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Black History: Special Delivery!!

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January 11, 2016

Iowa Brown and Black Presidential Candidate Forum – Monday 1/11 @ 8pm EST

Black History:  Special Delivery!!

The Iowa Brown and Black Forum is hosting a forum for democratic presidential candidates, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Martin O’Malley.  Forum will be streaming live on Monday, January 11 at 8pm,  http://brownandblackforum.org/.  The forum will focus on issues such as education, healthcare, criminal justice, immigration and the economy.  Each candidate will answer questions from the moderators for 30 minutes.  Continue reading “Iowa Brown and Black Presidential Candidate Forum – Monday 1/11 @ 8pm EST”

“You Just Need To Be White To Win”: Thai Ad Pulled Of Model In Blackface

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Thai cosmetics company, “Seoul Secret” recently featured Thai actress Cris Horwang in an online video ad for its skin whitener product, “Snowz”. Horwang wears blackface makeup in the video, with the ad slogan, “You just need to be white to win”. In the video Horwang discusses being an aging actress. Her image begins to darken in the video as a metaphor for her popularity beginning to fade with the public. Continue reading ““You Just Need To Be White To Win”: Thai Ad Pulled Of Model In Blackface”

Civil Rights Leader Rep. John Lewis Has Navy Ship Named In His Honor

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Rep. John Lewis (right) and U.S. Navy Secretary Ray Maybus

 On January 6, Rep. John Lewis (1940 – ) of Georgia had a Navy ship named in his honor; “USNS John Lewis”. The ship, yet to be built, will be part of the next generation fleet of naval replenishment ships. Other ships in the fleet will also be named after civil rights activists. Continue reading “Civil Rights Leader Rep. John Lewis Has Navy Ship Named In His Honor”

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