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I Am Not Your Negro
Film critic, entertainment journalist and travel writer
(Photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures) Baldwin was born in Harlem in 1924. He moved to Paris around 1950, eventually taking
American History Is Filled With Great Speakers ... And Some Who Are Not So Great
This is why they have participation trophies.
I Found My Blackness: I Didn't Know It Was Missing Until It Came Back
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson
The Grannies on Safari
During my childhood I was aware that I was different in color from the majority of people around me, but my father and mother emphasized brainpower, not color. Color was what you were, but not using your brain was a choice.
Inspired by John Oliver, Recalling Malcolm X: Comedy's Explosive Potential for the Left
M.Phil Student, Oxford University
What primarily seems funny to Colbert and Stewart is politics itself, with its hypocrisies, oversized egos, and 'gotcha' moments. For Oliver, its real humor is the tragicomic efficiency with which powerful corporations can get away with pretty much anything they want.
Choice Between Voters and Rioters?
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey
Ambassador, Former Bosnian Foreign Minister & Ambassador to th...
While some nations have imposed voting as mandatory for all citizens, the process of disenfranchisement in the US appears to be tolerated and/or encouraged at least by some political elites who claim to represent us as a whole.
Defending the Dream in Ferguson: Vest or Vote
Janessa Elena Robinson
This past weekend, hundreds took to the streets of Ferguson, Missouri in continued protests, forums, and demonstrations seeking justice for Mike Brown and other victims as part of the highly organized Ferguson October weekend of civil disobedience.
Malcolm X's Former Mosque Becomes Bastion Of Interfaith Work In Harlem
Masjid Malcolm Shabazz has been a center of African-American Muslim life in Harlem since Malcolm X began preaching there
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at The Classical Theater of Harlem
Author, 'Kerouac's Spontaneous Poetics'
As mounted by the consistently wonderful Classical Theater of Harlem in tandem with National Black Theater, this 50th anniversary production of
is the most gripping 45 minutes in town.
'Whose Banquet Is it Anyway?' (Luke 14:1, 7-14)
Shanell T. Smith
Minister, Word and Sacrament
What if America was a banquet, and at this banquet the servings were fair wages, just trials, civil rights and liberties, but offered by invitation only? According to those who "March(ed) on Washington," this was exactly the case.
Boy Wonder -- Guy Wood Jr., Harlems' New Face
I am an emotional writer. I want to reach others through the ...
Travyon Martin. The name has a ring to it. Besides being famous as the center of the most talked about case in recent American
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Chatting With Peter Frampton, Bruce Hornsby and Mike Andrews
Trafficbeat Entertainment, Music Biz Vet
"I always try to make stuff that affects me and I think that if given the chance, a lot of music that doesn't seem like the formula of what might be a hit would be more popular. There's a lot of great music that doesn't sound like whatever. Everything sounds very dance-y now."
Wilfredo Amr Ruiz
Attorney, Political Analyst, and Muslim Chaplain
It is incomprehensible that the same nation that criticized indefinite detention without trial in the former Soviet Union
Manning Marable: In His Own Words
Independent, weekday news hour, anchored by award-winning jour...
As Washington Mobilizes for War, Abdeen Jaarra and Manning Marable Speak Out for Peace (Democracy Now! Interview October
The Beauty We Fear Part 4: From Mark Twain to Malcom X (Slideshow)
G. Roger Denson
Cultural critic published with Parkett, Art in America, Bijuts...
Even when Americans began to travel to Muslim lands, from the start they displayed a more diverse response to Islam and its mosques, which over the course of a century graduated from the crude to the reverent.
comic, author, columnist, cheeseburger acolyte, former margari...
Hammering the President these days has become a cottage industry. You're even allowed to call him a terrorist by citing his refusal to answer the key question: "When did you stop being a Muslim?"
Recap: You Are Not a Good Person
Zagat Editor and TV Watcher
Though less exciting, this episode served a necessary purpose, putting Allison's breakdown, Pete's pregnancy, and Peggy in the foreground.
Cold Case: Coming to Grips With Racial Killings in America
Hasan Kwame Jeffries
Author of Bloody Lowndes, Race-Talk contributor
There will be no justice for the vast majority of victims of racially motivated murder. But as the Justice Department closes the book on several of these cases, I hope we don't close our eyes to this chapter in American history.
Final Thoughts on Beer Summits and Postracial Paradoxes
Author of The Word of the Lord is Upon Me: The Righteous Perfo...
Now that the dust from the Gates dust-up has settled, a bit of perspective is in order. Glib invocations of a color-blind society were always too breathless.
Al Zawahiri: Much Ado About Nothing
Co-Founder of Arab Talk Radio
It still amazes me how after seven years, the U.S. media is still suckered by what al-Qaeda leaders have to say or preach. Hardly anyone in the Middle East these days pays close attention to their speeches.
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