The founding family you’ve never heard of: The black Tuckers of Hampton, Virginia | USA Today

Rick Hampson and Deborah Barfield Berry, USA TODAY, USA Today A snapshot of mid-century South Philly. Featured Image HAMPTON, Va. – As Walter Jones walks his family’s ancient cemetery, shovel in hand, he wonders about those who rest there. The gravestones date back as far as the 1800s. Some bear the names of folks Walter […]

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How Federal Policies Dispossessed Black Americans of Millions of Acres | Truthout

Amy Goodman, Democracy Now, Truthout A snapshot of mid-century South Philly. Featured Image Over the 20th century, black people in the U.S. were dispossessed of 12 million acres of land. Half of that loss — 6 million acres — occurred over just two decades, from 1950 to 1969, a period largely associated with the civil […]

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Taylor Dumpson, 1st Black Female Student Body President at American University, Awarded over $700K in Suit Against Neo-Nazi Website Founder | Good Black News

Staff, Good Black News Taylor Dumpson, American University’s student body president, grew up in Maryland with an awareness of the hateful symbolism surrounding the noose. Credit Gabriella Demczuk for The New York Times. Featured Image The United States District Court for the District of Columbia ruled that white supremacists who used social media to threaten […]

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Dad and daughter need a little help in this super relatable clip from Matthew Cherry’s animated short “Hair Love” | AV Club

Shannon Miller, AV Club Image: Penguin Kids (YouTube). Featured Image Audiences who plan on checking out The Angry Birds Movie 2 in theaters this weekend will also get to watch “Hair Love,” the animated short film by filmmaker Matthew Cherry and executive-produced by Peter Ramsey (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse) and Frank Abney (Toy Story 4). […]

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Beloved St. Louis stage veteran Linda Kennedy passes at 68 | The St. Louis American

Kenya Vaughn, The St. Louis American A snapshot of mid-century South Philly. Featured Image Linda Alton Randall Kennedy, a staple of the St. Louis theater scene for more than four decades, passed away this morning (Friday, August 16) after a battle with cancer. Her son Terell Randall Sr. confirmed her passing via Facebook. She was […]

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Bolivia’s Powerful Cholitas Luchadora Wrestlers Photographed by Todd Antony | Colossal

Colossal, Colossal All photographs ©Todd Antony. Featured Image Photographer Todd Anthony (previously) documents Bolivia’s best-dressed wrestlers in a new series, Flying Cholitas. The women, who are indigenous Aymara, compete in their sport wearing voluminous petticoats, colorful skirts, and long-sleeved lacy tops rather than in the minimal, form-fitting spandex worn by many athletes around the world. […]

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