November 2014

November 10th, 2014
Written by Rob Harris - AP... in National Collegiate Dialogue, Race Relations, Stereotypes & Labels with 23 Comments
The Russian Football Union has been criticized for taking no action against FC Rostov coach Igor Gamula for saying last week he wouldn't sign a defender from Cameroon because the club has "enough dark-skinned players, we've got six of the things."
Black players could boycott the 2018 World Cup, the FIFA anti-racism adviser Tokyo Sexwale believes and he is urging Russian President Vladimir Putin to demand tougher action against racism in football. Sexwale, who was an anti-apartheid campaigner and former political prisoner on Robben Island, is against a boycott but expressed concern in an interview with The Associated Press about the growing...
November 9th, 2014
Written by Brett Zongker -... in Common Ties That Bind, Race Relations with 1 Comment
In this photo taken Nov. 6, 2014, members of the media tour the Bill and Camille Cosby collection at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art in Washington. The Smithsonian Institution is mounting a major showcase of African-American art and African art together in a new exhibit featuring the extensive art collection of Bill and Camille Cosby.
The Cosby extensive collection of African-American art, which includes pieces never seen by the public, will be on display at the Smithsonian Institution. Everybody knows Bill Cosby's humor, but the comedian has kept his artistic tastes close at home. Now the extensive art collection of Bill and Camille Cosby is opening to the public for the first time Sunday at the Smithsonian Institution,...
November 9th, 2014
Written by Nedra Pickler -... in Race Relations, Setting It Straight with 1 Comment
President Barack Obama listens as U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch speaks after Obama nominated Lynch to be the Attorney General, Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. Lynch would succeed Attorney General Eric Holder.
President Barack Obama names the first black woman as his nominee for U.S. Attorney General to replace outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder. The president introduced his choice for attorney general Saturday as an accomplished prosecutor from New York City who will carry on a "fierce commitment to equal justice." Loretta Lynch, 55, would be the first African-American woman to serve as attorney...