After 50 years, the University of Wyoming apologized for the dismissal of 14 black football players | CNN

Leah Asmelash, CNN, CNN Members of the Black 14 pose for the camera at the University of Wyoming. From left: John Griffin, Tony Gibson, Lionel Grimes, Tony McGee, Ted Williams, Guillermo Hysaw, Roy Hill and Brian Lee, representing his father, Earl Lee. In front is Mel Hamilton. Featured Image CNN)Nearly 50 years ago, in 1969, […]

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The Cool Girl’s Guide To Black Paris | Essence

Dave Quinn, Essence FLORA COQUEREL. Featured Image Paris has often dictated what’s fly. Since the eighteenth century, the popular French city has set trends and the rest of the world has followed. It’s the birthplace of haute couture, the fashion capital of the universe. There’s no place quite as dazzling as the City of Light. […]

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The Beauty and Burden of Being a Nigerian Bride | The New Yorker

Yemisi Aribisala, The New Yorker Photographs by Lakin Ogunbanwo / WHATIFTHEWORLD. Featured Image There are millions of pictures of Nigerian brides on Instagram, many of them taken by talented artists who work as wedding photographers on the weekends, to pay their bills. I know some Nigerian artists, on the other hand, who swear that they […]

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‘Grandmama’ recalls last, brief moments with 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee | Chicago Tribune

Megan Crepeau, Chicago Tribune Dwright Doty listens to opening statements in his trial for the killing of 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee at the Leighton Criminal Court Building in Chicago on Sept. 17, 2019. (E. Jason Wambsgans / Chicago Tribune). Featured Image Bertha Lee recalled Wednesday how her 9-year-old grandson, Tyshawn, had stopped at her South Side […]

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The Descendants of Slaves in Nigeria Fight for Equality | The New Yorker

Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani, The New Yorker Slavery existed among the Igbo long before colonization, and accelerated with the transatlantic trade. Today, slave descendants still retain the stigma of their ancestors. Illustration by Ojima Abalaka. Featured Image On a sunny morning in November, 2018, twelve men and two women gathered in a lavishly furnished living room […]

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Which black Americans should get reparations? | The Washington Post

Wesley Lowery, The Washington Post ‘Dramatic Social Change Requires Imagination’ – Prof. William “Sandy” Darity. Featured Image DURHAM, N.C. — He’s been one of academia’s leading authorities on American racial inequity for years, in high demand by Democratic presidential candidates who hope he’ll endorse their proposals to close the “racial wealth gap” — a term […]

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BANNED: The Bluest Eye| PBS

FROM THE COLLECTION: THE LIBRARY, PBS CThe 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 […]

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Ilhan Omar urges Twitter to take down Trump’s false tweet | Politico

Cristiano Lima, Politico Rep. Ilhan Omar | Zach Gibson/Getty Images. Featured Image Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) today called on Twitter to take action against President Donald Trump’s account and remove a tweet in which he shared a false claim that Omar had “partied” on the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. “They have a […]

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Here’s How One Couple Paid $200K Of Debt In 5 Years By First Addressing Their Money Hang-Ups | Forbes

Ryan Derousseau, Forbes In order to pursue financial independence, first Julien and Kiersten Saunders had to address the psychological barriers they had when it came to spending and saving money. JULIEN & KIERSTEN SAUNDERS. Featured Image Where Julien and Kiersten Saunders live in Atlanta, GA, they have multiple options for grocery shopping. There’s the high-end […]

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Mixed Up: ‘If white people love hip hop, why the hell can’t we love rock music?’ | Metro.co.uk

Natalie Morris, Metro.co.uk S ophie K is a DJ and breakfast show presenter at Kerrang! Radio with Ugandan, British and Polish heritage. She says progressing as a woman of colour in the rock world hasn’t been easy. ‘My mother was from Uganda and was spotted by somebody from the fashion industry who brought her over […]

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