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An emotional night with Fisk Jubilee Singers and Black Voices

Have you heard of the Fisk Jubilee Singers? No? Well neither had I until this year. It’s worth having a quick read of the history but essentially Fisk University opened in Nashville in 1866 as the first American university to offer a liberal arts education to “young men and women irrespective of color” and Queen Victoria commissioned a floor-to-ceiling portrait of the original Jubilee Singers during the 1873 tour as a gift from England to Fisk which was the last time they toured in the UK. 550 more words

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High School Poetry Series: Gender, Identity, & Race — A'bria Robinson

A note from Series Editor Sarah Marcus: Born from a powerful in-class discussion that we had about gender, race, and the role of masculinity in rape culture, “Be A Man/Be A Woman” poems are an analysis of gendered personal experience and a study of our intersectionality. 640 more words

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Chicago Radio Personality Dies of Heart Congestion

Ty Wansley, a former STL resident who spent 35 years as a radio-show host in Chicago, died Wednesday at the age of 63.

Wansley lived in Hillsboro and attended Jefferson Community College before starting his radio career in 1972 in St. 79 more words

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Chicago Radio Personality Dies of Heart Congestion

Ty Wansley, a former STL resident who spent 35 years as a radio-show host in Chicago, died Wednesday at the age of 63.

Wansley lived in Hillsboro and attended Jefferson Community College before starting his radio career in 1972 in St. 79 more words

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Adults Ask for Forgiveness - Why Levi Pettit's Parents Shouldn't Have Apologized

According to the Scoop Blog from The Dallas Morning News, Levi Pettit’s parents made an apology statement on behalf of their son for his racist chanting during a University of Oklahoma Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity bus ride. 854 more words

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Ta-Nehisi Coates: Millennials and Social Justice

UNT’s distinguished lecture series featured world-class speaker, Ta-Nehisi Coates, a national correspondent at The Atlantic. Coates writes about culture, politics, and social issues for The Atlantic, and is also the author of the book, … 447 more words

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Mbongwana Star shine with Congolese electro

Mbongwana Star have streamed their first track Malukayi with the Boiler Room. It comes from their forthcoming album on World Circuit. A search for other content reveals a slick music video with some supreme dancing. 206 more words