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Beloved Author, Toni Morrison, Dies at Age 88

Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison passed away Monday night in Montefiore Medical Center in New York. She was 88-years old. Morrison was born Chloe Anthony Wofford on Feb. 8, 1931, in Lorain, Ohio. She graduated from Howard University with a degree in English in 1953 and pursued a Masters of…

Princeton Professor: Fox News Segment Provoked 'Violent Intimidation'

Princeton University professor Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor said Fox News’ coverage of her recent commencement address was designed to “incite and unleash the mob-like mentality of its fringe audience,” which has resulted in death threats against her in hate-filled emails. Fox News published an article on Sunday that focuses on excerpts of…

Princeton U. Students Stage Campus Sit-In Over 'Racist Legacy'

By Sheryl Estrada UPDATE Nov. 20, 2015 at 6:37 a.m.: The Princeton University Press Club reportsPresident Eisgruber, Vice President Calhoun and Dean Dolan signedan amended documentof the Black Justice League’s demands late Thursday evening. After the sit-in concluded,the Department of Public Safety issued a warning about a bomb and firearm…

Princeton's 'Urban Congo' Controversy Highlights Race Relations

Princeton University (photo by Shutterstock) When an April 4 performance by the Princeton Urban Congo, a student group of white males on Princeton University’s swim and diving teams, was posted on social media, it placed a spotlight on race relations at the school. Dressed in loincloths, the young men practiced…