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Why ‘National Dialogue on Race’ Is Needed

Many have disagreed with the concept. But a dialogue could go a long way toward jump-starting healing. By Peniel E. Joseph, theRoot.com Trayvon Martin’s tragic death has inspired nationwide demonstrations and…

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International Advisory Committee

America’s Black Holocaust Museum’s International Advisory Committee is made up of highly experienced people from around the world who contribute their wisdom, networks, and other resources to build and strengthen…

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Yes, They’re White and Muslim

The Boston-bombing suspects show that it’s time the media and the public redefined their view of Islam. By Edward Wyckoff Williams, theRoot.com The American story has too long been told through…

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Toni Morrison Talks To Google About Creativity

By HILLEL ITALIE, Huffington Post Novelist Toni Morrison, speaking Wednesday to dozens of Google employees holding laptops and smartphones, shared her vision for how she would turn the search engine leader…

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Lil Wayne, Emmett Till Backlash: Rapper Faces Scrutiny Over Rap Lyric

From the Huffington Post, Black Voices [T]he Grammy Award-winner is making headlines once again for his cameo on Future’s recently leaked track titled, “Karate Chop.” The song which is set to…

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Film ‘Lincoln’ inspires Mississippi to officially ban slavery

By Sarah Muller, The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell, MSNBC.com The Oscar-nominated film Lincoln starring Daniel Day-Lewis and Sally Field details the political maneuvering behind the passage of the 13th Amendment to the…

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The Second Amendment was Ratified to Preserve Slavery

By Thom Hartmann, Truthout The real reason the Second Amendment was ratified…was to preserve the slave patrol militias in the southern states, which was necessary to get Virginia’s vote. Founders Patrick Henry,…

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Newark Mayor Cory Booker’s Food Stamp Challenge

By Sarah Parnass, ABC News “An imbalance between rich and poor is the oldest and most fatal ailment of all republics,” Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker tweeted Sunday night, not knowing that his…

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“Living Color” Looks at Migration and Globalism’s Impact on Biology

By Joshua R. Weaver, theRoot.com Even in today’s not-so-post-racial landscape, skin color plays a large and political role. From medicine to social sciences, our skin color has arguably become an essential…

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Vivien Thomas, the Carpenter Turned Surgical Tech Who Pioneered Modern Heart Surgery

From Wikipedia.com Today is the birthday of Vivien Theodore Thomas (August 29, 1910 – November 26, 1985), the African-American surgical technician who developed the procedures used to treat blue baby syndrome in the 1940s. He…

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