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Adisa Banjoko: Black Redemption—Detroit Red and The Jacka

Adisa Banjoko connects the legacy of Detroit Red and the late rapper The Jacka at the Malcolm X's World: 50 Years Later conference held at Lehigh University. Adisa Banjoko: Black Redemption from Lehigh IMRC on Vimeo.

Children of Color Likely to Be Majority of Kids in US by 2020

"Around the time the 2020 Census is conducted, more than half of the nation's children are expected to be part of a minority race or ethnic group," the U.S. Census Bureau reported on Tuesday. "This proportion is expected to continueShow More Summary

Dr. Boyce Watkins Charges Lee Daniels With Having A 'Gay Agenda'

The new hit show Empire is three weeks away from the last show of its first season and has already stirred up some intense discussion, particularly in the Black community. The show is made of all the things a good drama is made of: sex,...Show More Summary

Bound: Africans vs. African-Americans Is the Must See Film of 2015

"I believe that when you wrestle with your demons in public, they seize to haunt you in private," says writer, producer and director Peres Owino. With her upcoming critically acclaimed debut, Bound: Africans vs. African Americans, Kenyan-born Owino attempts to do that. Show More Summary

#LeanInTogether And Getty Images Team Up To Show What Fatherhood Actually Looks Like

Stock photos used to illustrate online articles are meant to reflect everyday life. Ironically, they rarely do. Getty Images and LeanIn.Org have a plan to change that. With the launch of #LeanInTogether -- a campaign that encouragesShow More Summary

Anthony Davis 'Guarantees' Kentucky's National Title, Talks Kevin Hart And Jameis Winston

When New Orleans drafted Kentucky's Anthony Davis first overall in 2012, they did so in the hopes that he would become the NBA's next dominant big man. But even the Pelicans' front office probably didn't think it would happen so quickly. Show More Summary

Beck's Dad Worked On Beyonce's 2006 Album, And Basically All Your Other Favorites

Beck and Beyoncé have more in common than just Kanye West. As Redditor Sitdownyo pointed out, Beck's father, David Campbell, worked on Beyonce's "B'Day." Campbell is credited for string arrangement and conducting on the 2006 Grammy-winning album. Show More Summary

14 Slam Poems That Pack A Serious Feminist Punch

These slam poets are spittin' some fierce feminism. Fighting the good feminist fight can become frustrating. Sometimes we need need a pick-me-up to fight another day, and these awesome slam poets give us just that. From pushing backShow More Summary

Derrick Rose Opens Up About Gun Violence In Joakim Noah's New Documentary

Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah has recruited teammates Derrick Rose and Taj Gibson to share how gun violence has affected them in a new documentary titled "You're Not Alone." In the short film, which was posted to YouTube earlier this...Show More Summary

The Real Reason Why Lionel Richie Isn't Pleased With Kanye's Latest Single

--Lionel Richie shares his thoughts on Kanye West’s repeated use of the N-word during the rapper's performance of “All Day” at this year’s annual Brit Awards. (The Mirror) More Notable/Quotables: )

Child Poverty Exists In Silicon Valley, Too. Here's Who's Helping Often-Overlooked Kids

Jorge Valencia is from Silicon Valley. But his daily life couldn't be further from those "basically swimming in gold" not even five miles away. "There's like, an invisible boundary around … eastside San Jose," the 16-year-old told John D. Show More Summary

Black Love...Matters: Raheem DeVaughn’s 'Love Sex Passion' by Mark Anthony Neal

Black Love...Matters: Raheem DeVaughn’s Love Sex Passion by Mark Anthony Neal | NewBlackMan (in Exile) Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On? was the product of a hard-earned battle with the head of his record label, Berry Gordy. Gaye’s brother-in-law perhaps rightly thought that Gaye was squandering his mainstream success by recording a protest album. Show More Summary

Truth.Be.Told. (Black Queer Visionaries): Screening & Talk Back with Creator Katina Parker at Duke University on 2/5

Created by Katina Parker, Truth. Be. Told. is a documentary series about Queer Black Visionaries, discussing their lives, loves, and personal callings, as well as the experiences, realities, and identities that fuel them. Interviewees...Show More Summary

The "Ancient African Ancestors Had No Idea About The Vulnerabilities That "We Are In The White House Negreos" Would Expose In 'The Motherland"

The White Progressive Cheshire Fox's View Of The Threat From Drones That Are Most Acute To His Progressive Agenda In Monitoring Last Night's "Chris Hayes Show" On MSNBC - Chris Hayes Also Covered The "Toy Helicopters" On The White House...Show More Summary

8th Annual Top 10 Black Celebrity Philanthropists of 2014

Introduction by Akira Barclay, Contributor It is that time of year again! As 2014 comes to a close, BlackGivesBack is pleased to present our 8th annual top ten black celebrity philanthropists list. We live in a society where we are inundated with images of celebrity. Show More Summary

Kidz Bop is the Death of Civilization (from the Car Chronicles)

Kidz Bop is the Death of Civilization (from the Car Chronicles) by Mark Anthony Neal | @NewBlackMan | NewBlackMan (in Exile) Damn this satellite radio; Damn this Kidz Bop station. Damn the fact that this little girl is now old enough to have programmed the Kidz Bop station on the satellite radio. Show More Summary

Donald Byrd--"I've Longed and Searched For My Mother" (1965)

William Claxton: "Donald Byrd on the 'A' Train" (1959) Dr. Donaldson Toussaint L'Ouverture Byrd II (December 9, 1932 -2013) is most remembered for the funky sides he dropped with the Mizell Brothers in the 1970s--"(Fallin Like) Dominoes"...Show More Summary

"This is Your Life" (1971) -- Happy 80th Birthday to Mr. Billy Paul

Best known for the classic "Me and Mrs. Jones," Billy Paul is a sophisticated balladeer ("Love Buddies") and politically astute vocalist ("Am I Black Enough for You?") who many mistakenly believe was a one-hit wonder. One of the quintessential voices of the Philly Soul Sound, here Mr. Paul interprets Jimmy Webb's "This is Your Life."

Ferguson's Despair and the Devastation of White Privilege

Ferguson's Despair and the Devastation of White Privilege by Heather Ann Thompson | Huffington Post All day people gathered, waiting, daring to hope, that maybe this time black lives would matter. Minutes passed. Then hours. And, asShow More Summary

Violence in Post-Verdict Ferguson: What We Should Really Be Worried About

Attica Prison, 1971 Violence in Post-Verdict Ferguson: What We Should Really Be Worried Aboutby Heather Ann Thompson | @hthompsn | Huffington Post Many reports out this week warn that if the grand jury sitting in the Darren Wilsoncase decides not to indict, there will likely be violence in Ferguson, Missouri. Show More Summary

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