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Black history museum starting to take shape in Washington – McClatchy Washington Bureau

McClatchy Washington BureauConstruction continues on the Smithsonian Institute National Museum of African American History and Culture, at 14th St. NW and Constitution Avenue in Washington, D.C. on Friday, Feb. 21, 2014. The museum is set to open in 2015. (J.M. Eddins Jr./MCT ) … and more …read more Source: Washington D.C. News From Google

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Nikki Minaj Uses Malcolm X Photo Calls Him N-Word

Nikki Minaj Uses Malcolm X Photo Calls Him N-Word Nikki Minaj Uses Malcolm X Photo Calls Him N-Word. Nikki Minaj, perhaps to gain attention, used a photo of Malcolm X holding an assault-style rifle and refers to him as a “Lookin-Ass Nigga.” For me, as much as I like Nikki Minaj’s work, that was out […]

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Sochi Olympics Gets Support From American Athletes Like Nick Cunningham

Gracie Gold, Ashley Wagner: USA Olympics Skaters In Glo-Blades? The Sochi Olympics in Russia have bashed from many American journalists and from those on social media (like myself) who aren’t even there. Thus, it should come as no surprise that Russian bloggers would look for any evidence of support of the Sochi Olympics effort. And […]

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‘SNL’ Hires Sasheer Zamata, First Black Female Cast Member in Years – RollingStone.com

RollingStone.comSaturday Night Live has hired its first female African-American cast member since Maya Rudolph’s departure in 2007, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Sasheer Zamata, who has performed at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theater in New York City, will …‘SNL’ Adds African-American Female Cast Member to Ring in New YearFilm School Rejects‘SNL’ casts first black female […]

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African-American Business Leaders Threaten Boycott Of SF Tourism – CBS Local

CBS LocalSAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – The San Francisco African American Chamber of Commerce is threatening a tourism boycott, alleging discriminatory practices by the hospitality industry. Some in the African American community said they are not being given …African American business leaders threaten boycott of San Francisco tourism …San Francisco Chronicle (blog) all 6 news articles […]

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GLAAD Slams A&E for Returning Phil Robertson to ‘Duck Dynasty’ – ABC News

ABC NewsA&E’s decision to reinstate Phil Robertson on “Duck Dynasty” shows the network has “chosen profits over African American and gay people,” the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) said today. “Phil Robertson should look African American …Duck Dynasty clan ready to put controversy ‘behind them’: reportNew York Daily NewsA&E reverses suspension of ‘Duck […]

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‘Saturday Night Live’ hopeful Kerry Coddett slams show’s roles for black women – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsOne of the women in the running to be the new ‘Saturday Night Live’ cast member trashed the show’s lack of diversity in several recent op-eds. Sketch comedian Kerry Coddett, one of the women who made the final callbacks in a recent hunt for black female …‘Saturday Night Live’ to add black […]

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‘SNL’ to Welcome Black Female Cast Member in January – AceShowbiz

AceShowbizTwo showcases were recently held in Los Angeles and New York to find a black comedienne to be added to the show’s cast. Tweet. ‘SNL’ to Welcome Black Female Cast Member in January. See larger image. “Saturday Night Live” is indeed taking it serious …‘SNL’: Civil Rights Group Praises Plan to Add African-American Woman to […]

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Nelson Mandela Dead At 95: VP Joe Biden’s Statement

Joe Biden, the Vice President Of The United States, left this statement in the wake of the passing of Nelson Mandela: Statement by the Vice President on the Death of Nelson Mandela Nelson Mandela once said, “A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.” Mandela’s wisdom and compassion were formidable enough […]

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Moscow trip a ‘gift to the soul’ – Pueblo Chieftain

Pueblo ChieftainPyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky was a romantic and a Russian. Add Christmas to the equation and you have the well-loved “Nutcracker” ballet. Friday night Puebloans were treated to a performance of this holiday favorite by the Moscow Ballet at Memorial Hall.‘Nutcracker’: A look at Westside School of Ballet’s productionLos Angeles TimesShannon Harkins, the face of […]

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State Theatre Presents Christmas Classic “The Nutcracker” – NJ TODAY

NJ TODAYNEW BRUNSWICK—State Theatre will present the 50th anniversary production of the American Repertory Ballet’s The Nutcracker for four performances on Saturday, Dec. 21 at 1 and 4:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 22 at 1 and 4:30 p.m. These performances …‘Nutcracker’: A look at Westside School of Ballet’s productionLos Angeles TimesShannon Harkins, the face of […]

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‘The Nutcracker’ coming to Durham – Foster’s Daily Democrat

Foster’s Daily DemocratDOVER — BJ’s Wholesale Club and LG Electronics are once again proud to sponsor Northeastern Ballet Theatre’s upcoming production of “The Nutcracker.” This full-length version of the ballet will be performed for two shows only at Oyster River High School …American Repertory Ballet Celebrates 50th Annual NUTCRACKER Season in …Broadway World‘Nutcracker’: A look […]

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Columbia City Ballet brings ‘Nutcracker’ to Charleston – Charleston Post Courier

Charleston Post Courier‘Tis the season when the beloved ballet classic “The Nutcracker” comes to stages all over the country, and there is no shortage of ways to participate in this yuletide favorite here in the Lowcountry.Here’s Where To See ‘The Nutcracker’ This Holiday Season. Sweet!Patch.comShannon Harkins, the face of African American ballet dancers’ struggleWashington PostSiblings […]

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Black Students Avoid UC Berkeley Because Cal Doesn’t Go After Them

There has been a lot of chatter why UC Berkeley doesn’t have a larger black student base. One recent publication reported that more than half of African-American students who are accepted at Cal don’t go there because “they feel unwelcome.” The LA Times featured a story on Cal freshman Kashawn Campbell, a straight A student […]

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Oakland’s Michael A Lenoir 114th President Of The National Medical Association

Oakland’s Michael A. LeNoir, M.D., a well-known practicing Pediatrician and Allergist in the San Francisco Bay Area, was installed as the 114th president of the National Medical Association during the organization’s 111th Annual Convention and Scientific Assembly in Toronto, Canada. The National Medical Association promotes the collective interests of over 32,000 physicians of African descent […]

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Cheryl Boone Isaacs Elected The Academy’s First African American President

Yep: Cheryl Boone Isaacs was elected The Academy of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences’ first African American president. Cheryl Boone Isaacs was elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Tuesday night (July 30) at a meeting of the AMPAS’ Board of Governors. Cheryl Boone Isaacs’ has paid her dues, serving in […]

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Jason Collins Out As Gay, Cool; Straight Black Men Under Attack?

Jason Collins came out as gay in a well-presented column released in Sports Illustrated today. This blogger’s initial reaction was “so what?” Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area makes one take what is an earth-shaking revelation to others, with a “Right on,” and “That’s cool,” reaction. But what went through my mind and […]

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Thomas C. Frazier: Oakland Police Compliance Director Called Racist Police Chief In Baltimore

On Monday, Thomas C. Frazier was appointed “Compliance Director” by U.S. District Judge Thelton Henderson. In this position, Mr. Frazier will have complete authority over the Oakland Police Department, including the ability to set in motion the dismissal of the current police chief, Howard Jordan. Given Thomas C. Frazier’s alleged track record as police chief […]

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Joe Jones: Ex-LAPD Officer’s Manifesto In Wake Of Christopher Dorner

Joe Jones is another African American ex-LAPD Police Officer who wrote his own Facebook-based manifesto in the wake of the Christopher Dorner incident. Jones was an LAPD cop for nine years, working patrol in what is called the Wilshire West Valley and West Los Angeles LAPD divisions, before retiring in 1998. While he writes of […]

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Presidential Inauguration Can Bring Scam Artists, High Prices

The Presidential Inauguration is upon us, and this blogger attended the last one, the historic first time an African American was sworn in as President Of The United States, and of course, that was Barack Obama. Now, four years later, President Obama has successfully won reelection thanks to the largest grassroots campaign in history, and […]