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Even for LeBron James, ‘Being black in America is … it’s tough’

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You can be LeBron James. You can be an all-time great at your profession, and a man idolized by millions. You can be a role model and a gentlemen and a champion and a millionaire many, many times over.

But you’re still a black man in America, and that can be tough.

This was illustrated to grotesque effect on Wednesday. A day before James and the Cleveland Cavaliers were set to take on the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals, a racial slur was spray-painted on house James owns in Los Angeles.

Addressing reporters Wednesday afternoon, James appeared somber and clearly affected by the incident police were reportedly investigating as a hate crime. But he also addressed the bigger picture head-on.  Read more…

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Google’s cool new art search helps even couch potatoes get cultured

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Now you can easily explore the world’s best museums from your couch. 

Google launched a new experience for searching art work from museums, the company announced Wednesday in a blog post

“Starting today, when you search for art-related things, you’ll have access to more relevant results and the ability to dive deeper into topics of interest,” wrote Google, which says it gets 500 million art-related searches each month. 

The project is a collaboration between Google’s Arts & Culture, Search, and Maps teams. Searching for an artist now leads to an interactive result that allow you to see collections of the artist’s work or scroll through museums to view the paintings on the wall. Some of the pieces also include high-resolution images. Read more…

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BBC Radio 1 Bans Theresa May Protest Song ‘Liar Liar Ge2017’

BBC Radio insists that it isn’t a ban.  But somehow, ‘Liar Liar GE2017’ is the first chart-topping track to be blocked from BBC’s airwaves. Guess the revolution won’t be broadcast, after all. Despite soaring to the top of multiple digital charts, BBC Radio is refusing to play an anti-Theresa May protest song.  Other British radio […]

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