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Black Press USA
The GOP’s Enemies’ ListBy Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist It’s getting more and more difficult to keep
The GOP’s Enemies’ List
Black Press USA / Posted 10 hours ago
By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist It’s getting more and more difficult to keep up with the lengthening list of people, groups, and nations the Republican Party’s presidency-seekers are designating as targets. Undocumented Latino immigrants – and... Read more
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Los Angeles Times
'Rosenwald' reveals a philanthropist with a mission"Rosenwald" used to be a name to conjure with, but no more, and that is a shame
'Rosenwald' reveals a philanthropist with a mission
Los Angeles Times / Posted 4 days ago
"Rosenwald" used to be a name to conjure with, but no more, and that is a shame this vivid, engaging documentary attempts to do something about. In the early years of the 20th century, Julius Rosenwald was a philanthropist on a colossal scale,... Read more
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Access Hollywood
Will MTV VMAs Address WDBJ Tragedy?MTV's Video Music Awards air on Sunday night, and the tragic incident in Virgin
Will MTV VMAs Address WDBJ Tragedy?
Access Hollywood / Posted 4 days ago
MTV's Video Music Awards air on Sunday night, and the tragic incident in Virginia could be addressed on stage at the event. Access Hollywood asked the show's producers if, on the heels of Wednesday's tragedy, there were plans to pay tribute to the... Read more
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Silver City Sun-News
Commissioners vote to increase board sizeSILVER CITY >> Grant County will be represented by five county commissioners be
Commissioners vote to increase board size
Silver City Sun-News / Posted 4 days ago
SILVER CITY >> Grant County will be represented by five county commissioners beginning in January, 2017. The Grant County Board of County Commissioners voted unanimously on Thursday morning to increase the size of the board from three to five... Read more
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The Huffington Post
In A Summer Of Protest, Kendrick Lamar Hits The Black Soul HardestIt's hard to be black and even slightly aware of the world around you without f
In A Summer Of Protest, Kendrick Lamar Hits The Black Soul Hardest
The Huffington Post / Posted 5 days ago
It's hard to be black and even slightly aware of the world around you without feeling an exhausting emotional weight from all this. There's really no good way to escape this feeling, but in the past five months or so, I've found catharsis in "To Pimp... Read more
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ESPN
Black hope and faith after Hurricane KatrinaIt took only about a mile for Tisheata Stallings to travel from helpless to hop
Black hope and faith after Hurricane Katrina
ESPN / Posted 5 days ago
It took only about a mile for Tisheata Stallings to travel from helpless to hopeless. Trapped by Hurricane Katrina's floodwaters in New Orleans' Lower Ninth Ward, the 22-year-old recent college graduate, her mother and a cousin were plucked from... Read more
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Tucson Weekly
'Between the World And Me': An Important Book on Race and RacismI rarely read a book that I find to be transformative, that not only adds to my
'Between the World And Me': An Important Book on Race and Racism
Tucson Weekly / Posted 6 days ago
I rarely read a book that I find to be transformative, that not only adds to my knowledge and understanding of an issue but significantly alters my way of thinking about it. Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates is one of those works. It's a... Read more
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Western Advocate
What Happened, Miss Simone? A thrilling look at life and legacy of musical activistAn electric documentary opens up the world of singer-musician Nina Simone and s
What Happened, Miss Simone? A thrilling look at life and legacy of musical activist
Western Advocate / Posted 6 days ago
An electric documentary opens up the world of singer-musician Nina Simone and spotlights her powerful voice in the civil rights struggle. Part-way through What Happened, Miss Simone? an often electric, bracingly urgent documentary on the... Read more
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NBC 2 Fort Myers
March on Washington Fast Facts(CNN) -- Here's a look at what you need to know about the 1963 March on Washing
March on Washington Fast Facts
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted 8 days ago
(CNN) -- Here's a look at what you need to know about the 1963 March on Washington, led by Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. and others. The event was officially titled the "March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom." Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his... Read more
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The Temple News
Protests continue in support of Anthony MonteiroStudents and community members participated in a rally for the former African A
Protests continue in support of Anthony Monteiro
The Temple News / Posted 10 days ago
Students and community members participated in a rally for the former African American studies professor Thursday evening. Despite the rain on Thursday afternoon, Temple students and community members gathered under the Qdoba overhang at the corner... Read more
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Salon.com
Mike Huckabee: Martin Luther King, Jr. would have been “appalled” by #BlackLivesMatter movementFormer Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, speaking on behalf of slain civil right
Mike Huckabee: Martin Luther King, Jr. would have been “appalled” by #BlackLivesMatter movement
Salon.com / Posted 12 days ago
Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, speaking on behalf of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr., said the reverend would have been “appalled” by the #BlackLivesMatter movement because he recognized that racism was “a sin problem, not... Read more
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The Advocate
Business Alliance’s new leader wants to ‘build more on-ramps’ to prosperity for New OrleaniansQuentin Messer Jr. signs his emails with lowercase letters: qlm, jr. He will “
Business Alliance’s new leader wants to ‘build more on-ramps’ to prosperity for New Orleanians
The Advocate / Posted 13 days ago
Quentin Messer Jr. signs his emails with lowercase letters: qlm, jr. He will “never be the capital Q,” the recently appointed president and CEO of the New Orleans Business Alliance said. That distinction is reserved for his father, a former... Read more
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Black Press USA
The Legacy of Julian BondBy Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist There is an old African proverb tha
The Legacy of Julian Bond
Black Press USA / Posted 14 days ago
By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist There is an old African proverb that says “The spirit of a freedom warrior will never die in the enduring life of the village, yet that valued spirit will be passed on to future generations.” Julian Bond... Read more
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The Atlantic
The Long Death of the American DreamThe American dream has been on life support for all of its 84 years. The momen
The Long Death of the American Dream
The Atlantic / Posted 14 days ago
The American dream has been on life support for all of its 84 years. The moment James Truslow Adams coined the term in his book The Epic of America in 1931, the death watch for the dream began. It was the very depth of the Great Depression, after... Read more
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The Malaysian Insider
On the justification for non-violent protest – Mark Lall Shimpi Published: 16 August 2015 4:05 PM In under two weeks, an expected tens of th
On the justification for non-violent protest – Mark Lall Shimpi
The Malaysian Insider / Posted 15 days ago
Published: 16 August 2015 4:05 PM In under two weeks, an expected tens of thousands of Malaysians will march in Bersih 4. The protest calls for a number of important reforms to our... Read more
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Gawker
The Gawker Review Weekend Reading List []“Fantastic Four Blame Game: Fox, Director Josh Trank Square Off Over On-Set Cha
The Gawker Review Weekend Reading List []
Gawker / Posted 16 days ago
“Fantastic Four Blame Game: Fox, Director Josh Trank Square Off Over On-Set Chaos” by Kim Masters Director Josh Trank, 31, could not resist tweeting on Aug. 6, as the movie was hitting theaters, that he had made “a fantastic version” of the film... Read more
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The Memphis Flyer
“A Kind of ConfessionThere is nothing creepier than a useless machine. I don't mean an obsolete or a
“A Kind of Confession
The Memphis Flyer / Posted 18 days ago
There is nothing creepier than a useless machine. I don't mean an obsolete or a broken machine. I mean a machine that clicks and whirs pointlessly, full of complex mechanics that achieve nothing. We count on our machines to provide simple solutions... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
Bowdoin grad’s lessons in ‘white privilege’ fuel tough talk on raceBRUNSWICK, Maine — Hari Kondabolu, a 2004 Bowdoin College graduate, has built a
Bowdoin grad’s lessons in ‘white privilege’ fuel tough talk on race
Bangor Daily News / Posted 19 days ago
BRUNSWICK, Maine — Hari Kondabolu, a 2004 Bowdoin College graduate, has built a career on the punchlines he has used in standup comedy routines around the world, but he pulls no punches when talking about race relations in the U.S. “I don’t... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Margaret Burroughs dies; founder of Chicago's DuSable Museum of African American HistoryMargaret Burroughs, an artist and teacher who founded the nationally recognized
Margaret Burroughs dies; founder of Chicago's DuSable Museum of African American History
Chicago Tribune / Posted 20 days ago
Margaret Burroughs, an artist and teacher who founded the nationally recognized DuSable Museum of African American History in the living room of her home on the South Side of Chicago almost 50 years ago, died Sunday of unspecified causes at home,... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Re-Imagining Zimbabwe, Seated Under the Shade of a Toxic Tree35 years after the Union Jack came down at Rufaro Stadium, a generation of youn
Re-Imagining Zimbabwe, Seated Under the Shade of a Toxic Tree
AllAfrica.com / Posted 21 days ago
35 years after the Union Jack came down at Rufaro Stadium, a generation of young Zimbabweans are asking questions about, and forging their own, narratives and are re-imagining Zimbabwe. Who re-imagines Zimbabwe, for whom and for what, are going to be... Read more
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Guardian Unlimited
Ten books that changed the world“Unsatisfied, cold, priapic, nymphomaniac, lesbian, a hundred times aborted, I
Ten books that changed the world
Guardian Unlimited / Posted 24 days ago
“Unsatisfied, cold, priapic, nymphomaniac, lesbian, a hundred times aborted, I was everything, even an unmarried mother,” wrote Simone de Beauvoir of the reaction to the second volume of The Second Sex. This outpouring of angst – which included the... Read more
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New York Magazine
Nobody Expects a Manhole Cover to Rip a Hole Under Their Bus SeatLatest News on Daily Intelligencer15 mins ago Its chief weapons are fear, surp
Nobody Expects a Manhole Cover to Rip a Hole Under Their Bus Seat
New York Magazine / Posted 25 days ago
Latest News on Daily Intelligencer15 mins ago Its chief weapons are fear, surprise, and an almost fanatical devotion to ruining infrastructure.11:24 a.m.White People Still Don’t Like... Read more
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The Advocate
Maintaining the Beautiful Relationship Between Gays and CitiesThe story of the great American city has changed over the past 25 years. Over t
Maintaining the Beautiful Relationship Between Gays and Cities
The Advocate / Posted 25 days ago
The story of the great American city has changed over the past 25 years. Over that time — my entire lifetime — the population of urban areas has outpaced the rest of the country as millennials and others have migrated to cities in increasing numbers.... Read more
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New York Magazine
Why Ta-Nehisi Coates Isn’t Our James BaldwinTa-Nehisi Coates.Photo: Lyle Ashton Harris By now, the designation of The Atla
Why Ta-Nehisi Coates Isn’t Our James Baldwin
New York Magazine / Posted 26 days ago
Ta-Nehisi Coates.Photo: Lyle Ashton Harris By now, the designation of The Atlantic’s Ta-Nehisi Coates as heir to — or the “next,” or “today’s” — James Baldwin feels inevitable: Coates himself, in what amounted to an origin story for his new book,... Read more
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New York Magazine
Donald Trump Talked to Bill Clinton About His Interest in Republican Politics Earlier This YearLatest News on Daily Intelligencer4:55 p.m.Is Jeb Bush Still the Republican Fro
Donald Trump Talked to Bill Clinton About His Interest in Republican Politics Earlier This Year
New York Magazine / Posted 26 days ago
Latest News on Daily Intelligencer4:55 p.m.Is Jeb Bush Still the Republican Front-Runner? Evidence for and against Bush being the one to beat in the 2016 GOP race. 4:54 p.m.Donald Trump Talked to Bill Clinton About His Interest in Republican... Read more
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Madame Noire The Atlanta Post
Allure Faces Backlash After Appropriating Black HairAllure’s August 2015 issue has the magazine in the hot seat for another episode
Allure Faces Backlash After Appropriating Black Hair
Madame Noire The Atlanta Post / Posted 27 days ago
Allure’s August 2015 issue has the magazine in the hot seat for another episode of cultural appropriation regarding an infamous subject: Black women’s hair. From Hollywood darling Amanda Sternberg to the universe that is Black Twitter, you would... Read more
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The Hindu
Famous last words? Say them before it’s too lateThe deathbed is where we impart one final piece of wisdom, settle one final sco
Famous last words? Say them before it’s too late
The Hindu / Posted 28 days ago
The deathbed is where we impart one final piece of wisdom, settle one final score I was at a funeral recently. The woman who had died had reached her ninth decade and had been a wonderfully kind lady. In the eulogy, her son remarked that she had... Read more
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Billboard
Kendrick Lamar's 'To Pimp A Butterfly' Videos Connected By the Power of Self"Identity would seem to be the garment with which one covers the nakedness of t
Kendrick Lamar's 'To Pimp A Butterfly' Videos Connected By the Power of Self
Billboard / Posted 28 days ago
"Identity would seem to be the garment with which one covers the nakedness of the self: in which case, it is best that the garment be loose, a little like the robes of the desert, through which one's nakedness can always be felt, and, sometimes,... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
It's Not Easy to Be Black, Beautiful in AmericaThe America of my imagination shaped by Hollywood is better than the real Ameri
It's Not Easy to Be Black, Beautiful in America
AllAfrica.com / Posted 29 days ago
The America of my imagination shaped by Hollywood is better than the real America because sometimes it is easy to love the idea of a place than the place itself. Perhaps, because I am a writer and journalist and confront injustice and discrimination... Read more
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Salon.com
Ta-Nehisi Coates’ brilliant inspiration: Remembering James Baldwin’s influence on his 91st birthday“What might be accepted as just good old American independence in someone else
Ta-Nehisi Coates’ brilliant inspiration: Remembering James Baldwin’s influence on his 91st birthday
Salon.com / Posted 29 days ago
“What might be accepted as just good old American independence in someone else would be insufferable arrogance in me.” — James Baldwin, “Previous Condition” (1948) “Your self and your people are indistinguishable from one another, really, in spite... Read more
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Guardian Unlimited
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: how to write about race in the USOne of the charges against Rachel Dolezal, the “biologically white” woman who r
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: how to write about race in the US
Guardian Unlimited / Posted 30 days ago
One of the charges against Rachel Dolezal, the “biologically white” woman who recently resigned from the Spokane chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, is that she misrepresented herself in her application to... Read more
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The Atlantic
'Between the World and Me' Is Not a Vacation for ReadersThis is the fourth in a series. Readers are invited to send their own responses
'Between the World and Me' Is Not a Vacation for Readers
The Atlantic / Posted a month ago
This is the fourth in a series. Readers are invited to send their own responses tohello@theatlantic.com, and we will post their strongest critiques of the book and the accompanied reviews. To further encourage civil and substantive responses via... Read more
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Black Press USA
Book Review: ‘Between the World and Me’ by Ta-Nehisi Coates Ta-Nehisi Coates By Herb Boyd Special to the NNPA NEW YORK – What is immed
Book Review: ‘Between the World and Me’ by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Black Press USA / Posted 1 months ago
Ta-Nehisi Coates By Herb Boyd Special to the NNPA NEW YORK – What is immediately essential for me about Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates’ lengthy epistle to his son is that... Read more

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