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White NAACP pioneer dies

The first white president of an NAACP chapter at a historically black college was found dead in his apartment Monday night. Officials said Michael Teasley, 40, who headed the Jackson State University

Lynch returns to Bridgeport with Congressional Gold Medal

Since Lavell Lynch received a Congressional Gold Medal last week, he’s been getting lots of phone calls and visitors. “You’re a celebrity now,” I said to Lynch, 85, of Bridgeport. “Yes, I know,”

Was Rodney King a civil rights hero?

When I think of civil rights heroes, I don’t think of Rodney King. King died Sunday at the age of 47 in his swimming pool, according to reports. King is famous because on March 3, 1991 he was brutally

Where are the black ballerinas?

Black people are said to be great dancers, but American ballet companies lack black ballerinas. Misty Copeland is the first black female American Ballet Theater soloist the company has had in 20

Where are the white babies?

For the first time in history, there are now more minority babies being born in the country than white babies, according to an article on Yahoo. “This is an important landmark,” said Roderick
Categories: Census, Race Relations

Where’s the diversity on “The Bachelor?”

A class-action suit has been filed against ABC for claims of purposely excluding blacks, Asians and Latinos from star roles in its television shows, “The Bachelor,” and “The Bachelorette,” Newsday

Three reasons to go see Jeremiah Wright speak

Rev. Jeremiah Wright has been labeled a racist who speaks out against the government. However, here are three reasons I may go see him speak at New Hope Baptist Church in Danbury in June. Will he say

Why are people so racist on the Internet?

Today I was reading a blog post by Issa Rae, a black woman who recently won an award for her web series, “The Mis-adventures of Awkward Black Girl.” After winning against 783 other web series for a

Did Rick Santorum almost drop the “N-bomb?”

Did Rick Santorum almost call our President the N-word? Here’s what I heard: “We know. We know the candidate Barack Obama what he was like. The anti-war, government nig-uh…(stumbling speech

Anderson Cooper will examine kids and race

CNN’s Anderson Cooper will have a week-long special about kids’ perceptions of race. Cooper said he wanted the study to examine how a diverse group of young children begin to form attitudes and