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Black Like Her

On June 7th, Elinor Burkett published an Op-Ed in the <i>Times</i> expressing what she portrayed as a feminist’s reluctant skepticism about aspects of the transgender movement. She argued, in part, that the notion of men simply transitioning into women was equivalent to a white person darkening his or her …

Rachel Dolezal

Could the Next James Bond Be Black?

The question of who might be the next actor to play 007 is one of the most fraught issues in British culture.<p>In Britain, a beloved institution is facing calls for a radical overhaul. No, not the monarchy, or the House of Lords, or the BBC, or even the unwritten constitution. The pillar of culture …

James Bond

Rachel Dolezal isn't alone – my family history proves choosing a racial definition is hard

How do you determine who is black? Is it simply a matter of inheritance – you are what your parents are? Does having a black grandparent make a person black? Must she have been raised as black, in a black community? Is one black ancestor, one drop of blood, enough?<p>These were the kinds of questions …

Shooting suspect in custody after Charleston church massacre

<b>Charleston, South Carolina (CNN) —</b> Before he allegedly opened fire on members of a Bible study group at a church in Charleston, South Carolina, Dylann Roof sat with them. He might have prayed with them.<p>A Snapchat video from Wednesday night at the historic African-American church shows Roof at a …

Charleston Church Shooting

The textiles & paintings of Kenyan-American artist Jamilla Okubo [Gallery + Interview] http://bit.ly/1s4FVWI

When Loud Music Turned Deadly | Op-Docs | The New York Times

"If you think that your history begins with slavery then the best that you can hope to be is a good slave." Kwame Ture "You cannot destroy slavery by becoming a part of your Master’s cultural incubator." Dr John Henrick Clarke

The reason why Blacks women must grow natural hair

Brother D - How We Gonna Make the Black Nation Rise?

Rap & Hip-Hop

MAR SECK - Vagabonde "from Super Cap-Vert to Number One de Dakar"

Talks at the Schomburg: Racial History of the American Criminal Justice System - CORRECT LINK

You, Me, and Every Word We Know

I've never really understood why every other year, it seems, we need another debate over who can and can't use the word "nigger." But here we are in this time of "Whither Richie Incognito?" at it again. You can see me try to tease out some of that thinking in a column this Sunday for <i>The Times</i>. The …

Associated Press News

Alabama posthumously pardons three Scottsboro Boys

<b>The US state of Alabama has granted posthumous pardons to three black teenagers wrongly accused of raping two white girls on a train in 1931.</b><p>Treatment of the youths known as the Scottsboro Boys - nine in all - helped spark the US Civil Rights movement.<p>The boys were convicted by all-white …

Civil Rights

Posthumous pardon in 1931 Alabama rape case

Three black men falsely accused and convicted of raping two white women in Alabama have received posthumous pardons, more than 80 years after their arrests.<p>Haywood Patterson, Charles Weems and Andy Wright were among nine teenagers, dubbed The Scottsboro Boys, who were convicted by all-white juries …

Pro-Confederate Protesters in Richmond Rally in Support of the Flag

In addition to mounting flags on highways, the 'Virginia Flaggers' also gather every week to protest a museum that doesn't share their fondness for …

N.Y. Stop-And-Frisk Reforms On Hold For New Year, New Mayor

In New York City, the country's largest police force has been involved in a high-profile legal battle over its stop-and-frisk policy.<p>Few policies of outgoing New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg have been as controversial as stop-and-frisk, the tactic New York police use to stop people on the streets …

Meet the Authors Who Turned “12 Years a Slave” Into a Children’s Book

Human Journey<p>The film <i>12 Years a Slave</i>, which opens across the United States on November 1, is already a top Oscar contender, but this isn’t the first time Solomon Northup’s story has been told. Northup, a free African American who was kidnapped into slavery in 1841 and freed in 1853, told it …