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The Apartheid of Black Children’s Literature

Of 3,200 children’s books published in 2013, just 93 were about black people, according to a study by the Cooperative Children’s Book Center at the University of Wisconsin. I’m talking with a boy....
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The Importance of Male Rites of Passage

The elders of the tribe stood in front of the hut and beckoned for the young man to come out and begin the festivities of the special day. The young man had barely slept the night before, anxiously...
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Lupita: An Incredibly Smart Leap to Stardom

What's behind the clever management of Lupita Nyong’o's career and what can we learn? By GUY TREBAY The actress Lupita Nyong’o at the 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards in Santa...
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Afrobeats – Africa’s new music vibe

Meet the new generation of Nigerian musicians and producers redefining the sound of Africa Eva Alordiah, a Nigerian rapper and singer Nigeria's music scene is going off. In DJ Edu's words - "The...
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On the Record With Marcus Samuelsson

In addition to transforming the culinary scene in Harlem, this Top Chef Master’s most vital ingredient is his dedication to providing clean water to the most remote African villages. By Marcus...
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What little girls wish daddy knew

I’m spending the morning waiting for my car in the repair shop. Four men in flannel (I missed the flannel memo) and I sit around smelling tires and inhaling exhaust fumes while an enchanting little fairy is...