Category : Culture

- 7 months ago

Why don't we remember Ike as a civil rights hero?

msnbc.com - Sixty years ago, with its historic ruling in Brown v. Board of Education, the U.S. Supreme Court outlawed segregation in public schools. President Dwight D. Eisenhower didn’t sound too happy about th…Tweeted by @wickdchiq https://twitter....

- 7 months ago

Breonna Taylor: Prosecutors Tried to Smear her as Drug Dealer

[Breonna Taylor] AP: "Louisville prosecutors offered a plea deal to an accused drug trafficker that would have forced him to implicate Taylor in criminal activity after her killing by police." Photo: YouTube Tags:& Breonna TaylorPOLICE MURDERLouisvil...

- 7 months ago

Tom Hanks' son Chet defends his use of the N-word

latimes.com - Chet Hanks, the rapper son of Oscar winner Tom Hanks, not only repeatedly used the N-word on social media but defended its use because he believes it “unifies the culture of hip-hop across all races.”Tweeted by @KushPrinc3 https://twitt...

- 7 months ago

Black Editor Quits Kenosha News over Jacob Blake Coverage

[The Kenosha News\Jacob Blake] NY Times: "Daniel J. Thompson, a digital editor who said he was the only full-time Black staff member at the paper, which covers southeastern Wisconsin, said the headline did not accurately sum up the article and gave a...

- 7 months ago

The Legacy of Segregation Outside of the South: Sept. 24, 2015

commforum.mit.edu - MIT’s Melissa Nobles and Yale Law professor Tracey Meares explored the historical forces that led to current racial inequities in the US. Thursday, September 24, 2015 5:00–7:00 pm 3–270, MIT Melissa …Tweeted by @SHASS4Students htt...

- 7 months ago

Charlottesville belies racism's deep roots in the North

theconversation.com - A southern city has now become synonymous with the ongoing scourge of racism in the United States. A year ago, white supremacists rallied to “Unite the Right” in Charlottesville, protesting the remov…Tweeted by @neojimcrowart ht...

- 7 months ago

The Swedish Scientist who Examined America’s “Negro Problem”

medium.com - Born in 1898 in central Sweden, Myrdal grew up in Skattungbyn, Sweden. As a young adult, he attended the University of Stockholm at age 21. In 1923, he earned a law degree and later a Ph.D. in econom…Tweeted by @blastnost https://twitter...

- 7 months ago

What Incarcerated Rappers Can Teach America

theatlantic.com - The week before Drakeo the Ruler released his latest album, the rapper’s hometown of Los Angeles was swept up in protests, like many other cities around the country. Following the police killings of …Tweeted by @Mbrizzw https://twit...

- 7 months ago

The Anti-Racist Reading List

theatlantic.com - In the years before he became Virginia’s governor, Ralph Northam apparently chose not to read books in which blackface was present. “I used just a little bit of shoe polish to put under my—or on my—c…Tweeted by @NoMoreRacismMD https...

- 7 months ago

Joe Biden: Donald Trump “Rooting for Chaos and Violence”

[Joe Biden] Biden: "This is a sitting president of the United States of America. He’s supposed to be protecting this country, but instead he’s rooting for chaos and violence." Photo: YouTube Tags:& Joe BidenDonald TrumpFranklin RooseveltJacob BlakePo...

- 7 months ago

REMEMBERING CHADWICK BOSEMAN, Black Panther, Who Lives Forever

Chadwick Boseman. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. The Black Panther has made a final leap, from Time to Eternity. Chadwick Boseman’s transition Friday, August 28, struck us as sudden, shocking. We cried out. Many wept for hours. Many would not sleep Friday...

- 7 months ago

Eddy Kenzo crowned the new Uganda Tourism Ambassador

By BigEyeUg Team Sensational singer Edrisa Musuuza better known by stage names Eddy Kenzo has today, Tuesday 1st September been named the new Uganda Tourism Ambassador. Eddy Kenzo Eddy’s new role as a marketer of Uganda’s tourism industry i...