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‘Deracinated Coloured People’ on BBC

Samir Shah, a member of the BBC's board of directors, is criticizing network execs for "cloning" themselves offscreen, while "flickering" minorities onscreen, according to the Guardian. In many of the UK networks' television shows (including the popular soap, EastEnders), Shah says execs are hiring those like them behind the scenes to call the shots, but are overcompensating for their lack of executive diversity by putting minority actors onscreen—even if the roles they play have nothing to do with their race. Shah says this had led to a "world of deracinated coloured people flickering across our screens—to the irritation of many viewers and the embarrassment of the very people such actions are meant to appease." PHOTO: Courtesy of BBC
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Activists Claim Racists Fund Black Abortions

Activists believe Planned Parenthood allows racist donors to designate their monetary donations to fund black abortions, according to U.S. News & World Reports. Led by the niece of Martin Luther King Jr., a group of black pastors, are demanding that candidates refuse donations from Planned Parenthood, which has reportedly outlined a $10 million campaign to fund candidates who support abortion. While the activists say they have evidence in videos that show black babies are being targeted, Planned Parenthood says they do "not tolerate racism of any kind."
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Black Is The New Italian

Italian Vogue painted their entire issue black: devoting their July issue to black models and issues showing up American Vogue who dared ask the question “Is Fashion Racist?” in their July issue, then dedicated a paltry spread to a mere three models—Chanel Iman, Jourdan Dunn and Arlenis Sosa. “Mine is not a magazine that can be accused of not using black girls,” editor Franca Sozzani, who has put Naomi Campbell, Liya Kebede and Alek Wek on her covers, told the New York Times. “Franca doesn’t realize what she’s done for people of color,” Naomi Campbell said. “It reminds me of Yves [Saint Laurent] using all the black models.”
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ObamaNation: Black Repub May Choose Race Over Party

armstrong_williams Conservative political commentator Armstrong Williams, who has never voted for a Democrat for president and was hailed as "one of the most recognizable conservative voices in America” by the Washington Post, may vote for Barack Obama—gasp! a democrat. "For the first time in my life, history thrusts me to really seriously think about it," Williams told the AP. "I can honestly say I have no idea who I'm going to pull that lever for in November. And to me, that's incredible."
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‘Deracinated Coloured People’ on BBC

Samir Shah, a member of the BBC's board of directors, is criticizing network execs for "cloning" themselves offscreen, while "flickering" minorities onscreen, according to the Guardian. In many of the UK networks' television shows (including the popular soap, EastEnders), Shah says execs are hiring those like them behind the scenes to call the shots, but are overcompensating for their lack of executive diversity by putting minority actors onscreen—even if the roles they play have nothing to do with their race. Shah says this had led to a "world of deracinated coloured people flickering across our screens—to the irritation of many viewers and the embarrassment of the very people such actions are meant to appease." PHOTO: Courtesy of BBC
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Activists Claim Racists Fund Black Abortions

Activists believe Planned Parenthood allows racist donors to designate their monetary donations to fund black abortions, according to U.S. News & World Reports. Led by the niece of Martin Luther King Jr., a group of black pastors, are demanding that candidates refuse donations from Planned Parenthood, which has reportedly outlined a $10 million campaign to fund candidates who support abortion. While the activists say they have evidence in videos that show black babies are being targeted, Planned Parenthood says they do "not tolerate racism of any kind."
Read More

Black Is The New Italian

Italian Vogue painted their entire issue black: devoting their July issue to black models and issues showing up American Vogue who dared ask the question “Is Fashion Racist?” in their July issue, then dedicated a paltry spread to a mere three models—Chanel Iman, Jourdan Dunn and Arlenis Sosa. “Mine is not a magazine that can be accused of not using black girls,” editor Franca Sozzani, who has put Naomi Campbell, Liya Kebede and Alek Wek on her covers, told the New York Times. “Franca doesn’t realize what she’s done for people of color,” Naomi Campbell said. “It reminds me of Yves [Saint Laurent] using all the black models.”
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ObamaNation: Black Repub May Choose Race Over Party

armstrong_williams Conservative political commentator Armstrong Williams, who has never voted for a Democrat for president and was hailed as "one of the most recognizable conservative voices in America” by the Washington Post, may vote for Barack Obama—gasp! a democrat. "For the first time in my life, history thrusts me to really seriously think about it," Williams told the AP. "I can honestly say I have no idea who I'm going to pull that lever for in November. And to me, that's incredible."
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