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Black mischief among the Medicis

In a recent interview, the African American actor Wendell Pierce revealed he had once been told by the head of… The post Black mischief among the Medicis appeared first on The Spectator.

Ex-felon Employment

As noted by Harvard sociologist Devah Pager, experimental evidence indicates that the presence of a criminal record reduces one’s application callback likelihood by 50% for whites and 64% for African Americans. To potentially mitigate...Show More Summary

Savion Glover And Judith Jamison On Dance And Race

12 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“Dancer and choreographer Savion Glover and Judith Jamison, Artistic Director Emerita of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, talk about upcoming performances and about race, dance and the connection to African American communities.” (audio)

How Donald Trump Speaks to—and About—Minorities

Does the presumptive Republican nominee see African Americans and Hispanics as part of the American “we”?

Smithsonian Museum Looks to Preserve Cleveland Gazebo Where Tamir Rice Was Fatally Shot

The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture is in talks with Black Lives Matter members and the city of Cleveland to determine how to preserve the gazebo where 12-year-old Tamir Rice was fatally shot by police in 2014.

Samuel B. Fuller pioneering ways key to Black Economic Empowerment

Samuel B. Fuller taught economic empowerment and entrepreneurship to African Americans in the height of segregation. S. B. Fuller was an American entrepreneur. He was founder and president of Fuller Products Company, publisher of New...Show More Summary

Why does the Misty Copeland Barbie doll look so … white?

On Monday, Mattel rolled out a Barbie doll modeled on ballerina Misty Copeland, who broke the color barrier at American Ballet Theatre last summer when she was promoted to the top rank of principal dancer, a first for an African American woman. So why doesn’t the Barbie look like her? It resembles Copeland in some […]

Ballerina Misty Copeland chats about Barbie, fashion and body image

Misty Copeland, the first African American female principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre, has starred in “Swan Lake,” been on the cover of Time magazine, been profiled by “60 Minutes," been featured in a Prince video and has starred in advertising campaigns such as Under Armour's “I Will...

Hollywood party brings more than $10 million to African American museum

Denzel and Pauletta Washington opened their Los Angeles home Saturday to supporters of the National Museum of African American History and Culture and helped the Smithsonian museum to beat its goal of raising $10 million. Quincy Jones and Earvin “Magic” Johnson were among the boldfaced names at the event celebrating the museum, the newest Smithsonian […]

Race Matters: Black Patients Are Less Likely To Receive Lung Cancer Surgery If They Live In Segregated Communities

Black Patients Are Less Likely To Receive Lung Cancer Surgery A new study found that African Americans in Georgia who lived racially segregated communities were much less likely to receive potentially life-saving lung cancer surgery than people who lived

Closing Polls and Slamming Doors: John Roberts' Race-based Agenda

A sharp bone of contention in the contest between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders is who cares more about the lives of African Americans. One area of concern is minority voting rights -- last week, a conservative federal judge upheld a repressive North Carolina voter ID law, passed by Republicans, clearly aimed at suppressing black turnout. Show More Summary

Racial slurs by law enforcement are a legacy that's becoming more unacceptable

In Santa Clara County, jail guards sent text messages using racial slurs to describe African Americans, Jews and Vietnamese Americans. In San Francisco, as many as 19 police officers have been implicated in a texting scandal involving racial and homophobic insults. And a top Los Angeles County...

SoundAffect: Dr. Michael Eric Dyson Speaks Out on Activism and Political Engagement

'In a recent visit to Appalachian State University’s podcast studio, one of America’s foremost African American voices and renowned public intellectuals, Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, shares advice on how to affect change, government and academic leadership, activism and speaking up.' -- +Appalachian State University

Mattel Has Released a Misty Copeland Barbie Doll to Inspire Young Ballerinas

Sashaying onto Good Morning America on Monday, Misty Copeland—the first African American female principal dancer at the American Ballet Theater—debuted her collaboration with toy company Mattel as a part of the brand’s new Sheroes program: a Misty Copeland Barbie doll. Read more...

The lost communities: A preservation group unearths Buckhead’s African American history

“Harmony Grove [Cemetery] is our signature project, and it speaks to the duality of the community’s history,” says Erica Danylchak, Buckhead Heritage’s executive director. Since that early discovery, the group has spent considerable time researching the little-known black history of Atlanta’s whitest neighborhood.

U.S. and Senegal sign defense cooperation deal

DAKAR (Reuters) - The United States and Senegal signed a cooperation agreement on Monday to ease the deployment of American troops to the West African nation to counter humanitarian crises, natural disasters or terrorist attacks.

Yebo closes in Phipps Plaza, becomes Yebo Beach Haus for April 19 opening on West Paces Ferry

After careful consideration, owner Justin Anthony has decided to scrap the Yebo concept altogether, from South African-Southern to a South African and American fusion spot focusing on coastal influences from the Hamptons and Califor...

Misty Copeland now has her own Misty Copeland Barbie doll

Misty Copeland was the American Ballet Theater’s first African American female principal dancer, so it goes without saying that (...)

Risky Job: Black Reporter Interviews KKK Grand Wizard Supporting Donald Trump [Video]

But you buck dancers will go right ahead and vote for Trump, huh? SMMFH! African American Reporter Interviews KKK Grand Imperial Wizard Who Endorses Donald Trump! “A Lot Of What He Believes, We Believe In”

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