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Black South Africans Get New Chance to Seek Redress for Stolen Land

Jun. 30 (GIN) - South Africa will restart the claims process that provides compensation to black families who were illegally removed from their land during white rule. The window for those claims had been shut 16 years ago.
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Nigerian Comic Turns on Fans Over Offending Rape Joke

Jun. 30 (GIN) – A popular Nigerian comic is losing fans fast as he goes on the attack over a rape joke that fell flat.
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New Short Film to bolster the Education Children Learn at School

A familiar starlet plans to make a film aimed to inspire children with exceptional African American stories. Karyn Parsons, of Fresh Prince fame, intends to tell the story of the first Black Soloist ballerina for New York's Metropolitan Opera House. ...
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Artists Displays Art in Public Space as a Reminder of the Black Experience

A plaque immortalizing the loss of young men of color in America was sculpted and displayed in a public space by Guerilla artist Matthew Hincman. He sat down with NPR Boston to explain his reasons for making it and what ...

An Oral History of Black Americans is Added to the Library of Congress.

The Library of Congress acquired a Collection of African American Oral Historis announced Congress Librarian James H. Billington. The donation was provided by TheHistoryMakers.
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She's An Icon: Top 10 Black Women Who Are Making Black History Today

We all (hopefully) know the stellar history of our fore-mothers like Sojourner Truth, Phyllis Wheatley, Harriet Tubman, Ida B. Wells, Fannie Lou Hammer, Dorothy Height and Lena Horne. But there are black women making moves today who are likely to ...
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Post-Obama: The Future of the Black Body Politic After the Age of Obama

When then Senator Barack Obama turned into President Barack Obama after his historic 2008 election it had all the pageantry, zeal and aura of a religious revelation for many. It was something a long time coming -- a win after ...
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To Assimilate or Infiltrate: The War for (and Against) Being Undeniably Black

When I was in the 9th grade I wrote a cartoon strip where the heroine’s name was Daphne. A white male classmate of mine who enjoyed reading my stories immediately complained that I’d give the girl a weird “black” name. ...
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Voting Rights: Under Threat Then, Still Under Threat Now

Georgia resident Dorothy Cooper had been voting for more than 50 years with no problem, but in 2012 she almost couldn’t. It was all due to the new voter ID law Georgia had passed under the guise of fighting voter ...
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Why We Need Another Civil Rights Movement

As a child I would often watch old clips of the Civil Rights Movement and desperately wish I could have participated. The focus and eloquence of Dr. King inspired me. The courage of the children challenged me, and the unity ...
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Your "blackness" starts with YOU

Knowing and understanding what being black enough means to your self-preservation.
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