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Sony emails show Hollywood still has a long way to go on racial equality

A lot of the focus with this ongoing story has been centered on North Korea, and the fate of "The Interview," yet the emails between those in power at the company have, once again, shone light on an ongoing problem with Hollywood: racism and lack of diversity.

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the bus to blunderville

"bought the ticket  in my hometown, all aboard for the shootin' place, won't see his hands up high, death in his eyes, tears runnin' down his mama's face..."

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Two new films tackle race in depth

"The Evolution of Bert" is a labor of love, "Dear White People" is bold and challenging.

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Comedian John Oliver confronts racism, police militarization in Ferguson

Sometimes it takes a Brit to hold up a mirror to America, capture its ugly side and reflect it back in biting, yet empathetic, satire.

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Today in labor history: Spike Lee's "Do the Right Thing" released

Twenty-five years ago today Spike Lee's union-made blockbuster movie on race and racism, "Do the Right Thing" was released in theaters nationwide.

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A largely forgotten tale: Communist Party's role in the South

The Unemployed People's Movement: Leftists, Liberals, and Labor in Georgia, 1929-1941 challenges the notion that Southern white workers were incapable of action with African Americans.

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A triumphant must-see show about Paul Robeson

Daniel Beaty doesn't miss a beat in his one-man tribute to African American Paul Robeson, the son of a runaway slave who went on to become an actor, activist and Renaissance Man.

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Hollywood doesn't recognize complexity of black life

This should have been the year that black directors dominated the Oscars.

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“Opposing Jim Crow”: How African Americans helped shape Soviet antiracism

"Opposing Jim Crow: African Americans and the Soviet Indictment of U.S. Racism, 1928-1937" critically investigates what she calls "Soviet antiracism."

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“Black Revolutionary” explores life of William Patterson and global freedom fight

In Gerald Horne's new book, "Black Revolutionary: William Patterson and the Globalization of the African American Freedom Struggle," we are privy to William L. Patterson's transformation from well-to-do lawyer to a revolutionary.

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