Blog Entries Posted on July 23 2014 :

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From AFRICA IS A COUNTRY Wed Jul 23 2014, 12:00:53

Guess what? Oscar Pistorius, the South African Paralympic champion who is tried for shooting and killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, turns out to be sane. He might still lose his temper, like the other day when VIP-ing it up in a fancy night club in Johannesburg or tweet ill-guided Bible verses, self-celebratory do-good pics or [...]

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From ThinkProgress Wed Jul 23 2014, 11:40:46

This movie is going to be so good.

The post 'Dear White People': You Now Need At Least Two Black Friends appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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From ONE Wed Jul 23 2014, 11:33:58

This piece by ONE Mom and member Cynthia Changyit Levin was originally published on her blog, Anti-Poverty Mom.  I just got back from a backpacking trip in the Colorado Rocky Mountain National Park this week. What an experience! Not only was it metaphorically breathtaking in beauty and literally breathtaking in low-oxygen altitude, but it was a test of teamwork...

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From Shadow and Act Wed Jul 23 2014, 11:22:14

We'll be seeing a lot of Regina King during the next season, both in front of and behind the camera apparently. First, in front of the camera, the actress has joined the cast of John Ridley's new ABC drama series, "American Crime," and will return to CBS' "The Big Bang Theory" to reprise her role. "American crime," which Ridley is writing, directing and executive producing, follows a racially-charged murder case and the trial that follows, as audiences will experience the murder and trial through the eyes of several different people who are, in some way, connected to the events. It'll frankly tackle matters of race, class and gender...

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From ThinkProgress Wed Jul 23 2014, 11:21:27

Dahkota Franklin Kicking Bear Brown details his personal experience playing against a team called the "Redskins" and how it has affected him and fellow Native American students.

The post If You Want To Understand Why Mascots Like 'Redskins' Are A Problem, Listen To This 15-Year-Old Native American appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Wed Jul 23 2014, 11:17:29

Two explosions struck northern Nigeria's Kaduna city on Wednesday, reportedly killing dozens of people.

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From ThinkProgress Wed Jul 23 2014, 11:08:19

The Obama Administration will propose new rules for transporting crude oil by rail today, aimed at reducing speeds and requiring sturdier tanker cars.

The post White House To Propose New Rules For Crude Oil Rail Shipments appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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From Global Public Square Wed Jul 23 2014, 11:05:43

By Melissa Hillebrenner, Special to CNN Editor's note: Melissa Hillebrenner is the director of the United Nations Foundation's Girl Up campaign. The views expressed are her own. Thursday marks 100 days since more than 200 schoolgirls were abducted from their families and community in northeast Nigeria, a reminder of the horrors and hardships many girls [...]

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From IT News Africa news alert Wed Jul 23 2014, 11:03:48

  The Lagos State Deputy Governor, Princess Adejoke Adefulire-Orelope, Wife of Lagos State Governor, Dame Abimbola Fashola and former commissioner of Environment, Dr. Muiz Banire have commended Airtel Nigeria, over its corporate compassion programmes in the country. The trio gave the commendation at the unveiling of Touching Lives in Lagos last week. The Deputy Governor

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From Africans in the Diaspora Wed Jul 23 2014, 11:00:37

Malawi at 50: There is more to celebrate than you think - This Is Africa:

Malawi at 50: There is more to celebrate than you think

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