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Why black Americans should invest in art pieces

Why black Americans should invest in art pieces

Black Americans should invest in art.

If you ever had a doubt about the importance of art in the development and maintenance of history, culture and identity of a people, think for a second on why museums are always the first to be raided and looted after the fall of an empire or a nation.

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America’s Unspoken Education Issue: Black Kids Need Black Teachers

 America’s Unspoken Education Issue: Black Kids Need Black Teachers
“Hiring more white teachers is not the best way to improve education for students, particularly students of color.” This recent commentary by a black student from New Orleans in the Washington Post predictably aroused the ire of readers who accused the young man of reverse racism, playing the race card and divisiveness.
 
That’s no surprise. Race is the third rail of education. Touch it and get scorched. But when it comes to the need for more teachers of color—and, conversely, the idea that placing black students with white teachers isn’t a fix-all—overwhelming research and historical evidence say that this is where our attention needs to be.

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Explaining the Underwhelming Reaction When Black Women’s Nudes Are Stolen

Explaining the Underwhelming Reaction When Black Women’s Nudes Are Stolen
The following is a sampling of headlines about the recent theft and illegal release of alleged nude photos of celebrities:
 
“Jennifer Lawrence, Others Aren’t Just Hacking Victims”
 
“Kate Upton, Jennifer Lawrence’s Hacked Photos to Be in Art Show”
 
“Selena Gomez, Jennifer Lawrence Allegedly Targets of Massive Celebrity Hacking, FBI Has Launched Investigation”
 
Celebrities’ Leaked Nude Photos: Master List Printed, Selena Gomez, Kim Kardashian, Kate Upton, Jennifer Lawrence, Kaley Cuoco, Rihanna, More Names on It

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CBC: The Clueless Black Caucus

CBC: The Clueless Black Caucus
On the very day that Michael Brown, the slain teenager from Ferguson, Mo., was buried, the Congressional Black Caucus made a major announcement.
They sent a letter complaining to President Obama. Yep, you heard correctly. They took the bold move of asking the president to investigate issues of racism and discrimination within local law enforcement nationally by setting up a police czar.
 
Now that you have finished laughing, let’s discuss this a little further.

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CeeLo Green: People who have really been raped remember

CeeLo Green: People who have really been raped remember
On Friday, CeeLo Green pleaded no contest to a felony count of providing
Ecstasy to a woman in 2012. The unnamed woman accused the former “The Voice” judge of spiking her drink after meeting at a sushi restaurant. The woman stated that the next thing she realized she had awakened in a bedroom naked, with Green in the room. She stated that she had recordings of Green apologizing and making references to the Ecstasy that was used.
 
According to the Review Journal, prosecutors in the case rejected a rape charge but Green was hit with the felony drug charge instead. Green’s attorney, Blair Berk, stated that the sex was consensual, but that Green did supply the woman with the drug.

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Cops Lied about ‘Suicides’ of 2 Handcuffed Black Men

Cops Lied about ‘Suicides’ of 2 Handcuffed Black Men

Caught cheating by his wife, comedian Groucho Marx asked, “Who you gonna believe, me or your lying eyes?”

In case after case, when police are caught killing an unarmed African American – and trying to cover it up – they expect us to suspend our sight and our common sense. This is particularly true in the case of 22-year-old Victor White, III in New Iberia, La., about two hours south of his family home of Alexandria, La. and more than two hours west of New Orleans.

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Why raising a ‘Chatty Cathy’ isn’t a bad thing

Why raising a ‘Chatty Cathy’ isn’t a bad thing
Language and speech development is an early milestone that is vital for all infants to reach in order to promote healthy progression into childhood and to encourage school readiness. 
 
The words and sounds that they hear, things that they see and experience, and positive interactions with parents all contribute to how rapidly language and speech development will occur for young children. 

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