African-American Newswire (Page 12)

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  1. Do not call me girl: Women in the workforceRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 24 | Daily Kos

    Years ago, when my career depended on my being so much better at what I did than were the men I worked with, and my willingness to work twice as hard for 60.2 percent of their salary, I was forced to walk a very fine line between my feminist principles and my need for that truncated paycheck. I loved the work though; I was thrilled to be paid to analyze the physical and financial aspects of a business and to make a decision.

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  2. Michael B. Jordan Attacks Internet Trolls Over Fantastic Four Casting ConcernsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 24 | ContactMusic.com

    Actor Michael B. Jordan Has Addressed The Negativity Surrounding His Casting As Johnny Storm In The New Fantastic Four Film, Urging "Trolls On The Internet" To "Get Your Head Out Of The Computer". The Fruitvale Station star has become a target of racially-motivated attacks online from movie fans who hate the idea of an African-American playing the Fantastic Four's leader - and he has been silent on the backlash until now. 1 comment

  3. Africa is love, Africa is home'Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 24 | Iol.co.za

    Demonstrators carry placards during a march against xenophobia in downtown Johannesburg, April 23, 2015. A wave of anti-immigrant violence has so far claimed seven lives in trouble spots in Durban and Johannesburg, to where the government announced the deployment of defence forces on Tuesday.

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  4. How did you begin to unlearn racism?Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 24 | Daily Kos

    When the Overpass Light Brigade brought the message of " Unlearn Racism " to Milwaukee, they held up lights on a subject that we are confronted with daily, but are not always sure how to address as individuals. We know that anthropologists and other scientists have made it clear for years that biological " race " exists as only a social construct , but that "racism" is alive and well and none of us are unaffected by the miasma from the racial swamp we breathe in daily.

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  5. Novelist Mat Johnson Explores The 'Optical Illusion' Of Being BiracialRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 24 | WGBH

    ... Growing up in Philadelphia, Mat Johnson lived mostly with his mother in a black neighborhood. The son of an African-American mother and an Irish-American father, his skin was so light that he might have passed for white. But being biracial meant ...

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  6. Prolific writer Marge Piercy talks about her life and workRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 24 | Cape Cod Times

    Marge Piercy is the celebrated author of 19 poetry collections, 17 novels and numerous pieces of non-fiction. Her most recent effort, “Made in Detroit,” is autobiography ripe with places, people, city and earth, written in poetry that is terse, biting, funny, vivid and moving.

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  7. Philly club stalwart Clark Maloney diesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 24 | Philly.com

    If you worked at or patronized a nightclub in Center City during the last 25 years, chances are good that Clark Maloney had a role in your experience. The hospitality veteran - who managed or consulted for a staggering array of establishments, most recently the club 1925 near Rittenhouse Square - died unexpectedly Saturday, May 16, less than a week after receiving a kidney transplant.

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  8. My Baby's Health, Welfare & Safety an Indiegogo CampaignRead the original story

    Sunday May 24 | PR Log

    The plaintiff in a child custody battle, as a true loving parent, works in defense of her infant daughter to thwart a bio dad who until a recent child support order referred to their daughter as a "n_gg_r baby." Visit this Mom's Campaign & HELP! PRLog - May 24, 2015 - SANFORD, N.C. -- There's nothing more beautiful than learning you are pregnant and having a child.

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  9. What If The Shoe Was On The Othe...Read the original story

    Sunday May 24 | The Post-Journal, Jamestown New York

    What if Christians were in the minority? Judging by the trends of the last half a century, or so, this shouldn't be too hard to imagine.

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  10. Michael B. Jordan's perfect response to criticism of his casting in Fantastic FourRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 24 | Radio Times

    When Michael B. Jordan was first cast as Johnny Storm aka The Human Torch in rebooted superhero franchise The Fantastic Four, there were some internet commentators who expressed their displeasure at an African-American actor playing a character who was depicted in the comic books as blonde-haired and blue-eyed. But as the new film directed by Josh Trank and co-starring Kate Mara, Jamie Bell and Toby Kebbell nears its 6th August release date, Jordan has penned an essay in Entertainment Weekly titled Why I'm Torching the Colour Line , offering his response to the trolls who criticised his involvement in the film.

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  11. The Best Thing That Happened This WeekRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 24 | Phillymag.com

    ... voting on the candidates' merits, not their melatonin. After George Burrell opined that the city's early African-American leaders would be "turning over in their graves" to see contemporary black leaders endorsing Jim Kenney, State Representative ...

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  12. Our Opinion: State sees big increase in women-owned firmsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 24 | Newms360.com

    ... men. That trend has continued since 1997. Mississippi's population is more than 51 percent female, and the African-American population is 38 percent of the total, according to yearly Census data. The study examines data on start-ups, employment and ...

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  13. Forum Theatre, summer reading and moreRead the original story

    Sunday May 24 | Manhattan Mercury

    ... by LaBarbara Wigfall, 2 p.m. Nicodemus was founded by former slaves in 1877 and is the last remaining African-American settlement west of the Mississippi. Wigfall was hired by the National Park Service in 1983 to document this town's rich history. ...

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  14. Bessie Smith: the Empress of the BluesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 24 | OUPblog

    ... Ma Rainey's "Crazy Blues" in 1920 had been such a major hit that it began a blues craze with scores of African-American female singers being documented. While many were quickly forgotten, Ethel Waters and Alberta Hunter were the biggest discoveries ...

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  15. Dr. John Arthur SmithRead the original story

    Sunday May 24 | The Indianapolis Star

    Jack was born on August 25, 1937 in Milford, Ohio, the third child of John Douglas Smith and Anna Malvena Campbell Smith.

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  16. Minorities and poor college students are shouldering the most student debtRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 21 | Daily Herald

    ... cuts in higher education funding and modest increases in federal grant aid eclipsed by rising tuition, African-American, Latino and low-income students like Stone must borrow to get a degree, according to a new report from liberal think tank Demos. ...

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  17. Photo Exhibit "Natural Beauty" by Huggy Bean Doll Creator ...Read the original story

    Sunday May 24 | PR.com

    'Natural Beauty' exhibit showcases tranquil photos from Jamaica and Kenya by photographer and healthcare expert Yvonne Rubie, MPH. She participated in President Obama's historic 2009 White House Forum on Health Reform.

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  18. Do a Ana NAACP plans Juneteenth celebration to mark 150 years of freedomRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 24 | Silver City Sun-News

    ... milestone will happen this year on June 19, which will mark the 150th anniversary frequently referred to in African-American communities as Juneteenth. The theme, 'All in for Justice and Equality,' should serve as a reminder that while significant ...

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  19. Meaning and memories of The FieldRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 23 | Arkansas Online

    My brother and I grew up in a small town in the east Arkansas Delta in the '40s and '50s.

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  20. The Franschhoek Literary Festival: Where the abnormal is normalRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 23 | Iol.co.za

    "Look at yourselves - it's very abnormal!" These famous words from writer Thando Mgqolozana have triggered intense debate about transformation in the country. Mgqolozana was speaking at the Franschhoek Literary Festival, where he publicly declared that he would no longer participate in the "white literary system" as represented by the festival.

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