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Congressional member continues to question FBI about Black Identity Extremism

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A California congressperson wants to know, what exactly is Black Identity Extremism, and who is being targeted?

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Crispy goodness: Exploring the origins of fried chicken with “soul”

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Fried chicken has long been a popular staple among African-Americans. As soul food, its international history and prominence has made the dish a popular connection for members of the African diaspora, especially those in the US.

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La Habana on my Mind: Cuba travel

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A gringo’s guide to explore Havana, Cuba.

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Colombia is as complex as its food and music, and so is the Diaspora

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When people think of Colombia, two things usually come to mind: Pablo Escobar and cocaína. However, Colombia and its people are so much more than that.

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Freedom inna plate: Black tradition and culture in fine notes of luxury and revolution

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Dinner 1865 posed one question, what does freedom look like in a plate?

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Legacy Museum and Memorial explores racial terror through interactive art

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In the heart of the deep south, in Montgomery, Alabama, public interest attorney and social justice stalwart, Bryan Stevenson, earmarked a part of US history and present reality that many want to forget.

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Entrepreneurs turn their love for art into pop ups that stimulate local economies

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The underwhelming promotion of local artists caused these art aficionados to create pop ups to give shine where needed. They ended up expanding their careers in turn.

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Liberation through art: Huck talks about the intersection of religion and art

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Dealing with internal conflicts in her religious belief, this multi-media creator used art to understand and work through questions of the soul.

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From jazz to hip hop soul, the voice of Leah Jenea is an old soul with a trap flair

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The 17-year-old wunderkind with a multi-octave range, Leah Jenea, sings like she’s been here at least twelve times.

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Cuba’s historic elections are a ploy to maintain control in changing political landscape | Think Piece

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For the first time in Cuba’s 116 year history, two Black women hold positions in the executive branch of government.

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