Daily Archives: May 15, 2015

College official accuses black student of harassment because he’s waiting to see his advisor

A Kennesaw State University student’s encounter with an academic advisor garnered attention online and sparked discussion about prejudice in academic settings after he was accused of harassment while allegedly trying to speak to her in person after other planned meetings … Continue reading

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Friday Open Thread |Classic Blues Week! |Ma Rainey

TGIF Blues week continues with Ma Rainey. She’s going to show her BLACK BOTTOM. “Ma” Rainey (born Gertrude Malissa Nix Pridgett; c. April 26, 1886 – December 22, 1939)[1] was one of the earliest known American professional blues singers and … Continue reading

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Blues legend B.B. King dead at 89

Blues legend B.B. King has died in Las Vegas at age 89, his lawyer says. Attorney Brent Bryson tells The Associated Press that King died peacefully in his sleep at 9:40 p.m. PDT Thursday at his home in Las Vegas. … Continue reading

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