Notable Links: 2-28/14

Paula Deen compares herself to “that black football player” Michael Sam “It’s like that black football player who recently came out,” she said, comparing herself to the brave Michael Sam, who, if drafted, will make history as the first openly gay professional football player in America. “He said, ‘I just want to be known as […]

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R.I.P. Chokwe Lumumba

From USA Today: Jackson (Miss.) Mayor Chokwe Lumumba, a longtime civil rights activist, died Tuesday afternoon at a hospital after experiencing chest pains. He was 66. His chief of staff choked up as she announced the news. “It is with heavy heart that we inform you that our beloved brother, human rights activist and mayor […]

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Quick Thoughts: White History Month

“Why isn’t there a White History Month?” That’s the question that white folks ask whenever February rolls around. They believe that a month observed for Black history is unfair and racist. After all, many argue that this country has come a long way. Some believe that it’s truly post-racial. And of course, not mentioning race […]

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Notable Links: 2-21/14

NY Magazine reporter crashes a secret Wall Street society exposing top financer’s 1% jokes I’d heard whisperings about the existence of Kappa Beta Phi, whose members included both incredibly successful financiers (New York City’s Mayor Michael Bloomberg, former Goldman Sachs chairman John Whitehead, hedge-fund billionaire Paul Tudor Jones) and incredibly unsuccessful ones (Lehman Brothers CEO […]

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