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“Scandal’s” racially charged motto: “You have to be twice as good as them”

“Scandal’s” racially charged motto: “You have to be twice as good as them” | Blacks | Scoop.it
For African-American viewers, Rowan Pope's advice about outperforming white peers is all too familiar
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The hatemonger next door

The hatemonger next door | Blacks | Scoop.it
From remote Montana, clean-cut Richard Spencer is trying to make white separatism respectable
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This is chilling.

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Russell Simmons on Harriet Tubman video critics: 'They tried to turn me into Paula Deen'

Russell Simmons on Harriet Tubman video critics: 'They tried to turn me into Paula Deen' | Blacks | Scoop.it
theGRIO REPORT - Media Mogul Russel Simmons joined Aresenio Hall on his new late night show last night, and Simmons commented on the controversial Harriet Tubman video his digital group produced...
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"...[S]o it's been very tough for me."  I'm so sorry Russell.  We all know how hard it is that you work and have so little to show...wait...WTF?  

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Professor Argues Blackface Is A-OK As Long As It's For Charity

Professor Argues Blackface Is A-OK As Long As It's For Charity | Blacks | Scoop.it
Ready to hear the most pathetic defense of blackface of all time?
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Charity says it's not okay for charity.

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'Ask a Slave' Makes Depressingly Stupid Tourist Questions Hilarious

'Ask a Slave' Makes Depressingly Stupid Tourist Questions Hilarious | Blacks | Scoop.it
Actress and comedian Azie Mira Dungey used to work as a historical re-enactor at Mount Vernon.
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What school do your kids go to?  

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On the Death of Dreams

On the Death of Dreams | Blacks | Scoop.it
If we are honest with ourselves we will see a president who believes in particular black morality, but eschews particular black policy.
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Colorado Legislator: Poverty Higher Among ‘Black Race’ Because They Eat Too Much Chicken

Colorado Legislator: Poverty Higher Among ‘Black Race’ Because They Eat Too Much Chicken | Blacks | Scoop.it
In a meeting of the state's Economic Opportunity Poverty Reduction Task Force Wednsday, Colorado State Sen.
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sigh.

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UPDATE: Russell Simmons Pulls Video, Issues Apology For 'Harriet Tubman Sex Tape' Skit

UPDATE: Russell Simmons Pulls Video, Issues Apology For 'Harriet Tubman Sex Tape' Skit | Blacks | Scoop.it
UPDATE: In case you've had your head in the sand (or clouds) over the last 24 hours or so, skip this update and catch up first, by reading and watching what comes underneath it, otherwise this update won't make any sense.
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This is not funny.  This is not cool.  I believe humor can be found in truly horrible situations, but see Key & Peele, Dave Chappelle and Robert Townsend for that.  I'm sick of black ladies getting thrown under the bus by people who got super rich from misogyny.  

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Oprah 'suffers racism' in Zurich

Oprah 'suffers racism' in Zurich | Blacks | Scoop.it
US talk show host Oprah Winfrey says she was the victim of racism while shopping for handbags during a recent visit to Switzerland.
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There's no amount of money to buy yourself out of racism.

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Invisible Women: The Consequences of Forgetting Sybrina Fulton | The Nation

Invisible Women: The Consequences of Forgetting Sybrina Fulton | The Nation | Blacks | Scoop.it
We can no longer afford to leave black women's experiences out of the narrative anti-black racism in the United States.
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Happy Birthday James Baldwin! 5 Moments We'll NEVER Forget (VIDEOS)

Happy Birthday James Baldwin! 5 Moments We'll NEVER Forget (VIDEOS) | Blacks | Scoop.it
Tweet Tweet “What you were describing was not me; what you were afraid of was not me. It has to [...]
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What I need right now.

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The Worst of White Folks

The Worst of White Folks | Blacks | Scoop.it
Way back in the day when Twitter was a bootleg reindeer name, David Rozier invented farting during Mass.

Via Bruce Reyes-Chow, Charity Thomas
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Iyanla Vanzant Gives It To Us Straight: Black Women Are Out Of Order!

Iyanla Vanzant Gives It To Us Straight: Black Women Are Out Of Order! | Blacks | Scoop.it
The OWN life coach says instead of chasing after no-good men, we should be forming bonds with our sisters. Do you agree?
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Daily Kos: Racial and gendered microaggressions and hypersensitivity, or one last straw after another

Daily Kos: Racial and gendered microaggressions and hypersensitivity, or one last straw after another | Blacks | Scoop.it
Sexism and racism (and homophobia and classism and ableism—add your own identity oppression here) are so woven into the fabric of our daily life that that the barrage wears even the most open-...
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These are what drive people crazy.

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Take this Hammer (the Director's Cut) - San Francisco Bay Area Television Archive

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Enjoy Children.

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It Isn't Just About Chappelle

It Isn't Just About Chappelle | Blacks | Scoop.it
I'm going to say something that much of Black America agrees on and much of White America doesn't seem to understand to be true: Dave Chappelle walked off stage in Hartford and he was justified.
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It's hard out here for an artist.

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Exclusive Trailer for HBO's Fall Doc Season, Which Includes 'Valentine Road' and Films From Alec Baldwin and Whoopi Goldberg

Exclusive Trailer for HBO's Fall Doc Season, Which Includes 'Valentine Road' and Films From Alec Baldwin and Whoopi Goldberg | Blacks | Scoop.it
In July. HBO announced a fall documentary slate that includes Alec Baldwin and James Toback's Cannes-shot "Seduced and Abandoned" and Whoopi Goldberg's directorial debut about Jackie "Moms" Mabley.
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Criminal Minded: Chester Himes | Mosaic Literary Magazine

Criminal Minded: Chester Himes | Mosaic Literary Magazine | Blacks | Scoop.it
Before Walter Mosley, Colson Whitehead or Valerie Wilson Wesley there was Chester Himes. His novels have been signatures of Black crime noir novels.
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One Easy Thing All White People Could Do That Would Make The World A Better Place

One Easy Thing All White People Could Do That Would Make The World A Better Place | Blacks | Scoop.it
Two women walk into a store — one black, one white. Do you see where this is going?
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Whoo...

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How To Be Black In America: A (Relatively) Short List

How To Be Black In America: A (Relatively) Short List | Blacks | Scoop.it
by Mia McKenzie

1. Don't sag your pants. Pull them up. Slowly. Don't make any sudden
movements.

2. Stop talking about racism. That's over. (see: black President)

2.5. Stop asking the black President to do anything to help you.
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Diversity in the Newsroom: TV Execs Never Seem to Find That Person of Color

Diversity in the Newsroom: TV Execs Never Seem to Find That Person of Color | Blacks | Scoop.it
Despite progress, black journalists say television executives need to do a better job with diversity.
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Underemployed while being a Black American

Underemployed while being a Black American | Blacks | Scoop.it
Working as a cashier
while being black
teaches you a few things,
but none so important as this:
people assume you’ve done nothing
with your life because of the job you have.
My saving grace is my...
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Happy Birthday James Baldwin! 5 Moments We'll NEVER Forget (VIDEOS)

Happy Birthday James Baldwin! 5 Moments We'll NEVER Forget (VIDEOS) | Blacks | Scoop.it
Tweet Tweet “If you don’t learn how to use it – time is the enemy.” “I am what time, circumstance, [...]
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I can now ingest him and know that what everybody has to do to get to where they need to be is unique.  As opposed to "I'll never be that good so what's the point?"  Thanks Jimmy.  I'm having a great day now because of all the Baldwin.  

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Black on Black Shaming: A Response to Romany Malco Sympathizers

Black on Black Shaming: A Response to Romany Malco Sympathizers | Blacks | Scoop.it
Sometimes Black folks are so hard on Black folks.  To much attention and fanfare, actor Romany Malco published an article last week in Huff Post outlining his take on the Trayvon Martin case.
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Mugabe Vows To Step Down If He Loses Zimbabwe Election

Mugabe Vows To Step Down If He Loses Zimbabwe Election | Blacks | Scoop.it
HARARE, Zimbabwe — Voting concluded Wednesday in most of Zimbabwe's polling stations in elections in which Robert Mugabe, faced one of the biggest challenges to his 33-year grip on power.
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