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Local residents of Freeport gathered on June 7 to march for the Black Lives Matter protests. MAYA BROWN/THE STATESMAN

“Black” or “African American?” Black Americans discuss the difference

Amaya McDonald January 21, 2021
The resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement has made non-Black Americans more aware of an ongoing discussion within the Black community regarding the use of the terms “Black” versus “African American.” 
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Shimelis Gulema, professor, poses for a photo in his office.GARY GHAYRAT/THE STATESMAN

A conversation on race with Shimelis Gulema, an Africana studies professor

Gary Ghayrat February 29, 2020
Race is very integral, very key to the American fabric. You cannot talk about exploitation, oppression and segregation in this country without injecting the notion of race because many of these things are race-based.
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Exploring BlaxploItalian in Italian cinema

Exploring BlaxploItalian in Italian cinema

Tom Cullen November 4, 2015
Born, raised and schooled in Italy, Fred Kuwornu, who is also Ghanaian, wanted to show the history and mistreatment of black actors in his home country.
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