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'Judging America' Photo Series Captures Nation's Stereotypes

Terrorist. Gangster. Stripper. Landscaper.<p>When people are viewed as stereotypes, they're labeled on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion or sexual orientation. Photographer Joel Parés, a U.S. Marine from Puerto Rico, sought to highlight these prejudices in his new series, "Judging America."<p>"My …

White People Create App To Avoid, Um, 'Sketchy' Areas

Two white people are launching an app that seeks to help people avoid "sketchy" areas.<p>Watch out for all that sketchiness!<p>That would all be well and good, except that the app depends in large part on a Yelp-like rating system based on the personal views of Americans, a people historically known to …

'A Love Supreme' Comes Alive In Unearthed Photos

Whenever photographer Chuck Stewart was hired by a record company to document a recording session, he would shoot during the rehearsal takes, playback and downtime. The company would take what it needed, the remainder likely never to be developed, much less published. After decades in the …

Roland Young: 'I always felt like a complete island unto myself'

The jazz clarinettist turned club kid was once forgotten. But two reissues of classic albums from the 1970s may change that<p>In 1980, Roland Young, a classically trained jazz clarinettist, was living in an apartment in Manhattan's Kips Bay and making music in the studio he'd built in his bedroom, "so …

Listen: Isaiah Rashad’s new song, “RIP Kevin Miller”

Later this year, Tennessee native Isaiah Rashad will release his debut EP, <i>Cilvia</i>, via Top Dawg Entertainment (a.k.a. the homebase of Kendrick Lamar …

Watch Drake's "Saturday Night Live" Promos

Drake will flex his comedic muscles this weekend as both the host and the musical guest on "Saturday Night Live". (The episode also marks the debut of new cast member Sasheer Zamata, the first black woman on the show in quite some time). The promotional teasers for the episode is online now, …

Entertainment

The Soul Singer Who Never Quite Made It

<b>Listen · 8:34</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>James Govan isn't a household name — and until recently, when Kent Records issued some of his unreleased recordings under the title <i>Wanted</i>, there wasn't much to hear from him. But there was a time when people in the know in Memphis said he was Otis …

Kendrick Lamar: Day in the Life

With the 56th annual awards show taking place at the end of this month, the Grammys has teamed up with Pepsi to spotlight their Best New Artist …

El Boxito / Afromexicano y otros vaqueros americanos UNAM

Black in Latin America E03, Mexico and Peru: The Black Grandma in the Closet

Chef David’s Sweet Potato Cornbread

In our recent post <i>Welcome to Gullah Country!</i> we interviewed Chef David Young, owner of Roastfish and Cornbread Restaurant in Hilton Head Island, …

Vol. 32, Number 1 (Spring 2013)

Cover<br>Table of Contents<br>Editor's Note<br>Preview

25 curious facts about slavery in Brazil

<b>Note from BW of Brazil</b>: <i>Whenever discussing the experiences of African descendants in the Americas, the topic will inevitably turn to the</i> …

Alejandro Graciano

Lupita Nyong’o was born in Mexico-Anyang Nyong’o

Fans and haters alike have grappled with one question: is Lupita Nyong’o Kenyan or Mexican?<p>However, an answer to the puzzle has finally come from her …

African-Americans Learning Spanish and Other Languages

<b>Internationally acclaimed attorney, entertainer, and</b> <b><br>activist Paul Robeson learned 20 languages.</b><p>Reading my friend Jelisa’s blog post in Black Girl …

Abriendo Los Ojos: Afro-México (Costa Chica, Guerrero y Oaxaca).

What was behind the Bristol bus boycott?

<b>Fifty years have passed since campaigners overturned a ban on ethnic minorities working on Bristol's buses. Today the boycott is largely forgotten - but it was a milestone in achieving equality.</b><p>A spring afternoon in 1963. Eighteen-year-old Guy Bailey arrived on time for his job interview. Bailey …

World War II

Why Belfast said no to the slave trade

The British port cities of Bristol and Liverpool boomed in the 18th century as a result of the slave trade. But why didn't it happen in Belfast, on the other side of the Irish Sea, even when it had the opportunity in the 1780s?<p>In 1786, a wealthy shipping merchant and Belfast native, Waddell …