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What the World Needs Now … is Dwight Trible -- Review by Mark Anthony Neal

What the World Needs Now … is Dwight Trible by Mark Anthony Neal | @NewBlackMan | NewBlackMan (in Exile) There’s an urgency to “ What the World Needs Now is Love ”, the opening track of Dwight Trible’s latest release Inspirations, that suggests that it could have been recorded only days after Charlottesville. Show More Summary

Filmmaker Katina Parker’s CALL:RESPONSE Explores Police Aggression Against People of Color

'Southern writer Clyde Edgerton once wrote that it’s almost impossible “to write about race in America without bombast, outrage, or satire.” How else, he asked, can one “confront a system of structural inequality that has savagely circumscribed lives for generations?” This is true for filmmakers as well. Show More Summary

The Intersectional Black Panther Party History Project Celebrates First Anniversay [video]

'The Intersectional Black Panther Party History Project (IPHP) was founded on July 19, 2016, to recover and restore the Black Panther Party’s (BPP) history and womens’ critical roles within the organization. This reel is an overviewShow More Summary

White & Woke? Chevara Orrin on the Role of Whites Dismantling the System of White Supremacy They Created

'The SNCC Digital Gateway invited young activists to address questions that SNCC (Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee) grappled with back in in the 1960s.Activist Chevara Orrin discusses the role of Whites in dismantling White Supremacy.' -- SNCC Digital Gateway Created and Dismantled By White People - Chevara Orrin from SNCC Digital Gateway on Vimeo.

The Blackest Moses: The Hot-Buttered Soul of Isaac Hayes

The Blackest Moses: The Hot-Buttered Soul of Isaac Hayes by Mark Anthony Neal | @NewBlackMan | NewBlackMan (in Exile) That the career of Isaac Hayes could be neatly packaged into generationally specific references like Shaft, the Comedy Central animated series South Park and Scientology says volumes about the man’s longevity. Show More Summary

Judge Declares Second Mistrial For Former Ohio Cop Who Fatally Shot Sam DuBose

An Ohio judge declared a mistrial Friday in the case of former University of Cincinnati police Officer Ray Tensing, who faces charges of murder and voluntary manslaughter in the fatal shooting of Sam DuBose during a 2015 traffic stop. The...Show More Summary

Heartbreaking Video Shows Girl Comforting Mom After Philando Castile Was Shot

Diamond Reynolds watched a Minnesota police officer fatally shoot her boyfriend Philando Castile seven times during a traffic stop in July 2016. Then she was handcuffed and placed into the back of a police car with her 4-year-old daughter. Harrowing...Show More Summary

Police Chief Urges 1-Day Suspension For White Cop Who Kicked Handcuffed Black Man's Head

An Ohio police chief has recommended a 24-hour suspension for a white officer accused of kicking a handcuffed black man in the head ? a burst of violence an internal review called “unreasonable.” Columbus Police Chief Kim Jacobs wrote...Show More Summary

Why We March

Tomorrow morning, a diverse coalition of North Texans will gather in downtown Dallas at the historic St. Paul United Methodist Church to march. What would compel this body to exchange a lazy Saturday morning for a public demonstration...Show More Summary

How Hermione Granger Went From Literary Witch To Powerful Feminist Symbol

The Women’s March on Washington was littered with references to Hermione Granger. “When Voldemort is president, we need a nation of Hermiones!” read one sign, which was posted on Twitter on Jan. 22, 2017, the day after more than 3.5Show More Summary

Loving Hard Like a Bill Withers Song: Five Albums

Loving Hard Like a Bill Withers Song: Five Albums by Mark Anthony Neal | @NewBlackMan | NewBlackMan (in Exile) The thing that is important to remember about Bill Withers, is that when he officially “arrived” in the spring of 1971 with his debut album Just As I Am, he was a fully-formed 32-year-old. Show More Summary

Kerry Washington: Being An Artist 'Doesn't Mean I Should Have Less Of A Voice'

Kerry Washington may not have the same sway over Washington D.C. as Olivia Pope, but the “Scandal” star is politically engaged in her own right. Washington chatted with the cast of “The View” on Tuesday about her commitment to political...Show More Summary

Diana Ross Wore White To A Wedding And It Was Totally Stunning

Stop! In the name of impeccable wedding style. Wearing white to a wedding is typically frowned upon. But we should have figured such rules don’t apply to the one and only Diana Ross. Or that this wedding ? a Saturday affair celebrating...Show More Summary

Katy Perry Acknowledges Her Cultural Appropriation, But Twitter Isn't Impressed

Katy Perry has been doing some profoundly confessional promo for her latest album, “Witness,” sharing everything from an in-depth therapy session to a four-day, “Big Brother” style livestream of her life. On Saturday, during her livestream,...Show More Summary

For Those We Lost And Those Who Survived: The Pulse Massacre One Year Later

The pain of June 12 still pangs just as palpably today for Mayra Alvear as it did one year ago. It’s been twelve months since Omar Mateen entered Pulse nightclub during Pride month 2016 and opened fire with a semi-automatic assault rifle...Show More Summary

Never Forget That Comey Is The Feds by Lawrence Ware

Never Forget That Comey Is The Feds by Lawrence Ware | @Law_Writes | NewBlackMan (in Exile) Trump is bold. I’ll give him that. A few weeks ago, y’all’s president fired James Comey, the former director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Show More Summary

After Canceling 'Real Time' Appearance, Al Franken Says Bill Maher Is Not A Racist

During an appearance on the SiriusXM radio show “Alter Family Politics,” Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) talked in length about Bill Maher and the “Real Time” host’s recent controversial use of the “n-word.” This was the first time Franken...Show More Summary

There's One Big Catch With Gap's New Ad Celebrating Diversity

A new Gap campaign directed by British Vogue’s Editor-in-Chief Edward Enninful is being widely praised for its diverse cast of characters, including big names like Christie Brinkley, Maria Borges, Wiz Khalifa and Priyanka Chopra. But...Show More Summary

After 18 Years, TLC Still Doesn't Want No Scrubs

In January 1999, the girl group TLC dropped a hit to end all hits: “No Scrubs.” The song became an anthem against men who don’t treat women well, aka “scrubs,” who can most closely be compared to present-day “fuccbois.” On Monday night, comedian and actor Paul F. Show More Summary

A 6-Minute Break Down Of The Complicated History Between The U.S. And Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico has been a U.S. territory for over a century, yet many Americans know little about the island and its relationship with the United States. The history of Puerto Rico and the mainland is long and complicated, but it doesn’t excuse that a 2016 survey found that only 43 percent of Americans know that Puerto Ricans are U.S. Show More Summary

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