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HRC and the vulture fund: Making Third World poverty pay for LGBT rights | a paper bird The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the largest US gay organization, is going international. It’s just been given at least $3 million to spread…

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Gina Athena Ulysse: Defending Vodou in Haiti The décret-loi against “superstitious practices” technically criminalized the practice of Vodou in Haiti until its abrogation by Article 297 of the Constitution of 1987. If with the recent abrogation of Article 297 the…

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Eartha Kitt’s life was scarred by failure to learn the identity of her white father, says daughter | Music | The Observer In 2008 Kitt died on Christmas Day at her US home after being diagnosed with colon cancer. Now…

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Koroga IV: ‘Renewed Hearts’ Nduta Waweru/Sylvia Gichia | DMKW tags: Broken_Hearts Poetry Kenya Sex Work, Migration and Anti-Trafficking: Interviews with Nandita Sharma and Jessica Yee | INCITE! Blog We are excited to share this interview of Nandita Sharma and Jessica Yee…

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Class of 2013-14: ten producers to watch over the next year – FACT Magazine: Music News, New Music. Lord Tusk is my son and I would like you to listen & support his music. The first signing to Jon Rust’s…

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The Black Jacobins, Education and Redemption by Russell Maroon Shoatz | Moorbey’z Blog The ruling elites of societies use prisons both to punish those they label as law-breakers and at the same time to terrorize those “free” members of society…

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The Madwoman with a Laptop On this Labor Day weekend, I challenge those who are going or have already gone back to school this year to look around and notice what’s happening with assistant professors on your campus. Do you…

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Clair of the Sea Light by Edwidge Danticat There is no such thing as Haiti.Or, as Edwidge Danticat makes clear in “Claire of the Sea Light,” her new novel, there is no such thing as one Haiti, no fixed understanding,…

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‘Killing Joy’ | DMKW The feminist is an affect alien, estranged by happiness. We can understand the negativity of the figure of the feminist killjoy much better if we read her through the lens of the history of happiness, which…

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Alice Walker disinvited from University of Michigan over ‘Israel comments’ | The Electronic Intifada World-renowned American author Alice Walker has been disinvited from giving a speech at the University of Michigan because a donor objects to her views on Israel,…

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Celebrate James Baldwin’s Birthday With Powerful Words – COLORLINES Author, activist and truth-teller James Baldwin was born today in 1924. To celebrate what would have been his 89th birthday, read this excerpt from his 1979 essay “If Black English Isn’t…

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Sexual Violence in Egypt: Myths and Realities Violence against women across historical, cultural, and national divides continues to be a socially accepted practice, if not a norm. In the realms of both policy and social awareness, we have collectively failed…

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More on pèpè and Haitian textiles – Tate Watkins At Humanosphere, Tom Murphy provides the latest in a smattering of recent articles and posts about the secondhand clothes market in Haiti, and textile production. He focuses on some of my…

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Open season on black boys after a verdict like this | Gary Younge | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk Appeals for calm in the wake of such a verdict raise the question of what calm there can possibly be in…

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rules of the black panther party | mark jacobs lives! http://africasacountry.com/summer-reading-list/ Everything I’ve heard and read about François-Xavier Fauvel-Aymar’s Le Rhinocéros d’Or tells me I’m going to love it… The author is a French historian who specializes in medieval Africa…

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Pan-Africanism: Beyond Survival to Renaissance? | openDemocracy The fact is that after 50 years African’s millions are not happy. The date tells us our celebrations are due, but the data caution us. I appeal to you to stay alert to…

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Brad Pitt-Produced ‘Big Men’ Explores Greed in West African Oil Exploration | Movies News | Rolling Stone As the United States and other countries grapple with the issue of same-sex marriage, a new Pew Research Center survey finds huge variance…