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Black Press: The advent of the first African American newspapers

In the decades preceding the Civil War, the free black community in the North struggled both for freedom from racial oppression and for the freedom of their enslaved southern brethren. Black newspapers reflected these twin struggles in their own fight for survival—a fight that most black newspapers in the antebellum era lost in a relatively short time. Northern black communities were too poor to give long-term support to black newspapers or magazines; and such enterprises had no chance of existi...
Tags: Infographics, Books, Featured, Journalism, Newspapers, History, African American, North, Multimedia, Black History Month, South, Online Resources, Online products, AASC, African American Studies Center, Subtopics

Fascinatin' Rhythm

When I wrote my history book, Strike Up the Band, I had two primary agendas. One was to reject the premise of all other musical theatre history books, that the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical was the pinnacle of the art form. It wasn't. The other agenda was to include in the story of our art form all the people of color, the women, the people with disabilities who helped shape the American musical theatre but get left out of almost all history books. I hope I did a decent job of re-balancing our ...
Tags: New York, Cook, Musicals, Boston, Berlin, New York City, Theatre, America, New Jersey, Broadway, African American, Manhattan, Theater, Johnson, Black, Chinatown

Homecoming – Exploring Slavery and My Heritage in Maputo, Mozambique

I squinted as I looked up into the bright blue sky. The solar system’s only star illuminated the entire city of Maputo this warm winter’s day. A gentle breeze blew in the wind; a bird, large and black, hovered around 100 feet up above us, seemingly staring at me. Calisto pointed to the tremendous Catholic Cathedral in front of us before speaking. It sat on top of a small hill overlooking one of the main streets of Maputo, named R. da Radio. Just beyond it was a statue I’d seen before on YouTube ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, New York, Featured, Australia, North Korea, Africa, America, Rome, United States, South Africa, Gaza, Portugal, Army, African American, Brazil

The untold story of ordinary black southerners’ litigation during the Jim Crow era

In 1868 North Carolina, Henry Buie’s former master sought to take his mule away from him. Two states away, in 1870, the white owner of the land farmed by Georgia sharecropper Moses Summerlin tried to only pay him half the amount he was owed, and threatened to kill Summerlin if he pressed the matter. In 1907, Lurena Roebuck was deceived by a local white saloonkeeper who told her a deed transferred 20 acres of her Alabama land although it actually gave him possession of her full 80 acres. Three ye...
Tags: Books, Politics, Featured, Law, Kentucky, Virginia, Race, US, Alabama, America, Atlanta, Georgia, History, American Civil War, African American, Inequality

Sean Damien Hill talks about his "Black Power" exhibit

by Mike Rhode Sean Damien Hill's drawings of African-American superheroes opened this week at the University of the District of Columbia's Gallery 42 (my cell phone pictures are here). The exhibit is open from February 13-28 and solely features Sean's drawings of notable black superheroes. I interviewed Sean just a year ago, and he graciously again answered questions about his new exhibit. (Photographs of the opening reception are by Bruce Guthrie)Where did the idea of the show come from?About a...
Tags: Comics, Superman, Dc Comics, Bristol, Batman, Dc, Avengers, Luke Cage, Black Panther, African-american, Pentel, John Stewart, Sean, Magneto, Dick Tracy, Will Eisner

black history month quiz

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Tags: Travel, History, African American, Quiz, Black History Month, Black History

Black men embrace to show the world what real love looks like in new viral campaign

Here's a social media campaign we can definitely get behind!
Tags: Twitter, Life, Lifestyle, Black, Ad Friendly, Queerty, African-american, Social Media Campaign, Blackboysembrace

HBO greenlights new Issa Rae comedy about a bisexual Black man and we couldn’t be more excited

It seems HBO can’t get enough of Issa Rae, and neither can we. 
Tags: Hbo, TV, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Sexuality, Bisexual, Black, Ad Friendly, Queerty, African-american, Issa Rae

Gift Ideas: Music

The winter months, when day light lingers for a shorter time and temperatures drop, make natural times for gathering, for getting together with friends and family. This is the time of holidays and celebrations across many faith and cultural traditions. Winter is, then, a natural time for the giving and receiving of gifts. Whether your gift recipients travel through imagination or on physical journeys, music is a gift they will enjoy taking along. Here are ideas: If you’ve someone on your gift li...
Tags: Travel, Winter, Scotland, Christmas, Holiday, History, Ireland, World Music, Classical Music, Americana, Europe Travel, Holiday Gift Ideas, Us Travel, Kerry Projects, African-american, Songwriter

An SPX Interview with Jeremy Whitley

Whitley at Big Planet Comics in 2012 by Mike Rhode Jeremy Whitley has been writing his comic book Princeless for a few years now, and along the way, it's picked up Eisner and Glyph Awards. I personally enjoy it very much, although it's not aimed at me as you can see from Wikipedia's description: "Princeless tells the story of Princess Adrienne, a strong-minded, brave, and intelligent black princess who questions and challenges expectations and stereotypes associated with princesses. Fro...
Tags: Comics, Wikipedia, Vienna, Dc, Chinatown, African-american, Eisner, IDW, Whitley, Raven, Mike Rhode, Adrienne, Princeless, Jeremy Whitley, Action Lab Entertainment, Mike Rhode Jeremy Whitley

Bargain & Daily Book Deals 09/05/17

Bargain Picks A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing: A Novel ($1.99 Kindle), by Eimear McBride [Random House] The dazzling, fearless debut novel that won the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction and the book the New York Times hails as “a future classic”. In scathing, furious, unforgettable prose, Eimear McBride tells the story of a young girl’s devastating adolescence as she and her brother, who suffers from a brain tumor, struggle for a semblance of normalcy in the shadow of sexual abuse, denial, and...
Tags: Audiobooks, Books, Science Fiction, New York, Romance, Horror, New York City, Cowboys, Fantasy, Chicago, Steampunk, New York Times, Kindle Books, African American, Diana, Norway

Inmates Suffer While Held in Milwaukee County Hell…err, Jail

Inmates Suffer While Held in Milwaukee County Hell...err, Jail The post Inmates Suffer While Held in Milwaukee County Hell…err, Jail appeared first on Legal Reader.
Tags: Health, Business, Death, Lawsuit, Crime, Legal, Law, Milwaukee, Sheriff, Case, President, Civil Rights, Activist, African American, Kkk, Kill

Florida Man Executed Using New Three-Drug Protocol

Florida Man Executed Using New Three-Drug Protocol The post Florida Man Executed Using New Three-Drug Protocol appeared first on Legal Reader.
Tags: Death, Florida, Crime, Legal, Supreme Court, Law, Sex, Procedure, Court, Jury, Use, Case, United States, Process, African American, Kill

Bargain & Daily Book Deals 08/27/17

Today on Amazon’s Gold Box, get 25% Off on Gel Memory Foam 10 inch Mattresses in various sizes – Made in the USA by eLuxurySupply. CertriPUR-US certified and a 120-night risk-free trial. Get links to the free audiobook edition of Jen Bricker’s Everything Is Possible at Christian Books on the Knob today. Hatchette One Day Deals Winter of the Gods: Olympus Bound #2 ($2.99 Kindle), by Jordanna Max Brodsky – the first in the series, The Immortals (one of The View’s Summer Picks, 2017), is on sa...
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Bargain & Daily Book Deals 08/13/17

Today on Amazon’s Gold Box, get up to 50% Off on select Adidas Apparel and Accessories and 25% Off on Gaiam Balance Ball Chairs. For selected accounts, Google is giving you any movie rental for $1.49. To see if you qualify, just click HERE and you’ll see this message, if so: $1.49 For Any Movie Rental Get any one movie rental of your choice for $1.49. Choose any title, from the newest releases to classics, including the selection below! Discount will be added to “Account => Rewards” and applied ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Google Play, Audiobooks, Books, Science Fiction, Romance, Lgbt, Poetry, Fantasy, Steampunk, Kindle Books, African American, Sports & Outdoors, Daily Deals, Historical Fiction

Bargain & Daily Book Deals 08/10/17

Today on Amazon’s Gold Box, get up to 50% Off on Back to School Backpacks and Bags. Bargain Picks Time of Death: An In Death Anthology ($1.99 Kindle), by J. D. Robb [Berkley / Penguin] #1 New York Times bestselling author J. D. Robb presents three In Death stories that spotlight Lieutenant Eve Dallas doing what she does best: solving crime with skill, integrity, and passion—together in one volume for the first time. Eternity in Death A seductive killer is luring in victims with a promise of...
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Acclaimed Author-Poet Passes Bar, His Criminal History is Under Review

Acclaimed Author-Poet Passes Bar, His Criminal History is Under Review The post Acclaimed Author-Poet Passes Bar, His Criminal History is Under Review appeared first on Legal Reader.
Tags: Crime, Prison, Review, Law, Drugs, Poetry, Bars, Poem, Author, Connecticut, African American, Arrest, Man, Jail, Criminal, Bar

19th-Century Diary Suggests Slaves Are Buried in Brooklyn Lot

A Gowanus farmer’s writings from 1828 to 1830 describe burying them on property that includes the proposed site of a prekindergarten.
Tags: News, Brooklyn, Ny, African-american, Diaries, Historic Buildings and Sites, Gowanus (Brooklyn, AKRF Inc, Adriance Van Brunt

Daily Book Deals 08/03/17

Today on Amazon’s Gold Box, Save Big on Eparé kitchen gadgets and glassware, get up to 25% Off on select Under Armour apparel, backpacks, and shoes and 25% Off on an Avantree Laptop Table. Open Road One Day Deals & Promos Stealing Heaven ($1.99 Kindle), by Marion Meade In twelfth century France, two of Europe’s greatest minds met and fell in love. It was a love forbidden by the world around them and eventually they were torn apart from each other. But the spark of it remained smoldering ins...
Tags: Amazon, Audiobooks, Europe, Books, Science Fiction, UK, Romance, Colorado, Horror, France, Lgbt, Cowboys, Fantasy, New York Times, Kindle Books, African American

Bargain & Daily Book Deals 07/27/17

Today on Amazon’s Gold Box, get up to 80% Off on Leather journals and portfolio, 28% Off on a Dyson Ball Animal Upright Vacuum (Certified Refurbished) and 35% Off on a Greenworks 40V Mower. The latest episode of Dr. Katz, Ep. 9: Maria Bamford, is now available for free and all episodes Where Should We Begin? with Esther Perel is now free at Audible for Prime members. Bargain Picks Midnight Crossroad: Midnight, Texas #1 ($2.99 Kindle), by Charlaine Harris [Ace / Penguin] – the series is comi...
Tags: Amazon, Audiobooks, Asia, Books, Science Fiction, Texas, Romance, Nbc, Berlin, Fantasy, Earth, Steampunk, Self-help, Canada, New York Times, Kindle Books

Bargain & Daily Book Deals 07/21/17

Today on Amazon’s Gold Box, get up to 35% Off on Pet Supplies and 45% Off on BLACK+DECKER BDH2020FLFH MAX Lithium Flex Vacuum with Stick Vacuum Floor Head and Pet Hair Brush, 20-volt – Cordless. Packt makes it easier for you to learn, adapt and stay relevant with $10 eBooks and videos for a limited time. My Bargain Picks Well-Preserved: Recipes and Techniques for Putting Up Small Batches of Seasonal Foods ($1.99 Kindle), by Eugenia Bone [Clarkson Potter / Random House] A collection of 30 sm...
Tags: Amazon, Audiobooks, Books, Science Fiction, New York, Romance, Germany, Fantasy, Vampires, America, Holocaust, House, New York Times, Kindle Books, African American, Wwii

An animated film celebrating Black dads, daughters, and a whole lot of hair love.

When I discovered a Kickstarter project for an animated children’s short film that will celebrate Black dads, their daughters, and the beauty of natural hair, my heart swelled with love. As a mom to two curly-haired biracial daughters, I personally know how important the impact of the Hair Love animated film will be on the […]
Tags: Shopping, Animation, Kickstarter, Social Good, African-american, Family Entertainment, Movies For Kids, Entertainment + Media, Charity + Causes

Bargain & Daily Book Deals 07/20/17

Amazon has about two dozen graphic novel/comicbook anthologies on sale in the Kindle Daily Deal today. Comixology (an Amazon company) DC and Vertigo BOGO Sale: use code SDCC17 at cart page, ends 7/23. Be sure to also check out the currently free comics page, which recently added these (reg. $1.99 each): Niko and the Sword of Light #1 (Delivery Date: July 21 2017) Ms. Marvel (2014-2015) #1 Original Sin #1 (of 8) Sentry (2005-2006) #1 (of 8) Web Warriors (2015-2016) #1 If you get the pre-order, ...
Tags: Amazon, Audiobooks, Books, Science Fiction, New York, Romance, Law, Martha Stewart, Cowboys, Fantasy, New York Times, Amsterdam, Kindle Books, African American, Bacon, Dc

Bargain & Daily Book Deals 07/01/17

Smashwords July Summer/Winter Sale (July 1–31): Up to 100% Off using promo codes SW100, SSW75, SSW50 & SSW25 Today on Amazon’s Gold Box, get up to 25% Off on 800 TC Cotton Bed sheet and 40% Off on Roku Streaming Stick. Bargain Picks Burma: Rivers of Flavor ($1.70 Kindle), by Naomi Duguid [Artisan] – Winner, IACP Cookbook Award for Culinary Travel (2013) & Taste Canada Food Writing Awards in the Regional/Cultural Cookbooks category Naomi Duguid’s heralded cookbooks have always transcended th...
Tags: Amazon, Audiobooks, Books, Science Fiction, Hollywood, Romance, Washington Post, New York Times, Kindle Books, Burma, African American, Myanmar, Superheroes, True Crime, Random House, Rangoon

There's a Road We Must Travel

I recently came across a surprising article called, "Should There Be All-White Productions of Hairspray?"  Talk about click-bait! I was dying to read this and see what the hell it was about. Of course there shouldn't be all-white productions of this show about race in America, so who's asking this question...?Then I read the article. and to my astonishment, the show's writers and their licensing agent Music Theatre International are both okay with this. In fact, for all-white productions of the...
Tags: Facebook, Japan, Texas, Sweden, Scotland, Race, Theatre, Alabama, America, Racism, Italy, Broadway, African American, Kkk, South America, MTI

Daily Book Deals 06/30/17

Open Road One Day Deals & Promos The Chaneysville Incident ($2.51 Kindle), by David Bradley – Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award and finalist for the National Book Award “Rivals Toni Morrison’s Song of Solomon as the best novel about the black experience in America since Ellison’s Invisible Man” (The Christian Science Monitor). Brilliant but troubled historian John Washington has left Philadelphia, where he is employed by a major university, to return to his hometown of Chaneysville, just nort...
Tags: Audiobooks, Books, Science Fiction, Romance, Lgbt, Fantasy, America, Pennsylvania, Holocaust, Kindle Books, African American, Philadelphia, Toni Morrison, True Crime, Jack, Ellison

Bargain & Daily Book Deals 06/27/17

Today on Amazon’s Gold Box, get 25% Off on TeChef 7 and 8-Piece Cookware Sets, 25% Off on T-fal Kitchen Products, 22% Off on Samsung U28E590D 28-Inch 4K LED Monitor, 30% Off on Blossom Smart Watering Controller and 40% Off on Gerber Center-Drive Multi-tool, Pen & Dual Sheath bundle. Bargain Picks Sweet: Our Best Cupcakes, Cookies, Candy, and More ($2.99 Kindle), by Editors of Food Network Magazine [Clarkson Potter / Random House] Take all the guesswork out of dessert with more than 100 reci...
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Tensing Gets Another Mistrial

Tensing Gets Another Mistrial The post Tensing Gets Another Mistrial appeared first on Legal Reader.
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Bargain & Daily Book Deals 06/20/17

If you pre-ordered Magic After Dark: A Collection of Brand New Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance Novels ($0.99 Kindle), by Rebecca Hamilton, Caryse Locke, et al [Macmillan], it has been released and should download to your Kindle when you sync. If you didn’t, then grab it now before it goes up in price. Today on Amazon’s Gold Box, get up to 25% Off on select Power Wheels, 50% Off on Summer’s Hottest Supplements from Old School Labs, 30% Off on a LeEco S3 Dual-SIM GSM smartphone and 37% Off o...
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Bargain & Daily Book Deals 06/19/17

Today on Amazon’s Gold Box, get up to 40% Off on sports nutrition supplements & more, 40% Off on Luggage & Travel Gear, 35% Off on Moultrie Game Feeders and Starting at $5.00 for 12 months on Choose from 20+ best selling magazines. Bargain Picks The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules: A League of Pensioners Novel ($1.99 Kindle), by Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg [HarperCollins] – #1 International Bestseller The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel meets The Italian Job in internationally-best...
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