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Noliwe Rooks has played an intricate role in raising awareness on the issues of race in America and women’s rights for more than 14 years. She has written and edited several award-winning books, including Hair Raising: Beauty, Culture and African-American Women and Ladies’ Pages: African-American Women’s Magazines and the Culture That Made Them. As the associate director of…

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Princeton’s Center of African American Studies is one of the preeminent institutions dedicated to the research and teaching of the African American experience. Developed in 2006, the center enriches students by providing a better understanding of the history of race and African American culture. Rolling out magazine recently visited Princeton’s Center of African American Studies…

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Before entering college, Michael Beal had dreams of making it to the NBA. By the time he graduated form high school, he was ranked as one of the top 100 basketball players in the country and could have accepted a scholarship at a basketball powerhouse in the ACC or Big East. But after scoring a…

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