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Here We Go Again: Taye Diggs Rejects Labeling Son As “Black,” Prefers “Mixed”

African American actor Taye Diggs has a 6 year-old son with ex-wife Idina Menzel who is of Eastern European and Jewish descent. Diggs recently said in an interview with theGrio that he does not like to label his son as black but prefers calling him “mixed.” “When you [describe biracial kids as black], you risk disrespecting that one half of who you are and that’s my fear. I don’t want my son to be in a situation where he calls himself black and everyone thinks he has a black mom and a black dad, and then they see a white mother,
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Video of University of Cincinnati Police Shooting Sam Dubose “Is Not Good,” Police Chief Blackwell Says

In the wake of Sandra Bland’s death while in police custody, and all of the conspiracy theories surrounding it -the edited dashcam video without a timecode, the mugshot believed to be taken after her death, the reality of how a nearly 6 foot women can hang herself from a 5ft. partition, the public awaits an indictment for the murder of 43 year-old Sam Dubose, who was stopped by University of Cincinnati officer Ray Tensing during a traffic stop last week and subsequently shot in the head. Tensing’s body camera video has yet to be released, and the city of Cincinnati
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Camping in America: “Bad Things Happen To Black People In The Woods”

The National African-American RVers Association is trying to encourage more black people to camp and dispel the myth that "bad things happen to black people in the woods." A survey estimates that out of the 30 million Americans who have camped, only 300,000 of them are black, making the nature-oriented pastime almost exclusively white. Park ranger Shelton Johnson, who is black, expresses his concern: "As the so-called browning of America goes on, if black people and other people of color aren't visiting campgrounds and parks, how is the National Park Service going to reach the public in the future?" To alleviate the problem, the National Park Service and even a few states are adopting programs to entice black people out of their homes and into the woods. But considering what used to take place in the woods (uhhh...lynching anyone?!) it doesn't surprise us that black people aren't heading to campgrounds in droves.
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Here We Go Again: Taye Diggs Rejects Labeling Son As “Black,” Prefers “Mixed”

African American actor Taye Diggs has a 6 year-old son with ex-wife Idina Menzel who is of Eastern European and Jewish descent. Diggs recently said in an interview with theGrio that he does not like to label his son as black but prefers calling him “mixed.” “When you [describe biracial kids as black], you risk disrespecting that one half of who you are and that’s my fear. I don’t want my son to be in a situation where he calls himself black and everyone thinks he has a black mom and a black dad, and then they see a white mother,
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Video of University of Cincinnati Police Shooting Sam Dubose “Is Not Good,” Police Chief Blackwell Says

In the wake of Sandra Bland’s death while in police custody, and all of the conspiracy theories surrounding it -the edited dashcam video without a timecode, the mugshot believed to be taken after her death, the reality of how a nearly 6 foot women can hang herself from a 5ft. partition, the public awaits an indictment for the murder of 43 year-old Sam Dubose, who was stopped by University of Cincinnati officer Ray Tensing during a traffic stop last week and subsequently shot in the head. Tensing’s body camera video has yet to be released, and the city of Cincinnati
Read More

Camping in America: “Bad Things Happen To Black People In The Woods”

The National African-American RVers Association is trying to encourage more black people to camp and dispel the myth that "bad things happen to black people in the woods." A survey estimates that out of the 30 million Americans who have camped, only 300,000 of them are black, making the nature-oriented pastime almost exclusively white. Park ranger Shelton Johnson, who is black, expresses his concern: "As the so-called browning of America goes on, if black people and other people of color aren't visiting campgrounds and parks, how is the National Park Service going to reach the public in the future?" To alleviate the problem, the National Park Service and even a few states are adopting programs to entice black people out of their homes and into the woods. But considering what used to take place in the woods (uhhh...lynching anyone?!) it doesn't surprise us that black people aren't heading to campgrounds in droves.
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