R.I.P. Author and Los Angeles Black Panther Leader Wayne Pharr


Wayne Pharr, former Black Panther who fought the Los Angeles Police in a historic gun battle in 1969, passed away on September 6, 2014 at age 64.  After Pharr and his fellow Panthers defended themselves from the long violent attack by the newly formed LAPD SWAT unit, he became a political prisoner who was exonerated of attempted murder and all other serious offenses.  Pharr eventually became a successful realtor in Southern California, a subject of the documentary, “41st and Central”, and most recently authored the well received autobiography, Nine Lives of A Black Panther: A Story of Survival.


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Light-skinned-ed Girl: Mixed Experience History Month 2014: Anita Reynolds, actress/model/psychologist

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Anita Thompson Dickinson Reynolds (1901-1980) was an actress, model and bon vivant who traveled in the circles of the affluent and influential in the 1920s and 1930s and later with the white bohemians of New York City. Reynolds–who was a…

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Albert Murray, author who drew on the free-wheeling spirit of jazz, dies at 97

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Mr. Murray’s works underscored how black culture and the blues were braided into American life.

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George Lucas And New Wife Mellody Hobson Welcome Baby Girl

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The couple, who recently wed in June, welcomed Everest Hobson Lucas to the world via gestational carrier this past Friday.

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Raceless Like Me | Magazine | The Harvard Crimson

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One day last fall, Paula M. Maouyo ’14 sat in front of her laptop in Matthews trying to think of a topic for her Expos paper about racial identity.

When Maouyo was a child, she identified as biracial. Her father is black, originally from Chad and her mother is white and American. But by the time she was nine, she began to move away from a biracial identity.

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The Incredible Love Story of Nick Vujicic and His Wife.

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Nick Vujicic, born without arms or legs, never thought he would find love. But, God blessed him with a wonderful wife. She loves him for who he is

Community Village‘s insight:

I wonder what segregationists would say to Nick and his wife?

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George Lucas, Mellody Hobson Set June Wedding in Chicago

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The “Star Wars” mastermind will marry his longtime girlfriend after former New Jersey Sen. Bill Bradley gives away the bride.

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Light-skinned-ed Girl: Mixed Experience History Month 2013: Gertrude Simmons Bonnin, Educator & Activist

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Gertrude Simmons Bonnin, also known as Zitkala-Sa or Red Bird, was born in 1876 to a full-blooded Sioux woman and a white man. She struggled with her mixed-race heritage as a child on the reservation as well as off.

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Janet Mock

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Janet Mock (1983- ), writer and speaker, is one of the leading American voices for transgender women of colour. She has appeared in the Huffington Post, The Telegraph, NPR, MSNBC, the London Times …

Community Village‘s insight:

One of the best looking women on the planet was born a man. Go figure.

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Louis C.K. (Irish, Mexican, Hungarian Jewish) [American/Mexican]

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Known as: Award Winning Stand-up Comedian, TV & Film Writer, Producer, Director & Actor

TV (Acting): “Louie”, “Lucky Louie”, “Parks and Recreation”, “The Chris Rock Show”, “Home Movies”, “Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist”, “The Dana Carvey Show”

TV (Writing): “Louie”, “Louis C.K.: Oh My God”, “Louis C.K.: Chewed Up”, “Louis C.K.: Shameless”, “Louis C.K.: Live at the Beacon Theater”, “The Chris Rock Show”, “Lucky Louie”, “Saturday Night Live”, “Late Night with Conan O’Brien”, “Cedric the Entertainer Presents”, “Late Show with David Letterman”, “The Dana Carvey Show”

Movies (Acting): “The Invention of Lying”, “Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins”, “Diminished Capacity”, “Role Models”

Movies (Writing): “Louis C.K.: Hilarious”, “I Think I Love My Wife”, “Pootie Tang”, “Down to Earth”, “Tomorrow Night”, “Ice Cream”, “Caesar’s Salad”

Awards/Accolades: Emmy Awards for Writing in “Louie”, “Louis C.K.: Live at the Beacon Theater”, “The Chris Rock Show”; Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album for “Louis C.K.: Hilarious”

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