‘They put us in a little box’: how racial tensions shape modern soul music | The Guardian While white Americana singers have infused more soul into their sound, black artists such as Leon Bridges still feel restricted by limited expectations

While white Americana singers have infused more soul into their sound, black artists such as Leon Bridges still feel restricted by limited expectations

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Michelle Obama: ‘I Wish that Girls Could Fail as Bad as Men Do and Be OK’ | The Washington Informer At the United State of Women Summit in Los Angeles on Saturday, former first lady Michelle Obama talked with actor and activist Tracee Ellis Ross, star of “Black-ish,” about gender equality.

At the United State of Women Summit in Los Angeles on Saturday, former first lady Michelle Obama talked with actor and activist Tracee Ellis Ross, star of “Black-ish,” about gender equality.

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Nearly 80% of hair products aimed at black women contain chemicals linked to cancer, infertility and obesity, study finds | DailyMail Out of the 18 products analysed, 11 contain chemicals that are banned under the EU cosmetic regulations due to their links to cancer and female infertility.

Out of the 18 products analysed, 11 contain chemicals that are banned under the EU cosmetic regulations due to their links to cancer and female infertility.

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R. Kelly and Bill Cosby are not being lynched | Boston Globe If any of these people want to see a public lynching, original photos aren’t hard to find. They can see the hideously disfigured Till in his coffin, left open by his mother Mamie so that the world could see what racists had done to her son.

If any of these people want to see a public lynching, original photos aren’t hard to find. They can see the hideously disfigured Till in his coffin, left open by his mother Mamie so that the world could see what racists had done to her son.

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James H. Cone, a Founder of Black Liberation Theology, Dies at 79 | The New York Times He described black liberation theology as “an interpretation of the Christian Gospel from the experience and perspectives and lives of people who are at the bottom in society — the lowest economic and racial groups.”

He described black liberation theology as “an interpretation of the Christian Gospel from the experience and perspectives and lives of people who are at the bottom in society — the lowest economic and racial groups.”

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Rory ‘DC’ Felton, victim of fatal stabbing, remembered as pioneering member of go-go scene | The Washington Post Rory “DC” Felton, a pioneering member of the city’s go-go scene, was remembered Sunday for his ebullient personality and his love of the District — best captured by the energetic tune “Take a Little Ride Through the City,” which the saxophonist co-wrote with his Rare Essence bandmates.

Rory “DC” Felton, a pioneering member of the city’s go-go scene, was remembered Sunday for his ebullient personality and his love of the District — best captured by the energetic tune “Take a Little Ride Through the City,” which the saxophonist co-wrote with his Rare Essence bandmates.

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