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Karen Grigsby Bates

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The Late Walter Dean Myers Wrote In The Language Of Teens

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Myers' young adult novels talked about the tough realities of urban life in language that made teens stop and listen. He won almost every award for YA literature during the course of his career.

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Oscar-Nominated Filmmaker Paul Mazursky Dies At 84

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Paul Mazursky earned his first Oscar nomination for his debut feature film, Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice, in 1969. His An Unmarried Woman was nominated for Best Picture.

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The Jury Is Still Out On Why O.J. Simpson Was Acquitted

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Twenty years after O.J. Simpson was accused of murdering his ex-wife and her male friend, reverberations from his trial and acquittal still ripple through Los Angeles.

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Former Model B. Smith Reveals Diagnosis Of Alzheimer's Disease

Friday, June 06, 2014

B. Smith was at the center of a successful lifestyle empire that included restaurants, cookbooks, how-to videos and magazines.

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Honoring An Activist And Fashion Industry Role Model

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Bethann Hardison, former model, agency owner and current activist, was honored by the fashion industry last night for pressing for diversity on the runways and in advertisements.

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Condiment Detente: Sriracha Plant To Stay In California City

Thursday, May 29, 2014

After a contentious half-year, Irwindale's City Council and Sriracha-maker David Tran have come to an agreement: His factory stays put and the spicy scent stays in the bottle.

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The Life Of Poet Maya Angelou, From Poverty To Presidential Prizes

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Poet, performer and political activist Maya Angelou has died after a long illness at her home in Winston-Salem, N.C. She was 86.

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Remembering Sam Greenlee Through His Most Famous Book

Thursday, May 22, 2014

The author died on Monday. As he pointed out 45 years ago in his cult favorite The Spook Who Sat By the Door, the most fervent revolutionaries have often been the people you'd least suspect.

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Nostalgia For What's Been Lost Since 'Brown V. Board'

Saturday, May 17, 2014

No one wants to return to the system of American apartheid. Public education, with its glaring inequities, is a reminder of all the work left undone.

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The 'Wayward And Defiant' Life Of Journalist Rebecca West

Saturday, May 17, 2014

A new biography by Lorna Gibb glosses over West's writing to focus on her remarkable, tumultuous 20th-century life. Reviewer Michael Schaub says the book is well-researched, yet reads like a novel.

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Sriracha Maker Says Factory Will Remain In California

Monday, May 12, 2014

After months of tussling with the city council over the smells emitted by his factory, Sriracha maker David Tran says he might expand his business, but the main operation will not relocate.

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After 6 Decades As A Staple, 'Jet' Magazine Ends Print Run

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

It's the end of an era, as Johnson Publishing Co. announced plans to cease printing Jet. The magazine, which started some 63 years ago, was long a staple for many African-Americans.

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Critics Find Little Humor In 'SNL' Writer's Jokes About Slavery

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Comedy often pushes the boundaries of taste and sensibilities, as SNL writer Leslie Jones did with her slavery skit this past Saturday. Some laughed, some howled.

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Jessica Cleaves: A Silky, Soulful — And Funky — Voice Goes Silent

Monday, May 05, 2014

Cleaves' rich, dreamy alto was transformed later in her career when she sang with George Clinton and Parliment Funkadelic. Clinton wrote on her memorial website, "It was an honor to funk with you."

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Vatican Tells U.N. Committee That Abuse Claims Have Dropped

Monday, May 05, 2014

Archbishop Silvano Tomasi said there had been a "stabilization and even decline of cases of pedophilia."

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The Army Reconsiders Its Opposition To Cornrows And Dreadlocks

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Following complaints from the Congressional Black Caucus that new Army hair regulations are culturally insensitive, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has called for a review of existing rules.

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Why Would The NAACP Honor Donald Sterling Anyway?

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

The LA Clippers' owner had a track record of discriminatory behavior. Though the NAACP rescinded a planned award for him after his racist rant, it has honored him in the past.

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PBS Documentary Examines Ruben Salazar's Life And Death

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

The death of journalist Ruben Salazar was a catalyst for the nascent Chicano-rights movement. It is still at the center of deeply held belief that he was purposely killed by LA law enforcement.

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Iraqis Recall Al-Maliki's Lead In Return To Shiite Dominance

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

On Wednesday, Iraq will hold the first national election since U.S. troops withdrew in 2011. The front-runner is the party of current Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.

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Who Runs The World? 'Time' Magazine Says Beyoncé

Monday, April 28, 2014

In the same week that Lupita Nyong'o was declared the most beautiful woman in the world by People magazine, Time named Beyoncé one of the world's "100 Most Influential People."

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