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The Top 15 Black TV Shows of All-Time – Black Culture

The rise and fall of Black TV shows have been a tumultuous one. Beginning in the 1950s with situational comedy Amos ‘n’ Andy, black sitcoms have …

Are All Terrorists Muslims? It’s Not Even Close

What percentage of terror attacks in the United States and Europe are committed by Muslims? Guess. Nope. Guess again. And again...<p>“Not all Muslims …

Hollywood’s political ignorance: What Cosby, “Selma” & Hebdo reveal about white liberal consciousness

The causes celebrities feel comfortable backing — and those they do not — speak volumes. And it’s not pretty<p>Race and gender politics at this year’s Golden Globes took an unexpected range of twists and turns. First, hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler shamelessly mocked the many rape allegations against …

Race & Ethnicity

Best U.S. Hiking Cities

<b>Get Hiking:</b> This popular four-mile hike has a large measure of challenge (3,700 vertical feet of climbing) with an equal payoff (views of Mount Rainier, Seattle, and the Olympics on a clear day). The journey isn’t so bad either: Along the way, hikers pass classic Pacific Northwest conifer and fir …

Adult Students at University Settlement Master English Through Spoken Word Poetry | The Lo-Down : News from the Lower East Side

Wen Fei Liang.<p>The poetry slam is part of The Performance Project, a program at the settlement house which aims to redefine the relationship between …

7 Racially Coded Phrases That Everyone Needs to Stop Saying About Black People

Instead, “ghetto” has become an adjective used to negatively judge any number of things, from outfits to run-down facilities. In common media tropes, …

Dear White America: This Is Why It's About Race...

Danez Smith: Dear White America,<p>I’ve left Earth in search of darker planets, a solar system that revolves too near a black hole. I’ve left a patch of …

51 things to do in 51 African countries

IN OCTOBER OF 2009, we began our attempt to visit nearly every country in Africa. At each stop, we met with farmers, community organizers, labor …