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ABT's Misty Copeland Talks to Vogue Italia About Being a "Black Ballerina"

(0) Comments | Posted October 11, 2013 | 6:07 PM

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One of the quandaries of being a black ballerina is that people never stop talking about it. Every single article is peppered with references to the rarity of your position, the novelty of being a black woman pirouetting alongside a bevy of white...

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Rihanna's Hairstylist Ursula Stephen: An Interview With VOGUE ITALIA

(0) Comments | Posted March 29, 2013 | 1:53 PM


This is the second occasion I've had to interview hairstylist Ursula Stephen, the woman whose skillful hands have helped to shape the career of one of pop music's biggest stars. And while our first conversation explored black hair politics and...

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A Conversation With Rihanna's Hair Stylist Ursula Stephen

(2) Comments | Posted February 15, 2013 | 2:13 PM

"Hair brings one's self image into focus; it is vanity's proving ground. Hair is terribly personal, a tangle of mysterious prejudices." -- Shana Alexander, American journalist

Celebrity hairstylist Ursula Stephen cried as we talked about... hair. It caught me off guard as I hadn't considered the possibility of...

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Will the Real Ronald Reagan Please Stand Up?

(62) Comments | Posted September 16, 2012 | 4:31 PM

Those people frighten me. I clutch my pearls every time I see hoards of self-proclaimed "real" Americans, patriots if you will, on television feverishly demanding to "take America back;" while others, albeit the more extreme of the group, tote signs at rallies with Sambo-like caricatures of our nation's Commander in...

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Failure 101: A Lesson From MSNBC Contributor Melissa Harris-Perry on American Politics, the Presidency, Princeton, and Personal Failures

(1) Comments | Posted August 2, 2011 | 5:11 PM

Photo credit: Chris Granger

Last month I spoke with MSNBC contributor, Columnist for The Nation, and Tulane Professor Melissa Harris-Perry for the project Failure, Inc. -- a series of interviews that explore the failures of some of the most extraordinary...

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Coexistence in Israel: A Tale of Two Communities

(33) Comments | Posted June 10, 2011 | 3:00 PM

The relationship between Arabs and Jews in Israel has been strained by failed peace agreements, suicide bombings, and the construction of a separation wall, which have fostered fear and anger on both sides.

Since Israel became a state in 1948, the road to peaceful coexistence has been, as most...

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Repairing the World One Garden at a Time

(0) Comments | Posted May 3, 2011 | 1:30 PM

Jenga Mwendo, who bought this land to plant a community garden in the Lower 9th Ward, with her daughter Jasmine.

Fifteen teenagers from Kehillat Israel synagogue sat on the floor of a house in the Lower 9th Ward in New Orleans, Louisiana....

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Tattoos and Torah: One Woman's Journey to the Rabbinate

(127) Comments | Posted April 30, 2011 | 11:40 PM


Rabbi Rochelle Kamins has not always felt Jewish ... enough. No youth group or summer camp. She never did all of the things that young Jewish people were "supposed" to do. But she always wanted to feel like she fit, and that she could...

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Banning the Burqa: Behind the Veil of France's New Law

(52) Comments | Posted April 15, 2011 | 7:35 PM

Two veiled women were arrested in France as they protested a law that effective that day, April 11, 2011, banned the wearing of burqas and niqabs in public spaces. The law is considered by some -- both Muslim and non-Muslim -- as a direct threat to religious freedom...

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Rabbis, Rev. King and Revolution

(7) Comments | Posted February 19, 2011 | 11:33 AM

We saw people of faith praying together, chanting, Muslims, Christians, "We are one." And though we know the strains between faiths divide too many in this world and no single event will close that chasm immediately, these scenes remind us that we need not be defined by our differences. We...

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