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Blanche and Cab Calloway Childhood Home Fights to Stand

Blanche and Cab Calloway Childhood Home Fights to Stand

American jazz singers, Blanche and Cab Calloway, childhood home, is fighting to remain erect following a rally on June 28, 2019. The community protested the demolition of the former jazz singers’ residence, requesting that it becomes preserved as a Historic National Landmark. The protest took place at noon, outside their old home in the Druid Heights section of Baltimore, MD.

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Community Leader and Activist Found Dead in Car Trunk

Community Leader and Activist Found Dead in Car Trunk

The founder of the African-American History Museum in Baton Rouge, Sadie Roberts-Joseph, was found dead in the trunk of a car this past Friday afternoon.

The police discovered the 75-year-old Louisiana woman’s body just outside the area of downtown Baton Rouge. The vehicle was parked in a residential neighborhood about three miles from her home.

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Mulan: Not Quite A Remake

Mulan: Not Quite A Remake

The trailer for Disney’s new live-action film of Mulan was released this morning. In the trailer, Mulan rode into her town on her horse. When she got home, her mother announced that the matchmaker found her a possible spouse. Her father states that the decision has been made and that it is best for the family. Mulan responds, “Yes, I will bring honour to us all.”

The matchmaker monologues about the qualities of a lady, “quiet, composed, graceful and disciplined,” and we see Mulan being dressed for courtship throughout this speech. But it is juxtaposed with Mulan training for the army and fighting in battle still embodying these four traits.

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Being a Black Journalist: Interview with Donovan X. Ramsey

Donovan X. Ramsey is a Columbus, OH native that has broken into the journalism world through hard work and dedication of journalistic pieces that puts value and significance on race and class. This multimedia journalist explains the importance of his experiences with his own website and networking skills and the advice to other uprising black journalists like himself.

Donovan X. Ramsey
Donovan X. Ramsey (Photo taken by Shayan Asgharnia for Okayplayer).

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