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Blasian Narratives: A Black and Asian Intersection

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  Mitzi Uehara Carter interviewed Director Jivan Atman on his latest project, Blasian Narratives, a bricolage of thematically divided vignettes based on the cast members’ real life experiences. How does one navigate being Black and Asian in the U.S.? How do the repeated experiences of being read as predominately as Black or predominately as Asian impact one’s prospect…

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Is Racial Profiling Effective?

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I had the pleasure of attending the first lecture in the TUJ Lecture Series, New World Law & Order: Profile, Protest, and Social Justice, hosted by TUJ’s Beasley School of Law and the Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies located at the Temple University, Japan (TUJ) Campus.Catherine L. Pugh – Attorney, Adjunct Professor of Law, Temple University School of…

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TUJ Lecture Series: New World Law & Order

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Recent political protests worldwide highlight the seemingly endless struggle between government interests in preventing crime, maintaining public order and protecting national security balanced against negatively impacting individual civil liberties and minority communities. Be sure to check out the upcoming Temple University, Japan Campus Lecture Series, New World Law & Order: Profile, Protest, and Social Justice hosted…

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The Quirktastic Black Male Bloggers List

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  Check out the Quirktastic.co, the media outlet for quirky millennials and creative entrepreneurs of color, list of Black male bloggers. Hopefully, we Black-men-that-blog can grow into a united front much like the Black women who blog (#BlackGirlMagic). Quirktastic says: I’m creating this post in the hopes that it will give some of the Black…

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