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The Continuing Sterling Saga: Popular...

Watching this Donald Sterling/V. Staviano episode play out in public is as interesting a study in race politics as...

The Continuing Sterling Saga: Popular Blackness and the Return of Negrophobia
posted on: May 13, 2014 | author: Dr. Samad

Checking Bigot Donald Sterling: NBA/E...

The National Basketball Association (aka the NBA) has been turned topsy-turvy over a leaked taped conversation...

Checking Bigot Donald Sterling: NBA/Elgin Baylor Got It Right-Clipper Players Got It Wrong
posted on: May 5, 2014 | author: Dr. Samad

50 Years After The Signing Of The Civ...

In the first two weeks of April, within the first ten days of this month—in 2014, the nation was challenged to face...

50 Years After The Signing Of The Civil Rights Bill: Overcoming Is Still The Challenge
posted on: Apr 11, 2014 | author: Dr. Samad

How 12 Years A Slave Won Best Picture...

Excuse me if I don’t join the rest of y’all in celebrating this year’s Best Picture Oscar movie, 12 years A Slave....

How 12 Years A Slave Won Best Picture: Cruel Reality Meets Clever Marketing
posted on: Mar 10, 2014 | author: Dr. Samad

In Defense of Arsenio Hall: Originato...

I usually write a black history month column in March—largely because I don’t like people telling me when I, or...

In Defense of Arsenio Hall: Originator of “Pop Culture” Late Night Can’t Be Dismissed
posted on: Mar 4, 2014 | author: Dr. Samad

What Now: Jordan Murder Mistrial Is T...

In the aftermath of the 1896 Plessy v. Ferguson decision, it became “open season” on black men in America. “Separate...

What Now: Jordan Murder Mistrial Is The Latest Signal Of Race Law In Changing Times
posted on: Feb 25, 2014 | author: Dr. Samad

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