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'Apartheid' schools on the rise in N.J., study says

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 13:25:17 GMT

New Jersey may be one of the most racially diverse states in the nation, but many of its public schools don't reflect it, according to a new report. The nearly 1.4 million public school children in New Jersey remain among the most segregated in the nation , according to an analysis by the Civil Rights Project at the University of California, Los Angles.



Bayou Classic legacy is much more than football | Editorial

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 13:15:03 GMT

... original Waterford crystal trophy was retired in 2014, it was donated to the Smithsonian National Museum of African-American History and Culture. "The Bayou Classic has become the pre-eminent sporting event" for historically black institutions, ...



BWW Review: Barber Shop Chronicles, National Theatre

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 13:04:37 GMT

Inua Ellams ' dynamic new play debuted last June, to critical acclaim. Following its successful run at the West Yorkshire Playhouse , Barber Shop Chronicles returns to the National with a bang.



Colin Kaepernick doesn't vote. That's his right, and...

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 13:00:00 GMT

Then-49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and safety Eric Reid kneel during the national anthem before an NFL game in 2016. Then-49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and safety Eric Reid kneel during the national anthem before an NFL game in 2016.



School included 'black person' in list of neighbour's children might not want

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 12:39:22 GMT

A mother has slammed a school after pupils were asked to 'rate' neighbours they wouldn't like to live next to - including 'a black person'. Naomi Davis's eleven-year-old daughter Chayse Cole showed her the worksheet that her class had been given which listed various types of people.



School asks pupils to rate Black People as neighbours

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 12:21:56 GMT

Mother's fury as school asks 11-year-old pupils to rate BLACK PEOPLE as potential neighbours they wouldn't want to live next to A mother has been left furious after a school asked 11-year-old pupils to rate black people as potential neighbours they wouldn't want to live next to. Naomi Davis, 42, was stunned when her daughter Chayse Cole showed her the worksheet that her class had been given in Bristol which listed various people.



LI Shinnecock wants to empower other indigenous women

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 10:07:00 GMT

... TV awards show "Black Girls Rock!" which celebrates black women's accomplishments. (Williams is also half African-American.) "As a black woman, seeing black women being amazing was like, 'If I see it, I can believe it,'" she said. "I know we are ...



Richard Beavers Gallery Presents Frank Morrison's Urban Restoration Exhibition

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT

... emotions through his paintings and leaving a memoir of our life and times today. His work depicts African-American livelihood in a way that is both familiar and comforting to those who often feel histories have been forgotten and culture has been ...



'Nothing Against You': For a Black Man Covering Race, the Story Is Never Far From Home

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 07:59:23 GMT

"Tell me how being in such a diverse community has influenced you in your life," I asked Fred Hatfield as we sat at the counter of a diner here. By the time I met Mr. Hatfield, who is 60 and white, I had already asked numerous Vallejo residents the same question.



Katsumi Sakakura

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 06:24:45 GMT

... didn't see it as poor cultural imitation. I thought my style was very cool. One day, I worked with a famous African-American dancer whom I admired. I thought she would praise me for my style. But she said to me, "Don't you know our history? We faced ...



Vernon Jordan '57 Returning to DePauw to Address Class of 2018 at May's 179th Commencement

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 05:19:17 GMT

Vernon E. Jordan Jr. -- the civil rights legend, attorney and 1957 graduate of DePauw University -- who Newsweek calls "a veteran dealmaker and one of the nation's most prominent African-Americans" -- will return to his alma mater to deliver the commencement address to DePauw's Class of 2018. The University's 179th Commencement will take place on Sunday, May 20, in Holton Memorial Quadrangle.



JMU Event To Explore Diversity In Italian Cinema

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 05:16:21 GMT

The hashtag "#OscarsSoWhite" brought attention to Hollywood's lack of diversity, but Italian-Ghanaian director Fred Kudjo Kuwornu wants to show that it's not just a U.S. problem, but a global one. Kuwornu's 2016 documentary, "Blaxploitalian: 100 Years of Blackness in Italian Cinema" explores the presence of black actors in Italian films, and their struggles to find significant roles devoid of stereotypes.



Here's The One NFL Player Who Kneeled During The Anthem On Thanksgiving

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 04:21:30 GMT

New York Giants defensive end Olivier Vernon was the only NFL player to kneel during the national anthem in a Thanksgiving game Thursday. Vernon took a knee right before his team took on the Washington Redskins in the Thursday night game.



NFL player Olivier Vernon takes a knee during anthem

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 01:52:07 GMT

New York Giants defensive end Olivier Vernon continued his protest on Thursday night, kneeling during the national anthem before a game against the Washington Redskins. Prior to a game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Vernon told Newsday that he would continue to do so, even as criticism mounts against protesting football players.



Democrat News Network: CNN Fails ToReport These 24 Democrat Sex Scandals

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 01:34:18 GMT

As sexual misconduct allegations continue to rock liberal Hollywood, the mainstream media establishment, and politicians of both political parties, at least the Democrats can count on CNN to eschew reporting about dozens of sexual allegations on members of their party. When CNN is not busy giving President Donald Trump 93 percent negative coverage, covering for Islamic terrorists, botching gun reports, or being sued by over 200 African-Americans for racial discrimination, they are busy covering for Democrats across the United States by not reporting on scandals.



Tomi Lahren brutally roasted on Thanksgiving for photoshopping Colin Kaepernick into D-Day

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 23:16:31 GMT

Fox News host Tomi Lahren on Thanksgiving Day took yet another shot at Colin Kaepernick. But her message on Twitter Thursday left many bewildered.



Funny or Die and their famous friends want to 'Reclaim Black Friday' for something that matters

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 22:19:24 GMT

Black Friday is traditionally all about shopping, but what if it was about something that could actually make a difference in the world? Funny or Die and The Collective PAC have launched a new fundraising campaign to "Reclaim Black Friday," hoping to use the day to support black politicians. Stars including Yvette Nicole Brown, Meagan Good, DulA Hill and Metta World Peace are on hand for the PSA, with Good pointing out that, despite the day being synonymous with retail, "the main two words contain our pigmentation and the classic Ice Cube buddy film" - so it's about time the holiday was reclaimed from the shopaholics.



Report shows AL's infant mortality rate reaches new high since 2008

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 19:56:30 GMT

With more Alabama hospitals either shutting down or cutting back on care, what does that mean for an already high infant mortality rate? The year 2016 had the highest infant mortality rate in Alabama since 2008 with Pickens County and Sumter County in the top five. "We can help pregnant women maintain healthy pregnancies that are really the place that we can make a difference," said Dr. Brian Gannon University of Alabama professor.



At Thanksgiving, the search for a black Pilgrim among Plymoutha s settlers

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 19:42:12 GMT

The search for a black Pilgrim began decades ago. Then, in 1981, historians announced with great fanfare that they had finally found enough evidence that one early settler was indeed an African American.



Trump bizarrely responds to article suggesting he criticizes black people for racist reasons

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 18:54:51 GMT

President Donald Trump on Thursday bizarrely responded to a tweet suggesting he speaks ill of prominent black people to capitalize on racist sentiment within his base. President Donald Trump on Thursday offered a bizarre but familiar response to a tweet with an article from The Washington Post's liberal-leaning Plum Line blog suggesting that he criticizes prominent black people to play on racist sentiment within his base.