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5:46 pm
Mon January 19, 2015

Are African immigrants African American?

A few weeks ago, Hana Baba, a radio reporter for KALW in San Francisco, posted an article in the Global Nation Exchange Facebook group that triggered a long discussion about racial identity in the US.

Do African immigrants in the US identify as Black? African American? Do they hyphenate, e.g. Nigerian-American?

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5:43 pm
Mon January 19, 2015

The UK is planning to open its first school for gay and lesbian students

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Kids can be cruel.

But homophobic bullying can be particularly cruel.

“We had one young person who was in the changing rooms before going into a sports lesson, and somebody pulled their pants down,” says Amelia Lee, the director of LGBT Youth North West, a charity group based in Manchester, England. “We’ve had people have things stolen from them, being beaten up, being chased home, having eggs pelted at them.”

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4:45 pm
Mon January 19, 2015

How to eat pork, drink booze and be a 'good' Muslim

Tanzila "Taz" Ahmed and Zahra Noorbakhsh are the women behind the new podcast: Good Muslim/Bad Muslim.

Good Muslim/Bad Muslim

Less than two weeks after the Charlie Hebdo attacks — and the subsequent demands that followed for Muslims to denounce violence — it's got to be a tough time to produce a light-hearted podcast called "Good Muslim/Bad Muslim." But that's not what hosts Taz Ahmed and Zahra Noorbakhsh think.

The two women argue it's actually a great time to show the lighter side of the Muslim community. And it's not like non-Muslims are short of questions.

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4:03 pm
Mon January 19, 2015

Terrorism fears mean Belgian troops now have a license to kill

Belgian soldiers patrolling outside the US Embassy in Brussels, near the Belgian Parliament. Belgium has deployed hundreds of troops to guard potential targets of terrorism, including Jewish sites and diplomatic missions.

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2:24 pm
Mon January 19, 2015

Provocative guests will sit in for the State of the Union

Alan Gross and his wife, Judy, the day the former US AID contractor was released from Cuba as part of a prisoner exchange. He is among those invited to this year's State of the Union address. 

Kevin Lamarque/Reuters 

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