 2014 | Greenfield

    Alisia Folleh fell silent when Laurie Martin, a special education teacher Whitnall High School, asked her to share her thoughts on segregation during an in-class discussion. Seated among her peers in their Read 180 class, in which on this day students were reading Zora Neale Hurston's "Dust Tracks on a Road."

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  15. Star Wars' John Boyega responds to - black stormtrooper' criticsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 11, 2014 | InsideHalton.com

    The black British actor inside the white Imperial stormtrooper outfit in the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser is telling racists to "get used to it" because diversity exists in that galaxy far, far away. John Boyega took to Instagram over the weekend to thank Star Wars fans and also slap down more than a few commenters on YouTube and elsewhere online who took exception to seeing a non-white stormtrooper, which they see as a violation of franchise tradition.

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  16. Street boy finds a home with Texas missionaries in Sierra LeoneRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 28, 2014 | Dallas Morning News

    Bo and the Brockelmans took this photo in October 2011, shortly before his first trip to Texas. He's joined them on their annual visits since.

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  17. Ebola diary: Where is everybody?Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 27, 2014 | Crofs Blogs

    A few months ago I read a blog of an MSF volunteer who found himself shouting over the beautiful jungled canopy of Sierra Leone "Where is everybody"? Today, four months after the World Health Organisation declared an international emergency, I did the same thing. I had gritted teeth and clenched fists and it came out as more of a squeak than a war cry but still, my fury and incomprehension echoed his.

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  18. By caving in to religious misogyny, 'anti-racist' liberals reveal their inner racistRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 24, 2014 | The Spectator

    Even by the low standards of English lawyers, the men and women who run the Law Society have behaved like shameless hypocrites. Instead of confining themselves to offering professional advice, they set themselves up as Islamic theologians.

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  19. U.N. warns that women increasingly at risk for EbolaRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 21, 2014 | Reuters

    The U.N. special envoy for Ebola says women are most at risk of catching the virus due to their roles in society. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

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  20. Dallas Museum of Art acquires its first painting by seminal artist Frank BowlingRead the original story

    Nov 20, 2014 | Art Daily

    ... of Reading, Massachusetts College of Art, Rutgers, and Columbia University. In 2005 Bowling became the first black British artist to be elected to the Royal Academy, and he was appointed Officer of the British Empire (OBE) in 2008. Selected solo ...

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