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Video: humorous web series explores race, gender dynamics

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A new YouTube series is taking on race and gender. Tales from the Kraka Tower, created by University of South Florida MA student Aphrodite Kocieda, is equivalent to the academic version of Awkward Black Girl. 

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‘Dear White People’ film creator uses satire, comedy to tackle race

College students across the country are tackling race and prejudice, and a new film is taking on the issue through comedy and satire. Dear White People follows a group of black students at a fictional, Ivy League school. One of the characters host a radio program of the same title where she confronts racism faced by […]

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Music video calls attention to story of Leon Ford

Late last year, we reported the story of Leon Ford, a Pittsburgh teen who was shot by police during a routine traffic stop. No drugs or weapons were found on Ford. Ford is paralyzed and faces up to 20 years in prison for the incident. 

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America had an African zoo captive, and he ended his life on this day

Have you heard of Ota Benga? His life and death highlights one of many racially motivated atrocities faced by people of African decent in America. The Congolese native and Mbuti pygmy was captured and part of an exhibit for the St. Louis World Fair. 

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Black students at Cambridge succeed at cancelling ‘Gone with the Wind’ ball

Black students at Cambridge University were successful in putting a stop to a “Gone with the Wind” themed ball.  St. Edmund’s College had planned to theme its annual summer ball around the 1939 Oscar-winning film that centers around the Civil War, slavery and the deep south. 

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A brief list of nations that imported white people to ‘lighten’ the population

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The Atlanta Black Star has compiled a list of 5 nations that imported Europeans to “whiten” the population. 

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Video: Damon Dash calls out reporters for portrayal of black men

Damon Dash gave reporters a piece of his mind when discussing the role of media in undermining the image of the black man. The Rockefeller Records co-founder was recently bombarded by a group of reporters who asked him about a lawsuit that had been filed against him. 

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Report: Florida has never executed a white person for killing a black person

According to a report released by the ACLU, Florida has never executed a white person for killing a black person since allowing the death penalty in 1976. 84 Floridians have been executed since 1976. 

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Model poses in blackface, ethnicwear for Vogue

Will the racially insensitive act of Blackface ever die? Doesn’t seem like it will. Earlier this week we wrote about a Kentucky assistant pastor who dressed in Blackface for a boxing match. Now, the latest method of offense is brought to us by Vogue Italia. 

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Black students at U of I hold ‘silent protest’

Black students on the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana’s campus are the latest group of educated African Americans to fight for equality. “Being Black at Illinois” was created in response to several racially-charged incidents on campus. 

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