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Cory Alexander Haywood



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Fear of the Black package

The rape of a White female by a slave was a capital crime in Virginia as well as the rest of the slave-holding South during the 19th century.

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Black soldiers for Donald Trump ready to defend their chosen man

New generation of African American Republicans confront critics

In the midst of stifling heat and perpetual foot traffic, hundreds of enraged protesters swarmed Hollywood Boulevard. Each participant had a message for our nation’s outspoken president. “F**k Donald Trump!” one of them yelled. “Trump’s a fascist pig!” shouted another. “Assassinate the president!” screamed one more. To describe the environment as bedlam would be a colossal understatement. It was a steamy, sticky Saturday afternoon, and emotions ran even hotter. The howling continued: “Deport Melania Trump!” “Trump’s a Russian spy!” “No Trump, No KKK, No Fascist USA!”

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Self-accountability takes a backseat to victimhood in Dyson's latest trope

On a muggy Thursday evening, renowned intellectual Micheal Eric Dyson waltzed into Leimert Park’s Eso Wan bookstore and sparked a thunderous round of applause from his admirers, many of whom appeared to be well advanced in age and familiar with one another.

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Black soldiers for Donald Trump ready to defend their chosen man

New generation of African American Republicans confront critics

In the midst of stifling heat and perpetual foot traffic, hundreds of enraged protesters swarmed Hollywood Boulevard. Each participant had a message for our nation’s outspoken president. “F**k Donald Trump!” one of them yelled. “Trump’s a fascist pig!” shouted another. “Assassinate the president!” screamed one more. To describe the environment as bedlam would be a colossal understatement. It was a steamy, sticky Saturday afternoon, and emotions ran even hotter.

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‘Girls Trip’: Devilishly raunchy, angelically fun

“Bridesmaids” raised the bar to a cinematic height that many critics surmised would go unmatched by any other female-driven film. But lo and behold, a newcomer has arrived with the potential to unseat its predecessor as the most enjoyable estrogen-fueled-film of all time. What do you get when you combine the hallucinogenic power of alcohol, four beautiful Nubian queens, and a fun-filled getaway in New Orleans?

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The Ford Theater: Same artistic vision, new leader

Dave A. Ford is the first African American Chair of the John Anson Ford Theatre Foundation. He was appointed to the board in 2014 and elected chair in 2016. “I’m very fortunate and humbled to be in this role,” he gushed. “It’s hard to describe the joy and excitement I feel.” He continued, “It’s important for me to hold myself accountable—to meet the expectations that come with being the ‘first’ of anything, especially in a field that represents so much diversity and culture.”

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Recap: Trump Impeachment March (Downtown LA)

Despite blistering heat, hundreds of Trump opponents gathered Sunday to march the streets of Downtown Los Angeles.

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Night Riders

Multicultural group of BMX bikers rove the streets of Downtown LA

The sharp vibration of my cell phone snapped me awake at 3 a.m. It was Thursday morning, and I was annoyed. “Hello,” I answered groggily. “Hey, man. Did I wake you up?” “Absolutely.” “Sorry bout that. It’s me, C-Weed.” “Yeah, I recognize your voice. What’s up, bro?” “I was just wondering – do you have a bike?”

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The Black community should be ashamed for abandoning Bill Cosby

You used to watch him on television religiously. He was more than the patriarch of the fictional Huxtable family, he was the archetype for all Black fathers to mimic. He eventually became America’s favorite dad. But, Bill Cosby started as your childhood fantasy. He was a 30-minute escape from the fatherless homes from which many poor African Americans came.

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Kaylin Wesley: A warrior for good mental health

There’s an unfortunate tradition within the African American community that conflicts with the benefits of modern medicine and hospital care. Specifically, poor mental health is among the most undiagnosed illnesses among Black people, primarily because of the stigma attached.

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