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13.4- The Great Migration and Harlem Renaissance

Roaring Twenties

Harlem Renaissance

Great Migration<p>The northern Manhattan neighborhood of Harlem was meant to be an upper-class white neighborhood in the 1880s, but rapid …

Black History

When Black Writers Were Public Enemy No. 1

Decades before today’s tensions between black communities and the police, J. Edgar Hoover’s ghostreaders targeted literary legends as dangerous dissidents.<p>As the textbooks tell it, 1922 was the <i>annus mirabilis</i>—the “wonderful year” of modernist literature in English. James Joyce’s <i>Ulysses</i>, the novel …

North Korea Says 'No Americans Will Be Left Alive' if the US Invades

Kim Jong-un ramped up the saber rattling on the 62nd anniversary of the end of the Korean War.<p><b>Read:</b> <b>'I Realized I'd Been Brainwashed': The North Korean Defector Living in London</b><p>Yesterday marked the 62nd anniversary of the end of the Korean War—or, as it's known in North Korea, The Day of Victory in …

Black Britons face a double whammy – failed race relations law, now budget cuts | Kehinde Andrews

The 2000 act was a chance to fundamentally address racism in Britain, but little has changed – and budget cuts are making things worse<p>On Sunday, the Runnymede Trust released a report highlighting that ethnic minorities will be badly hit by George Osborne’s latest budget. The Treasury responded by …

Watch this activist politely destroy CNN for racism: 'Whiteness gets nuance and blackness doesn't'

Social activist Deray McKesson criticized the media over the weekend for the way they had handled a white biker shootout in Texas with “nuance,” but …

Justice

Baltimore Riots: Governor Vows 'Overwhelming Display' of Law Enforcement

Gov. Larry Hogan of Maryland promised an “overwhelming display” of law enforcement in Baltimore on Tuesday to prevent a repeat of the riots a day earlier, when the city was convulsed by looting, fires and clashes between the police and angry crowds.<p>Speaking to reporters on Tuesday morning, Hogan …

At least 1,000 protest after death of black man in police custody

The Justice Department said Tuesday it has opened a civil rights investigation into the death of Freddie Gray, a black man who suffered a fatal spinal-cord injury under mysterious circumstances after he was handcuffed and put in the back of a police van.<p>After the probe was announced, at least 1,000 …

Dandy Lion: (Re)Articulating Black Masculine Identity

by Chérmelle D. Edwards<p>For the past five years, Shantrelle P. Lewis has curated images created by contemporary photographers and filmmakers to document the articulation of the sartorial identity of the black male. This month—as a guest curator at Columbia College Chicago's Museum of Contemporary …

Mad Men’s January Jones Doesn’t Think Glen’s Return Was Creepy

On Sunday, Glen Bishop returned to the Mad Men fray. . . and this time, he was all grown up.<p>Given how comfortable <b>Matthew Weiner</b> seemed burning some of <i>Mad Men</i>’s final moments on a controversial new character, Ken Cosgrove’s home life, and Marie Calvet’s furniture-heist revenge scheme, it makes sense …

The GOP’s “imaginary, hypothetical gay friends”: Dan Savage is very confused about Republicans’ gay-wedding invitations

“When it comes to flesh and blood versus base, Republicans are having a hard time choosing base over family”<p>On "All In" last night, Chris Hayes spoke with sex columnist Dan Savage about the meandering answers GOP candidates have been giving to the question of whether or not they would attend a gay …

Obama: Democrats have their facts wrong on Trans-Pacific Partnership deal

Barack Obama hit back at fellow Democrats who oppose his trade initiatives on Tuesday, saying they have their facts wrong on the eve of a key Senate vote.<p>The president’s blunt words came as liberals, labor unions and others stepped up efforts to block his trade proposals, including the …

Scott Walker's foreign-policy adventure

Quoting Lenin, name-dropping world leaders, the Wisconsin governor shows off what he’s learned.<p>DERRY, N.H. — Scott Walker — the Wisconsin governor who just two months ago suggested his experience dealing with organized labor prepared him to take on ISIS — has been boning up on foreign policy, and …

UK trader arrested for causing 2010 stock market 'Flash Crash'

Federal law enforcement officials have charged a U.K. man with manipulating the stock market and triggering the 2010 "Flash Crash."<p>The Federal Bureau of Investigation said Navinder Singh Sarao, 36, was arrested Tuesday in the U.K. and charged with multiple counts of fraud.<p>Prosecutors say Sarao used …

Brent up on more Yemen bombing; U.S. crude dips after stock build | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil prices diverged on Wednesday with Brent closing up on renewed fighting in Yemen while U.S. crude fell after another weekly rise in inventories despite slower production.<p>Oil pump jacks are seen next to a strawberry field in Oxnard, California February 24, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy …

Hillary Clinton is India’s favorite US presidential candidate

<i>This post is the first of a series looking at how India and South Asia will feature in the American presidential election of 2016.</i><p>Hillary Clinton’s Apr. 12, 2015 presidential campaign launch kicked the US presidential race for 2016 into higher gear. It’s also the first American campaign …

India