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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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What We Know So Far About the Germanwings Plane Crash - TIME


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What We Know So Far About the Germanwings Plane Crash
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Officials said Thursday that the crash of Germanwings Flight 9525 appears to be a deliberate act by a co-pilot who locked himself in the cockpit and flew the plane into a mountain. All 150 people aboard were killed when the jet crashed into the French Alps on ...
Germanwings pilot suicide: Steps to prevent this from happening again (+video)Christian Science Monitor
Andreas Lubitz Appeared '100 Percent Flightworthy,' Lufthansa SaysNew York Times
Co-pilot appeared to want to destroy Flight 4U9525 - prosecutor 8:18CBC.ca
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Yemen fighting grows into regional conflict - USA TODAY


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Yemen fighting grows into regional conflict
USA TODAY
Sectarian fighting escalated dramatically in Yemen Thursday, as an unfolding civil war began to look more like a regional conflict between Sunni-led Saudi Arabia and Shiite power Iran. A Saudi-led coalition of Arab countries conducted airstrikes against ...
President Hadi leaves Yemen as Saudi-led raids continueBBC News
Obama's anti-terror strategy suffers setback in YemenCNN
Yemen turmoil escalates as Saudi Arabia bombs rebelsCBC.ca
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Arab foreign ministers agree on unified military force - GMA News


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Arab foreign ministers agree on unified military force
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Arab foreign ministers meeting in Egypt agreed a draft resolution on Thursday to form a unified military force, in a move aimed at countering growing regional security threats. The agreement came after warplanes from Saudi Arabia and Arab allies struck ...
Arab FMs agree to form Arab united forceBusiness Standard
Arabs to mull joint military forceSaudi Gazette
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Iran Keeps Its Nuclear Secrets - Wall Street Journal


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Iran Keeps Its Nuclear Secrets
Wall Street Journal
With less than a week to go until the deadline for the Iran nuclear talks, the list of skeptical governments and experts is growing. The latest addition is the International Atomic Energy Agency, and its misgivings are a reality check on Iran's willingness to honor ...
Analysts: Iran's Supreme Leader Has Ultimate Say on Nuclear DealVoice of America
US Senate votes unanimously for amendment to send message on IranReuters
Rouhani speaks with French, British, Russian leaders as nuclear talks resumeIrish Times
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British troops to train and equip Syrian rebels in fight against ISIS - mirror.co.uk


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British troops to train and equip Syrian rebels in fight against ISIS
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Britain will send around 75 troops to help train Syrian rebels in a bid to wipe out Islamic State forces. Crack UK soldiers - including Paras, Royal Marines, signals specialists and medics - will also equip opposition troops to fight the IS onslaught. They are ...
British troops to train Syrian rebel forceThe Times (subscription)
US, allies conduct air strikes in Syria, Iraq against Islamic State - task forceChannel News Asia
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Election TV debate live - David Cameron wins clash, according to snap poll - Telegraph.co.uk


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Election TV debate live - David Cameron wins clash, according to snap poll
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... • Cameron rules • Cameron to face questions first in TV election debate show • Programme starts 9pm and will run on Channel 4 and Sky News • Nigel Farage says David Cameron will win tonight's 'debate' Tweet your comments to @benrileysmith or email ...
TV debates: Ed Miliband takes most plaudits after David Cameron fails to find ...The Independent
Passionate Ed Miliband wins best quote of Battle For Number 10 and rattles Toriesmirror.co.uk
Cameron mauled by Paxman but poll says he won first TV leaders' programmeThe Guardian
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Obama to host Pope Francis on September 23 - Zee News


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Obama to host Pope Francis on September 23
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Washington: US President Barack Obama will host Pope Francis at the White House on September 23, accepting an invitation extended during talks at the Vatican last year. The White House said the president and the pope will continue a dialogue about ...
Obamas to host Pope Francis at White House Sept. 23Washington Post
Pope Francis to visit Obama at White House on Sept 23Reuters

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US Airstrikes on ISIS in Tikrit Prompt Boycott by Shiite Fighters - New York Times


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US Airstrikes on ISIS in Tikrit Prompt Boycott by Shiite Fighters
New York Times
AL RASHID AIR BASE, Iraq — By Day 2 of the American airstrike campaign against militants holed up in Tikrit, the mission appeared beleaguered on several fronts on Thursday: Thousands of Shiite militiamen boycotted the fight in protest, others threatened to ...
With Aid of Airstrikes, Iraqi Forces Ring Tikrit, Pentagon SaysVoice of America
Britain and US join new push to take Tikrit from hands of IsilTelegraph.co.uk
US-led coalition launches 17 airstrikes on ISIS targets around TikritCNN
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Regime strike in Deraa kills 22, rebels press Idlib offensive - The Daily Star


The Daily Star

Regime strike in Deraa kills 22, rebels press Idlib offensive
The Daily Star
BEIRUT: Syrian government airstrikes and shelling in the country's south killed at least 22 people Thursday, including three children, opposition activists and a monitoring group said. The attacks come amid heightened clashes in southern Syria between ...
US has no policy to protect Syrian force after training: generalReuters
Syrian Government Shells Kill 18 in South, Activists SayNew York Times
At least 71 dead as rebels advance on Syria's Idlib: monitorBusiness Standard

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Pope Francis Surprises Homeless Visitors During Private Vatican Tour - KTIC


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Pope Francis Surprises Homeless Visitors During Private Vatican Tour
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(VATICAN CITY) -- The Vatican opened its doors Thursday to the homeless of St. Peter's Square, allowing the people who usually only see its steps outside to observe its beauty... Latest News: US Drops Anti-ISIS Leaflets over Syria · Tikrit Offensive: Iranian ...
Pope Francis meets homeless on private visit to Sistine ChapelReuters UK
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