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The Modern Voting Rights Movement, Single Member Districts, and Black Office Holding

As a teenager, I proudly told my first black friends that I was colorblind. I thought I was saying the right thing, telling them that race doesn’t matter to me. I now realize how sickeningly smug that sounds. I know they weren’t color blind. I have chosen to feel varying degrees of fury over the headline names – Henry Glover, Sean Bell, Kathryn Johnston, Michael Brown, Dajerria Becton, Eric Garner, Laquan McDonald. I am privileged to have the choice of whether to feel enraged, or simply
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What’s on Your Mind – Kaye Dee & Motor Mouth

BB King has died. He wasn’t my all-time favorite Bluesman, but he was an exquisite musician and he influencedeveryone.
The moment we heard that Riley B. King — known universally both as “BB” and as the King of the Blues — had breathed his last, we invited ourselves to a very private memorial service. Our own. The King is dead, long live the Blues he was so crucial to shaping over his veryRead more…

50 Cent Open to a G-Unit Reunion

289 schools had at least one team on the list, which represents an increase of…
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Amiri Baraka on his poetry and breaking rules

The art of the selfie is under attack. From the Met Gala to the Cannes Film Festival to Coachella, high-profile events have recently instituted measures meant to limit or altogether delete the taking of selfies. But you can’t tell that to multimedia artist, Rafia Santana, with the debut of herSELFiEexhibition at the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA).
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Deep River – Paul Robeson

Welsh coal-mining story from 1940, starring Mr. Paul Robeson. This is from The Proud Valley.

DISCLAIMER: All rights reserved to the production companies and music labels that distributed and produced the music and performance respectively. I’ve only added the footage as a tribute for historical, entertainment, and creative purposes with no financial gain. Copyright infringement not intended.Read more…

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