This Week In Black History — New Pittsburgh Courier

PEARL PRIMUS Week of November 28-December 4 November 28 1753—Revolutionary War soldier James Robinson is born in Maryland. Historically, like “40 acres and a mule,” Robinson epitomizes the White man’s false promises to the Black man. Robinson, a slave, was promised his freedom for fighting in America’s War of Independence from Britain. He fought so…

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NYC To Honor Shirley Chisholm With Monument In Prospect Park — CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – New York City has announced plans to erect a monument honoring Shirley Chisholm, celebrating a legacy of leadership and activism. The political trailblazer was both the first black congresswoman and the first woman to seek the Democratic presidential nomination. First lady of New York Chirlane McCray and a host of dignitaries…

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‘Museum Of Sex’ Ads On MTA Buses Raising Eyebrows — CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A new ad campaign on New York City buses is raising eyebrows. As CBS2’s Valerie Castro reports, some think it’s too suggestive, while others say it causes safety concerns for bus drivers. “I think it’s terrible, only because the neighborhood is very sensitive to the subject, and it’s inappropriate,” said one resident…

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Funny I saw this article because when I first saw this ad, I thought it was too suggestive as well. I always think about the children. This ad should not be placed on the bus at all. FRONT. BACK. OR SIDES.

London Breed Becomes the First African-American Woman to be Elected San Fransisco’s Mayor — TIME

(SAN FRANCISCO) — San Francisco Supervisor London Breed emerged victorious a week after Election Day to become the city’s first African-American woman elected mayor, narrowly defeating a rival who was seeking to become the first openly gay man in the position. Former state Sen. Mark Leno called Breed earlier Wednesday to congratulate her on the…

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This Animated Parody Reveals The Painful Truth Behind Dating In 2018 — New Pittsburgh Courier

In a new trending Youtube video, animator and ‘Junt Land’ creator Munirah Jones comedically explores how bleak modern dating can be. In the parody, the digital bearded bae feeds the Black woman archetype regurgitated lines such as “good morning beautiful” while running down his list of excuses “jobs” that give him no time to foster a…

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University of Chicago Drops SAT/ACT As Requiremen — Diane Ravitch’s blog

FairTest National Center for Fair & Open Testing for further information, contact: Bob Schaeffer (239) 395-6773 mobile (239) 699-0468 for immediate release Thursday, June 14, 2018 ACT/SAT NO LONGER REQUIRED AT UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO; TEST-OPTIONAL ADMISSIONS MOVEMENT NOW TALLIES 1,000+ SCHOOLS INCLUDING 310+ “TOP-TIER” COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES; 111 INSTITUTIONS DROP ADMISSIONS EXAMS IN PAST FIVE […]

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The Internet Mourns the Death of Iconic Fashion Designer Kate Spade — TIME

On Tuesday morning, news broke that fashion designer Kate Spade had been found dead in her New York home in an apparent suicide, according to the Associated Press. She was 55. Shocked fans of her work — which included an empire known for stylish and functional handbags and accessories and tailored clothes with a playful…

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‘By Invitation Only’ Reminds Us of the Importance of Family [REVIEW]

When boy proposes to girl in Dorothea Benton Frank’s brilliant new novel, BY INVITATION ONLY, sparks fly as families meet and cultures clash.

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Becoming

NEW BOOK—This cover image released by Crown Publishing Group shows “Becoming,” by Michelle Obama, which comes out Nov. 13. (Crown Publishing Group via AP) NEW YORK (AP)—Michelle Obama has a picture to share. On Thursday, the former first lady unveiled the cover for her upcoming memoir, “Becoming.” She posted that image, a smiling close-up shot…

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1943 West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette

Do NFL team owners (who act like they’re NFL “player” owners) have lawyers? If so, they should’ve been told about the 1943 West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette case wherein the Supreme Court declared that a government official (e.g., a fake president directly by issuing an executive order or indirectly by politically intimidating…

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