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Playwright takes reality of black men, prisons to main stage

Marcus Gardley is taking his healing to the stage. In a series of plays, the 36-year-old playwright is exercising his freedom of expression by creating satirical works about black men and prisons. 

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National Poetry Month: A list of young black poets on the rise

In honor of National Poetry Month, here’s a list a few great poets of our generation. 

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‘Gone With the Wind’ prequel due for release this fall

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The faithful slave in “Gone With the Wind” is set to be revived in a prequel. The work comes more than 75 years after the publication of the novel by Margaret Mitchell. 

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Photo series sheds light on what’s it’s like to be black at Harvard

63 Harvard College of students have opted to participate in a photo campaign that explores the diverse experience faced by students of color. The “I, Too, Am Harvard” campaign highlights the faces and voices of blacks students attending the prestigious learning institution.

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Exhibit showcasing work of civil rights artists to be on display at Brooklyn Museum

Residents in Brooklyn will have a chance to view work from civil rights artists next month. For four months, the Brooklyn Museum will be home to Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties, an exhibit that offers an in-depth look at painting, sculptor, graphics and photography from some of America’s most iconic creatives. 

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Nicki Minaj apologizes for depiction of Malcolm X in cover art for single

Yesterday musician Nicki Minaj found herself in the middle of controversy over her choice of photo to promote her single. The artwork for Minaj’s song, “Lookin’ Ass Ni**a” is a reproduction of the iconic photograph of Malcolm X, rifle in hand, looking out of the window of his Queens home, with the song’s title on the left side of […]

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Nicki Minaj’s new song cover for ‘Lookin’ Ass Ni**a’ features Malcolm X, offends most

Nicki Minaj has released a new single, but the music is being overshadowed by its package. The artwork for Minaj’s song, “Lookin’ Ass Ni**a” is a reproduction of the iconic photograph of Malcolm X, rifle in hand, looking out of the window of his Queens home, with the song’s title on the left side of […]

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Racist or not? Russian Socialite poses on chair made of black woman

A photograph of Russian socialite Dasha Zhukova has sparked international outrage with critics referring to the imagery as racist. The photo, accompanied by an interview of the heiress sitting on a chair, comprised of a cushion…and a bound black woman. 

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‘Bloody Trayvon Martin’ added to church nativity scene

Take a look at Claremont United Methodist Church’s nativity scene and you’ll notice an addition that usually isn’t housed in the traditional layout. The California church has decided to include a statue of Trayvon Martin, draped in a hoodie with a stream of blood pouring from his chest onto a straw-covered floor. 

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In controversial art project, black artist ‘lynches’ two white students on college campus

A black Sacramento State University student and artist is being accused of reverse racism after going public with an exhibit depicting two white men being lynched on campus. Christina Edwards, a senior at the university said she wanted to send a strong message about the social injustices faced by African Americans then and now.

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