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#CulturalDuality: New Documentary Asks ‘Am I Too African To Be American Or Too American To Be American

39 minutes agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Bossip

Am I Too African To Be American Or Too American To Be American Documentary Have you ever struggled with your identity as an African in America? A new documentary by first time director Nadia Sasso follows women of West

Finding a Name: Why Probate Records Are a Gold Mine for African Americans

Family historians tracing black family ancestries love wills and probate records. Why? Because these seemingly dry and bloodless documents are full of priceless information about our enslaved African American ancestors. Probate records document what people owned, who they loved, and what was really important to them. Show More Summary

Culture Shift Labs Gathers 150 African American Leaders in Tech, Innovation & Social Impact

Andrea Hoffman, CEO, Culture Shift Labs and weekend co-host; Bonita Coleman Stewart,Google (Awards Brunch honoree); co-host Van Jones Influencers and Innovators Convened to Discuss Inclusive Driven Innovation and Celebrate Three Honorees...Show More Summary

Terrence Southern Wants to Fill the World With Black Scientists

What will it take for African Americans to close the achievement gap in science, technology, engineering and math? It’s a complex issue that experts say involves, among other factors, the public education system, poverty and teachers’ unconscious racial bias.

The Phantom Waistband Maneuver: When Police Shoot Unarmed Black Men

When twitchy cops shoot African American men, are their minds muddled by stereotypes? At nearly midnight on Thanksgiving Day 1976, a group of curious black teenage boys ambled up to two white New York cops who’d been called to a Brooklyn housing project on a report of an armed prowler. Show More Summary

Trevor Noah: America's African President Donald Trump

10 hours agoHumor : Milk and Cookies

Presidential hopeful Donald Trump may not seem like commander-in-chief material to Americans, but in certain African countries, he fits the bill. From The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

Black leaders visit schools in D.C. and elsewhere to inspire students

An organization’s project gathers oral histories of prominent African Americans.

Bernie Sanders thrills huge Boston crowd with call to fight racism and reform gun law

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

Bernie Sanders decried “an institutional racism that allows and continues to allow unarmed African Americans to be killed by police” on Saturday night, as he preached to a huge crowd in Boston that welcomed the Democratic presidential candidate’s now familiar vision of “political revolution”....

Toward Freedom: The California African American Museum opens new exhibition

yesterdayArts : Artdaily

The California African American Museum announces its ne exhibition, ?Toward Freedom.? Curated by photojournalist Irene Fertik, this 40 image collection features Ethiopian communities in Los Angeles and Jewish Ethiopians in Israel. The exhibition is on view from October 1, 2015 through January 3, 2016. Show More Summary

Florynce "Flo" Kennedy: The Life of a Black Feminist Radical--a Lecture by Sherie M. Randolph

Florynce "Flo" Kennedy: The Life of a Black Feminist Radical A Lecture by Sherie M. Randolph African American Studies & History University of Michigan Tuesday, October 6, 3:30 pm, East Duke Parlor Duke University, East Campus Often photographed...Show More Summary

Democrats say Alabama’s closure of driver’s-license offices could make it harder for black residents to vote

Hillary Rodham Clinton joined Democratic officials in Alabama in criticizing a decision by state officials to shutter 31 satellite driver’s-license offices, mostly in areas heavily populated by African Americans, a move that could make it harder for those residents to get photo IDs needed to vote. Alabama’s voter-identification law went into effect last year, requiring […]

What Asian Americans Owe African Americans

Trayvon Martin. Eric Garner. Sandra Bland. Michael Brown. It feels like nearly every day I'm confronted with yet another video in the news with raw scenes of violence against African Americans. We are in the middle of a civil rights emergency and the Black Lives Matter movement is on the front lines. I am horrified by these deaths. Show More Summary

How Alabama Is Making It Even Harder For African Americans To Vote

In Alabama due to Voter ID laws, it is illegal to vote without a government-issued ID, which usually

Do Black Lives Matter to African American People?

This particular subject might be too sensitive for some people, but it needs to be addressed. Black Lives Matter is a good concept, but how do we address Black on Black violence? African American people kill one another in record numbers throughout the United States. Show More Summary

Meet Oregon School Shooter Chris Harper-Mercer: "You're Going To See God In Just About One Second"

Sadly, the post-mass-shooting killer profile has become something of a media tradition in the US of late as a string of violence that includes the execution of nine African American churchgoers in Charleston and the on-air murder ofShow More Summary

Borlaug Award Winner Pioneers Sustainability in Rwanda

An American working in the African nation of Rwanda is being recognized for his work in sustainability. The World Food Prize Foundation awarded its 2015 Norman Borlaug Award for Field Research and Application to Eric Pohlman, whose work...Show More Summary

Is This the End of the Second Reconstruction?

This has been a bruising time for the African American community—as bruising as any in recent memory. The tragic deaths of Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, Eric Garner, Walter Scott, Freddie Gray, Sandra Bland, the Rev. Clementa Pinckney and...Show More Summary

Black women kicked off Napa Wine Train to sue for discrimination

A group of predominantly African American women kicked off the Napa Wine Train in late August -- allegedly for being too loud -- filed an $11-million racial discrimination lawsuit Thursday. They said their reputations were tarnished and that some of them even lost their jobs after the incident....

How African Americans at NASA helped remake the segregated South

A new book explores the connection between the 1960s moonshot and the end of the Jim Crow era in the United States.

Black women kicked off Napa Wine Train to sue, alleging discrimination

A group of predominantly African American women who were kicked off the Napa Wine Train in late August -- allegedly for being too loud -- will announce Thursday that they are filing a lawsuit that alleges racial discrimination and seeks $11 million in damages. The move comes despite an apology...

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