In “Chokehold: Policing Black Men,” Attorney Paul Butler Takes on the Police Brutality
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In “Chokehold: Policing Black Men,” Attorney Paul Butler Takes on the Police Brutality

By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA Newswire Contributor) Police brutality in the Black community is as…

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Oyster, the Netflix of e-Books, is Shutting Down
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Oyster, the Netflix of e-Books, is Shutting Down

(PC World) – The world of ebook subscription services lost one of its earliest proponents…

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The Plot Twist: E-Book Sales Slip, and Print Is Far From Dead
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The Plot Twist: E-Book Sales Slip, and Print Is Far From Dead

(New York Times) – Five years ago, the book world was seized by collective panic…

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What 200 Years of African-American Cookbooks Reveal About How We Stereotype Food
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What 200 Years of African-American Cookbooks Reveal About How We Stereotype Food

Katie Nodjimbadem, SMITHSONIAN   (Smithsonian.com) – Aunt Jemima’s warm smile, pearl earrings and perfectly coiffed…

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Henrietta Lacks Biographer Rebecca Skloot Responds to US Parent Over ‘Porn’ Allegation
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Henrietta Lacks Biographer Rebecca Skloot Responds to US Parent Over ‘Porn’ Allegation

(The Guardian) – Writer Rebecca Skloot has hit back at a Tennessee parent who is trying to…

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No Bullets, No Books
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No Bullets, No Books

For more than a century, descendants of enslaved Africans could be punished or put to…

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Where are the Books? Libraries Under Fire as They Shift from Print to Digital
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Where are the Books? Libraries Under Fire as They Shift from Print to Digital

(The Washington Post) – The hallmark of public libraries — the printed book, bound by…

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After Decades of Silence, White House Domestic Staff Share Stories in New Book
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After Decades of Silence, White House Domestic Staff Share Stories in New Book

Krissah Thompson, THE WASHINGTON POST   WASHINGTON (The Washington Post)—Many of the men and women…

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Lupita Nyong’o to Produce and Star in Adaptation of ‘Americanah’
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Lupita Nyong’o to Produce and Star in Adaptation of ‘Americanah’

JAKE PERLMAN, Entertainment Weekly (Entertainment Weekly)—Three days after joining the cast of the highly anticipated Star Wars sequel, Oscar-winner…

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Helping Teachers Help Students
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Helping Teachers Help Students

By Lorretta Johnson Secretary-Treasurer, American Federation of Teachers To those who think that teaching is…

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