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The New Black: a film on race, same-sex marriage, and intersectionality

Yoruba Richen‘s documentary about the African American community’s struggle for marriage equality is coming soon to a TV screen or laptop near you. The New Black, a film by Yoruba Richen, explores follows Black organizing for (and against) the successful 2012 Maryland referendum on same-sex marriage. Show More Summary

YESTERDAY - The "Askari" Where The African Agents For The European Colonizers. TODAY - The Embedded Black Fox Confidence Men Colonized The "Americanized So-Called Negro" In Support Of Progressive Imperialism

THE KING'S AFRICAN RIFLES African military agents in support of the will of the British in Africa, prior to decolonization.THE BRITISH were comforted because THESE NEGROES WERE TRAINED to not shoot THE BRITISH, thus biting the handsShow More Summary

After Hurricane Katrina, Poor Black Women Were Largely Ignored, Study Says

Ten years after Hurricane Katrina displaced 40,000 people in New Orleans, opinions about the recovery can be traced along racial lines. A pair of new studies underscores that African American women, particularly those who lived in public...Show More Summary

Am I wrong to yearn for a presidential candidate who doesn't need to be taught how to handle racism?

Assumed in all of the Black Lives Matter confrontations and interruptions that you've seen of Bernie Sanders, Martin O'Malley, and Hillary Clinton is the reality that many African Americans believe that those candidates have the capacity...Show More Summary

Augusta Chiwy, ‘forgotten’ African nurse of Battle of the Bulge, dies at 94

For decades, stories circulated among veterans and historians about an African nurse who tended to wounded and dying American soldiers in Belgium during the Battle of the Bulge, the bloody campaign through the Ardennes in the winter of 1944-1945 that became the last major German offensive of World War II.Read full article >>

The Napa Valley Wine Train, the Jim Crow Car and Who Has the Right to Ride

In the context of the past year’s tensions over police violence, the story of the Sistahs on the Reading Edge book club—11 women, 10 of them African American and one white, ranging in age from 39-85—whose members were ejected from the Napa Valley Wine Train for being “too loud,” may not evoke the same level of outrage.

Juvenile Justice Reform Must Address the Unique Needs of LGBTQ Girls

After being in and out of court for offenses such as shoplifting clothing and fighting back at school, Destiny, a 15-year-old African American transgender girl, was sent to a high security juvenile detention facility for boys, since no other program would take her. Show More Summary

Black Pastors Demand Smithsonian Remove Statue of Planned Parenthood Founder Margaret Sanger

A group of African American pastors is upper their demand for the taxpayer-funded Smithsonian to remove a statue of Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger. The museum has so far refused their request to remove the statue of the eugenics-supporting founder of the abortion business caught selling aborted babies and their body parts. The museum has […]

Black Giving Matters: Q&A with Birgit Smith Burton of the African American Development Officers Network

A series by BGB Contributor Valaida Fullwood initiated for Black Philanthropy Month 2015 and aimed at informing, inspiring and investing in philanthropic leadershipBirgit Smith Burton is Founder and Chair of the African American Development...Show More Summary

Morning Docket: 08.27.15

Should town clerks opposed to gay marriage be required to issue licenses to all couples? The Sixth Circuit says.... [How Appealing] John H. Ray III, the African American ex-associate at Ropes & Gray who claimed the elite firm discriminated against him, loses in court again, this time before the First Circuit. Show More Summary

'Rosenwald' documentary looks at Jewish philanthropist who helped black schools

Inspired by the Jewish ideals of tzedakah (charity) and tikkun olam (repairing the world), Julius Rosenwald partnered with African American communities to fund some 5,300 schools for African American children in the Jim Crow-era Sou...

Teen Flying Confederate Flag On Pick Up Truck Runs Over 4-Year-Old African-American Boy And Is Attacked By Witnesses

An 18-year-old, being identified as only Ryan, ran over a 4-year-old African American boy with his pickup truck. The teen’s truck had a Confederate flag on it. The teen had his 13-year-old girlfriend, Brook Schumpf, in the truck when he hit Damajae Winn, in Winona, Minnesota, on Monday night, reports the Daily Mail. Show More Summary

The Illusive Conversation: Race in America’s Classrooms by David J. Leonard |

The Illusive Conversation: Race in America’s Classrooms by David J. Leonard | @DrDavidJLeonard | NewBlackMan (in Exile) In the aftermath of the savage murder of 9 African American men and women in Charleston, SC there was lots of public discussion of America’s unresolved racial acrimony. Show More Summary

Who Said It?

Who is the famous African American being quoted here?: [Although crime] is born of poverty, we must also realize that crime is generated by a lack of values that has largely gone unaddressed in our nation as a whole and in the black community in particular. Show More Summary

Black Women's Book Club Kicked Off Napa Wine Train For Laughing While Black Get Apology

The African American book club that was booted from the Napa Valley Wine Train on Saturday for what has been dubbed "laughing while black" were given a public apology Tuesday from the company's CEO.

Women Kicked Off Wine Train In Napa: Hate Crime Or Honest Mistake?

On August 22, a book club made up predominantly of African American women was kicked off Napa Valley’s Wine Train. The club’s members believe their ejection was a result of racism rather than policy, as the tour’s organizers insist. The book club, five out of six of the members of which are black, was enjoying... Show More Summary

Mixed response to campaign to remove Confederate battle flag

Within days of the killings  of nine African Americans in a Charleston church, allegedly by a white man who liked to pose for photographs with the Confederate battle flag, there was a national uproar about the prominent display of that flag at numerous locations across the South. A campaign was quickly mounted to remove not […]

Want to hunt exotic African animals? Just go to Texas.

If American dentist Walter Palmer -- who may face poaching charges for killing Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe -- was so inclined, he could have saved himself time and money and trouble by killing an exotic African animal right here at h...

Robert M. Beavers Jr., executive with McDonald’s, dies at 71

Mr. Beavers became the first African American to serve on the corporation’s board of directors.

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