Ole Miss Frat Chapter Closed Over Noose Incident

The university announced Thursday that the national office of Sigma Phi Epsilon, based in Richmond, Va., had closed the chapter, the AP says.

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Disovering a Slave Artist and His Masterpiece

When I first saw the painting, I marveled at the perilous journey of that canvas from de Pareja’s easel in 1658 to its current museum position next to a painting by Pareja’s former owner, Velázquez. It was a journey of persistence and, finally, acknowledgment. After viewing the painting, I made a presentation in April 2013 about de Pareja’s life and work to the Manasota Branch of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History in Sarasota. After my presentation, more than 40 members of the ASALH branch joined me at the museum to see de Pareja’s painting, expressing enthusiasm for the historical significance of this more than 350-year-old artifact of the African Diaspora.  

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Boondocks Set to Return Monday Without Aaron McGruder

The show will return after a four-year hiatus, airing Mondays at 10:30 p.m. EDT on Adult Swim, the AP reports. And despite McGruder’s departure, the report says, it has not lost its edge.

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Report: Over 100 Hate-Crime Murders Linked to White Nationalist Website

Stormfront, a white nationalist Web forum, reportedly advocates for values of the “embattled white minority,” and its users have included Anders Behring Breivik, who killed 77 people in a 2011 massacre in Norway, and Wade Michael Page, who fatally shot six people at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin in 2012, according to the Guardian.

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Chris Brown’s Assault Trial Set to Begin Monday

On Friday, supporters packed the courtroom. They included Brown’s mother, Joyce Hawkins, friend and model Karrueche Tran and rapper Bow Wow, who the day before participated in a discussion with first lady Michelle Obama at Howard University, the report says.

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