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Karamu House has long history of promoting interracial theater: Black History Month

Karamu House, the oldest black theater and arts center in the nation and founded in 1915 by Russell Jelliffe and Rowena Woodham Jelliffe (both class of 1914) , is recognized for its dedication to interracial theater and arts in the Plain-Dealer.

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Fenty to teach at Oberlin in the fall

Former Mayor Adrian M. Fenty will return to his alma mater Oberlin College as a distinguished visiting professor of politics, a featured lecturer and a career adviser in the Department of African American Studies.

Fenty, a 1992 graduate who majored in economics and English at the Ohio college, will participate in in a politics course in the spring, according to a news release issued by the college.

In the fall, he will co-teach an introductory course on American politics with mentor and professor Paul Dawson. The news release described the class as focusing “on the relationship between politics and public policy” and said Fenty is working on a case study of his administration focusing on education reform.

- Nikita Stewart, D.C. Wire, The Washington Post

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"Girls" on track, HBO on board

On Friday, the network announced that it had picked up Dunham’s new comedy series, “Girls,” which she’ll write, direct the pilot and executive produce alongside Judd Apatow. According to HBO, the show, which takes place in New York, is “a comic look at the assorted humiliations and rare triumphs of a group of girls in their early 20s.”

- Melissa Maerz, The LA Times

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