Russell Means, Gone But Not Forgotten {Argus Leader}

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Russell Means, Gone But Not Forgotten Native American activist Russell Means, who gained national attention as a leader in the American Indian Movement and rode that wave into acting and politics, died Monday at his ranch in Porcupine on the Pine Ridge reservation. The 72-year-old Oglala was diagnosed in August 2011 with inoperable esophageal cancer […]

At the Risk of Sounding Angry: On Melissa Harris-Perry’s Eloquent Rage {Crunk Feminist Collective}

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On Melissa Harris-Perry’s Eloquent Rage The internets were all abuzz over the weekend sharing clips of our collective Black feminist shero Melissa Harris-Perry’s Saturday morning show. During the show, she lost her cool with panelist Monica Mehta, a conservative financial expert, who represented every unthoughtful mythic thing that I’ve come to believe a person has […]

On Gabby Douglas, Dominique Dawes & Brown Girls Everywhere {Nadirah Angail}

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On Gabby Douglas, Dominique Dawes & Brown Girls Everywhere I can do a cartwheel. That’s about it, but that didn’t stop me from falling in love with then-teen gymnast Dominique Dawes. Not only was she beautiful and amazingly talented, but she was brown, and that means something to a brown girl who struggles to find her own […]

Lupe Ontiveros, Actress Who Played A Maid Over 150 Times, Dies {HuffPost}

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Lupe Ontiveros, Actress Who Played A Maid Over 150 Times, Dies Lupe Ontiveros has died. She was 69. The iconic Mexican-American actress, who is perhaps best known for playing the convicted murderer Yolanda Saldivar in “Selena,” passed away yesterday, TMZ is reporting. She was reportedly suffering from liver cancer. Ontiveros, who built her career on playing immigrant […]

WATCH: George Zimmerman on Sean Hannity – Full Interview

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George Zimmerman on Sean Hannity – Full Interview On July 18th, George Zimmerman did his very first public interview with Sean Hannity (Fox News).  In the interview, he discusses what he says happened that night and how the case has unfolded since the tragic night when he killed Trayvon Martin. In the interview Zimmerman seems […]

Killing Rage: Ending Racism {Book Review}

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Killing Rage: Ending Racism {Book Review} “Many African Americans feel uncontrollable rage when we encounter white supremacist aggression. That rage is not pathological. It is an appropriate response to injustice.”  This quote from bell hook’s insightful novel, Killing Rage: Ending Racism, illustrates that many African Americans have rage about race and racism. Hooks suggests that […]

Celebrating Miami Heat’s Win in Blackface: Insult or Admiration?

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Celebrating Miami Heat’s Win in Blackface: Insult or Admiration? The day that the Miami Heat were playing their final championship game I was shocked (and I can’t stress the word shocked enough) when I opened Facebook and there, right on my timeline were two pictures of an acquaintance’s husband in blackface wearing a Miami Heat […]

10 Unbelievable Comments about Latinos You Won’t Believe {NBC Latino}

10 Unbelievable Comments about Latinos In this day and age of tweets, posts and Youtube clips forever etched in history, you would think officials would be more careful with what they let slip out. But in these ten instances, politicians’ and educators’ actions concerning Latinos left many scratching their heads and wondering, “Did they really […]

My Dream Speaks Benefit Recap {Global Language Project}

My Dream Speaks Benefit Recap On April 18th, Global Language Project (GLP) spread the crucial need for language education in schools with a celebration of global culture through music, food, art, and fashion. Host and CNN Anchor Zoraida Sambolin and GLP Founder Angela Jackson educated guests about the foundation’s exemplary programs in New York’s most impoverished schools with performances a by […]

Facing Race 2012 – A National Conference on Racial Justice {November 15-17 in Baltimore, MD}

Event details and images via the Applied Research Center website arc.org/facingrace EVENT DETAILS Facing Race 2012 November 15-17 in Baltimore, MD Keynote Speaker: Junot Díaz EVENT DESCRIPTION Facing Race is a conference like no other – it is the largest national, multi-racial gathering of leaders, educators, journalists, artists, and activists on racial justice.  Attendees share their […]