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Racially disparate views of New Orleans’s recovery after Hurricane Katrina

By Campbell Robertson
(Aug. 24, 2015 | The New York Times) - As the 10th anniversary approaches of Hurricane Katrina and the catastrophic levee breaches in New Orleans, a new survey finds a stark racial divide in how residents here view the recovery. Read more

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How Black reporters report on Black death

(Aug. 25, 2015 | NPR) - On an unbearably hot August afternoon last summer, I was walking along West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Mo., notebook in hand, when I ran into two good friends who were also on the clock, Joel Anderson of BuzzFeed and Jamelle Bouie of Slate. A few nights later, we got dinner with a couple of other black journos from D.C. Read more


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Donald Trump gets earful in Spanish as Latino outlets air disdain

By Ashley Parker
(Aug. 26, 2015 | The New York Times) - Ricardo Sánchez, known as “El Mandril” on his Spanish drive-time radio show in Los Angeles, has taken to calling Donald J. Trump “El hombre del peluquín” — the man of the toupee. Read more


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- Jorge Ramos equates Donald Trump to a dictator (Aug. 26, 2015 | The Huffington Post)

- Why are Latino children scared of Donald Trump? (Aug. 18, 2015 | The New York Times)


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‘Obama Mama,’ premiering at ADIFF, reveals a complex woman
who followed her own path

Obama Mama

Stanley Ann Dunham didn’t live to see her son become president. (AP)

By Kristen Page-Kirby
(Aug. 20, 2015 | The Washington Post) - The name Stanley Ann Dunham doesn’t ring many bells. But her son is pretty well-known — he lives in that big white house on the 1600 block of Pennsylvania Avenue. Read more

Chicago is the world capital of female-founded startups

By Matt McCue
(Aug. 25, 2015 | Fortune) - Roughly one out of every three (30%) Windy City tech startups was launched by a female founder, according to the 2015 Global Startup Ecosystem Ranking by Compass.co, a provider of reporting and benchmarking software. Read more

Saudi TV just got a lot more Feminist

Sponsored Women

Photo Credit: Rotana Network via Time.Com

By Jasmine Bager
(July 21, 2015 | Time) - At first glance, the four stars of a new Saudi television drama, “Mubta’ethat” or “Sponsored Women,” look a little mis-matched. Read more



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