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Snowden Documentary Is Only Half True

‘Citizenfour’ is a simplistic tale of Snowden and white hats and black hats, where subtlety and context play little roles and the existence of smoke always indicates fire.

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Cliven Bundy’s Brokeback Mountain Moment

Nevada’s ‘last cattle rancher’ returns to endorse an African American candidate and talk about ‘black folks’ and their problems with slavery.

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The Race Movie We Didn’t Know We Needed

‘Dear White People’ is a conversation about racism not buried under wishful thinking. For a black woman whose tastes run counter to Tyler Perry, it’s a rare thing to feel understood.

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16ft Wharton statue to be unveiled

A 16ft statue of Arthur Wharton, the world’s first black professional footballer, will be unveiled at St George’s Park.

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Rand Paul’s Bill Maher Problem

The famously liberal HBO host flirted with the idea of voting for the libertarian for president—until he looked at his whole record. That’s going to happen to blacks and youth the senator hopes to court.

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Sex, Blood, and Screaming in the Dark

It’s haunted house season, and they don’t come much darker than Blackout, where the frights come with nudity, intimidation, and very few boundaries.

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The Most Hated Man in Books

Book critic Edward Champion raised hackles this summer with a vulgar rant about female writers—and he’s just been kicked off Twitter for attempting to blackmail a female colleague.

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Is This The Most Hated Man in Books?

Book critic Edward Champion raised hackles this summer with a vulgar rant about female writers—and he’s just been kicked off Twitter for attempting to blackmail a female colleague.

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The Fairy Black Mothers TV Doesn’t Need

The tagline of Lifetime’s makeover reality show ‘Girlfriend Intervention’ is that ‘Inside every white woman is a strong black woman waiting to bust out.’

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How to Get Away With Gayness

In Shondaland—where ‘Scandal’ and ‘How to Get Away With Murder’ live—gays are sexy, complicated, and flawed. How one ‘Angry Black Woman’ (ugh) revolutionized gay characters on TV.

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‘black-ish’ and the Invisible Black Man

Here is a primetime network sitcom that subtly explores a man’s sense of failure to reaffirm his blackness, exacerbated by seeing the seedlings of erasure in his own home.

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‘Resistance’ to black managers – PFA

PFA chief Gordon Taylor says there is a ‘hidden resistance’ towards hiring black managers and wants action to tackle the issue.

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The Great Avian Die-Off: Two Reports Point to Grim Future for US Birds

Many Americans living today cannot conceive just how innumerable the passenger pigeon was. Until the late 19th century, the species’ numbers were biblical in proportions. It flew in flocks up to a billion strong, stretching for hundreds of miles and blackening the sky with its immensity. For people living at the time, the prospect of such a creature becoming extinct would probably have been equally hard to conceive.

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V&A builder chosen despite row

BAM Construction is chosen as the preferred candidate to build Dundee’s V&A museum despite a blacklisting row.

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Boko Haram adopts new strategy while seizing more border towns

Nigeria’s extremists pursue their new aim to carve out an “Islamic caliphate” under their black and white flag

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No, ‘Acting White’ Has Not Been Debunked

Research confirms that the “acting white” charge is a real problem that intimidates some black students. Our job is to confront it.

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Missouri Braces for a New Michael Brown

Police killed a young black man Tuesday who allegedly stole from a convenience store just three miles away from where last week’s infamous incident occured.

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Michael Brown’s Home Is Under Occupation

The black residents of Ferguson, Missouri are governed by white police and they say it feels more like Gaza than America.

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The Resurrection of Black Jesus Christ

Black Jesus smokes copious amounts of weed mooched off his friends and makes miracles by turning water into cognac. But where the hell’s the poignant social critique?

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The 2,000-Year-Old Time Lord Grows Up

He dresses in black, doesn’t flirt, speaks with a Scottish accent, and is, well, a bit of a jerk. Peter Capaldi’s incarnation of Doctor Who is the darkest yet. Warning: spoilers.

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