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White Noise, Black Politics

AFRICANGLOBE – When writers erase Blackness from the political discourse, they violate the right of recognition that Black Americans share alongside our White counterparts. The consequences extend beyond a violation of democratic norms. Misrecognition has material consequences.

‘B-Stylers’, Japanese Teens Who Want To Be Like Poor Blacks

AFRICANGLOBE – Dutch photographer Desiré van den Berg has spent the past seven months traveling around Asia. She lives in Hong Kong at the moment, but when she was in Tokyo, back in December 2013, she met Hina, a 23-year-old who works at a trendy Tokyo boutique called Baby Shoop. Hina’s shop has the tagline “Black for Life.” She describes its products as “a tribute to Black culture: the music, the fashion, and style of dance.”

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Sterilization In State Prisons: California’s Long Eugenics Program

AFRICANGLOBE – The recent revelation that female prisoners in California institutions were sterilized between 2006 and 2010 is another example of the state’s long history of the ongoing legacy of eugenics. The abuse took place in violation of state and federal laws, and with startling disregard for patient autonomy and established protocols of informed consent.

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Karyn Washington, Founder Of The Popular “For Brown Girls” Blog, Reportedly Commits Suicide

AFRICANGLOBE – Karyn Washington, the young beautiful lady who founded the blog For Brown Girls has committed suicide. Karyn killed herself at her home on April 8th. She was just 22.

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Most Americans Don’t Think Obama Is Actually Black – Survey

AFRICANGLOBE – Four years ago, President Barack Obama ticked off a box in a U.S. Census form that said, “Black, African American, or Negro.” But according to a new poll, a majority of Americans do not think that the first African-American president in the United States is truly Black,

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Fox News Says Holder And Obama Have It Easy Because They’re Black

AFRICANGLOBE – During this week’s broadcast of Fox News Sunday, host Chris Wallace brought up Attorney General Eric Holder’s remarks before the National Action Network on Wednesday. During the event, Holder implicated that race was a factor in the treatment he has received from Republicans in Washington. Wallace wanted to have a discussion about how big a factor race is in Washington, especially when it comes to how President Obama and Holder are treated.

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Brooklyn Man Jonathan Fleming Cleared Of Murder After Serving 25 Years

AFRICANGLOBE – From the day of his 1989 arrest in a deadly New York City shooting, Jonathan Fleming said he had been more than 1,000 miles away, on a vacation at Disney World. Despite having documents to back him up, he was convicted of murder. Prosecutors now agree with him, and Fleming left a Brooklyn court as a free man Tuesday after spending nearly a quarter-century behind bars.

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Leonardo DiCaprio Cast As MLK In New Film, Will Wear Blackface?

AFRICANGLOBE – To say that Leonardo DiCaprio is simply a good actor would be a gross understatement, given the remarkable resume of award winning performances he’s given throughout his illustrious career. But his acting chops alone are not enough to spare him from the flack he’ll receive from his latest movie role.

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Utah Woman Admits Killing Her 6 Children

AFRICANGLOBE – Authorities say a Utah woman accused of killing six babies that she gave birth to over 10 years told investigators that she either strangled or suffocated the children and then put them inside boxes in her garage.

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