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COLLEGE FEMINISMS: Blonde Success: Fact or Myth?

September 11, 2013
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By Ravon Ruffin and James “JP” Miller Do gentlemen really prefer blondes or has a history of fetishization of “the blonde” by media made it more ideal? Hollywood built a stereotype of beauty surrounding blonde appeal. Aspiring white female actresses found ready made access to hollywood by abiding to this Eurocentric standard, and a legacy...
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Can’t/ Don’t/Stop

September 4, 2013
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Can’t/Don’t/Stop:  Black Dance in America for Bert Williams, Aida  “Queen of the Cakewalk” Overton Walker and George Walker   you don’t see the stretch you see the strut you see the lean but you don’t see the muscle strength stole from bending backwards one foot off the street you don’t see the roots the...
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Miley’s Big Foam Finger Is Pointing At You: Stereotypes Plus Objectification Equals $$$

August 29, 2013
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By Hope Wabuke I swore I wasn’t going to write about Miley Cyrus. Enough people have already done it. Enough good ink has been spilled over our celebrity culture, impressionable youth and twerking—over Miley’s tongue and Miley’s big foam finger and Miley’s possible teddy bear fetish. But because no one else has said it,...
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Hip-Hop as Performance Art: Jay Z, Appropriation, and Critiques of Whiteness

August 9, 2013
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By Janell Hobson At first, I wasn’t sure what to make of Jay Z’s performance of “Picasso Baby,” featured on his new album Magna Carter Holy Grail, which has received much coverage for its innovative release through a Samsung app.  Proving to an increasingly skeptical public that he is more than a “corporate rapper,”...
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Fruitvale Station: Some Reactions

August 7, 2013
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OMAR RICKS I feel helpless after watching Fruitvale Station (2013, dir. Ryan Coogler). I feel like this hits too close to home. Literally. The nursery school, First Fruits Learning Center, is right up the street from where I stay, and I remember seeing a film crew in front of it a couple of years...
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White People Talking to White People about Social Justice: Why “Book of Mormon” Just May Be Doing Something Right

August 7, 2013
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By Sayantani DasGupta Like Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s other collaboration, television’s Southpark, Broadway’s Book of Mormon is crass, potty-mouthed, and frequently offensive. But among all the things it does ‘wrong’ — it actually may be doing something right. I know, I know. As a progressive woman of color, I should probably be horrified by the show....
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COLLEGE FEMINISMS: The Black Sitcom: A Representation We Can Be Proud Of

July 8, 2013
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By Jeanine Russaw When you look in the mirror, how do you see yourself? In a perfect world, whenever a black woman looks in a mirror, she would see herself as the beautiful, confident, and intelligent person she truly is. This ideal can be difficult to achieve when “Little Janet” returns home from a day of...
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"20 Feet From Stardom" & the Black Female Gaze

June 27, 2013
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"20 Feet From Stardom" & the Black Female Gaze

In the 1972 song “Take a Walk on the Wild Side” Lou Reed evokes the paternalistic image of “colored girls” cooing in the background to a hipster tale of New York debauchery.  Using Reed’s homage as its introduction, white director Morgan Neville’s bittersweet documentary “20 Feet from Stardom” attempts to bring black female back-up...
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The Princesses of Long Island: A Long Hard Post-Feminist Look in the Mirror

June 24, 2013
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By Shoshanna R. Schechter-Shaffin Like blogger Lindsey Orlofsky, I too watched Bravo’s new series “The Princesses of Long Island” in horror. For those of you who have yet to catch the latest offering of Bravo’s reality machine, The Princesses of Long Island focuses on six Jewish college educated wealthy women in their late twenties...
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Feminists We Love: Michele Wallace (Video)

June 21, 2013
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Michele Wallace, Professor of English, Women’s Studies and Film Studies at the City College of New York and the City University of NY Graduate Center, Ph.D. in Cinema Studies, New York University is author of Black Macho and the Myth of the Superwoman (1979), Black Popular Culture: A Project by Michele Wallace (1991), Dark Designs and Visual Culture (2005) andInvisibility...
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Russian 'troll factory' flooding Internet with propaganda
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The Death Toll From India's Hellish Heat Wave Is Now More Than 1800 - TIME


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The Death Toll From India's Hellish Heat Wave Is Now More Than 1800
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Ratna Devi is one of a dozen casual laborers working at a small construction site in the southern part of the Indian capital New Delhi, where her job is to help prepare a concrete mix. The work earns the 32-year-old a daily wage of 250 rupees or just under $4 ...
India Heat Wave Deaths Top 1800Wall Street Journal (blog)
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Saudi Blast Kills At Least Four - Wall Street Journal


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JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia—A car exploded outside a Shiite mosque in Saudi Arabia on Friday, the second attack in one week on the minority group in the Sunni-majority kingdom. Saudi's interior ministry said at least four people were killed when security forces ...
Suicide bomber attacks Shiite mosque in Saudi, kills 4Washington Post
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Volcano erupts 30000 feet into sky in Japan - Washington Post


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Volcano erupts 30000 feet into sky in Japan
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A volcano erupted Friday morning on the small Japanese island Kuchinoerabu, sending billowing clouds of black smoke nearly 30,000 feet into the sky and prompting authorities to evacuate the island's residents and re-route airline flights, according to ...

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Kerry attends inauguration of Nigeria's new president
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ABUJA, Nigeria — Mohammadu Buhari, who last led this country as a military dictator three decades ago, was sworn in as its elected president Friday in the first civilian transfer of power in Nigerian history. Buhari takes over amid high expectations that he can ...
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Myanmar decries 'finger pointing' during migrant crisis meeting - CTV News


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Myanmar decries 'finger pointing' during migrant crisis meeting
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BANGKOK -- Regional talks dealing with the swelling tide of boat people in Southeast Asia began Friday with a Myanmar official criticizing those who blame his country for causing the crisis, saying "finger pointing" would not help. Htin Linn, the acting director ...
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Six reasons why it won't be a bad thing if FIFA boots Israel - Haaretz


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Six reasons why it won't be a bad thing if FIFA boots Israel
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Treating Israel's potential expulsion from world football as an existential matter is patently ridiculous. Here's why it could be a positive development for Israel. By Anshel Pfeffer | May 29, 2015 | 1:07 PM ...
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US surveillance reportedly shows Chinese artillery on artificial islands - Fox News


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US surveillance reportedly shows Chinese artillery on artificial islands
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U.S. surveillance images reportedly show that China has positioned weaponry on at least one of the artificial islands it is developing in the South China Sea, apparently confirming suspicions that Beijing has been building up the area for military use. The Wall ...
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Vladimir Katriuk, alleged Nazi criminal, dies in Canada - BBC News


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Vladimir Katriuk, alleged Nazi criminal, dies in Canada
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A Ukrainian man suspected of being a Nazi war criminal has died in Canada. Vladimir Katriuk was second on a most wanted list compiled by the Simon Wiesenthal Center, a US organisation which investigates Nazi war criminals. Mr Katriuk passed away ...
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Iraq: Two car bombs kill 15, injure 42 - The Indian Express


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Iraq: Two car bombs kill 15, injure 42
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Authorities in Iraq have raised the death toll from bombings that targeted two top hotels in Baghdad to 15 people, with another 42 wounded. The double attack occurred late Thursday when two separate car bombs went off in the parking lots of the Cristal, ...
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