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Personal news cycle of African American and Hispanic news consumers

A new national survey exploring how African Americans and Hispanics get their news reveals that the predicted digital divide, in which people of color would be left behind in the use of technology, is not playing out as many of those forecasting the digital future anticipated. The survey findings suggest a divide based on content, not technology.

Artist Nick Cave Puts Racism on Display

For artist Nick Cave, the idea of a social consciousness has always been at the crux of his work, specifically exploring what it means to be an African American male in the 21st century. In his two-part solo exhibition currently showing...Show More Summary

A black kidney patient makes documentary to warn others

17 hours agoHealth : The Checkup

It’s a well-known truth in the public health world: African Americans run an elevated risk of kidney disease. And if they get it, a gene variant common among people of African descent makes the disease more likely to progress to kidney failure. Read full article >>

Frederick Douglass Portrait Unveiled as 1st of an African American to Grace Governor’s Mansion in Md.

When Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley first moved into the historic Government House in Annapolis, Md., something struck him. There were no portraits among those of the historic greats, like George Washington, of black Americans who influenced a nation.

What 3,000 American Troops Will Be Doing To Fight Ebola In Africa

They'll be part of a massive escalation in the United States' response to the crisis that has killed 2,500 West Africans so far. The post What 3,000 American Troops Will Be Doing To Fight Ebola In Africa appeared first on ThinkProgr...

Isolation Inside Of The Cocoon Of America: Two Boats Full Of African Emigrants Sing Off Of The Coast Of Libya

The best source of news from Africa, shamefully does not come from an American news source.This is not an accident. UK Guardian Human Traffickers Intentionally Sank Refugee Boat Off The Coast Of Libya - Killing 500 Africans The Struggle Continues Table Cell Arise News Table Cell

African American Women Need A Hand Not A Fist

For the last several weeks to months, African Americans across the nation have cried foul about the way African American men are treated. Our collective cries have crossed multiple segments of society. Whether it’s unemployment, police brutality, lack of educational opportunities…the calls for change and improvement have been loud and nonstop. The Show Me State Keep Reading ?

In a Vision of the Apocalypse, What Fate Awaits the People of Africa?

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.

PoC News in America

Another week of some dramatic highs and lows in pop culture, news, and media — so let’s get to it! This past week, Ruby Bridges celebrated her 60th birthday. Ruby Bridges is famous for being one of the first African American children to attend an an integrated school. She bravely went to school despite facing mobs and threats to herself and... Read More

Obama Lends His Voice to DNC Ads, But Will They Play in Georgia?

The AP is reporting that a series of DNC national radio ads began airing Monday, featuring President Barack Obama. The first ads, aimed at African Americans, are part of a coast-to-coast buy worth more than $1 million. Future spots were set to target Hispanics, Asian Americans, younger and female voters. “I want an economy where your […]

Is Obedience the Only Way to Avoid Police Brutality?

Activists in front of the California African American Museum in Los Angeles, California. All photos by the author “Maybe you shouldn’t just be obedient,” Reginald Jones-Sawyer, Sr. told the crowd. Instead of just teaching children to...Show More Summary

Don’t Rush to Judge Parents Who Use a Switch to Discipline Kids

Last Thursday, the Minnesota Vikings’ star running back, Adrian Peterson, was indicted on charges of “injury to a child” for striking his 4-year-old son with a tree branch—what many African Americans would call a whipping with a “switch.”

U.S. reopens embassy in Central African Republic

WASHINGTON — The State Department says it’s reopening the U.S. Embassy in the Central African Republic. The U.S. evacuated the facility in Bangui, suspended operations and urged Americans to leave in December 2012 because of sectarian violence that left thousands of people dead. The U.N. Show More Summary

Everyday discrimination impacts mental health

Researchers have determined that African Americans and Caribbean blacks who experience discrimination of multiple types are at substantially greater risk for a variety of mental disorders including anxiety, depression and substance abuse. read more

In Connecticut, African Americans Are Twice As Likely As Whites To Have Their Cars Searched By Cops

African American drivers in Connecticut are more than twice as likely to get pulled over, but 77 percent of contraband found during traffic stops belongs to white drivers. The post In Connecticut, African Americans Are Twice As Likely As Whites To Have Their Cars Searched By Cops appeared first on ThinkProgress.

A Book for the People of Ferguson -- And Oppressed People Everywhere

  M ost residents of Ferguson, Missouri, have probably never heard of Fred Ross, Sr., but they could use his help now. Ferguson's population is two-thirds African American, but the mayor, almost all members of the city council and school...Show More Summary

Viola Davis Laments Hollywood Relegating Black Actresses To Marginalized Roles

With the record number of 11 acting Emmy nominations for black actors this year, the industry consensus might appear to be that African Americans are making a breakthrough.  But for Viola Davis, black actresses are still relegated to...Show More Summary

Meet Michael Che, the 1st Black Co-Host on SNL’s ‘Weekend Update’

In season 40 of Saturday Night Live, which begins Sept. 27, viewers will witness history when 30-year-old stand-up comedian Michael Che becomes the co-anchor of “Weekend Update,” the first African American to hold the position. Che may be familiar to fans of The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, where he had a short run as a correspondent.

Sally Mann and The Two Virginias

4 days agoArts : Art21 Blog

Photographer Sally Mann reflects on the life of Virginia Franklin Carter (1894–1994), the African American woman who helped raise the artist and her two brothers.

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