Category: Community

Why Kaepernick Takes the Knee

Given the fiery responses to Colin Kaepernick’s protest during the national anthem — taking a knee, a gesture now being adopted by a wave of professional athletes — you would think that it was a militant motion, full of anger and menace, akin to the Black Power salutes raised by Tommie Smith and John Carlos

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Retrofit Republic Presents: Adaptation: A Presentation for Sustainable Style Design and Fashion Show

SAN FRANCISCO, CA 1:10 PDT Calling all San Francisco Fashionistas! — Head to San Francisco Green Festival November 10-11 and check out the latest in eco-friendly and recycled vintage wear, promoting and supporting local and global social justice, as Retrofit Republic presents, “Adaptation: A Presentation for Sustainable Style Design and Fashion Show.” Retrofit Republic is

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Storm-crippled NYC subway creaks back into service

NEW YORK (AP) — New York tried to resume its normal frenetic pace Thursday, getting back much of its vital subway system after a crippling storm, but was l slowed by gridlocked traffic. Commuters lined up at Penn Station to board uptown trains at 6 a.m. Technology worker Ronnie Abraham was on one of them, hoping to get home to Harlem,

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Timberlake ‘deeply sorry’ for ‘distasteful’ video

3:45PM EDT October 26. 2012 – Justin Timberlake says he’s “deeply sorry” for the “distasteful,” “unsavory” and “silly” video that went viral this week — in which homeless people in Hollywood congratulate the singer and new wife Jessica Biel. In a rare open letter posted to his website, Timberlake calls the 8-minute clip, shot by his friends — “good

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Chevy Chase Uses ‘Nigger’ on “Community” Set

Chevy Chase is in hot water after allegedly using “nigger”while decrying his “Community” character’s bigoteddialogue on the set of the NBC show. While Chase did not direct the racial slur at any of his African American cast mates, the legendary funnyman used the poignant word to complain to the show’s writers that they had gone too far with their writing. Fearing that

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POWER 100 GALA COUNTDOWN!

Power is many things—strength, focus, commitment, determination. Power is innovation. Power is elevation. Power is about shaping the world in new and different ways. This is why we can barely contain our excitement about the The 2012 EBONY Power 100! In a matter of days, in New York City, EBONY magazine will recognize the very best of

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