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BANNED: The Bluest Eye| PBS

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FROM THE COLLECTION: THE LIBRARY, PBS The Bluest Eye, Toni Morrison’s first novel, was published in 1970. Set in Lorain, Ohio — where Morrison herself was born — the book tells the story of Pecola Breedlove, an eleven-year-old African American girl who is convinced that she is ugly, and yearns to have lighter skin and blue eyes. This, she believes, […]
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Dr. Saint Elmo Brady, 1st African American to Earn Ph.D. in Chemistry, Honored With a National Historic Chemical Landmark | JBHE – The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education

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JBHE Staff, JBHE – The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education UNITED STATES – CIRCA 1939: African American Evicted sharecropper, New Madrid County, Missouri (Photo by Buyenlarge/Getty Images). Featured Image Elmo Brady, the first African-American to receive a Ph.D. in chemistry, has been honored by the American Chemical Society with a National Historical Chemical Landmark dedicated to him on the […]
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[VIDEO] New Voices Foundation Acquires Madam C.J. Walker’s Estate To Create Think Tank For Black Women Entrepreneurs | Essence The Villa Lewaro estate will be used as a "learning institute, or think tank, to foster entrepreneurship for present and future generations," according to New Voices Foundation's Richelieu Dennis.">[VIDEO] New Voices Foundation Acquires Madam C.J. Walker’s Estate To Create Think Tank For Black Women Entrepreneurs | Essence The Villa Lewaro estate will be used as a "learning institute, or think tank, to foster entrepreneurship for present and future generations," according to New Voices Foundation's Richelieu Dennis.

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The Villa Lewaro estate will be used as a "learning institute, or think tank, to foster entrepreneurship for present and future generations," according to New Voices Foundation's Richelieu Dennis.
[VIDEO] New Voices Foundation Acquires Madam C.J. Walker’s Estate To Create Think Tank For Black Women Entrepreneurs | Essence The Villa Lewaro estate will be used as a "learning institute, or think tank, to foster entrepreneurship for present and future generations," according to New Voices Foundation's Richelieu Dennis." class="btn btn-sm btn-link"> Read More

Never Forget How CNN Did Soledad O’Brien Wrong | NewsOne With Marc Lamont Hill being fired, we had to revisit how CNN treated Soledad O'Brien.">Never Forget How CNN Did Soledad O’Brien Wrong | NewsOne With Marc Lamont Hill being fired, we had to revisit how CNN treated Soledad O'Brien.

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With Marc Lamont Hill being fired, we had to revisit how CNN treated Soledad O'Brien.
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James Baldwin: How To Cool It | Esquire Read the landmark 1968 Q&A on race in America.">James Baldwin: How To Cool It | Esquire Read the landmark 1968 Q&A on race in America.

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In Esquire's July 1968 issue, published just after the death of Martin Luther King, Jr., the magazine talked to James Baldwin about the state of race relations in the country. On what would be the author's 93rd birthday, we've republished the interview in full—and his words are incredibly relevant today.
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Harry Belafonte: To realize Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream, white America needs to change course | PBS And I was just absolutely struck with the way in which he presented his case to the black community, condemning them for being not more engaged in the social destiny of black people.">Harry Belafonte: To realize Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream, white America needs to change course | PBS And I was just absolutely struck with the way in which he presented his case to the black community, condemning them for being not more engaged in the social destiny of black people.

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And I was just absolutely struck with the way in which he presented his case to the black community, condemning them for being not more engaged in the social destiny of black people.
Harry Belafonte: To realize Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream, white America needs to change course | PBS And I was just absolutely struck with the way in which he presented his case to the black community, condemning them for being not more engaged in the social destiny of black people." class="btn btn-sm btn-link"> Read More

Susan Rice Added to Netflix Board of Directors | SFGate CEO Reed Hastings says streaming service will benefit from former Obama administration official's "experience and wisdom"">Susan Rice Added to Netflix Board of Directors | SFGate CEO Reed Hastings says streaming service will benefit from former Obama administration official's "experience and wisdom"

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CEO Reed Hastings says streaming service will benefit from former Obama administration official's "experience and wisdom"
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