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Study: Whites Prefer African American to Black Ethnic Label

White Americans apparently do not have a problem with the ethnic label of African American, but black is a different story, according to a report at Pacific Standard.

Today Daniel Handler Is Matching All Donations Made To The #WeNeedDiverseBooks Campaign - Innnteresting.

yesterdayOdd : Geekosystem

After making a bunch of terrible and quite racist jokes at the expense of African American YA author Jacqueline Woodsen on Wednesday night, Series of Unfortunate Events author David Handler (better known as Lemony Snicket) has announced...Show More Summary

Daniel Handler Finds Himself In a Lemony Snicket After ‘Ill-Conceived’ Watermelon Joke

Author Daniel Handler, better known by his pen name, Lemony Snicket, is facing a social media backlash after making a crude watermelon joke about fellow writer Jacqueline Woodson, who is African American, the Washington Post reports...

Daniel Handler does more than apologize for his ‘watermelon’ joke

yesterdayArts : Arts Post

On Thursday, author Daniel Handler, also known as children’s author Lemony Snicket, apologized for a “watermelon” joke he made at the expense of an African American author at the National Book Awards. On Friday, Handler took that apology a step further: For the next 24 hours, he is matching donations to the nonprofit We Need […]

Alpha Phi Alpha hosts 2014 Cleveland Scholastic Chess

Lupita Nyong’o, Academy Award winner in “12 Years as a Slave” We were fortunate to have participating in this year’s tournament two outstanding young African American chess masters from the state of New York, James Black Jr and Joshua Colas. Chess Masters Joshua Colas and James Black Jr are from the New York City area. […]

Clean, Distributed Energy Can Benefit Low-Income Families

How will clean energy policies affect low-income families and communities of color? This is a critical question to answer because low-income families, including a disproportionately large percentage of African Americans and Latinos, spend a greater portion of their income on utility bills. read more

African American Immigrants Were Given Red-Carpet Treatment In 1930?s Russia

Interesting… 1930?s African American Immigrants To Russia Lived The High Life Filmmakers and professors are now discovering and reporting about the lesser known crop of African Americans who left the US for the USSR back in the early 1930?s, and

Double Justice in Missouri

For the second time in two months, Governor Jay Nixon of Missouri approved the execution of an African American man sentenced to die by an all-white jury. Governor Nixon denied Mr. Leon Taylor clemency shortly before his execution on November 19th. Show More Summary

The Most Famous 19th Century African American Writer You've Never Heard Of: William Wells Brown

Courtesy of W.W. Norton PRI William Wells Brown was one of the most prominent African American writers in the 19th century. But many people now don't know who he is.

In Russia, early African American migrants found the good life

Growing up in the Soviet Union, Emilia Tynes-Mensah did the same things other children did. She read the classics of literary master Alexander Pushkin, listened to the symphonies of Peter Tchaikovsky and heard the propaganda that life here was better than anywhere else.

African-American Debt Is a New Form of Slavery

If African Americans do not get control of personal debt and begin to live healthier financial lives, “we will never own our neighborhoods,” and “we will never leave a legacy for our children.” This dire prediction from a prominent religious leader has motivated a financial-freedom movement that is grounded in religious teachings.

The Meaning Behind a Black Spaniard’s Hopeful Gaze Upon Our Lady of Mercy

This image is part of a weekly series that The Root is presenting in conjunction with the Image of the Black Archive & Library at Harvard University’s Hutchins Center for African and African American Research.

New ‘Doo Alert! Raven-Symone Goes ‘PEACH’ For The Holidays… [PHOTOS]

Raven-Symone has gone ‘peachy’ for the holidays. The 28-year-old actress, who refuses to be defined by labels like ‘African American’ or ‘Gay,’ also refuses to be bound by a hair color. [READ: Raven Symone Doesn't want to be Labled 'Gay' or 'African American'... Show More Summary

EBONY To Honor Top 100 Black Influencers Of 2014

Ebony Magazine has a history of celebrating influential African Americans. As usual, the magazine's annual 'Power 100' list of standout figures in the Black community does not disappoint. Fourteen categories from “Cultural Influencers” to “Community Crusaders,” list dynamite game changers who make it impossible to imagine 2014 without. Show More Summary

Beyond God and the Devil

Illustrations by Feroze Alam I On the morning of Pace Ripley's 70th birthday, he heard a bulletin on the local radio station alerting listeners to be on the lookout for a missing child, a seven-year-old African American girl from Bug Town, the community just west of Bay St. Show More Summary

Where Are You Birding This Third Weekend of November 2014?

Watching African Skimmers and a gorgeous sunset makes a person most thankful As we hurtle ever closer to the American day...

Report on Pasadena police shooting ordered released; union can appeal

A Los Angeles County judge ruled Thursday that the city of Pasadena must publicly disclose most of an independent consultant's report into the 2012 fatal police shooting of an unarmed African American teenager.

Report on Pasadena police shooting ordered released; union can appeal

A Los Angeles County judge ruled Thursday that the city of Pasadena must publicly disclose most of an independent consultant's report into the 2012 fatal police shooting of an unarmed African American teenager.

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