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All the Greedy Young Abigail Fishers and Me

Years ago, I helped Abigail Fishers get into college in Texas. That was my job: I “tutored” entitled teenagers through the application process. …

Trump complains about New York Times in another tweet

For the second time on Monday, President Donald Trump attacked The New York Times as "failing."<p>In a tweet, Trump questioned the financial health of the newspaper and alleged that it has "big losses and massive unfunded liability," despite the fact that the company recently reported a surge in …

Game Developer Makes Soccer Game Without Learning How Soccer Is Played

Dan Marshall set out to make a game <i></i>based off a single tweet, where he admitted to having very little knowledge of how soccer is played and, frankly, …

Huge survey of Black American art opens in London

“I hope that people have a completely different picture in their mind’s eye when they think about American art. I hope that they can think of so many other artists who will capture their attention and make them want to learn more.”<p>Zoe Whitley is at the press view of <i>Soul of a Nation</i>, Tate Modern’s …

Art

‘I Am Not Your Negro’: How Hollywood Failed Black America

Raoul Peck’s documentary, based on an unfinished James Baldwin manuscript, is not only an urgent call to action, but also one of the very best films …

Don't gloat about reading Ulysses: all books follow the same six storylines, researchers find

There may once have been cachet in ploughing one's way through Ulysses, War and Peace or Kafka's Metamorphosis.<p>But according to one study, there is no greater cause to boast about reading James Joyce than EL James.<p>All novels contain one of just six possible plots, with similar emotional arcs …

Georgetown college atones for past ties to slavery

Washington college to strip names of Irish-American Jesuits from two buildings<p>Sat, Sep 3, 2016, 01:00<p>Georgetown, the Jesuit university in Washington, …

Georgetown University

‘An offer of my heart’: A story of black love after the Civil War

One hundred and forty-four years after they were written, the civil rights advocate found the letters in the bottom of an old suitcase, stacked in thin envelopes and tied together by a faded, baby-blue ribbon.<p>Somebody had preserved them with such care. Laura W. Murphy opened a letter, looked at the …

Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele Play Ex-Convict Non-Voters on ‘The Daily Show’

Here’s a clip from Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele’s visit to last night’s <i>Daily Show,</i> where they played Virginia ex-convicts joined by “Senior …

Jordan Peele

Nate Marshall: The Poetic Lives of the South Side

<i>Hailing from Chicago’s South Side, Nate Marshall is a poet who commands language with elegant accessibility and precision. His debut full-length</i> …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Challenging Culture's Whiteness by Default

As the art and entertainment industries begin to look increasingly unlike America, how can people in power better expand their pipeline for talent?<p>In 2015, Marlon James’s <i>A Brief History of Seven Killings</i> won the Man Booker Prize for fiction, an honor that enshrined it as one of the finest novels …

Think again: You know Africa isn't a country, right?

US President George W Bush once referred to Africa mistakenly as "a country" - and was mocked for it by Africans themselves.<p>But now Siyanda Mohutsiwa, a blogger from Botswana, thinks Africans might in fact be evolving a new shared identity. In our latest "Think Again" film, she argues that …

Africa

The Unauthorized Biography of a Black Cop

We’re celebrating the Fourth of July at my cousin’s McMansion in Lake Mary, Florida, a short stroll across a golf course to the Sanford line. I’m …

These are the African writers you should be reading right now

<b>(CNN) —</b> Take a moment and think of an African author. Have you got the name in mind? Keep it there for a minute.<p>In years gone by, chances are cultural icons like Nigerian literary giant Chinua Achebe or South African Nobel laureate Nadine Gordimer might have popped straight into your head.<p>But …

‘Boondocks’ Creator Aaron McGruder to Create New Pilot ‘Hooligan Squad’ for Adult Swim

Aaron McGruder, creator of the comic strip-turned-Peabody Award-winning Adult Swim series <i>The Boondocks</i>, has signed a new first-look deal with Adult …