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Apr 21, 2014 / 2 notes

When Keija Minor was promoted from Executive Editor to Editor-in-Chief of Brides magazine, she needed a workspace that matched her superlative title. So she turned to interior designer Danielle Colding, who is not only the Season 7 winner of HGTV Design Star but also Minor’s best friend.

BET: NYU Offering Course on Sean “Diddy” Combs - The Clive Davis Institute of Recording Music at New York University is offering the class “Topics: Sean Combs & Urban Culture.” Jayson Jackson, former VP of Marketing and Promotion at Diddy’s Bad Boy imprint, will teach the class. Read Story
Mar 28, 2014

BET: NYU Offering Course on Sean “Diddy” Combs - The Clive Davis Institute of Recording Music at New York University is offering the class “Topics: Sean Combs & Urban Culture.” Jayson Jackson, former VP of Marketing and Promotion at Diddy’s Bad Boy imprint, will teach the class. Read Story

Mar 22, 2014

DAR Constitution Hall is Hosting Of Thee We Sing - The Marian Anderson 75th Anniversary Celebration on April 12.

Mar 21, 2014

NY TIMES: A tone-deaf inquiry into an Asian-American’s ethnic origin. Cringe-inducing praise for how articulate a black student is. An unwanted conversation about a Latino’s ability to speak English without an accent. This is not exactly the language of traditional racism, but in an avalanche of blogs, student discourse, campus theater and academic papers, they all reflect the murky terrain of the social justice word du jour — microaggressions — used to describe the subtle ways that racial, ethnic, gender and other stereotypes can play out painfully in an increasingly diverse culture. Read Story

NY TIMES: Where Are the People of Color in Children’s Books? - Of 3,200 children’s books published in 2013, just 93 were about black people, according to a study by the Cooperative Children’s Book Center at the University of Wisconsin. Read Story

Illustration: Christopher Myers
Mar 20, 2014 / 120 notes

NY TIMES: Where Are the People of Color in Children’s Books? - Of 3,200 children’s books published in 2013, just 93 were about black people, according to a study by the Cooperative Children’s Book Center at the University of Wisconsin. Read Story

Illustration: Christopher Myers

NY TIMES: An Unrewarded Leap of Faith - At Flight 23, the Best Jordans are on the Customers. The author hoped the new Foot Action specialty store dedicated to the Air Jordan brand would be a “Mecca, a place for acolytes to gather and swap stories while gazing passionately at the new offerings. It would be home, a salon, a womb,” but it is more like a souvenir shop “essentially selling the mystique for cheap.” Read Story
Mar 19, 2014 / 1 note

NY TIMES: An Unrewarded Leap of Faith - At Flight 23, the Best Jordans are on the Customers. The author hoped the new Foot Action specialty store dedicated to the Air Jordan brand would be a “Mecca, a place for acolytes to gather and swap stories while gazing passionately at the new offerings. It would be home, a salon, a womb,” but it is more like a souvenir shop “essentially selling the mystique for cheap.” Read Story

Mar 19, 2014

ABC 33/40: Chilton County, Alabama Appoints First African American Coroner - Chilton County made history today by swearing in its first African American coroner. Governor Robert Bentley appointed Awlajahday Agee. Agee is not only the first black coroner in the county but the youngest. Read Story

BOSTON GLOBE: “El Anatsui: New Worlds,” at the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, is a small show of only about a half-dozen artworks by the superstar artist, but it’s a spectacle of an installation. Read Story
Mar 18, 2014 / 4 notes

BOSTON GLOBE: “El Anatsui: New Worlds,” at the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, is a small show of only about a half-dozen artworks by the superstar artist, but it’s a spectacle of an installation. Read Story

Mar 18, 2014 / 1 note

NBC NEWS: Alexis Wilkinson Breaks Barriers as First Black President of ‘Harvard Lampoon’

MILITARY.COM: DC National Guard Get First Black Female Pilot - The District of Columbia National Guard is celebrating Women’s History Month with a landmark: Army 1st Lt. Dina Elosiebo earned her Army aviator wings after completing Initial Entry Rotary Wing Flight School at Fort Rucker, Ala., making her the first female African-American pilot in D.C. Army National Guard history. Read Story
Mar 18, 2014

MILITARY.COM: DC National Guard Get First Black Female Pilot - The District of Columbia National Guard is celebrating Women’s History Month with a landmark: Army 1st Lt. Dina Elosiebo earned her Army aviator wings after completing Initial Entry Rotary Wing Flight School at Fort Rucker, Ala., making her the first female African-American pilot in D.C. Army National Guard history. Read Story