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[Above: Leo Moracchioli's Metal cover of Rebecca Black's Friday is as much of an improvement as is musically possible. Enjoy. -- eds.] The Prospect on the Parasite Class: Trickling down on you. Now the wknd.'s here, a long read from Just Above Sunset, The Presumption of Regularity. Joe.My.God. Show More Summary

The Immortal Life of White Saviors and Black Stories

Some books are just impossible to adapt. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is one of them. Author Rebecca Skloot’s breathtaking saga of a black woman in 1950s Baltimore is a tour de force that details the way Henrietta Lacks’s cells, removed from her without permission while she was treated for cancer, have… Read more...

How BET's 'Rebel' Is Reshaping The Narrative For Black Women In Hollywood

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

Portraying the role of Rebecca “Rebel” Knight in BET’s “Rebel” was like a dream come true for actress Danielle Moné Truitt. Created by John Singleton, the crime drama series stars Truitt, Giancarlo Esposito, Mykelti Williamson, Cliff...Show More Summary

How BET's 'Rebel' Is Reshaping The Narrative For Black Women In Hollywood

Portraying the role of Rebecca “Rebel” Knight in BET’s “Rebel” was like a dream come true for actress Danielle Moné Truitt. Created by John Singleton, the crime drama series stars Truitt, Giancarlo Esposito, Mykelti Williamson, Cliff...Show More Summary

Should the University of Wisconsin reconsider its policy of doing admissions without looking at the applicant's criminal record?

Yesterday, we learned that a UW-Madison student who'd been trying to start a "pro-white student club" had served prison time for racially motivated arson attacks on black churches. And: "Chancellor Rebecca Blank said the university was not aware of student Daniel L. Show More Summary

"A UW-Madison student seeking to start what he calls a 'pro-white student club' was convicted in 2005 of setting fires at predominantly black churches in a racially motivated arson attack...."

"Chancellor Rebecca Blank said the university was not aware of student Daniel L. Dropik’s conviction when he was admitted to UW-Madison because the university is barred from asking about or considering an applicant’s criminal histor...

Chick History wants to uncover black women's suffrage stories

4 months agoNews : USAToday: News

Rebecca Price and her organization are rephrasing the questions of women's history.        

Smile

5 months agoHumor : Funny or Die

Smile 2:53 An exploration of the many fantasies one woman has after being told to "smile" in the street by a cat caller... Submitted by: Rebecca Blaine Shenanigans Regular Keywords: comedy cat calling street harassment rom com black and white ninja women faminism Views: 137

British Singer On Inauguration Invite: I’ll Only Do It If I Can Perform Protest Song About Lynching Blacks

5 months agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

The BBC reports: Rebecca Ferguson says she’s been asked to perform at Donald Trump’s inauguration ceremony. The singer tweeted she would “graciously accept” the invitation from the American president-elect if she can perform Strange Fruit. Show More Summary

Critic at Large Rebecca Carroll on Wesley Lowery's 'They Can't Kill Us All'

In the weeks since Donald Trump was elected president of the United States, many of us who work in media — particularly those of us who are black or brown — have questioned the role we may have played in sensationalizing the already sensationalized story of Trump and the terrible, horrible, no...

Girl asked to change her Black Lives Matter shirt has perfect response

Maryland teen Rebecca Malstrom sure knows how to make a statement at the dinner table. After her family requested she change out of her Black Lives Matter shirt on Thanksgiving, Malstrom was more than happy to oblige. Why? Because she found the perfect way to outsmart her relatives... Show More Summary

How Being Told She Was "Pretty For A Black Girl" Changed This Founder's Life

Photo courtesy Sean Hemmerle / The Guardian Rebecca Carroll is a high profile voice on racial, feminist, and other equality issues. She has produced a series of special projects on race at WNYC, including the timely "Dear President: Here’s What You Need to Know About Race,"featuring personal radio essays from outstanding [...]

Next for #BlocktheBunker Campaign: Block the New Youth Detention Center, Block the Hiring of Any New Police Officers

8 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Ansel Herz Rebecca Saldana, the director of the nonprofit Puget Sound Sage, says: "Their leadership matters, and their leadership is the way for the future of our city." City of Seattle For Seattle's Black Lives Matter organizers,...Show More Summary

Rebecca Hall Confirms Her IRON MAN 3 Character Was Downplayed By Marvel

A few months back, it was revealed that Iron Man 3's villain was originally supposed to be a female Aldrich Killian. Speaking with Uproxx while promoting The Nice Guys back in May, director Shane Black stated that they were forced to...Show More Summary

Iron Man 3's Rebecca Hall confirms her villainous role was reduced

Back in May, Iron Man 3 writer-director Shane Black revealed that the initial script for the threequel positioned Rebecca Hall's Maya Hansen as the film's main villain, but that idea was ultimately vetoed because Marvel Studios were concerned that female toys wouldn't sell

Rebecca Black Stages Her Pop Music Comeback With “The Great Divide”

8 months agoLGBT / Gay : NewNowNext

Rebecca Black’s fans would argue the teen pop sensation never went away, per se, but for the rest of us, it’s time to acknowledge her comeback. Black unwittingly found commercial success at the age of 13 with the release of “Friday,” her catchy pop anthem about hanging out with friends on Friday night and deciding... Read more »

‘An offer of my heart’: A story of black love after the Civil War

The letters between James Hughes and Mary Rebecca Lee, written during the turmoil of Reconstruction, were discovered by their great-granddaughter 144 years later.

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