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You’ll never believe your eyes in this ‘Human Zoo’ Slave Exhibition

Maybe people were trying to make some kind of a point, but some have a hard time stomaching the worst of world history.  The London Barbican Centre was heavily criticized for putting black actors and actresses in …

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Politico Piece Suggests Obama Assassination Would Be His Fault

In a Politico Magazine essay titled, “Something Is Rotten in the Secret Service: And Obama’s life is in danger because of it,” writer Ronald Kessler suggests that if President Barack Obama is assassinated, he …

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Obama Rode Elevator With Armed Man With Criminal Record

President Barack Obama is already receiving more death threats than any president in American history.  The country is more divided than ever, and gun sales went up because he was elected to serve in the White House. …

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Mumia Abu-Jamal gets the honor of being a commencement speaker

This decision isn’t going to sit well with some.  But since many Americans now believe that police are no better than a common street gang, the public sentiment has turned against them.  This has bred more …

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President Obama gives a black cop the day of his life

A man is being honored by President Obama for more than 20 years of service to his country.  The president recently met with Clarence Baugh, a man who has spent two decades clearing traffic for presidential motorcades …

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Abraham Lincoln didn’t want black people in the United States

April V. Taylor Black people have been taught for years that their freedom is due in large part to Abraham Lincoln and his signing of the Emancipation Proclamation.  What many fail to realize is that Lincoln never …

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People Magazine apologizes for racially-offensive tweets

Thursday night was the night built for black consumers, who watch more TV than anyone else in the country.  It was the night of the premier of the shows “Scandal” and “How to get away with …

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Grand Jury tries to figure out why this man was shot by police in Walmart

Police and prosecutors are now processing the evidence for a grand jury to investigate the case of a man shot at Walmart on August 5 of this year.  The shooting occurred in Cincinnati, where John Crawford III was …

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Did Lincoln want to send black people back to Africa?

Editor’s note: For those who are wondering about the retro title of this black-history series, please take a moment to learn about historian Joel A. Rogers, author of the 1934 book 100 Amazing Facts About the Negro …

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New Black Spinoff of “The Daily Show” is testing the waters on race

Larry Wilmore is the host of a new show called “The Minority Report.”  He says that he’s ready for a black host to achieve prominence in a late-night spot on television.  Adding a comedic twist to …

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