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Lupita Nyong'o on #OscarsSoWhite: 'It’s a Symptom of Something Else'

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 12:03

"What we are asking for is really for more stories to be told—for inclusion in the stories that are told."

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Behold, the Wackest Office Racism Ever Created

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 09:00

Last week Adweek's Agency Spy blog exposed a racist e-mail written by a Campbell Ewald creative director that got him and the CEO fired. But this isn't just a textbook case of workplace bias. It's a tragic display of poor creative choices.

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STUDY: Voter ID Laws Are Fantastic at Keeping People of Color Away From the Polls

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 05:57

“Voter ID laws skew democracy in favor of Whites and those on the political right.”

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Hip-Hop Nation Pays Respects to Big Kap

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 14:30

The influential DJ died at the age of 45 from undisclosed causes. 

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This Black Woman Will Make History as the First U.S. Olympian to Compete in a Hijab

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 14:30

Fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad will compete with Team USA in Rio de Janeiro this summer. 

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The FBI is Now Investigating the Flint Water Crisis

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 11:27

Will the feds uncover criminal violations?

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WATCH The Stunning New Trailer for Don Cheadle's 'Miles Ahead'

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 11:27

Cheadle's directorial debut arrives in theaters April 1. 

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New Video Asks 'Can You See White Privilege?'

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 11:27

The project, called “White Privilege Glasses,” comes from a Chicago-based seminary.

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WATCH: A Big Debate About the Politics of Respectability

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 08:24

The Schomburg Center is hosting—and livestreaming—a debate about respectability politics at 6:30 p.m. ET. Randall Kennedy, a Harvard law professor and a strong defender of this unpopular brand of politics, will mix it up with Brittney Cooper and Mychal Denzel Smith. 

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New Menswear Campaign Confronts European Racism Toward African Migrants

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 08:24

"After Migration" features African asylum-seekers in Italy as models. 

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'The Birth of a Nation': The Biggest Clapback in Hollywood History or Yet Another Slave Movie?

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 08:24

In this point/counterpoint about Nate Parker's buzzy directorial debut, two Black independent filmmakers wrestle with the notion of seeing more chains, whips and nooses on the big screen. 

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ICYMI: Cruz Beats Trump, Clinton Squeaks by Sanders at Iowa Caucuses

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 13:50

Ted Cruz delivered a solid win over Donald Trump, with Marco Rubio coming in third. Hilary Clinton and Bernie Sanders basically tied, with Clinton eking out a win by just .3 percent.

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NPR Deems Illinois the 'Perfect State' to Illustrate America's Racial Makeup

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 10:46

The conclusion is one of several made by NPR as part of their 'Perfect State Index.'

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CBS Greenlights Pilot for 'Training Day' Series With Race-Swapped Leads

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 10:46

Antoine Fuqua, director of the original film, will helm the upcoming series. 

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Sterilization Abuse Documentary 'No Más Bebés' Premieres on PBS

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 10:46

PBS is now airing the story of sterilization abuse against Mexican-American women at a Los Angeles hospital in the 1970s.

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U.N. Working Group Says U.S. Should Pay Black Americans Reparations

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 07:38

“Past injustices and crimes against African Americans need to be addressed with reparatory justice.”

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‘Breaking’ Presents: Adesuwa, a Singer-Songwriter With Some of the Prettiest Pipes in R&B

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 07:38

The vocalist from electro-pop favorite Denitia and Sene breaks out with a solo R&B project that is all hers—from writing to arranging to playing drums, guitar and synths. And, of course, singing. 

 
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3 New Ways to Celebrate Black History Month

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 07:38

From #TwitpicTheBlackestPictureInYourPhone to Google’s Cultural Institute, here are a few interesting ways to kick off Black History Month.

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Barack Obama to Make First Official Trip to American Mosque on Wednesday

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 13:13

The President will visit the Islamic Society of Baltimore to meet with community leaders and deliver remarks. 

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WATCH This Animated Short on Wendell Scott, First Black Driver in the NASCAR Hall of Fame

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 13:13

In this new video from StoryCorps, Wendell Scott's son and grandson recall his struggle for acceptance in the White-dominated racing world.

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