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The Weekender – Voices of Sao Paulo

“The Weekender” is our new feature where every weekend we hope to highlight a short film, movie or documentary pertaining to the Americas. For over a century, the Brazilian metropolis of Sao Paulo has grown and become highly diverse due to its constantly growing immigrant population. Show More Summary

'Driving Lesson': A Film Short about Racial Profiling in the South

Center for Documentary Studies Driving Lessons (dir. Victor Bynum and Kris Dyson ) Two young African-American men talk about their experience of being stopped and searched by the police. Expert testimony attests to the racial disparities in this type of profiling. Driving Lessons from Center for Documentary Studies on Vimeo.

The Racialicious Preview for San Diego Comic-Con, Part II: Saturday & Sunday

By Arturo R. García Thanks to Kendra, as ever, for covering Part I of the weekend. As usual, you can find our panel coverage on Twitter through her account, the R official feed and my own personal account. Just like last year, we’ll be compiling our individual panels on Storify and posting them next week. Show More Summary

The Disney Triple Crown: Why Ming-Na Wen Needs To Be In Star Wars

By Guest Contributor Keith Chow, cross-posted from The Nerds Of Color Earlier this week, Lucasfilm announced the addition of two more actors to the cast of Star Wars Episode VII. We do not yet know who the two relatively unknown actors...Show More Summary

Choking Us to Death by Brothers Writing to Live

Choking Us to Death by Brothers Writing to Live | special to NewBlackMan (in Exile) "I can’t breathe,” onlookers heard Eric Garner say as he took his final breaths. 43 years old, black, and the father of six, Garner was placed in a chokehold and suffocated to death by NYPD officers in Staten Island this past Thursday. Show More Summary

Illusory Protection: Education & The Prison Industrial Complex

Photo Credit: HHCF Illusory Protection: Education & The Prison Industrial Complex by Adisa Banjoko and Arash Daneshzadeh | special to NewBlackMan (in Exile) “He confused science fiction with science facts, He couldn’t separate the block,...Show More Summary

Career Spotlight: Park Ranger Shelton Johnson Wants Black Folks to Embrace the Outdoors

“You shouldn’t have to convince people to go to paradise,” 55-year-old Shelton Johnson says in the short documentary The Way Home: Returning to the National Parks. “But if I could go to paradise without dying, and see all that is there, sign me up,” he continued. “And Yosemite for many people is such a place.”

NBC Redeploys Reporter to Gaza After Fallout

Network's Recall Was Criticized as Pro-Israel Bias Veteran war correspondent Ayman Mohyeldin announced via Twitter Friday night that NBC News had reversed course and was sending him back to Gaza. The removal of the Egyptian-AmericanShow More Summary

The Resurgence of African American Male Philanthropists

Members of the Ujima Legacy Fund at their event in 2013. TEDx talk tells story of the Ujima Legacy Fund Reggie Gordon’s TEDxRVA talk opens with his experience attending the Million Man March in 1995 – a historic gathering held in Washington,...Show More Summary

These Bros Aint Loyal: Stevie J Says Benzino Is A Beyotch For Punching Joseline During The LHHATL Reunion Smackdown [Audio]

Stevie J Says Benzino Punched Joseline During LHHATL Reunion Fight A lot of rumors have been running wild as to what really went down during the WWE Love & Hip Hop Atlanta reunion brawl that broke out on Tuesday and

POV to Broadcast '15 to Life: Kenneth's Story'--Film Addresses Juvenile Life Sentences

PBS | POV Does sentencing a teenager to life without parole serve our society well? The United States is the only country in the world that routinely condemns children to die in prison. This is the story of one of those children, now a young man, seeking a second chance in Florida. Show More Summary

Peru: Fifty-Six Femicides in 2014

Peru officially added femicides to the country's penal code in 2011. Ciudad Juarez in Mexico is usually associated with the gender-based murders of women yet femicides are a problem throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. Such is...Show More Summary

The Ghost of Bigger Thomas Surfaces in Kayne West’s Monster [The Throwback]

With Kanye West in seemingly another controversy this week following a mid-concert rant, it’s a good time to revisit Latoya’s look at the furor surrounding his 2011 single, “Monster.” By Latoya Peterson Kanye has officially overdosed on artistic symbolism. Show More Summary

Tearing up the Pitch: The Battle for the Soul of Soccer

By Guest Contributor Isaac Oommen Soccer was an unstoppable force in the Gulf Middle East, where I grew up. One of my earliest memories is of my dad teaching me the basics of ball control in our gravel back lot in Buraimi, Oman (my dad...Show More Summary

Catch Fade: “Farrari” Of Strip Club Queens Atlanta Gets Mollywhopped In The Club In Season 2 Teaser [Video]

Real girls get down on the flo‘ The much anticipated season 2 of Strip Club Queens Atlanta is finally here and it looks like the drama is at an all-time high this time around! scqatl season 2 teaser part

Hate It Or Love It?!?! Lira Is Being Called The “Beyoncé Of Africa”… Do You Agree? [Video]

Lira – Performing Feel Good from Lira on Vimeo. She does give a great live performance. South African Singer Lira Being Hailed As Beyoncé Of Africa South African soul singer Lira has been on our radar for quite some

For Your Viewing Pleasure: The Ladies Of Strip Club Queens Atlanta Smother Rapper K Camp In Cakes [Video]

It ain’t nothin’ to tip that bish, dog If you were intrigued by season 1 of Strip Club Queens Atlanta, then you’ll be happy to know that season 2 of the cake clappin’ reality series is right around

Unemployment Nearing 5% Mark. Is It Time For Haters To Give The POTUS Some Credit?!?

[Editor's Note: This blog post was refashioned from my Twitter account. If you aren't following me there, why are you still here?]I criticize President Obama for a lot of things, but let's give him credit where it's due. The unemployment rate is now %6.1. Show More Summary

Thursday Throwback: Going Back Like Babies and Pacifiers; Why I Love Mariah

by Special Correspondent Thea Lim (originally published 6-1-09) I said it once and I’ll say it again, I love Mariah Carey. I rarely try to justify this rabid adoration when I’m talking politics. Sometimes radical folks think that just because they like something, it must be radical. Show More Summary

Escape From Zombie Nation: A Musician Weighs in on Contemporary Black Music

Escape From Zombie Nation by Bill Banfield | special to NewBlackMan (in Exile) “Trane was our flag. But there were other, younger forces…There was a newness, defiance…laid out in their music…politically and creatively, it was all connected…It...Show More Summary

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