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Crossover, Convergence, and the Cultural Politics of Black Comics

<i>This guest post is part of our new blog series on Comics, Race, and Society, edited by Julian Chambliss and Walter Greason.</i><p>There has never been a …

Little Known Black History Fact: Richard Pryor

<b>Richard Pryor</b> is, without doubt, one of the most influential stand-up comics of all time and was an inspiration to <b>Eddie Murphy, Chris Rock, Mike Epps</b> …

Why the history of slavery in the US South is taking centre stage once again

As the legacies of slavery in the US linger into the 21st century for African-Americans, a new wave of books, films, and television shows are …

Revolutionary Road: Navigating Fidel Castro’s Polarizing Legacy

President Fidel Castro<i>—</i>El Jefe, El Comandante—the iconic Cuban leader whom the U.S. government has relentlessly vilified between attempts to …

Black Panther Vol. 1: A Nation Under Our Feet - Comic Book Review

<b>Title:</b> Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet Book 1<p><b>Author:</b> <b>Ta-Nehisi Coates</b><p>Artists: <b>Brian Stelfreeze</b><p><b>Publisher:</b> Marvel Comics<p><b>Format:</b> Paperback/Hardcover<p>…

Racial Categorisation and Terminology

Individual members of Black British Academics hold their own opinions about the language and terminology used in relation to race and …

Every Single Sexy Black Man We Loved On TV In 2016

Black actors took over television this year, hands down. These are the hunks we were fully tuned in to in 2016!<p>Kofi Siriboe: 'Queen Sugar'<p>Call him …

TV

Study Finds Young Black Women Have It Worse Than Black Men

A new report finds that struggles with racism can begin at a very early age, and can be even tougher for girls than it is for boys.The study, from …

Women of Color

I Shared the Dream

The Pride, Passion and Politics of the the First Black Woman Senator from Kentucky<p>In this landmark autobiography by one of the very few women treated …

New Ted Talk Video: “An interview with the founders of Black Lives Matter”

An interview with the founders of Black Lives Matter is a very interesting new TED-Talk. The video itself probably won’t show up in an RSS Reader …

7 things about the Black Lives Matter policy platform you probably didn't know

Black Lives Matter isn't just a saying, it's a movement. But it's also part of a larger umbrella of organizations that have come together as part of …

Everyday racism: what should we do? Akala | Comment is Free

Obama perfectly explains the point of the phrase 'black lives matter'

US President Barack Obama has a message for critics of the "Black Lives Matter" movement: You're missing the point.<p>Toward the end of a public White House discussion about criminal-justice reform, Obama took a moment to push back against detractors who claim that the phrase "Black Lives Matter" — …

The Dynamic History Of #BlackLivesMatter Explained

This is how a hashtag transformed into a movement.<p>Trayvon Martin was fatally shot on Feb. 26, four years ago. The unarmed teen's death, in many ways, gave birth to the Black Lives Matter movement, which has reframed the way Americans think about police treatment of people of color.<p>Martin was not …

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Bridging the Gap: African Millennials Give Their Take on Why #BlackLivesMatter

In January, a poignant article titled "Black [American] Lives Don't Matter to Africans" was published on the African feminist blog, The Angry African. Written by Stephanie Kimou, the article details her account of growing up in America with African immigrants from Cote d'Ivoire and having to …

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Why are so many prisoners from ethnic minorities? I intend to find out

My independent review aims to examine suggestions of systematic racial bias in the British justice system<p>Where America leads, Britain usually follows. Art and culture, film and fashion, language and political ideas all have a habit of crossing the Atlantic. But in one important area of British life …

Race & Ethnicity

Nina Simone film’s ‘Blackface’ criticism branded as a relic of slavery by distributor

The film's distributor has hit out at criticism against Zoe Saldana's portrayal<p>The distributor of forthcoming Nina Simone biopic <i>Nina</i> has hit out at …

CNN commentator: Black people and police have more in common than they think

CNN Commentator Van Jones made an unconventional point on Saturday about the ongoing discussion of race relations and law-enforcement in America.<p>"[Black people and the police] literally are having and describing the same experience," Jones said, "the police say they feel vulnerable — that's exactly …

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I was a white police officer in the US – I know how deep the crisis of racism is

The gap between American police departments and the black communities they're meant to protect is huge – but it can be closed.<p>I served as an police …

The Killing of Unarmed Black Men Is Hurting America’s Image Abroad

Around the world, American diplomats are working to rein in the excesses of authoritarian regimes. Now, however, dictators are pointing out our own extrajudicial killings.<p>So now it is a therapist lying on the ground, hands in the air, helpless and bleeding beside an autistic kid he tried to help. …

Policing

More than 6 in 10 adults say race relations in U.S. are generally bad: poll

Pessimism about race relations in America is higher than it has been in nearly a generation, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. In the aftermath of the mass shooting of police officers in Dallas and the high-profile police shooting deaths of two black men, in Baton Rouge and suburban …

Ava DuVernay's new Netflix documentary traces a damning line between slavery and mass incarceration

13th is a blistering, engaging must-see.<p>Watching <i>13th</i><i>,</i> the new documentary from Ava DuVernay (<i>Selma</i>), is like standing in the way of a fire hose that’s being slowly cranked up to full blast. You take a little more pressure every moment, until it gets to be staggering, a little bruising.<p>Then you turn …

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The Founders of Black Lives Matter: "We Gave Tongue To Something That We All Knew Was Happening"

<i>“I cannot think of a better time in our nation’s history for the brave names of Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi to be recognized. The courage heard in their voices mirrors some of history’s greatest giants, with sharp echoes of Rosa Parks. Black Lives Matter is working to heal our</i> …