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From Okayafrica. Tue Sep 16 2014, 18:17:51

Global club hitmakers and Portugal's own, Buraka Som Sistema released their first major label album Buraka earlier this month on Universal. The first single off the keep reading »

The post Watch Buraka Som Sistema's Explosive 'Vuvuzela (Carnaval)' Video appeared first on Okayafrica..

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From Foreign Policy Tue Sep 16 2014, 18:10:54

In eastern Ukraine, residents take advantage of a tenuous cease-fire to re-roof their houses, turn on the street lights, and see how they like their first taste of peacetime autonomy.

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From Foreign Policy Tue Sep 16 2014, 18:04:40

In Scotland's far north, the Isle of Lewis -- closer to Reykjavik than to London -- ponders independence.

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From Foreign Policy Tue Sep 16 2014, 17:51:19

How Latin America is opening its arms to Syrian refugees.

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From Foreign Policy Tue Sep 16 2014, 17:34:39

Fake terrorism threats, online dissidents, and smear campaigns by bogus accounts -- it's all part of Twitter's Chinatown.

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From Shadow and Act Tue Sep 16 2014, 17:21:30

Yule Caise (pictured left) was selected as last year's Fox Writers Intensive Fellow (FWI). Part of the Fox Audience Strategy initiative, the Writers Intensive Fellowship is the company's advanced writer's program designed to nurture experienced writers of diverse backgrounds. The program also is meant to create a strong pipeline of well-rounded talent for potential staffing on Fox television, feature film and digital entertainment productions, as well as for potential pitches to HarperCollins. With his selection, Caise was awarded a development deal with FX Networks, in conjunction with Fox Broadcasting Co and 20th Century Fox...

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From Columbia Journalism Review Tue Sep 16 2014, 17:18:04

By David Uberti Capitol Hill Members of the anti-war group CodePink interrupt a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, and Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, on Tuesday. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) The media didn't buy the terminology President Barack Obama was selling Wednesday night,...

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From ThinkProgress Tue Sep 16 2014, 17:10:37

Naomi Klein has a new book, "This Changes Everything: Capitalism Vs. The Climate." She argues that because we ignored scientists' warnings for 25 years, humanity faces a stark choice: The end of civilization as we know it or the end of capitalism as we know it. It shouldn't be a tough choice, right?

The post This Changes Everything: Naomi Klein Is Right, Unchecked Capitalism Will Destroy Civilization appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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From Shadow and Act Tue Sep 16 2014, 16:57:49

Michael Jai White will be present (in person and on screen) at this year's Urbanworld Film Festival, which kicks off tomorrow, September 17, in New York City, with the New York premiere of Gina Prince-Bythewood's latest, "Beyond the Light." White, Taimak and some surprise guests will feature in the Urban Action Showcase Diversity in Action night at the Urban World Film Festival, which will include a screening of White's latest actioner, "Falcon Rising," as well as a provocative conversation about the need for more diversity of representation in on-screen heroic images (especially in action movies) that reflect society at large in the Action genre as well as...

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From ONE Tue Sep 16 2014, 16:45:04

Have you noticed how much the media, corporate brands, and marketers have been talking about "Millennials" these days? We've been called everything from "The Narcissistic Generation"to "Generation Nice". Well, maybe we're just nicely narcissistic; did you ever think about that, Generation-Need-To-Categorize-And-Generalize-And-Label-80-Million-People? This guy gets it. Snark aside, identifying generational trends can serve a purpose. So let me point out...

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