Happy Blackface Day in German-Speaking Lands!

The January 6th edition of the Aachener Zeitung predictably found that one Black child to shoot! Epiphany in German speaking lands is what it is: Three Wise Men or not, each little German town will prance an anonymous Black him or her around to announce the coming of the Prince of Peace.

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Why won't rappers rap about marriage?

“He’s the most influential rapper in the world. If anyone can change young black men’s attitudes about marriage, all fingers point to Hov,” charges Jozen Cummings on The Root.com, a candy store for the politicized hip-hop junkie.

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Investigative Reporting Conference: “It’s Over”

This year’s annual Investigative Reporters and Editors conference was less than an upbeat affair. In fact, with so many newspapers folding these days, you could say the sense of doom was palpable. Still, some speakers were able to show how they are keeping investigative journalism alive, though, it could be argued, just barely.

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