Michael Brown: Parents Appeal to U.N. Committee

CNN is reporting that the parents of  Michael Brown, 18, a Missouri teen killed  by police officer Darren Wilson, 28, have...

Brazil: University Affirmative Action Bill Passes

Lucy Jordan of The Rio Times is reporting that the senate in Brazil has passed a bill that will require prestigious...

EXCLUSIVE: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s ‘Americanah’: ‘When I’m Writing Fiction, I Feel Free”

Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's latest novel, Americanah, started out as a fun project but evolved into a massive success. The...

BBC Presenter and Journalist Komla Dumor Dies at 41

Referred to as the 'face and voice of Africa,' BBC presenter Komla Dumor has died of a heart attack.  In an...

‘The Central Park Five’ Examines Race and Social Injustice

Meet Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Korey Wise, Yusef Salaam and Raymond Santana, Jr. Like Emmett Till, Trayvon Martin and the Jena...

Lawrence Guyot: Civil Rights Legend Passes Away

  The New York Times is reporting that civil rights activist Lawrence Guyot has died. Douglas Martin reports: "Mr. Guyot (GHEE-ott) was repeatedly...

Akosua Report: Patricia Roberts Harris

“You do not seem to understand who I am. I am a black woman, the daughter of a dining-car worker. If...

State of the Union 2013: Barack the Magic Negro?

written by Devona Walker While President Obama was still giving his State of the Union address, Fox News’ website had already posted...

Jonathan Butler: South African Legend Talks Youth and Jazz

When Jonathan Butler was growing up in South Africa, the thought of him becoming a jazz musician during the Apartheid era...

Barbados: Back Slap Alley Challenges Society; Critiques Domestic Violence

At a time when the Barbados government has just made an about-turn with its policy of free education for its citizens,...

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