Race and Ethnicity

Dr. Donavan Ramon gets lit through his work in professional development and community book readings on race | The Light Series

Serving as chair of Professional Development for the Lexington Urban League Young Professionals (LULYP), Dr. Ramon brings the classroom to the community. 

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Why Chadwick Boseman’s death matters | The Light Series

For many, the movie Black Panther was more than a fictional tale. It spoke truths to images and narratives that provided a positive portrayal of Africa, and Africans . . . even for little Black girls.

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Heightened discussions of Rep. Hakeem Jeffries being first Black Speaker of the House

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If Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) becomes Speaker of the House, this is a groundbreaking moment. Not only would it represent a new face of political power, but he will be the first Black congressional member to occupy the position. 

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‘You always had my back’ says Biden to Black voters

In his first speech as president-elect, Joe Biden recognizes the key voting group that brought his candidacy back to life after faltering in the beginning. 

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Joe Biden named president-elect, Kamala Harris becomes first woman, and woman-of-color vice-president

Pennsylvania pushes Biden to votes needed to become president-elect. Harris makes history as the first woman to occupy the second most powerful position of the world.

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Black men matter (not really): Manhood and emotional intelligence in the hour of chaos | Think Piece

Navigating these times as a Black man during one of the most difficult years of my life is a challenge. But, it is in my vulnerabilities and brotherhood that I locate my humanity.

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Imperfect timing: The interesting media coverage of SEC investigation into Black billionaire, Robert F. Smith

Months after billionaire businessman and philanthropist speaks out on police killings and reparations, mainstream news reports that the Austin resident faces a potential tax investigation. Releasing the report at this moment questions if this is retribution for his recent work against inequities in the US, or merely a coincidence.

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20 nonprofits named as PayPal community partners to receive $5 million

PayPal announced their first round of nonprofits to receive grants to assist in their recovery from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Black men call out Karens

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Continuing the series of tackling the attack of the Karens, Lisa Durden speaks to Black men on the Karen phenomenon. In an interesting conversation, contributors center antagonisms against them in the racialized weaponization of white women.

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Kamala Harris is the most disrespected woman in America | Think Piece

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“The most disrespected person in America is the Black woman. The most unprotected person in America is the Black woman. The most neglected person in America is the Black woman.” 

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