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PBS Investigates Possible Censorship Of Ben Affleck’s Slavery In ‘Finding Your Roots’

By Frazier Moore PBS is conducting an internal review following revelations that producers of “Finding Your Roots” may have violated the network’s editorial standards after a request by Ben Affleck that the program not reveal he had a slave-owning ancestor. … Continue reading

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Affleck demanded PBS program hide his slave-owning ancestor

By Mara Siegler Ben Affleck insisted on censoring the fact that one of his ancestors owned slaves from PBS show “Finding Your Roots,” the Sony email hack has revealed. In a hacked Sony email from July 22, 2014, now available … Continue reading

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Justifiable Homicides: Black Defendants Rarely Get Self-Defense Ruling

By Danielle C. Belton It doesn’t hurt to have a little white privilege on your side. If you can get it. And George Zimmerman got the most out of what privilege he had after being found not guilty in the … Continue reading

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‘Sesame Street’ to add a third Spanish-speaking character to its cast

Children’s television series “Sesame Street” said on Friday it was adding a third Spanish-speaking character to its cast and will put a special focus on Hispanic heritage in its upcoming season, in an acknowledgement of changing U.S. demographics. Bilingual character … Continue reading

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Downton Abbey Adds First Black Cast Member

By Robyn Ross Gary Carr will portray the first black character on Downton Abbey during its upcoming fourth season, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Carr, who will play a “charming and charismatic young jazz singer,” joins returning regulars Hugh Bonneville, … Continue reading

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Esperanza Spalding-Jazz Ain’t Nothin’ but Soul

If you are into jazz or even if you are not, you have to pick up this lady’s new CD. If you’re not into jazz listening to Esperanza Spalding certainly will get you into jazz. I had posted one of … Continue reading

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