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The Short List

UConn Reads published the Short List for our 2016 community reading project. Three excellent titles, and a tough decision ahead for the committee that selects the winner! 44 more words

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The Parker J Cole Show -- America's Racial DNA

The media has brought to the forefront cases that have caused public outrage and concern. From the curious case of Trayvon Martin killed by George Zimmerman, Michael Brown gunned down as an unarmed felon, to the disturbing incidents surrounding the death of Sandra Bland, there is a definite rise in racial tensions across the United States as the media blares a giant searchlight on situations of African Americans in some sort of confrontation with a Caucasian. 183 more words

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According to ABC,” the suspected car thief was being chased by multiple police vehicles in the downtown area when she inexplicably stopped her car, got out, and danced in the street to Future’s “Where Ya At.” 99 more words

Are You Kidding Me?

60 years ago today, 14-year-old Emmett Till was murdered for whistling

Today marks six decades since the brutally mangled body of 14-year-old Emmett Till was found in a river in Mississippi.

Till, a Chicago native, was visiting relatives down south in the summer of 1955 when he allegedly whistled at a white woman (or maybe at a checkers game— 492 more words

Race In America

Review: Coates's Between the World and Me

Between the World and Me
Ta-Nehisi Coates

How does one review a book like Between You a Me? Especially when one is me – an educated, white, straight, middle class dude. 362 more words


The Ashen Club and the Olive Branch

“I want to know if you have guts enough NOT to fight back.”

Every April 15th, you have the opportunity to forget about your tax return (if you’re a U.S. 1,159 more words

African-American History


Do you remember the name Rachael Dolezal? She is the woman who was president of the Seattle, Washington NAACP. She garnered national attention when her biological parents told the world that she was white and not black as she had been pretending. 365 more words