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James Baldwin's 1968 Q&A on Race Is Relevant Today

In "Esquire"'s July 1968 issue, published just after the death of Martin Luther King, Jr., the magazine talked to James Baldwin about the state of race relations in the country. In light of recent events in Baltimore, the magazine republished the interview in full, to demonstrate how relevant it still is today.

No, Nigel Farage, Racism Isn't Dead

Antidiscriminatory legislation in the workplace “would probably have been valid” 40 years ago, but “I don’t think it is today,” he says in a documentary to be screened on Channel 4 on Thursday. “If I talked to my children about the question of race, they wouldn’t know what I was talking about,” he says. Everything is for the best in this the best of all possible worlds. Try not to laugh.

Cucumber, Banana, Tofu

Created by Russell T Davies, the TV series trilogy "Cucumber", "Banana" and "Tofu" focuses on the lives of a group of gay men living in present Manchester. All three shows premiered in January 2015 and have been greeted with very strong reviews. Russell T Davies has argued that television is "shockingly white, to this day. I think television should full-stop become more interracial." Watch the trailer.

Top 6 Standout Moments for Black Gays of 2014

To say that 2014 hasn’t been dynamic year would be incorrect. As a community, we’ve been pushed to and through the limits, ushered in the rebirth of a modern Civil Rights movement for change, and made substantial strides in visibility across many sectors in not only pop culture, but public life. Black gay men were leading many charges, and that’s something we should all reflect and acknowledge. Here are top 6 standout moments for our community in 2014, and they include Michael Sam, gay marriage, the #BlackLivesMatter movement and more!

Racial Tensions in Guangzhou, China

With twelve million inhabitants, Guangzhou, in southern China, is the third largest city after Shanghai and Beijing. Like the rest of globalised China, it attracts people from all over the world, among them many Africans. They are drawn there for trade and business, exporting low-cost Chinese products to Africa. Unfortunately, many of them struggle to integrate into Chinese society, where prejudices still run deep. Even if Africans speak fluent Mandarin, they are not always welcome in Guangzhou.

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