Misty Copeland and Brooklyn Mack to Dance “Swan Lake” at DC’s Kennedy Center on April 9

History will be made at the Kennedy Center’s Eisenhower Theater on the evening of Thursday, April 9, when Misty Copeland, a soloist with the American Ballet Theatre, joins Brooklyn Mack of the Washington Ballet in a performance of Swan LakeCopeland and Mack, both African American, will go where no dancers of color have gone before. They will become the first African Americans to dance the leading roles of Odette/Odile and Prince Siegfried respectively in the traditional ballet.

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Source: goodblacknews.org

In a possible first and under heavy security, KKK and NAACP meet in Casper

They didn’t think he would come.

Community Village‘s insight:

my head is spinning as I’m reading this.

what’s next? the NCLR will meet with the KKK??

PS – this is not from April fools day and this is not an Onion article. I found this through ALJAZEERA AMERICA

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Jindal: Racism persists because minorities cling to their heritage | The Raw Story

Jindal accused minorities of placing “far too much emphasis on our ‘separateness,’ our heritage, ethnic background, skin color, etc. We live in the age of hyphenated Americans: Asian-Americans, Italian-Americans, African-Americans, Mexican-Americans, Cuban-Americans, Indian-Americans, and Native Americans, to name just a few.”

Community Village‘s insight:

Racism persists because of xenophobic racists.

 

In Jindal’s list of hyphenated Americans he forgot to mention European-Americans.

 

Jindal also listed Native Americans in his list of hyphenated Americans. The term “Native American” is not hyphenated.

 

There are four types of Americans:

1. First Nations Indigenous Amerindians
2. Colonizer-Americans
3. Immigrant-Americans
4. Migrant-Americans

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Interracial couple and gay friend attacked in Queens, suspected hate crime

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NBC New York – An interracial married couple says they were attacked outside a bar in Queens early Saturday, and that their attackers used racial and homophobic slurs…

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Justice 4 Trayvon Supporters Shut Down Multiple Freeways

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Photos, Videos, Tweets

Oakland, LA, Houston

Community Village‘s insight:

Standing up (UNARMED) to the oppressive systemic racist industrial complex of the US

#Justice4Trayvon #NoJusticeNoPeace

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Trayvon Zimmerman

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“George Zimmerman ruined not only the Martins’ lives, but his own. He may not be in jail now, but he will surely be imprisoned for the rest of his life. And it is not because he is “evil” or “racist” (he may or may not be those things, I don’t know), but because his choices that night were constrained by a corrupt and violent culture that severely limited his “choices.” -Brett Russell Coleman

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File Under Badass: Kim Ji-yeon, Asiana Flight Attendant

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Amidst the reporting around the crash of Asiana Airlines Flight 214, one flight attendant has emerged as a hero in the fiery chaos: What made an Asiana flight attendant a hero in SFO crash?

In the moments after the crash, as passengers scrambled to evacuate the wreckage, Asiana flight attendant Ji-yeon Kim reportedly helped to clear the plane, assisting the injured and carrying people as much as twice her size on her back before the whole damn thing went up in flames:

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Mixed People Monday – Ann Curry

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The former NBC Today Show anchor was born in Guam to an American Navy man of Irish, Scottish, German, French, and Cherokee ancestry. Her mother was a Japanese woman.

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Senate passes sweeping immigration bill

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The Senate passes a sweeping immigration reform bill, but House Republicans call it a nonstarter.

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According to Our Hearts: Lessons Lost and Learned from the Cheerios Commercial Controversy | Mixed Race Studies

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“… I would suggest that the next cereal commercial produced could depict the same family sitting together at the breakfast table eating a bowl of Cheerios. It will be good for their hearts, and ours too.” -Steven F. Riley

Click for Mr. Riley’s article.

Community Village‘s insight:

Photo from NYDaily News:

“Chirlane McCray (left) and husband, mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio (center), along with their son, Dante. McCray threw her support behind a recent Cheerios ad that featured an interracial family and tied it to her husband’s run for mayor.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/election/chirlane-mccray-shows-support-cheerios-ad-article-1.1363201#ixzz2VsiLjb9j

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