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Sean Hannity Whitesplains To Black Congressman About Police Shootings And Black-On-Black Crime

In Sean Hannity’s world, there are a few bad cops but far more bad African Americans. That was the message condescendingly imparted to his guest, Rep. Hank Johnson. Hannity introduced Johnson by saying he “has a history of making controversial...Show More Summary

If The "African Development Bank" Supports The New "Asian Infrastructure Development Bank", Why Isn't The American "Black Racial Services Machine" Protesting Against The American Federal Government Saying: "BACK OFF!!!, Your IMF / World Bank Has Been The

The "ON THE WRONG SIDE OF HISTORY" Taunts That YOU Fall For Are Mostly SOCIAL And POLITICAL Choices Inside Of The United States And Have Nothing To Do With INTERNATIONAL POWER RELATIONS The African Development Banks Supports The "Asian...Show More Summary

Change Comes to Ferguson: 3 African Americans to Sit on City Council

After Tuesday’s vote, the city of Ferguson, Mo., will have three black members on its City Council for the first time in Ferguson’s history.

American Jewish Congress Calls on Jon Stewart to Fire ‘Anti-Semite’ Trevor Noah

last weekNews : Mediaite

Just when you thought the "kerfuffle" over new Daily Show host Trevor Noah's Twitter history was finally dying down, the American Jewish Congress has released a petition that labels the South African comedian a "sexist anti-Semite" and calls on Jon Stewart to rescind his contract.

Black Woman Activist Faces Charges of 'Lynching' for Protest Activities

The outrageous charge seems like a deliberate perversion of history, and an attempt to quell activism. Maile Hampton, the African American activist who was arrested for “lynching” after trying to pull a fellow protester away from police...Show More Summary

'The Tenth Zine' Explores The History and Culture Of Black Gay Men

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

A new independent magazine titled The Tenth Zine aims to shed light on the history and culture of the African American queer community. Creative director Khary Septh explained to HuffPost Live's Josh Zepps on Thursday how this bi-annual...Show More Summary

Post Racial America in the Age of Obama

At no other time in our country's great history has an idea of a post-racial society caught the eye of many Americans; yet this vision has neither materialized nor even blossomed. Many argue the emergence of an African American candidate has fueled the debate regarding where race and politics fit in America. Show More Summary

Olympic Star Gabby Douglas Stars in Her Own Reality Show “Douglas Family Gold”

By Oretha Winston Gabrielle “Gabby” Douglas stunned the world in 2012 by becoming the first African American in history to win the individual all-around gold medal at the Summer Olympics.  Behind her meteoric rise was a supportive family willing to sacrifice everything for years to help her dream. Now 19, Gabby is ready to do it all Keep Reading ?

Trevor Noah’s History of Jewish and Fat Jokes Has Everyone Up in Arms

2 weeks agoNews : Mediaite

It's been 24 hours since Comedy Central announced that relatively unknown (to Americans, at least) South African comedian Trevor Noah will be taking over for Jon Stewart as host of The Daily Show later this year. And already, people on Twitter have dug back through his old tweets and singled out jokes that are being called "anti-Semitic" and "racist" among other things.

California African American Museum, Los Angeles, CA

First opening its doors to the public during the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games, the California African American Museum (CAAM) features the history, heritage and culture of African Americans in California and the Nation. Currently occupying over 45,000 square feet, the CAAM has plenty to offer visitors from paintings to sculptures to multimedia installations. Noteworthy […]

DuSable Museum of African American History, Chicago, IL

Named in honor of Jean Baptiste Pointe du Sable, a Haitian fur trader and the first non-Native-American permanent settler in Chicago, the DuSable Museum of African American History is the first and oldest museum dedicated to the study and conservation of African American history, culture, and art. So what will you come across at DuSable Museum? A […]

Why Hasn’t Ted Cruz Responded to ‘The New Yorker’s’ “Uppity” Slur?

“Uppity” is, to put it lightly, an ugly word. It’s got a long and unpleasant history in this country of being racially loaded, of being used to connote the idea of ethnic minorities — especially African Americans — getting above their station and challenging a white hegemony that should remain untouched. Show More Summary

Making It Rain On Them… History Is Made As Black Swimmers Sweep 100 At NCAA D1 Championship

Three African American Women Sweep The 100 At NCAA Championship Remember that old myth that black girls don’t swim because we don’t want to mess up our hair? Over the weekend it was shattered to smithereens by three incredible athle...

Serena Williams Makes History on the Cover of Vogue

Serena Williams is making history as the first African American female athlete to grace the cover of Vogue solo and she’s looking good while doing it!… READ ON

Noam Chomsky: Slavery and White Fear of Revenge 'Deeply Rooted in American Culture'

Chomsky looks at the roots of American racism and genocide. American culture is imbued with fears that African Americans will someday repay the violence and oppression that has marred their history in this country, according to linguist and cultural critic Noam Chomsky. Show More Summary

Mary Bowser: A Brave Black Spy in the Confederate White House

Editor’s note: For Women’s History Month, The Root is spotlighting less famous figures from the African American National Biography, whose stories exemplify the extraordinary, and often unsung, accomplishments of African-American women from our past.

Why Is Albert Einstein’s History With The African American Civil Rights Movement Forgotten?

Although Albert Einstein is widely known for his contributions to the field of physics and his involvement in the American effort to construct a nuclear bomb, the famed Jewish scientist was far from limited to these two fields when it came to sharing his stunning mind. Show More Summary

Historian Barbara Ransby on Ella Baker & Shirley Chisholm

Dr. Barbara Ransby, Professor of African American Studies, Gender and Women’s Studies, and History at the University of Illinois at Chicago talks comparisons between Ella Baker and Shirley Chisholm.

A Cane River Tale: From Slave to Free Woman to Slave Owner

Editor’s note: For Women’s History Month, The Root is spotlighting less famous figures from the African American National Biography, whose stories exemplify the extraordinary, and often unsung, accomplishments of African-American women from our past.

Lynch’s AG nomination slowly moving past bipartisan hurdles

Loretta Lynch, poised to make history as the nation's first African American female attorney general, has been caught in a bipartisan political trap that has left her nomination lingering for a historically long time. She has been a near-certain lock to win confirmation since her nomination hearings went smoothly in late January, but that's not […]

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