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Prada Rolls Out Sambo Style Figures and Black Twitter Rolls Over Prada

The viral social media backlash that followed prompted the company to pull all of the items worldwide as calls for a boycott slowly built during discussions on Twitter. Prada’s first statement in reaction to the criticism on Twitter didn’t help.

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IN MEMORIAM: Rep. Maxine Waters Statement on the Death of Nancy Wilson

I am heartbroken by the passing of my beloved friend, the legendary Nancy Wilson. Nancy was a ‘song stylist’ without peer. Her unmatched mastery of numerous genres of music, including jazz, R&B, gospel, blues, soul and pop, has etched her name in history…

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FILM REVIEW: The Green Book

GREEN BOOK is based on a true story about classically-trained black jazz pianist, Don Shirley (played by Oscar-winner Mahershala Ali), and Tony Lip, a mob club bouncer who got his nickname based on his ability to talk his way out of almost any situation, played by Viggo Mortensen.

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How Zip Codes Relate to Achievement Gaps and Future Lives of Students

There are several factors that contribute to success in adulthood. However, routinely we find that early childhood education and the empowerment of excellent teachers plays a pivotal role. Students from economically-disadvantaged areas have a plethora of obstacles…

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Federal Court’s ‘Disastrous’ Affordable Care Act Ruling Only Bolsters Case for Medicare for All

A federal judge’s ruling that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) violates the U.S. Constitution alarmed healthcare advocates Friday, but left most unconcerned that the judge would succeed in taking away health coverage…

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Study Shows Right-Wing Attacks on Refugees Based on ‘White Nationalist Propaganda’—Not Facts

The report, published in the Lancet on Wednesday, follows a number of xenophobic, fear-mongering segments on Fox News in which media personalities—after spending weeks claiming that the group of refugees was made up of criminals…

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Tips From Negotiation Experts for Truly Happy Holidays

Each year it seems our travel gets more and more out of control. Between the multiple holidays, family we need to visit distributed all around the country and the rounds of parties for work and with friends…

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Women’s Rights Are Still Not Explicitly Recognized in Us Constitution

Women’s rights advocates argue that sex discrimination is a pervasive problem that could be resolved by the ERA. Even though the Equal Protection Clause in the 14th Amendment prohibits states from denying…

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White Churches Have a Moral Responsibility to Stand Up

Today, for example, the racial wealth gap exposes a stark difference. The median wealth of a white household (median means half are above and half below) is 12 times greater than that of a black household.

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NAACP Poll Reveals How Black Voters Cast their Ballots

With voter fraud and voter suppression the talk of the midterms, the Advancement Project at the

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Applying Racial Bias During Jury Selection is an American Tradition

“The assertion that there is no substantial differential racial impact in jury selection, however well intended, has been largely discredited by research and diminished by detached observation,” said Dr. Lorenzo Morris, a professor of Political Science at Howard University.

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Majority of Caregivers with Family Suffering from Dementia, Spend Less Time with Friends

Family caregivers take on big responsibilities that can be physically, emotionally and financially challenging. AARP’s new research shows that this can be particularly true for those caring for loved ones with dementia…

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