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NYC High School Seniors Could Win Scholarship for Original Graphic Novel

February 2, 2017
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NYC High School Seniors Could Win Scholarship for Original Graphic Novel

New York City high school seniors have the chance to express themselves and take home up to a $10,000 scholarship for their original comics work, but they’ll need to act soon — entries in the contest must be postmarked by this Friday, February 3. The Penguin Random House Creative Writing Competition for NYC Public High…

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Is AZ Anti-Social Justice Bill A Troubling Sign of the Times?

January 24, 2017
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Is AZ Anti-Social Justice Bill A Troubling Sign of the Times?

A recently defeated bill in the Arizona state legislature proposed to ban social justice coursework in higher education. The bill follows a state law passed in 2010 and challenged by CBLDF specifically targeting Tucson’s acclaimed Mexican American Studies program. Although defeated, the new bill reveals troubling and persistent divisions between lawmakers and educators on how…

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CBLDF Joins Condemnation of U.S. Capitol Painting Removal

January 20, 2017
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CBLDF Joins Condemnation of U.S. Capitol Painting Removal

CBLDF has joined a coalition led by the National Coalition Against Censorship to condemn the removal of a student’s painting from an exhibit in the U.S. Capitol. “At a time of nationwide concerns about the future of our free speech protections, this decision is deeply disturbing,” said NCAC’s Director of Programs Svetlana Mintcheva. “We urge…

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Celebrate MLK and the Civil Rights Movement with Comics

January 16, 2017
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Celebrate MLK and the Civil Rights Movement with Comics

As we recognize Martin Luther King, Jr., and celebrate his legacy today, one way we can explore his contributions to civil rights is by reading comics. Whether you’re a comics fan looking for a way to learn more about Dr. King or a teacher looking for books to use in your classroom, there are graphic novels that…

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Francoise Mouly and Nadja Spiegelman RESIST!

January 13, 2017
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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Francoise Mouly and Nadja Spiegelman RESIST!

The November election and the events leading up to it left many with the desire to express themselves about the result. Among them were Francoise Mouly (The New Yorker) and Nadja Spiegelman (I’m Supposed to Protect You from All This), who have partnered with Gabe Fowler to produce RESIST!, a free 40-page protest newspaper featuring cartoons…

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CBLDF Joins Protest of Overly Broad NH Parental Notification Bill

January 13, 2017
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CBLDF Joins Protest of Overly Broad NH Parental Notification Bill

CBLDF has join a coalition led by the National Coalition Against Censorship to protest H.B. 103, a New Hampshire bill that would require school districts to provide two weeks’ advance parental notice about “curriculum course material used for instruction of human sexuality or human sexual education.” The bill is identical to H.B. 332, a bill that then-Governor…

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Nat Hentoff: Remembering a First Amendment Absolutist

January 12, 2017
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Nat Hentoff: Remembering a First Amendment Absolutist

Writer, jazz critic, and First Amendment advocate Nat Hentoff passed away on Saturday, January 7, at the age of 91. A passionate and sometimes combative champion of civil liberties, Hentoff’s contributions as a political commentator and a jazz critic were commemorated by outlets around the country. Hentoff was a long-time political columnist and jazz critic for several publications,…

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Announcing the Humble RPG Book Bundle: Pathfinder Worldscape Presented by Paizo and Dynamite

January 11, 2017
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Announcing the Humble RPG Book Bundle: Pathfinder Worldscape Presented by Paizo and Dynamite

In celebration of the launch of the “Humble RPG Book Bundle: Pathfinder Worldscape presented by Paizo and Dynamite,” Paizo, publisher of the award-winning Pathfinder Roleplaying Game and Dynamite Comics, publisher of best-selling comic book titles and properties, will host a live 10-hour Pathfinder and Starfinder gaming marathon on Twitch to benefit Camden’s Concert and the…

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Facebook Blocks Anti-Racist Cartoon

January 9, 2017
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Facebook Blocks Anti-Racist Cartoon

An anti-racist cartoon by Austrian artist Manfred Deix has fallen prey to Facebook’s arbitrary enforcement of their content standards reports Variety. Over the weekend, the cartoon was blocked from the Manfred DEIX Forever Facebook page, and several users who took it upon themselves to repost the image were also blocked from the social media site. The…

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Watch Manga Great Tsutomu Nihei at Work

January 6, 2017
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Watch Manga Great Tsutomu Nihei at Work

This week, Crunchyroll shared a video of manga great Tsutomu Nihei at work, drawing Tsumugi from his popular Knights of Sidonia series. Nihei recently teamed up with publisher Kodansha and Humble Bundle to offer the Humble Book Bundle: Science Fiction Manga by Nihei. The Bundle offers dozens of volumes of Nihei’s acclaimed series Blame! and Knights of Sidonia,…

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