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Books Spotlight: African American Lit

Their Eyes Were Watching God was published in 1937, penned by classic African American author, Zora Neale Hurston. We follow the story of Janie, who breaks all chains of tradition by refusing to marry the man her family had selected for her, and setting off to make her own life. 249 more words

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Book Spotlight: The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

In this beautiful and exceptionally-written coming-of-age novel, The Secret Life of Bees, author Sue Monk Kidd transports us to a 1960s South Carolina summer. Young Lily and her black housekeeper, Rosaleen, are on the run from Lily’s abusive father. 282 more words

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The DailyShow with Jon Stewart

Good commentary by Jon Stewart. What people don’t understand is that when a person is discriminated against, that’s not what they hope for. It does no favor to talk about it or to experience it. 271 more words

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Naming Malcolm X Drive

Many communities rename streets to honor national leaders and local heroes. Tkhikuma Obafemi recalls why New Rochelle, NY gave one of their avenues a new name.

A Young Black Man Is A Guiding Light In Ferguson

Be the change you want to see in the world. Ghandi

The past weeks after Michael Brown’s death have been very difficult for many but especially those in the African American community.

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Technology and the Riots in Ferguson

We thought that they days of segregation and water hoses were a distant thing of the past. We thought that when Martin Luther King Jr, Rosa Parks, Angela Davis, and all these other brave people who put their lives in danger for the freedom of our race, that we would never have to go through this again. 587 more words

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Jon Stewart on Ferguson, Missouri

I have noticed this video (“Jon Stewart Goes After Fox News”) posted on various social media sites that aim to present news from an African American perspective (such as… 164 more words

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