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Left of Black S6:E17: Black Women + Style + the Global Politics of Soul

Left of Black S6:E17: Black Women + Style + the Global Politics of Soul Left of Black host and Duke University Professor Mark Anthony Neal (@NewBlackMan) is joined in studio by Tanisha C. Ford ( @SoulistaPhD), Assistant Professor ofShow More Summary

This Woman Was Selling Bread And Accidentally Became A Model

Photographer Ty Bello was snapping photos of British musician Tinie Tempah in Nigeria recently when a woman selling bread happened to walk into her shot. Struck by the woman's beauty, Bello took to Instagram after the shoot in an attempt to find out more about her. Show More Summary

The Real River Road: The Lives of the Enslaved at Whitney Plantation

This article originally appeared in the February 2016 issue of the Preservation Resource Center's Preservation in Print magazine. Photos by Liz Jurey. When he was about 10 years old, John Cummings confronted racism in his mid-city neighborhood head on. Show More Summary

Herieth Paul Is Maybelline’s Newest Face. Here’s Why That's Such Exciting News.

Model Herieth Paul is Maybelline's newest global spokesmodel, and we couldn't be more excited. She joins Jourdan Dunn as one of Maybelline's faces of color -- one with a short, natural Afro, an aesthetic that is rarely seen in mainstream...Show More Summary

Bernie and Hillary Want to Know: Who Would Trayvon Martin Vote For?

As the race for the Democratic nomination gets tighter, the serious gaps between presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders and the black Democratic voters they seek become more and more apparent.

Adding Insult to Injury, City of Cleveland Does the Unthinkable to Tamir Rice’s Family

The city of Cleveland filed a claim against the estate of Tamir Rice, the 12-year-old fatally shot by police in 2014, seeking $500 in reimbursement for the ambulance ride. Assistant Law Director Carl Meyer filed the creditor’s claim in Cuyahoga County Probate Court on Wednesday, NBC affiliate WKYC reported. Tamir was shot in the torso Keep Reading ?

Ingrid Williams, Wife of NBA Coach Monty Williams, Dead at 44

Ingrid Williams, wife of Oklahoma City Thunder assistant coach Monty Wililams, succumbed to injuries sustained in a car accident on Wednesday at the age of 44, ESPN reports.

Daily Headlines: February 11, 2016

Latin America: A pair of recent polls found that most Latin Americans are pessimistic over the region’s governments handling of the Zika virus outbreak, and 41% of people in the U.S. are less likely to take a trip to Latin America and the Caribbean. Show More Summary

10 Times Radical Love Conquered Racism, Sexism And Other Forms Of Hate

Hatred has been making headlines lately, from anti-refugee sentiments in Europe, to racism peaking on college campuses. So in response, we're celebrating 10 radical moments of love that pushed back against hate. 1. When This Syrian Man...Show More Summary

Rihanna Is the 1st and Only Artist to Surpass RIAA’s 100 Million Cumulative Singles Threshold

I was worried that Beyonce's comeback would overshadow the Rihanna's new album ANTi and the ANTI World Tour.

Let's Talk About The Other Panthers

I almost missed it. I was just about to take my four-year-old upstairs and tuck him in for the night when I realized the halftime show had started. Chris Martin was already on the stage. Some people say the show didn't really start until the camera focused its attention on the DJ and Bruno Mars burst out. Show More Summary

Meryl Streep Defends All-White Panel at the Berlin Film Festival: ‘We’re All Africans ... Really’  

So what’s an easy way out of answering a question about a film festival jury’s lack of diversity when you’re president of said jury? Don’t admit the faux pas, never that. Just claim everyone is African. And that’s exactly what Meryl Streep did during a panel discussion Thursday at the Berlin International Film Festival.

'Insult to Homicide': Cleveland Bills Tamir Rice's Family $500 for Ambulance Ride 

On November 2, 2014, 12-year-old Tamir Rice was shot and killed by a Cleveland police officer while he played with a toy gun in a park near his home. No officer was ever charged in the shooting and on Wednesday some 15 months, after his death, Cleveland has charged the Rice family $500 for Tamir's final ambulance ride. Show More Summary

6 Marriage Mistakes Almost Every Wife Makes at Least Once

I must admit I made several mistakes in the beginning of my marriage. It took me a minute to understand and appreciate my role as wife. So my relationship struggled just a bit. What I learned, as I began studying relationships and working with couples, is that I wasn’t the only wife who had this Keep Reading ?

Black History Spotlight: How this Man Went from Slave to Congressman Will Blow Your Mind

If you know anything about Black History, you’ve heard of Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad. You’ve heard of Nat Turner and his, soon to be Hollywood depicted, uprising. But, have you heard of Robert Smalls? No, I mean really heard of Robert Smalls? Born into slavery in 1839, Smalls grew up on a Beaufort, Keep Reading ?

6 Tricky Transitions New Marriages Face and How to Make It Through Them

IT’S THE MARRYING SEASON! Final plans are being made…and paid for. In just a few months, love-birds across the country are gonna go down the aisle single…and come back up blissfully married. If that’s you, you probably went through some sort of pre-marital counseling class. But there are some things that happen after you come back Keep Reading ?

Ladies: Shop These 11 Black Owned Businesses to Spoil Your Man on Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, it’s easy to get lost in chocolates and flowers. And while my husband and I don’t go “all out” for one day of love when we celebrate it all year long, I do like getting him something nice. And since so much focus is generally on the women, I Keep Reading ?

Things Are Gonna Get Easier: Refusing Schooling as a Site of Black Suffering

When the Detroit teachers' union and several parents' groups recently filed a lawsuit against the Detroit Public Schools, their complaint highlighted dangerous and unhealthy learning conditions for children: infestations of rats and roaches, freezing classrooms, exposed electrical wiring, and falling debris. Show More Summary

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