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The Holocaust, slavery, and the Republicans’ routinely repulsive rhetoric

In the course of American and world history, slavery and the Holocaust are sui generis cataclysms. Any comparisons—especially casual ones—to the Nazi genocide of European Jewry and the bondage and oppression of African Americans necessarily diminish these unique and unparalleled horrors. Show More Summary

Pennsylvania doctor Jan Casmir Sieski becomes second American accused of killing lion in Zimbabwe: CBS

17 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

A second American allegedly killed a lion in Zimbabwe several months ago. Wildlife authorities in the southern African nation named Jan Casmir Sieski of Pennsylvania as a suspect in an illegal lion hunt, CBS News reported Sunday. In a statement, Zimbabwe officials said a second person had been...

New lion poaching charge against 2nd American

While Cecil the lion's brother is confirmed to be alive, African officials discovering new bloody trails from lions back to American hunters

#BlackLivesMatter to be Part of Collection at National Museum of African American History and Culture

"The National Museum of African American History and Culture, which is set to open next fall in Washington, D.C., has started collecting banners and posters from the #Ferguson protests, as well as gas masks donned by protesters and cell phone videos taken at the various demonstrations. Show More Summary

Zendaya’s ‘K.C. Undercover’ Probed For Using White Stunt Double For Star

On Disney Channel's K.C. Undercover, 18-year-old actress Zendaya plays K.C. Cooper, the daughter of African American spies. On the show, K.C. is black; her mother is black; her father is black; her nerdy brother is black; her robot sister is black; and her grandfather is black. Show More Summary

Killing of Cecil the lion sparks online outrage

2 days agoTechnology : Tech Talk

Outrage exploded on social media after the revelation that an American dentist killed a beloved African lion

Clinton, Sanders and O’Malley just invoked Black Lives Matter. Bush and Carson didn’t.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Hillary Rodham Clinton and her two top rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination each invoked "Black Lives Matter" in speeches here before a mostly African American crowd on Friday, showing solidarity to a movement that has viewed them with some skepticism in recent months. Jeb Bush and Ben Carson, two Republican […]

Clinton knocks Bush’s ‘Right to Rise’ pitch in National Urban League speech

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton, speaking to a mostly African American crowd here Friday morning, decried racial inequality and took an indirect swipe at Republican rival Jeb Bush, who will speak here later in the morning. "The opportunity gap that America is facing is not just about economic inequality," said […]

A tale of two race speeches: Clinton rips Bush’s empty rhetoric to the African American community

At National Urban League conference, Bush responds with more cheap conservative talk blaming Big Government

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It’s never too early for dueling cross-party campaign speeches: Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton took a swipe at Republican rival Jeb Bush here Friday before a mostly African American crowd where the national debate over race, violence and law enforcement was on full display. Speaking ahead of Bush, Clinton delivered a speech in […]

Charleston suspect enters temporary not guilty plea to hate charges

2 days agoNews : The Newsroom

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - The white man charged in the shooting of nine African Americans at a South Carolina church entered a "temporary" not guilty plea on Friday to federal hate crime charges in connection to the shooting.

Franklin Takes Center Stage in a New Peanuts Movie TV Spot

Celebrate #FranklinDay as today marks the 47th Anniversary of the strip's first African American character The post Franklin Takes Center Stage in a New Peanuts Movie TV Spot appeared first on

Zimbabwe wants to extradite the American dentist who killed 'Cecil the lion'

HARARE (Reuters) - The American dentist who killed Cecil the lion a month ago in Zimbabwe had financed an illegal hunt and should be extradited to the southern African nation to face justice, environment minister Oppah Muchinguri said on Friday. Show More Summary

D.C. museum caught between the Bill Cosby scandal and hosting his family's art trove

2 days agoArts : Culture Monster

A year ago, Tracey Jones, a Baltimore teacher leading a field trip to the National Museum of African Art, might have lingered at the large quilt showing images of Bill Cosby, holding him up to her mostly African American students as a role model. Growing up, she says, she "wanted the Cosby family."

Why Cecil Was Such an Important Lion

Unlike the hundreds of anonymous African lions killed every year by trophy hunters, Cecil the lion has a name, a public face, and a scientific legacy. Since his gruesome killing, apparently at the hands of an American dentist after he...Show More Summary

Bush calls courtship of minority voters integral to campaign

ORLANDO, Florida (AP) — Following his own advice, Jeb Bush is taking his presidential campaign to the neighborhoods and churches where Hispanics and African Americans live and worship in an effort to broaden his appeal among minority...Show More Summary

Black Women and Violence in America: #SayHerName

#SayHerName protest in Union Square, New York City. In recent years, the media has arguably made the racial violence African Americans continue to experience in the post-Civil Rights era — especially at the hands of law enforcement — more visible than ever before. Show More Summary

Why So Many African Americans Get Stuck In Jail, In One Chart

At least five black women have died in jail in July, not even convicted of any crime. The post Why So Many African Americans Get Stuck In Jail, In One Chart appeared first on ThinkProgress.

We Weep For African Lions. But What About Black Lives?

After American dentist Walter Palmer was identified as Cecil the lion's shooter, outrage -- and demand for him to be held accountable -- came quickly. In less than 24 hours, Palmer's past felony record was exposed, he was bombarded with...Show More Summary

Obama in Kenya (A Lexical Note)

Over the years, I’ve commented on the occasional awkwardness of the term “African American.” Sometimes it won’t communicate what you wish to. I brought up this issue in a piece I wrote for National Review last year, “Adventures in Lexical...Show More Summary

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