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Angelina Jolie’s Breast Removal: How One Woman’s Bravery Was Met With White, Male Arrogance

June 14, 2013
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By Bill Patrick Straight, white guys often seem to think that we know what’s best for everyone else.  We love to go around telling people of other groups –women of all races, men of color, and people who are sexual and gender minorities what to do and how to live. This white, straight, male...
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No “Madea” in Tyler Perry’s New Drama, “The Haves and the Have-Nots,” But Still, a Muddle of a Mess

June 5, 2013
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By Lillie Anne Brown Ok, let me just start by acknowledging what I get: I get that Tyler Perry provides excellent employment opportunities for people of color at his Atlanta-based studio. I get that he is a spiritual person and understands from where his blessings come. I get that he says he doesn’t care what...
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The Rise of Beyoncé, The Fall of Lauryn Hill: A Tale of Two Icons

May 13, 2013
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By Janell Hobson Fifteen years ago, the stardom of then-23-year-old Lauryn Hill had peaked when she released what would become her defining musical legacy.  After rising to popularity as part of the hip-hop trio The Fugees, with fellow members Wyclef Jean and Pras, she later released her solo album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill,...
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Why My Kingdom Needs Janelle Monae’s Q.U.E.E.Ndom

May 10, 2013
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Why My Kingdom Needs Janelle Monae’s Q.U.E.E.Ndom

By Hashim Pipkin I am not a black woman. And unlike many who are not, I do not claim to be able to speak for the quotidian existence of black women in this world. I do not know their interior lives. I do not know the battles their desires must take up daily to keep...
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COLLEGE FEMINISMS: Why I Haven't Given Up on Hip-Hop

April 19, 2013
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By Amber Jones When did you first fall in love with hip-hop? This question frames one of my favorite films, Brown Sugar (2002). The film explores the relationship between two childhood friends, Sidney Shaw (Sanaa Lathan) and Dre Ellis (Taye Diggs), through the progression of hip-hop — best chronicled in the classic track “I...
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First To Die: Evil Dead and Blackness in Horror

April 13, 2013
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By Joshua Alston The victor in this weekend’s box-office battle was Evil Dead, the remake of Sam Raimi’s 1981 cult-classic horror film, which roared into first place with a better-than-expected $26 million take, and won far better critical reviews than are typical for horror films. Like the majority of remakes, the new Evil Dead...
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Untangling the Knots: Understanding the Hair Politics of Black Women (Revisited)

April 9, 2013
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Untangling the Knots: Understanding the Hair Politics of Black Women (Revisited)

By Mazuba Haanyama My central aim involves the politics of bodily performance, in negotiation with shifting realities of a post-Apartheid context, where constructions of gender, race and class are both mobile and stagnant… This project critically engages the role of popular culture in influencing youth cultures. In a context such as South Africa, such...
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Feminists We Love: Joan Morgan (Video)

March 22, 2013
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Joan Morgan is an award-winning journalist, author and a provocative cultural critic. A pioneering hip-hop journalist, she began her professional writing career freelancing for The Village Voice. Morgan’s passion and commitment to the accurate documentation of hip-hop culture combined with adept cultural criticism placed her at the forefront of music journalism. She was one...
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Confessions of a Black Morrissey Fan

March 21, 2013
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Confessions of a Black Morrissey Fan

By Joshua Alston This week, Morrissey announced that he is canceling the remainder of his North American tour, due to an ongoing battle with a bleeding ulcer, Barrett’s esophagus, and a case of pneumonia in both of his lungs. I was disappointed to hear about the illnesses plaguing the singer, who since fronting the seminal...
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Taking the white man-boy seriously

March 15, 2013
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By Kyle Kusz The white man-boy is the most important cultural figure in America today. Hyperbole?  Maybe. But, allow me to make a case that the ‘white man-boy industrial complex’ is producing ways of being and knowing the world, particularly for white men, that threaten the social interests (if not rights) of women and...
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Ousted Egyptian President Morsi sentenced to 20 years in prison in connection ... - Fox News


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Ousted Egyptian President Morsi sentenced to 20 years in prison in connection ...
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An Egyptian criminal court on Tuesday sentenced ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi to 20 years in prison on charges linked to the killing of protesters in 2012. The conviction, which can be appealed, and muted Islamist reaction following it ...
Former Egyptian president Mursi jailed for 20 yearsReuters
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2 arrested, accused of manslaughter in Mediterranean migrant boat capsizing - CNN


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2 arrested, accused of manslaughter in Mediterranean migrant boat capsizing
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Catania, Italy (CNN) The captain of a ship full of migrants that capsized in the Mediterranean Sea has been arrested on suspicion of "reckless shipwreck, multiple manslaughter (and) abetting clandestine immigration" for his role in a disaster that left hundreds ...
Reality Check: Is Libyan migrant crisis the UK's fault?BBC News
UN estimates up to 850 migrants perished in capsized boat off LibyaWashington Post
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South Africa sends army to calm 'volatile areas' of anti-immigrant violence - The Globe and Mail


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South Africa sends army to calm 'volatile areas' of anti-immigrant violence
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South Africa deployed the army on Tuesday in “volatile areas” to curb a wave of anti-immigrant violence that has killed at least seven people this month, the Defence Minister said. The latest wave of anti-immigrant attacks began almost three weeks ago in ...
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US couple get lengthy prison terms in suitcase murder of woman's mother in Bali - The Globe and Mail


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US couple get lengthy prison terms in suitcase murder of woman's mother in Bali
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An Indonesian court found an American couple guilty of premeditated murder and sentenced them to prison on Tuesday in the killing of the woman's mother on the resort island of Bali. The Denpasar District Court sentenced Tommy Schaefer to 18 years in ...
Bali suitcase murder: US couple who killed mother in hotel and stuffed her body ...The Independent
American woman, boyfriend sentenced in murder of her mother at Bali resortLos Angeles Times
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'Accountant of Auschwitz' asks for forgiveness for horrors - The Times (subscription)


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'Accountant of Auschwitz' asks for forgiveness for horrors
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A 93-year-old former Nazi told his trial today he accepted that he was “morally complicit” through his backroom job at Auschwitz of being an accessory to the murder of hundreds of thousands of people. Oskar Gröning cut a frail figure as he walked unsteadily ...
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Saudi Airstrikes Pound Yemen's Shiite Rebels, Killing 20 - New York Times


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Saudi Airstrikes Pound Yemen's Shiite Rebels, Killing 20
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SANAA, Yemen — The Saudi-led coalition pounded Shiite rebels in Yemen on Tuesday, killing 20 in a city in the country's west as the civilian death toll rose to 38 from airstrikes the day before in the capital, Sanaa, officials said. The U.S. backed campaign by ...
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Al Shabaab claims responsibility for deadly car bombing in Somali capital - Fox News


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Al Shabaab claims responsibility for deadly car bombing in Somali capital
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Al Qaeda-linked militant group Al Shabaab claimed responsibility Tuesday for a car bomb that ripped through a restaurant in Somalia's capital, killing at least nine people. In addition to the deaths, at least eight people were wounded in the attack in Mogadishu ...
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Pope accepts resignation of Robert Finn, convicted US bishop - CNN


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Pope accepts resignation of Robert Finn, convicted US bishop
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(CNN) Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop Robert Finn, the highest-ranking U.S. Catholic official to be convicted amid the church's long-running sex abuse scandal, the Vatican announced Tuesday. Finn, who led the Diocese of Kansas ...
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Chinese President Xi Jinping puts iron into Pakistan silk road - The Australian


The Australian

Chinese President Xi Jinping puts iron into Pakistan silk road
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Pakistan and China yesterday sealed an “all-weather partnership” in a two-day visit by President Xi Jinping in which the two nations committed to closer security ties and a defence of each other's “core interests and territorial integrity”. In an address to ...
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AC/DC's Rudd pleads guilty to threatening to kill, drug possession - Chicago Tribune


Chicago Tribune

AC/DC's Rudd pleads guilty to threatening to kill, drug possession
Chicago Tribune
As the drummer for the rock band AC/DC, Phil Rudd is used to being in the spotlight. On Tuesday he was the centre of attention at a court house in Tauranga, New Zealand. (Reuters). As the drummer for the rock band AC/DC, Phil Rudd is used to being in the ...
AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd pleads guilty to death threat and drug chargesCNN International
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